The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation is accepting applications for its Power of We scholarship through March 16.
Established in 2012, the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship program aims to build a more inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee and ultimately help reduce health disparities in the state. Minority students with strong academic records and community service experience are encouraged to apply.
The scholarships are presented in partnership with the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) and recognize achievements in academics, community service and leadership.
“These scholarships provide a much-needed resource for minority students who may not have had the same opportunities as others,” said Ron Harris, vice president of diversity and inclusion for BlueCross. “This financial assistance will help deserving students achieve their dreams while increasing diversity in the health care field.”
According to BlueCross research on health care reform and its impacts on minority populations in Tennessee, African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, as well as other Pacific Islanders, remain underrepresented in medicine relative to their numbers in the U.S. population and populations in specific states, regions and localities.
For more information about the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship, including the application, visit the page on www.bettertennessee.com.