Lawrence K. Rolle, a medical student in the class of 2020, was presented the Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship Award on Nov. 5 at the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The award is given annually to five outstanding students in their third year of medical school who show leadership in efforts to eliminate inequalities in medical education and health care, as well as address the educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

Rolle is a National Medical Fellowship Scholar, and is serving as co-president of the Associated Students of the School of Medicine at the Keck School. The school’s commitment to serving the vulnerable Los Angeles community and the inspirational peers and faculty are among the reasons Rolle cites for choosing the Keck School. Rolle hopes to further unite the Keck School community and aspires to further open the doors of medical education, all the while inspiring others throughout the journey.