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American Heart Association Offers Scholarships to Women of Color

In 2010, 6.7 percent of African-Americans and 7.5 percent of Hispanics made up the total number of medical school graduates

In an effort to increase the number of women of color working in the medical field, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women™  and Macy’s have joined to offer the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund.

The Association of American Medical Colleges has reported that 6.7 percent of African-Americans and 7.5 percent of Hispanics made up the total number of medical school graduates in 2010.

Sixteen $2,500 national scholarships are being offered for a second year to multicultural women pursuing higher education in health care.

Candidates must complete an application, personal essay and submit two letters of recommendation. Online applications are available through Nov. 30, 2012.

For more information and to complete an application, visit GoRedForWomen.org/GoRedScholarship.

Jan 17, 2013 06:23 pm
 Posted by  Vida Benn

I am woman of color; I have been accepted in Caribbean Medical University of School of Medicine in curacao summer semester 2013. I am going there for the Basic Medical Sciences for four semester program. From there, I will come back to the United State to do the Clinical Medical Sciences. Please I have problem to finance for the tuition, and I am looking for help to achieve my longtime dream to become a medical doctor.

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