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Scholarship Essay Contest Open to Heart Study Descendants

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 10:12 pm on March 18, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In memory of Dr. Thomas R. Dawber, (Director of the Framingham Heart Study from 1949 to 1966), The Friends of the Framingham Heart Study plan to award a $500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior upon graduation.

The Friends are sponsoring a contest that is open to all children of Framingham Heart Study participants who will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2006 and going on to college.

The prize will be awarded to that student whose essay of 1,000 words is judged the winner of the competition. The topic of the essay is “What It Means to be a Participant in Medical Research”.

Essays should be sent as a word document attached to an e-mail to Esta H. Shindler at no later than March 31, 2006. Included in the e-mail message should be future college and career plans after graduation, as well as name, address, and phone number.


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