Previous Award Winners

Scholarship recipients submitted applications and were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. The Foundation’s Scholarship Review Committee evaluated scholarship applications and provided recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Recipients were then approved by the Board of Trustees.

2016 Awards

The AAMD Education and Research Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 Student Scholarships.

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients

  • Drew Grantowicz – UW La Crosse – $3000
  • Stephen Rhodes – SIU Carbondale – $3000

Varian Student Scholarship Recipients

  • Jena Burrow – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Alexandra DeMarais – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Hyemin Ku – Suffolk University – $4200
  • Anthony Kuchta – UT San Antonio – $4200
  • Alyssa Olson – UW La Crosse – $4200
  • Stacy Peterson – UT MD Anderson – $4200
  • Jessica Stanley – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Tammy Volk – SIU Carbondale – $4200

Rudi J. Bertrand Veterans Scholarship

  • William Ichter – U Texas MD Anderson – $2000

Congratulations to all of these aspiring medical dosimetry students!

2015 Awards

The AAMD Education and Research Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 Student Scholarships.

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients

  • Drew Grantowicz – UW La Crosse – $3000
  • Stephen Rhodes – SIU Carbondale – $3000

Varian Student Scholarship Recipients

  • Jena Burrow – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Alexandra DeMarais – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Hyemin Ku – Suffolk University – $4200
  • Anthony Kuchta – UT San Antonio – $4200
  • Alyssa Olson – UW La Crosse – $4200
  • Stacy Peterson – UT MD Anderson – $4200
  • Jessica Stanley – SIU Carbondale – $4200
  • Tammy Volk – SIU Carbondale – $4200

Rudi J. Bertrand Veterans Scholarship

  • William Ichter – U Texas MD Anderson – $2000

Congratulations to all of these aspiring medical dosimetry students!

2014 Awards

The AAMD Education and Research Foundation is proud to announce the 2014 Student Scholarships.

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients ($1,250.00)

  • Titus Kyenzeh CMD, (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) $1500

Founders Scholarship Recipients

  • Patricia Hua (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) $1500
  • Cezanne Narcisse (University of Texas MD Anderson) $1500
  • Sam Miller (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) $1500
  • Grayden MacLennan (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse) $1500
  • Kristin Martin (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) $1500
  • Gabriella Avila (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) $500
  • Stephanie Olson (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse) $500

Rudi J. Bertrand Veterans Fund

  • Andrew Dorfmeyer (Cleveland Clinic Medical Dosimetry Program) $450

Congratulations to all of these aspiring medical dosimetry students!

2013 Awards

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients ($1,250.00)

  • Nishele Lenards
  • Kim Light

Founders Scholarship Recipients

  • Hamlet Spears
  • Kaci Paden
  • Dan Kiszka
  • Noel Webb
  • Christopher Amaloo

Rudi J. Bertrand Veterans Fund

  • Christopher Amaloo

Congratulations to all of these aspiring medical dosimetry students!

2012 Awards

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients ($2,500.00)

  • Albert Williamson (UT San Antonio)
  • Luke Mackowiak (Roswell Park)
  • Jennifer Having (Southern Illinois)

Founders Scholarship Recipients ($1,000.00)

  • Lisa Dismuke (Southern Illinois)
  • Rocio Chavez (UT San Antonio)
  • Kham Nguyen (MD Anderson)
  • Jessica Saunders (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Brent Range (UNC)

Congratulations to all of these aspiring medical dosimetry students!

2011 Awards

The AAMD Education and Research Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that nine scholarships totaling $30,800 were awarded to medical Dosimetry students this Spring.

The Foundation Board has had another difficult time selecting as there were excellent candidates as well as an increase of nearly 50% in the number of applications to the Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship. The six recipients again showed academic excellence and leadership at a level which earns them the ability to be forever linked to the name of Gunilla Bentel. The Trustees feel these individuals will be among the next leaders in the profession. The Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship is restricted to tuition, books and fees. Most of the recipients received the full award of $5,000.00*.

Anna Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Recipients ($5,000.00*)

  • Pamela Fox, Thomas Jefferson School of Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA
  • Lea Gentry, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Benjamin McClain, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC ($800.00*)
  • Chhipo Sath, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Emily Shuler, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
  • Karen Tran, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

The Foundation Trustees also awarded two AAMD Founders Scholarships in honor of the founding members of the society. The recipients showed academic excellence and promise for the future and are each awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship.

Founders Scholarship Recipients ($1,000.00)

  • Melissa Barruzza, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Lisa Wojtowicz, University of Wisconsin/La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

As a sign of our belief in this student, the Foundation Board of Trustees elected to award an additional scholarship to the recipient of the Gunilla Bentel scholarship who was limited by the restriction of the scholarship.

Special Recognition Scholarship Recipient ($3,000.00)

  • Benjamin McClain, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2010 Awards

The AAMD Education & Research Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 8 scholarships totaling $30,000 were awarded to medical dosimetry students this spring.

The Foundation Board had a very difficult time selecting from the excellent candidates that applied for the Anna Gunilla Carleson Bentel Scholarship. The five recipients of this scholarship showed not only academic excellence and leadership, but also a commitment of dedication to the profession of medical dosimetry at a level that is appropriate to be linked with the name of Gunilla Bentel. The winners of this scholarship received $5,000 each.

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Winners ($5,000)

  • Tung Bui, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Sarah Raymond, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH
  • John Richards, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Julie Thole, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
  • April VanAntwerp, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

The Foundation Board also awarded two AAMD Founders Scholarships. The Founders Scholarship is named to honor those medical dosimetrists involved in founding the AAMD in 1975. Both medical dosimetry students selected for this award showed academic excellence and promise for the future. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Founders Scholarship Winners ($1,000)

  • Emily Edmonds, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Hongyuan Wen, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

In addition the Foundation Board elected to award one scholarship for Special Recognition. This award went to a medical dosimetry student that desired to carry the profession of medical dosimetry and the field of radiation oncology to his home in Africa. This award was for $3,000.

Special Recognition Scholarship Winner ($3,000)

  • Oluwatosin (Tosin) Kayode, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL