At Tittle & Perlmuter, we believe raising awareness of important issues is essential to fixing the problems at hand.
This year, Tittle & Perlmuter launched Allen Tittle’s Medical Malpractice Awareness Scholarship to provide students with the opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of patient advocacy and medical malpractice in today’s healthcare industry.
This scholarship aims to not only raise awareness of the dangers of medical malpractice but to also provide support for those affected. To learn about different forms of medical malpractice including physician negligence, surgical errors, sepsis, and more, download a free copy of our Medical Malpractice Guide.
To be considered for this scholarship, we asked students to submit an original essay discussing the importance of being a patient advocate in today’s health care industry. We also encouraged students to describe a time in which they, or someone they knew, experienced receiving poor medical care and what they learned from that experience.
This year, we received over 165 applications from 33 states all over the country! These inspiring essays included touching stories from students who experienced negligence in the healthcare industry and realized how important it is to be a patient advocate for themselves and their loved ones.
Through evaluating students’ essays along with their involvement and interests, the Tittle & Perlmuter team was able to narrow it down to two finalists.
First Place – $1,000 Scholarship
Tittle & Perlmuter awarded Regina Russo with the first place award. Regina received a $1,000 scholarship check that will be used towards her senior year at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Regina has maintained an average GPA above 3.5 and is an active member of the Cleveland State Law Review, the Women’s Law Student Association, and serves as a mentor to younger students.
Second Place – $500 Scholarship
Tittle & Perlmuter awarded the second-place scholarship to Whitnee Pearce, a senior at the University of Oklahoma. Whitnee serves as a Director of the South Dakota Poetry Society, is a member of the American Association of University Women, and participates in the Lambda Pi Eta Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
“Thank you for the opportunity and for your help! I am humbled by your gratitude for this award.” – Whitnee Pearce
Tittle & Perlmuter would like to thank every student who took the time to apply for Allen Tittle’s Medical Malpractice Awareness Scholarship in 2019.