The EmPOWERED Scholars program awards scholarships to enrolled undergraduate students who volunteer in their communities to use toward their education expenses. Scholars give their time to community-based organizations, student-led organizations and other groups that address food insecurity, safe housing, job opportunities, access to health care and other conditions that can result in health disparities. We welcome all students currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, including undocumented students and those who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The program is a college scholarship opportunity for undergraduate college students who are working to improve the social determinants of health in their communities through volunteer work, student-led organizations and more. This year, five undergraduate students will each be awarded a $5,000 scholarship, and the scholarship will be dispersed directly to the students to use towards their education expenses. Applicants must also submit a headshot photo, a current transcript (unofficial ones are fine), and a recommendation letter (from a teacher, guidance counselor, mentor, community leader, etc.). This isn't open to high school seniors.