John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Military Call to Service Scholarship
John M. Templeton, Jr., MD served as a physician in the US Navy from 1975-1977 stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia. Although his time in the Navy was brief, according to his wife and EAST Honorary Member, Mrs./Dr. Pina Templeton, Dr. Templeton always had high regard for military physicians and especially military trauma surgeons. He never underestimated how much the military trauma surgeon had contributed in treating the injured and to the advances in the treatment of the injured. It was the call to service for these individuals that resonated with him.
To honor Dr. Templeton’s appreciation of an individual’s Call to Military Service, his wife, Mrs. Pina Templeton is funding an annual scholarship that supports 2-3 military trauma surgeons in the early stages of their career and service to attend the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. Scholarship recipients will each receive up to $3,000 for meeting registration, travel and lodging expenses. The first scholarships were awarded for the 2018/31st EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. Individuals selected for this scholarship are recognized as emulating a Call to Military Service and are expected to contribute to advancements in the treatment of the injured.
- Must be active or reserve members of the US Air Force, Army, or Navy
- Must be in training (fellowship or residency) or attendings less than five years removed from completion of training
- No more than one scholarship recipient per branch of service
- Scholarship applicant must be sponsored by an EAST Active or Senior Member
- Submit a personal statement of 300-500 words in which the applicant details his/her call to military service, professional achievements, career goals and future plans
Applications for the 2021 scholarships are closed. The application deadline is August 31st annually.
LCDR Dale F. Butler, MD - Navy
CDR Zachary Brown, MD - Navy
Maj Remealle How, MD - Air Force
LCDR Pam Choi, MD - Navy
MAJ Jason Radowsky, MD - Army
Captain Jennifer Silvis, DO - Air Force
Jason A. Brocker, MD - Air Force
Vincente S. Nelson, MD - Army