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The Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarship is an award offered by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission to college students of a minority race who plan to pursue careers in the field of health. The goal of the scholarship is to help increase diversity in the state's healthcare workforce, which could have positive effects on both the health of minority populations and the quality of care in Arkansas. 


Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must meet the following requirements to be elibigle to receive the Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarship:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Must be a bona fide resident of the state as defined by the Department of Higher Education for a minimum of 12 months immediately before the date on which the student applies
  • Must be enrolled in a program of study that leads to or is creditable towards a field of health (i.e. medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dental, radiology, allied health, public health and/or health related professions)
  • Must certify they are tobacco-free and must pledge in writing on the application form to refrain from the use of tobacco
  • Must represent a racial minority population underrepresented in health workforce (i.e. Black American, Hispanic American, Native American/American Indian, Asian American and Marshallese)


Scholarship Guidelines

Before completing the sponsorship application, please review the sponsorship guidelines by clicking the image or link below. 

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Scholarship Application