On Friday, October 25, Zachary D. Hanson, PNWU OMS IV, was selected as the American Osteopathic Foundation’s 2019 Golden Ticket Scholar. The annual award recognizes exceptional osteopathic medical students who surpass their peers in academics, leadership, commitment to the osteopathic profession and philosophy and significant participation in community outreach.
“I would like to humbly thank Dr. Scandalis and PNWU for nominating me for this scholarship,” said Hanson. “I was honored to have been nominated and shocked to have won overall! I am very thankful for the American Osteopathic Foundation and appreciate how they are helping with the financial burden of medical education, humanitarian efforts, and preserving our Osteopathic focus.”
Following a national search, five finalists were selected for scholarship consideration, with Hanson being announced as the winner at the AOF Honors Gala in Baltimore, MD. The honor is accompanied by a $25,000 scholarship.