If you have a passion for public health, health equity, and community engagement the EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars college scholarship program could help you fulfill your vision.
Ten students are awarded annually, and the award money is available thanks to the generous support of philanthropist and entrepreneur Lawrence Griffith, the founder and CEO of Digital Factory, Inc.
The scholarship was created with the aim to empower young leaders to become agents of change in their communities.
The benefits of becoming a scholar are numerous, considering the fact that you will receive a $10K college scholarship, become part of the EmPOWERED to Serve network of Ambassadors and alumni.
Plus, scholars are connected to their regional AHA office for opportunities to represent the program locally and will receive invitations to special events, such as the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator final.
The first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when thinking about any scholarship is who is eligible to apply.
The EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars award is available to current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are improving community health and wellness through efforts such as advocating for access to healthy food, volunteering at a local health clinic or organization, working in student health, fundraising for a cause, and more.
Students like the fact that there is no strict GPA requirement, however a 3.0 GPA or higher is preferred.
The scholarship committee will accept applicants of any major, such as majors in public health, exercise physiology, dietetics, biology, chemistry, sociology, public affairs, political science, and pre-med.
The scholarship opportunity is only open to undergraduate students and they welcome all students currently enrolled in a U.S. college/university, including DACA and undocumented students.
How to Apply
EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars application form will become available on the scholarship provider’s website once the application procedure opens.
Make sure you gather and submit all the obligatory documentation prior to the deadline on January 31st, as late, ineligible and incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for the award.
All applicants will be notified in March, and the scholarship winner will be officially announced in April.