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Gastro in Florida Scholarship

Gastroenterology is one of the many branches of medicine that focuses on the body’s digestive system, as well as the disorders that affect it. Some of the specific areas of the body that a gastroenterologist specializes in are the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, and gall bladder.

By the time a person experiences an illness or condition that affects the digestive system including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and ulcers, there is a need to seek medical expertise from a gastroenterologist or GI doctor. For those who are in Florida, among the top GI doctors is Dr. Vikram Tarugu.

Dr. Tarugu can plan the appropriate treatment that is needed for management or recovery of a disease of the digestive tract. He is also courteous and professional, making him a respected and trusted gastroenterologist. Patients’ Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and On-Time Doctor Award are just some of the acknowledgments that he has received in the many years he has served in his profession.

For this reason, Gastro in Florida wants to give back and help a student who is currently in need of financial support.

Scholarship Details

A whopping $500 worth of scholarship will be awarded to a student who will win our essay writing contest. Aside from having the interest in making the prize yours, you also have to be enrolled in a high school, college or university to be able to participate in the contest. You can get all the help that you need in formulating a high-quality essay, but you must show proof that you have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Application Guidelines

  1. The essay must have a topic that is related to the site, Gastro in Florida. The word count must not be less than 2,000 words. Those that don’t meet this particular requirement will be disqualified.
  2. All entries have to be in English.
  3. The essay must not be derogatory of any race, ethnicity, age group, or political belief. This means being patently offensive should be avoided at all costs.
  4. The submitted essay should only be used in this competition.
  5. All submissions should be sent to Together with the essay, an updated CV and letter of acceptance from your college or university should also be submitted.

Selection of the Winner

The winner of the essay writing contest will be the one who submitted the best essay as per judges’ decision. The decision will be based on information given, relevancy of the topic, amount of research done, and creativity. Grammar and spelling will be thoroughly checked. The winner will be contacted via phone or e-mail.

Important Dates to Remember

  • June 30th, 2018 – Submission deadline
  • July 1st, 2018 – Winner announcement

Terms and Conditions

By entering the competition, a participant confirms the essay is an original creation. Once it is submitted, it will become the property of Gastro in Florida. The site and its owners will have the right to reproduce, post, adapt, edit, display, and transmit the submission.