Dr. Richard Pozen & Mrs. Ann Silver Pozen Community Service Scholarship Award


Pozen Scholars


Through the generosity of Dr. Richard Pozen, Class of 1974, and Ann Silver Pozen, an endowment has been established that will enable New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) to support and encourage medical student participation in community service learning projects. The goal of this program is to stimulate a student's on-going interest, develop learning strategies that integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen community service initiatives.


Program Overview and Requirements

  • Students are invited to apply for this exciting community service opportunity.
  • Projects can be student or faculty initiated.
  • Service can be completed within our local community, regionally, nationally or internationally.
  • Project duration can vary based upon the type of community service initiative.
  • Summer scholars are expected to spend a minimum of 6 weeks carrying out the initiatives of their projects.
  • Applicants are expected to submit a written proposal using the Pozen Community Scholars Form. Requests for an application can be made to the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement at MSB B624 or 2-3762.
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis by the advisory committee.
  • Notification of selection will be made within 3 weeks of submission of the project proposal.
  • Students are eligible to receive an award in the form of a stipend or a mini-grant.
  • Upon completion of the project, the scholar will be expected to submit a written summary and a poster for our Annual Pozen poster day session..

For additional information, please contact Dr. Joy A. Cox at 973-972-3762.

Project Submission Form Students

Project Submission Form Faculty