Pictured above are the 2017 Diversity Scholarship recipients representing the West, Middle, and East regions of Tennessee.

Pictured above are the 2017 Diversity Scholarship recipients representing the West, Middle, and East regions of Tennessee.

2018 BlueCross Power of We Scholarship, sponsored by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation

The BCBST Diversity Scholarship is now the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship!! Now in its sixth year, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation developed a scholarship program to help address the need for a qualified and more inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee. The scholarships are presented in partnership with us, the Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives. 

Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to three minority, undergraduate college students pursuing health care careers within the state of Tennessee. The scholarships will be awarded in two payments of $5,000 each over the course of two consecutive semesters. 

“These scholarships help outstanding minority students to achieve continued academic success,” said Ron Harris, Vice President of Workforce Diversity for BlueCross. “And in addition to that, this program serves to increase diversity in the health care field.”

All applicants must currently be undergraduate students. Awardees will be selected by the NAHSE Memphis Chapter, who meet the following criteria:

  • A promising minority student with the intent to obtain a degree to pursue a career in the field of healthcare
  • Student must be a college Sophomore or Junior by the application deadline (March 16, 2018).
  • 2.5 minimum academic GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Applicant must be 18 to 23 years old (by application deadline)
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Legal resident of Tennessee AND attends an accredited college/university within the state of TN
  • Applicant must be enrolled during the current academic school year, and planning to enroll the 2018-2019 academic year as a full-time student

    Application Materials

  • Official Academic Transcript
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Academic AND Community Service
  • Biographical Sketch
  • 500-Word Essay
  • Photo (which once submitted, will be the property of the NAHSE Memphis Chapter)
  • A mandatory interview is part of the application process. (Finalists will be required to do face-to-face interviews)

For more information about this scholarship, please visit BlueCross's website: http://bettertennessee.com/healthcare-students-apply-for-a-bluecross-diversity-scholarship/

Apply online here: 2018 BlueCross Power Of We Scholarship Application