United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative 2021

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The United Health Foundation in partnership with UNCF has established a multi-year renewable scholarship program open to students attending any accredited four-year college or university giving preference to students enrolled at one of the 37 UNCF member institutions. Students must be planning to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in the primary care industry. 

 Eligibility Criteria 

  • * Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university (UNCF member institutions preferred);
  • * Must have a minimum of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • * Must be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior for the 2021 Fall semester with the intention of pursuing a career as a clinical practitioner.
  • * Must major in one of the following academic areas, behavioral health, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biomedical research, biotechnical health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health or radiology

For full award consideration in the 2021-2022 academic year, students must submit an application online with a one-page essay describing their career aspirations, intended plans for graduate school following their undergraduate graduation, leadership experiences, and their most significant achievements. Candidates must also invite one reference to submit a recommendation online.

Scholarship recipients will be expected to participate in the UNCF Student Leadership Conference, the annual United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative Forum, and the virtual UNCF SPDP Summer Professional Development Series.  Both Confernce events willl be either virtual or in person depending on the status of the global pandemic and will be heald through out the summer.

Please email Melissa Jordan for questions.

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