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Diversity Scholarship

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust Diversity Scholarship

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, in collaboration with the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), recognizes the need for diversity in the ever-changing health care industry by offering a $5,000 college scholarship to three deserving Tennessee minority students.

These scholarships, in recognition for outstanding achievements in community service, leadership and academics, are given to undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in the field of health care.

Please download the application and follow the instructions.

All submitted applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2013. Completed applications can be e-mailed to Applications can also be mailed to:

Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
Attn: Selection Committee
P.O. BOX 40051
Memphis, Tennessee 38174-0051

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions, see our FAQs page.

African-American Contributions

This Learning Resource Guide is a tool to be used in conjunction with the African-American Contributions Series. Its purpose is to enrich the classroom experience by offering additional resources to educators on the significant role African-Americans have played throughout our nation’s history.

A link to each documentary in the series directs you to a page with discussion questions related to each video.

Whether it’s through education, health care or the military, the lessons to be learned through the triumphs and struggles of African-Americans impact us all.

Using the Series

The African-American Contributions Series is an incredibly popular tool with many Tennessee-area educators. All activities were created for use in secondary school classroom settings; though each lesson can also be modified and conducted at home.

For your convenience, all three of the African-American Contributions Series videos are available for online viewing on ChannelBlue. DVD versions of all three videos are also available by emailing  

Color of Blood- 2009

President Truman’s Executive Order 9981 helped set in motion the desegregation of the United States’ military. Issued on July 26, 1948, it afforded all soldiers the right to equal opportunity in the military.


Education for Life - 2007

Perhaps one of the greatest gifts one can receive in life is the gift of education. When a child or adult learns to read, new doors open and great journeys begin. Knowledge is power.


Healing Touch - 2006

The human spirit is strong. It triumphs and succeeds in spite of the many obstacles it faces in the course of a lifetime. Some of the greatest illustrations of the resilient human spirit are seen in the lives of the first African-Americans to practice medicine in the South.