Requirements and How to Apply

The application cycle is currently closed.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with aspirations of using their degree to improve health outcomes and reduce the gap in health disparities among under-resourced and racially and ethnically diverse communities.

Previous applicants’ efforts to improve health equity have included advocating for access to healthy food, volunteering at a health clinic, working in a student health program and fundraising for a cause that promotes health equity. Must have a passing GPA of 2.0 or higher and be in good standing with the college or university.  

Application Requirements:

  • Headshot photo
  • Current college transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Letter of recommendation (from a teacher, guidance counselor, mentor, community leader, etc.) 
  • Short answers to questions regarding health equity, health advocacy, and social determinants of health

Please email any questions to [email protected]


EmPOWERED Scholars Sample Application video featuring Kalisha Wellman.