Today, we need open and willing leaders in healthcare to care for those who are in need of medical attention.
Since nearly 30 million people are left uninsured in the United States, most being low-income, these people often can’t get the medical attention they need without putting themselves deeper in financial uncertainty.
As part of the initiative to create scholarships for prospective nurses, we believe everyone deserves the right to live, so the medical field needs leaders who make it their priority to help those in need no matter their financial status.
While there are many types of experts in the medical field, we need more research, leadership, and innovation from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences to propel our country toward our healthcare goals across all disciplines, uninfluenced by social barriers.
As one small solution to this, the First-Gen in Health & Medicine Scholarship will support one ambitious first-generation student in harnessing their full potential as a selfless health professional and helping them change the world for the better through their practice.
This annual scholarship is open to all high school, undergraduate, or graduate students who are planning to pursue or who are currently pursuing a degree and career in the medical field. To apply, please write about how your experience as a first-generation student has impacted your journey in medicine/healthcare.
How has being a first-generation student impacted your journey to a career in healthcare/medicine?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner. It will be awarded to 1 winner every year.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 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 or future 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.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.