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Health and Medical Scholars Program Aids Minority Nurses
by Pam Chwedyk Minority Nurse Writer
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/The College Fund Health and Medical Scholars Program are helping the next generation of nurses from minority communities reach their dreams. Ten second-year nursing students will receive two-year full-tuition scholarships. An additional one-year $1,000 scholarship will also be awarded.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievements, volunteer activities, a personal statement and letters of recommendation.
The scholarship program helps further RMHC's commitment to improving the health and well-being of children, especially in underserved areas.
RMHC and UNCF joined forces in 1995 to establish the Health and Medical Scholars Program. Each year, the program offers up to ten two-year, full-tuition scholarships to full-time sophomore college students pursuing degrees in pre-medical, health care and health science fields at UNCF member colleges and universities. Since its initiation, the RMHC/UNCF Health and Medical Scholars Program has awarded $1.3 million in scholarships to more than 300 students.
For more information on applying for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and UNCF/The College Fund Health and Medical Scholars Program, see our Scholarship Listings on page TK.