New Csu College of Natural Sciences Scholarship Endowment to Help Students Aspiring to be Medical Professionals

A new scholarship in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University is available for outstanding biochemistry, biology and chemistry students who are interested in medicine. Recipients of the scholarship would pursue careers as medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, physician assistants or nurse practitioners. The scholarship was established by several members of the Associates in Family Medicine (AFM).

Recipients must also demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services at Colorado State, demonstrate involvement in volunteer activities in the community and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.5. The first award of this scholarship will be made this spring for the fall 2008 semester.

"Education is very important to me and to the Associates in Family Medicine and is the main motivation behind setting up an endowed scholarship to allow motivated students to pursue dreams of college degrees in the natural sciences," said Beth Thurston, AFM registered nurse and physician’s assistant.

The Associates in Family Medicine have a goal of endowing this scholarship at $25,000 and are looking for other people in the field of medicine who would like to support students interested in medicine by helping to endow this scholarship. AFM ( includes 23 physicians, five physician assistants and two nurse practitioners in six offices – five in Fort Collins and one in Windsor.

To contribute to this fund in support of future medical professionals or for more information about the scholarship, contact Simone Clasen at (970) 491-0997 or