Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 16

Monday
Awarded By:

National Medical Fellowships

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately one scholarship is award this year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or have DACA status.
  2. Must be an African-American woman.
  3. Must be female.
  4. Must be enrolled in a graduate level healthcare program.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This $5,000 award is given to honor three former enslaved women knowns as the Mothers of Gynecology. The award will be given to one (1) African-American woman who is a known descendant of American slaves, and is enrolled in an accredited US medical school program. Finalists will be interviewed by Dr. Thornton.

Application requirements for the Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award are:

  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Recommendation letter
  • FAFSA
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript.
Additional Information: Established by NMF Alumna Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH, FACOG, the Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship is given in honor of three enslaved women who, as subjects of experimentation, helped shape advances in clinical and surgical knowledge and are recognized today as the Mothers of Gynecology. This $5,000 scholarship will be given to one (1) African-American woman who is a known descendant of American slaves, and is enrolled in an accredited US medical school program. Applicants must demonstrate interest in Gynecology and/or women’s health. Finalists will be interviewed by Dr. Thornton.

Award Amount: The grant value is up to $5,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 16

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 16

Applicants are required to upload Student Aid Report (SAR) from the US Department of Education. Also, any documentation of their loan history. Academic and personal documents including transcripts, verification of U.S. citizenship or DACA status. Other materials are an updated resume/CV, short biography, and two letters of recommendation.
Contact: Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award
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