Developed in partnership with UNCF, The Slater-Millner Scholars Fund will provide need-based scholarships to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) rising college sophomores on a curricular tract that leads to the study of Allopathic or Osteopathic Medicine, with a demonstrated interest in providing healthcare to underserved communities. Selected recipients will receive $2,500 in the sophomore year, $5,000 in the junior year, and $7,500 in the senior year, and access to the Ascension Medical Educators - Aspiring Physicians Program to receive advising and mentoring services. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in, or are permanent residents of, the state of Massachusetts.
Applicants who do not meet all eligibility and application requirements will not be considered for this scholarship opportunity.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be currently classified as a college freshman, and will be enrolled as a full-time college sophomore for the 2022-2023 academic year at any US-located accredited 4-year college or university.
- UPDATE First-year enrolled students with advanced standing, whose current academic classification is "sophomore", are welcome to apply.
- Be African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese, or Native Hawaiian in identification as one of the racial/ethnic groups under-represented in medicine.
- Be a US citizen or permanent US resident, or provide documentation to confirm Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
- Are pursuing a STEM degree program or a curricular tract in any major, with the addition of prerequisite courses, that leads to the study of Allopathic of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (with exception for DACA students), and have a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by the applicant’s institution.
- A current unofficial college transcript or screenshot of current college academic record.
- Two 350-500 word essays (see application for details).
- DACA applicants must upload documentation confirming their DACA status.
Applicant contact information will be shared with the scholarship Grantor.
Selected finalists will be contacted by UNCF in July 2022, and shall be required to submit an official transcript and copy of their financial aid award letter.
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Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions by October 1, 2022. Please contact Brandi Williams if you have a question about this scholarship program that has not been answered above.