2019 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 seventh 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.
“These scholarships help outstanding minority students to achieve continued academic success,” said Ron Harris, Vice President of Workforce Diversity for BlueCross BlueShield of TN. “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 (February 1, 2019).
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 2019-2020 academic year as a full-time student
Official Academic Transcript
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: Academic AND Community Service
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: 2019 Scholarship Application
*** APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2019 ***