Why was the Foundation formed?
The Board of Directors of the AAMD, recognized the need for an educational fundraising entity and proposed the formation of the AAMDERF during the Annual Membership Meeting on June 20, 2007.
On March 11, 2009 the IRS awarded the AAMD Education and Research Foundation the tax status of 501(c)(3) with the further classification of being a public charity. The Foundation became a new entity under the umbrella of the AAMD and is incorporated in Washington, DC.
When are scholarships awarded?
Scholarship applications open January 15th and close April15th. Applicants will be notified of the awards in June.
How are trustees appointed to the board of the Foundation?
New members to the Board of Trustees are elected by the current Trustees. The AAMD Board of Directors may submit a slate of candidates for consideration, or recommendations may be made to the Foundation chair. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, please contact the Foundation chair and make your interest known.
Who can become a trustee on the Foundation's board?
How are officers of the Foundation determined?
Will the Foundation grow beyond the awarding of scholarships?
On October 21-22, 2006 the AAMD met with Steve Worth from Plexus Consulting Group to conduct a Foundation strategic planning event in Washington, DC. Attendees were: Paula Berner, Rudi J. Bertrand, Melanie Dempsey, Robin Famiglietti, Mary Hare, Sandi Huston, Theresa Kwiatkowski, Nishele Lenards, Randy Merril, Anjenette Milligan, Mark Reid, Mark Russell, Dr. Larry Sweeney and Brenda Wray.
During that process, several items of importance were identified. The Foundation started with scholarships to students in accredited programs, who will become practicing Medical Dosimetrists. The Board of Trustees plans to complete the other items identified from the original strategic planning process.
Currently the AAMD Education and Research Foundation has funds set aside to award a grant to assist an unaccredited dosimetry program in its process to become accredited. This grant has been made possible by a generous donation from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
The Foundation now offers scholarships for professional development to dosimetry professionals via the Gunilla Bental scholarship.
Eligibility requirements for scholarships
The eligibility requirement for each scholarship can be found in the links below.
Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Fund
Rudi J Bertrand Vetran Scholarship
Treatment Planning Scholarship
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