The Hermes Monato, Jr. Prize of $2,500 is awarded annually for the best rural health paper. It is open to all students of the University of Wisconsin (any campus) as well as those who have graduated since last June 1.
Students are encouraged to write on a rural health topic for a regular class and then to submit a copy to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative as an entry.
Previous award winners as well as judging criteria and submission information are available at www.rwhc.com/Awards/AnnualMonatoEssay.aspx.
The 25th Hermes Monato Rural Health Essay Prize has just been awarded to Ian Jasso at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (graduating with a B.S. in biology) for his essay, “Mish ko Swen: To Be Strong and Healthy.” Jasso is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who grew up in the rural farming community of Plymouth, Wisconsin. He is an Army veteran who served as a vertical engineer in Afghanistan in 2013. Ian’s career aspiration is to become a family practitioner for a Wisconsin tribal community. His excellent essay is available here: http://ow.ly/MWrI30eYKbN.