This scholarship signifies OnlineMedEd’s belief that Black Lives Matter and our continued support of education in the health sciences for the Black community. Training more Black health professionals is a critically important step to help close the health disparity gap between white and Black communities, and we want to do whatever we can to help Black students on their medical school journey.
We’re starting by offering a $12,000 scholarship to a selected Black student pursuing a degree in medicine. Through this scholarship, we’re hoping to lessen the financial burden that many Black students often face when they embark on a career in the health professions and to empower them to be an active voice for change.
Over the course of the year, we will periodically check in with the recipient of this scholarship to see how their med school adventure is progressing.
[Submissions are now closed]
How long should the application take?
Your application is made up of a few questions and a short video. For the questionnaire, responses to each question should be no longer than 350 words. For the video, the response should take only about 3 minutes, but it should not exceed 5 minutes. We estimate 3–5 hours needed to complete the scholarship. The time it takes to thoughtfully complete the application will not affect your consideration. We are looking for complete, clear, and considerate responses.
How do I receive my scholarship funds?
Recipients will be notified on 09/30/2020 and will be asked to confirm receipt of the email and provide proof of enrollment in their program. Details regarding what constitutes proof of enrollment are in the official rules. We’ll work with the winners to arrange the award. As a reminder, you can be asked to show proof of expenditure.
I am a US citizen but attend school in the Caribbean. Do I qualify?
Yes, US citizens attending a health professional school in the Caribbean are eligible to apply.
When will I hear back from you?
You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your application submission. We will notify everyone on or before 09/30/2020.
Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
Any Black medical school student from incoming first-year students to current students who have at least 1 academic year remaining in their studies. The student must be a U.S. citizen, be attending school within the U.S., and self-identify as Black.
If I’m selected, what else will I need to do over the course of the year?
Recipients of the OnlineMedEd Black Lives Matter Scholarship will be expected to periodically provide content on their impressions of being a Black student in med school or other related topics for the OnlineMedEd blog or other channels.
Don’t worry. We know how much work med school can be, and will only reach out a few times to hear from you.