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Welcome to Josh Gibson MD Scholarship, Scholarships for US students.

Welcome to Josh Gibson MD Scholarship

The Josh Gibson MD scholarship was founded to help students leverage their human potential in the face of tremendously expensive tuition at today’s top universities. Josh left the practice of medicine in 2017 and today helps people reach their goals every day as an executive and life coach. He wouldn’t be able to do that without having the good fortune of an exceptional education, including getting his M.D. at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completing an invaluable psychiatry residency at UCSF. His belief is that we all should give back and hopes that winners of this scholarship will all achieve sufficiently in the future to be able to establish their own scholarships.

David Beason at College of the Sequoias won the 2023 Josh Gibson MD scholarship — hopefully David will be able to extend support in the future to the next generation of deserving and talented students throughout the country!

2022: Luci Moody, Portland Community College
2021: Sohan Rahman, Lamar University

Josh Gibson MD scholarship

The idea of Josh Gibson MD scholarship is to help the most brilliant and deserving students who themselves or in their families have been impacted by physical or mental illness and learn how they have been most helped by healthcare providers. The ability to tell your story clearly and concisely with emotion is the key factor in determining the winner. The topic for this year’s essay is, “In what ways do healthcare providers make the most lasting and significant positive impact on patients?

Josh’s life work has been about positive impact on people and hearing the stories of other healthcare professionals who have positively impacted others carries deep meaning and can help fuel innovation in the field of medicine. He is motivated every day by ushering in the art of the possibility of life for his clients and colleagues, whether that has been as a management consultant, medical doctor, startup subject matter expert, innovation consultant or executive/life coach.


Josh Gibson MD attained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for humanism in medicine. He next completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He was awarded the Alexander Simon Award for teaching. In addition, he was selected for the prestigious American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award as well as for a fellowship with the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, a psychiatric think tank. While there he edited and helped author CAREERS: A Brainwise Guide to Finding Fulfillment at Work. He dedicated his time to teaching and supervision of residents, working as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for over more than 10 years.

When Josh was a student at Cornell University, he received the Arthur Lynn Andrews Award for fiction. He graduated with a major in English and lives in San Rafael, California with his wife and two children.


In order to apply for the Josh Gibson MD scholarship program, each candidate must fulfill these eligibility criteria:

  1. The student must be enrolled at an accredited American college or university.
  2. The student should currently be a sophomore, a junior, or a freshman or currently be enrolled in a graduate program in the health sciences.
  3. All materials must be received no later than December 15, 2024

All candidates must compose a comprehensive, motivating, engaging, as well as an edifying essay of about 700-850 words on the subject, In what ways do healthcare providers make the most lasting and significant positive impact on patients?

The winner of the Josh Gibson MD scholarship will answer the question persuasively, clearly and concisely.


This scholarship program is a one-time cash prize award of $1,000 paid to the successful student.

How to apply

The Josh Gibson MD scholarship essay must be sent as a PDF attachment via email to

The candidates MUST include the following details along with their essays:

  1. Complete Name
  2. Telephone or Contact Number
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Email ID
  5. Date of High School Graduation
  6. College or University you currently registered, or have applied at, or whose application approved
  7. Current GPA
  8. Updated Resume/CV

Important dates for the Josh Gibson MD scholarship

The last date of submission for the essay is on December 15, 2024, and the winner announcement is on January 15, 2025.

The name of the winner will be published on this website

Winner selection

The final winner, who composes an outstanding and informative essay, would be informed via an official email. Any use of ChatGPT or AI tools to compose the essay will lead to disqualification. The student must get in touch with Josh Gibson MD within 7 days by replying to the email identifying them as a winner, otherwise the runner-up essay may be selected as the winner. The cash prize amount will be sent directly to the student’s school financial aid office.