“I learned that the only difference between them and me is that I had the opportunity. If they had the opportunity, they could be all the things that they wanted to be. This is why I have to give back to the community.”
– Ellie Nam, Hank Benjamin Memorial Scholarship recipient
About the Hank Benjamin Memorial Scholarship
Timmy has always sought to engage student volunteers in high-impact service initiatives. Beginning in 2012, we created the Timmy Global Health Scholarship Program to ensure that all students—regardless of resources—have the opportunity to participate in our medical service trips. Our Scholarship Program was inspired and created in loving memory of Hank Benjamin, a medical student who spent time volunteering at Pop Wuj—Timmy’s partner organization in Guatemala. Hank embodied all of the traits of a Timmy chapter member, and it is in honor of him that we are able to support other students as they seek to serve in the field of global health.
In 2016-2017 Timmy Global Health awarded 35 students with the Hank Benjamin Memorial Scholarship. There are pictures from three of our award winners below.
We are thankful for the generosity of our donors, as well as the hard work of the scholarship committee for allowing those students to travel with Timmy and help deliver the promise of healthy futures!
The Impact of your Giving.
Impact on Students
Giving Students the opportunity to go on a Timmy Medical Service Trip will allow them to serve patients and be empowered to tackle the most pressing global health issues we face today.
Impact on Patients
We want to deliver the promise of healthy futures in an effective and sustainable manner. Your giving will allow us to build quality relationships with our patients so that we can meet their needs.
Impact on Communities
We value the relationships we have with each and every community we work in. Your giving to the scholarship will allow students to travel, communities to thrive, and people to have access to quality healthcare.