Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) leading tampon brand, Tampax, believes that knowledge is power, the need for education is limitless, and everyone has a right to know their own body. Through the Flow It Forward project, Tampax is on a mission to end the misinformation surrounding health and period care, and ensure equal representation and access to medical resources – starting with the Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship Program, which was created to support the next generation of Black female doctors and healthcare professionals. To learn more about Tampax Flow It Forward, please visit https://tampax.com/en-us/flow-forward.
Developed in partnership with UNCF, the Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship Program will provide scholarships of up to $10,000 to African American college juniors who attend an HBCU and are pursuing careers in healthcare. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to specialize in any medical field that impacts womens' health, and must have participated in a community service project or event that benefits underserved people with periods within the past year. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in the 2022-2023 academic year, and may be renewed in the senior year for recipients who continue to meet eligibility requirements. Applicant contact information may be shared with the scholarship Grantor.
- Be African American/Black, and a US citizen or permanent US resident.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Will be enrolled full-time as a college junior for the 2022-2023 academic year at any accredited 4-year HBCU.
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a demonstrated unmet financial need, as verified by the applicant’s institution.
- Must have a commitment to community service in the health sector, and a desire to specialize in any medical field that impacts womens' health, with a focus on the health of the Black community.
- Must have participated in at least one (1) service project or event that benefits an underserved demographic of people with periods, between June 2021 - May 2022.
- An official or unofficial current academic transcript.
- An essay which describes the applicant's participation in a service project or event that benefits an underserved demographic of people with periods, and demonstrates the applicant's commitment to the health of the Black community.
- One letter of recommendation that is written by a faculty member, advisor, or professor who supervised, led, or participated in the applicant's (above) service project or event.
Letter of Recommendation Instructions
Applicants must log in to their UNCF student account, go to the Application Status page, and select Invite Reference to invite a Reference to submit a recommendation. Applicants must check the Application Status page for recommendation status. Applicants should invite an alternate Reference if the first is unresponsive.
The recommendaton must be written by faculty member, advisor, or professor who supervised, led, or participated in the service/volunteer project referenced in the applicant's essay. If the Reference does not meet this requirement, the application will be considered "incomplete".
Because the "Invite Reference" feature may be blocked by a firewall, applicants should immediately email the How to Submit a Letter of Recommendation document to their Reference (the download link is on the right side of this page under “Supporting Documents”).
Additional Scholarship Information
- UNCF will contact finalists' institutions to verify their eligibility. Ineligible applicants cannot be awarded. Applicants who do not meet all listed eligibility and application requirements should not apply.
- Application materials, including letters of recommendation, will not be accepted via email.
- Unless specified above, scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s institution.
- For login, password, or other account issues, please contact 202-810-0258 or firstname.lastname@example.org from 9am-5pm EST.
- Scholarship decisions will be emailed to applicants within 12 weeks of the application deadline.
- Questions about this scholarship that have not been answered above may be submitted to Brandi Williams at email@example.com.