Summer Enrichment Projects

Brody Scholars Summer Enrichment Projects Application Protocol

The summer enrichment projects are part of the Brody Scholars program. Its purpose is to provide Brody Scholars with an opportunity to explore their individual interests and engage in activities that will enhance their professional development, and provide future benefits to their fellow students and the community at large. The projects are open to all first year Brody Scholars. A total of $10,000 is available ($2,500 to $3,500 per project). The projects must be initiated during the summer between the M1 and M2 years. Scholars should be aware that proposals dealing with service and education will be given priority over those involving research and travel.

To apply for projects, first year Brody Scholars need to complete the attached application form and return it to Dr. Peden in the Admissions Office by March 1. Students must submit their first choice and an alternative choice for a summer enrichment project. Proposals will be reviewed and preliminary decisions made by March 31. Proposed recipients will be recommended to the Brody Foundation for final approval at their April meeting, and selected Scholars will be notified within 5 days of approval by the board. While all proposals will be given serious consideration, there is no guarantee that all proposals will be funded.

For information about ECU travel policies, contact the Office of Global Affairs.

Country Specific Travel Safety

The United States' Department of State Travel Warnings List represents guidelines as to the in-country safety of students. Under applicable University policy, BSOM students shall NOT travel to any country listed on the most recent travel warnings list. An appropriate summary of the in-country safety situation, and measures to assure safety, will be presented to the appropriate BSOM Administrator (the Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education) by the student and/or responsible faculty member. Without exception, Brody School of Medicine students shall follow the existing medical school and East Carolina University policies pertaining to potential rotations in countries on the Travel Warnings List.

View United States Department of State Travel Warnings

If your destination is listed on the site regardless of it being a warning or alert, your proposal will be declined. Please monitor this site on a daily bases to ensure there has been no change. Although this has never happened to date in the event you are approved to travel and your destination is subsequently added to the list following the approval, you will not be allowed to travel to that country. Once you learned this has occurred, please contact Renée Safford-White either via email or direct line 252-744-3070. Renée will assist you with the financial changes and contact Dr. James Peden to make him aware of the situation. Selected students must comply with all appropriate university and BSOM policies related to travel and related activities.

Upon presentation of appropriate receipts, Scholars will be reimbursed for their expenses not to exceed the award amount. Scholars will be asked to write a report of their activities describing what they learned and accomplished from their project and submit no later than 30 days of completion of program to Renée Safford-White.

Download the Summer Enrichment Project Application (pdf)

Previous Summer Enrichment Project Recipients

Scholar Summer Enrichment Project
Bryan Morales
Class of 2020
Trip to Jinotega,Nicaragua
View Bryan's report (pdf)
Chantel Morey
Class of 2020
Trip to Cuba
View Chantel's report (pdf)
Katherine Mulligan
Class of 2020
A Summer at Camp Wapiyapi
View Katherine's report (pdf)
Anthony Botros
Class of 2019
Littlest Lamb Orphanage, Cairo, Egypt
View Anthony's report (pdf)
John Hurley
Class of 2019
Expedition Medicine Polar Course
View John's report (pdf)
Catherine Thriveni
Class of 2019
Medical Spanish and Clinical Skills, Atenas, Costa Rica
View Catherine's report (pdf)
Alyssa D'Addezio
Class of 2018
Health Habits with Growing Girl Scouts, Charlotte NC
View Alyssa's report (pdf)
Ismail Kassim
Class of 2018
Children's Home in Ladyville, Belize City, Belize
View Ismail's report (pdf)
Hugh Quach
Class of 2018
My trip to Vietnam
View Hugh's report (pdf)
Zachary Sutton
Class of 2018
Volunteer Eastern North Carolina Clinics
View Zachary's report (pdf)
Mia Marshall
Class of 2017
Country girl living in the Tanzanian world
View Mia's report (pdf)
Amanda Saad
Class of 2017
My Time in Arusha, Tanzania
View Amanda's report (pdf)
Andrew Norris
Class of 2016
Mobile Clinic Relief, Haiti after natural disaster
View's Andrew's report (pdf)
Elaine Shao
Class of 2016
Shadowing Program, Spain
View Elaine's report (pdf)
Porshia Underwood
Class of 2016
Health Care Volunteer, Iganga, Uganda
View Porshia's report (pdf)
Sunny Darji
Class of 2015
IFRE Volunteer in Delhi, India
View Sunny's report (pdf)
Scott Gremillion
Class of 2015
PTSD study following a natural disaster in Japan
View Scott's report (pdf)
Marlana Sheridan
Class of 2015
PTSD study following a natural disaster in Japan
View Marlana's report (pdf)
Stephanie Carrier
Class of 2014
BEAM Girls Service Project
View Stephanie's report (pdf)
Stephanie Maxwell
Class of 2014
BEAM Girls and Por Su Salud
View Stephanie's report (pdf)
Nicole Merli
Class of 2014
Amazon and Indigenous Health: Ecuador
View Nicole's report (pdf)
Daniel Goble
Class of 2013
Urban & Rural Comparative Health in Quito and Chone Ecuador
Daniel's YouTube videos: Part 1 and  Part 2; view Daniel's report (pdf)
Bryan Howington
Class of 2013
Healthy Lifestyle Program for Pembroke Youth
Bryan's YouTube video and ECU News story; view Bryan's report (pdf)
Diana Spell
Class of 2013
Teaching English and Computer to Children in Ethiopia
Diana's YouTube videos: Part 1 and  Part 2
Jennifer R. King
Class of 2011
Medical Mission to Nicaragua
View Jennifer's report (pdf)
Brandon Yarns
Class of 2011
Adolescent Psychiatry in Navajo Fort Defiance Indian Hospital
View Brandon's report (pdf)
Ying Zhang
Class of 2011
Holistic Health at ACS Hope Lodge
Natalie Desouza
Class of 2010
Geriatric House Calls & Free Clinic maintenance
View Natalie's report (pdf)
Rita Sridaran
Class of 2010
Medical Spanish in Costa Rica & Autism S.T.A.R.
View Rita's Autism report (pdf); view Rita's Costa Rica report (pdf)
Kathryn Laurie Green
Class of 2009
Medical Spanish in Guatemala
Richard Bloomfield
Class of 2008
Medical Spanish & Physician Shadowing in Costa Rica
Michelle Canipe
Class of 2008
Autism Education to Eastern NC Police Departments
Meredith Davis Bowen
Class of 2007
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Eastern NC
Aimee Chung
Class of 2005
Teaching Science to Disadvantaged Youths in Eastern NC
Rasheeda Taliaferro Monroe
Class of 2005
Medical Spanish & Physician Shadowing in Costa Rica
W. Chris Taylor
Class of 2004
International Student Leadership Program (Belize & Australia)
Katherine Tayloe MacDonald
Class of 2002
Medicine in Nicaragua