Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
Despite African-Americans making up 13.4% of the nation’s population, just 5% of physicians are Black.
This representation problem is also a quality of care problem, as doctors are more likely to evaluate Black patients’ pain as less than that of white patients with the same symptoms. Numerous studies show that patients of color feel less safe with doctors than White patients, and also see improved health outcomes when they see Black doctors.
Addressing this problem will take dedication and collaboration across the government, public health, and education sectors.
As one small part of this, the Black Medical Students Scholarship will be awarded to a current or future Black medical student across any medical specialty.
This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.
Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your career in medicine, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?
The application deadline is Mar 11, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 11, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 11, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.