Frank Yip Memorial Scholarship Program
The FRANK YIP Memorial Scholarship fund is dedicated to the memory of Franklin Yip.
The fund is established to encourage others to follow in Frank's footsteps by pursuing a course in Biomedical Studies, with the goal of practicing biomedical/clinical engineering.
Purpose: To provide scholarship assistance to qualified applicants for the study of Biomedical Engineering, or for advancement within the field.
Beneficiaries: People who are studying to start, or further a career in biomedical /clinical engineering. Preference will be given to CMIA members and their relatives.
Selection Process: The scholarship committee will consider the grades and accomplishments of the applicants in awarding the scholarship.
Award Amount: The normal award will be $500.00. However, the CMIA Board of Directors will set the amount annually.
Number of Scholarships: At least one (1) scholarship will be awarded per year, when funds permit, (as determined by the committee.) The number of scholarships is not fixed, but can be adjusted by the CMIA Board of Directors annually.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by October 15.
Term: Awards will be made annually, in January.
Qualifications: To qualify for a scholarship award, studies must be of a post high school nature, at an educational facility in the state of California, or on the Internet, from California. Study must be in programs, which earn college credit from an accredited school. The school program(s) will be reviewed by the Fund's Committee to determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.
Eligibility: A High School or College GPA of 3.0, or those currently in the field, U.S. Citizenship and a member of the CMIA.
Administration: A Committee consisting of the 4 members of the CMIA Board of Directors will administer the fund. Awards will be based upon a combined scholarship and need basis. The intention of the Fund is to be especially valuable to those students showing academic promise in the biomed field and the need for financial assistance to pursue study in this field.
Goal: Ensure that the life and contributions of Frank Yip to the betterment of the biomedical community is not forgotten. To encourage young talented persons to pursue, or further a career in biomedical field and to give service to the medical community, within the state of California.
Funding: The CMIA at the chapter and Board levels will solicit donations from Corporations, CMIA members, and other interested parties. The Board and Individual chapters will be encouraged to conduct biomedical seminars and contribute a percentage of the funds collected at the seminars and use the FRANK YIP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND as part of and in promoting the Seminars or other Contribution Programs. Chapters will also be encouraged to make an annual contribution to the FUND. The FUND will not be allowed to drop below $500.00 at any time. If the scholarship award will reduce the FUND to below $500.00, the CMIA Board of Directors shall decide how to supplement the FUND, or to not award a scholarship that year.
Application: Application for the Frank Yip Scholarship is submitted online. View the application (click here for application cover form) and assemble the requested documents in electronic format (Adobe pdf and Word format) including at least one Letter of Recommendation (click here for recommendation form). Then complete the Cover Page form on line, click the "Submit by Email" button, which will bring up an email message in your email program such as Outlook. Attach the required documents and send your email message. You will receive an immediate automatic response message followed by a status message within a week. If you encounter submission issues, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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