WNR Story on Army Scholarship Program to Air on Public, American Forces Radio

Alisa Giardinelli

WNR Story on Military Scholarship
Program to Air on Public, American Forces Radio

by Alisa Giardinelli
9/1/10

Kyle Crawford '12
Kyle Crawford '12

A War News Radio story by Kyle Crawford '12 and Emily Crawford '11 that first aired in July will reach an expanded audience this week. Their piece on the U.S. Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) will be featured on the Health Show, which first airs on Thursdays and is carried by nearly 200 public radio stations, and in outlets in more than 150 countries and on U.S. Navy ships on American Forces Radio Network

Emily and Kyle spoke with medical school students who have received the scholarship, which provides the opportunity to graduate medical school debt-free in exchange for a minimum of four years of active military service. "Accepting an HPSP scholarship is a major commitment, and money alone is not motivation enough to make it worthwhile," Kyle says. "The possibility - and even likelihood, given today's political climate - of being deployed demands of scholarship recipients a willingness to serve one's country at the expense of personal comfort and safety."