Healthcorps Diversity in Medicine Scholarship
January 31, 2023
- Scholarship Description
Since its founding in 2003, HealthCorps’ mission has been eliminating health inequity in at-risk communities by educating and empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. In the United States today, Black Americans make up roughly 13% of the population, but represent only 5% of doctors. So, HealthCorps has teamed up with The Dr. Oz Show to announce the Diversity in Medicine Scholarship Award to inspire future doctors in underrepresented communities. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college or medical student who shows a deep passion for medicine and working toward solving inequity in their community.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be Black or African American, be enrolled in an accredited four year undergraduate university or medical school program, exhibit a desire to tackle health inequities, and exemplify a dedication to pursue a career in the field of medicine despite adversities. Part of the application includes an essay (up to 400 words) explaining why you are inspired to become a doctor and pursue a degree in the field of medicine despite adversities and how you intend to use your medical knowledge and degree to help under represented communities and tackle health inequities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.