Giving Tuesday is Dec. 3, and this year we are focusing our fundraising efforts on the Nicholas S. Nicholas Fund, which provides scholarships to students wishing to attend Convocation.
The cost to register one student member for Convocation is $355 ($255 before Jan. 9). Students must cover their own travel, lodging and incidentals. Many of our members remember how tight budgets were while attending medical school, and the AAO office fields requests for financial assistance to attend Convocation every year.
Convocation is an irreplaceable experience for student members as they start associating with the wider osteopathic family, not just those at their college of osteopathic medicine. The student lectures and breakout sessions, combined with events like Evening With the Stars, give the students access to broader approaches presented by DOs they otherwise may not meet.
Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 in response to the commercialization and consumerism of the holiday season.
Can’t wait to donate? Give to the Nicholas S. Nicholas Fund online now.