Application window: Nov. 1, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2020

Eligibility: College freshmen and sophomores with aspirations of using their college degree to improve their community.

Payment: Scholarship awards will be paid directly to each recipient’s accredited educational institution once the recipient provides proof of enrollment. Financial office contact information (the bursar’s office) will be required if you are selected for a scholarship.

To apply for an EmPOWERED to Serve scholarship, you’ll need to submit:

  • Your photo
  • A current college transcript
  • A letter of recommendation

You’ll also need to tell us what you’ve done to improve the health of your community and how this scholarship would help you build on that.

In addition, you’ll be asked to upload a video in which you address several questions, including what health equity means to you and what you’ve done in the last 18 months to improve the health of a loved one.

You’ll also be asked to discuss nutrition’s role in wellness and/or your work in health advocacy, if those areas interest you.

Please send any program and/or application-specific inquiries to

Begin your application now.