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 deonstrate 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 awardees who meet eligibility requirements.
Applicants who do not meet all eligibility and application requirements will not be considered for this scholarship opportunity. Applicant contact infformation 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 commitent 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 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
Applicants must log in to their student account and select "Invite Reference" on the Application Status page. Applicants should also email the How to Submit a Letter of Recommendation document (download link under Supporting Documents) to their reference for detailed instructions.
Application materials, including letters of recommendation, will not be accepted via email at any time. Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions by November 1, 2022. Please contact Brandi Williams if you have a question about this scholarship that has not been answered above.