The Dr. Paul E. Kalish Memorial Scholarship

About This Scholarship

The Dr. Paul E. Kalish Memorial Scholarship Outstanding Potential in the Medical Arts fund was established in 2014 by his family to recognize a student with outstanding potential in the medical arts. Dr. Kalish graduated from Stuyvesant in 1948 and credits the school as one of the great foundations for his interest in and aptitude for medicine.

Dr. Kalish chaired the Department of Pathology at Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx and at North Shore University Hospital in Glen Cove. He was Medical Director of the NSLIJ Core Laboratory and held teaching positions at Babies Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and New York Medical College. His passion touched the lives of many patients and colleagues through his nearly 60 years practicing medicine and he was appointed as Emeritus Staff by the Board of Trustees of the North Shore LIJ Heath System.

To carry forward his passions and memory, this scholarship was established to provide assistance to a high-potential student with a strong passion for biology, chemistry, and the medical arts.

Each year, a single student will be selected to receive a one-time award of $1,000 to defray first year expenses for education. In addition, the recipient of the award can designate a Stuyvesant High School faculty member (from any discipline) to receive an additional $250 award to be used for equipment or supplies to support class curricula or school research efforts.

The preferred candidate will exhibit a strong background in science, will participate in extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, music, etc), will have a passion for biology and medicine, and will demonstrate an interest in and history of community service. This scholarship is need blind, meaning that the financial assets of the applicant are not considered during the review.

Applicant Criteria

  1. Candidate must be a graduating senior from Stuyvesant High School.
  2. Candidate must have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university.
  3. Candidate must demonstrate academic excellence.

Candidate must complete the Paul Kalish Memorial Scholarship Essay Questions and submit at least one letter of recommendation from any of the following:
a) a math or science teacher
b) a school administrator or guidance counselor
c) a supervisor (from a science-related internship, job, or volunteer position)

Candidate may be required to interview with a representative of the scholarship fund committee.

Please submit your application form via the website, and your addenda (see checklist), including essay question to [email protected].