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Ballentine Award

This award was established in 1997 in memory of Thomas V. N. Ballantine, M.D. During his tenure at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, he was not only an accomplished pediatric surgeon, but also an ardent supporter of the arts and humanities. He was a beloved faculty member who enthusiastically gave his time and energy to the pursuit of medical student education.

This award will be given annually in the form of a grant to support medical student work in the arts. This work need not be related to or address the fields of medicine or science, and it may encompass any of the areas of visual arts, performance, or literary composition. Grants will be awarded to cover the costs of materials and professional services incurred in the production of selected projects.

All projects must have a public component, and priority will be given to those with relevance to or impact upon Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center community. Presentation of these projects should include a statement that this work was underwritten, in part, by The Ballantine Award.

Applications will be judged by The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine which reserves the right to make no awards if no suitable applications are received. Reimbursement will be made upon the submission of receipts for an amount equal to or less than that of the award. Upon completion of their project, award recipients will be required to make a presentation of their work to the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic medicine Board members.

Application Requirements:

Applications should be submitted to The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Department of Humanities H134, Room C1743, by April 15 and should be limited to two pages in length including the following sections:

  • Resume including medical student name, class year, telephone number, campus mail box number, e-mail address.
  • Faculty Sponsor name, department, telephone extension, and e-mail.
  • Project Proposal–a short description of the type and intent of project, and explanation of relevance to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, community.
  • Samples of past work (photos, slides, etc.) are recommended.
  • Letters of support from persons knowledgeable about student’s relevant work and experience will be helpful.
  • Estimated Budget–a brief outline of expected costs.
  • Estimated Completion Date.
  • Applicant and faculty sponsor signatures and date of submission.

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