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Apply for a Diversity Scholarship by February 28

The health care industry is changing. That change not only brings increased access to insurance to historically underserved populations but also a greater need for a qualified, diverse workforce to deliver that care.

Diversity Scholarship

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Are you a minority college student and resident of Tennessee? Are you a sophomore or junior pursuing a career in the field of health care? Apply for our $10,000 diversity scholarship today!

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What You Need to Know

In 2012, we established a scholarship to address this need for more inclusion in the health care setting. The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, in collaboration with the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives, offers a $10,000 (awarded in two payments of $5,000 each over the course of two consecutive semesters) college scholarship to three Tennessee minority students who wish to pursue careers in the field of health care.

  • Applicants must be a promising minority student and resident of Tennessee who is a college sophomore or junior, by the application deadline
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university program within the state of Tennessee
  • Applicants must have intent to obtain a degree to pursue a career in the field of health care
  • A full list of criteria is noted on the scholarship application

Completed applications must be postmarked or received via e-mail by April 01, 2015. They can be e-mailed to nahsememphis@gmail.com. Applications can also be mailed to:

Attn: Selection Committee
P.O. BOX 40051
Memphis, Tennessee 38174-0051


Applications submitted via e-mail should be sent as an attachment. This could either be a document file, PDF or scanned copies of printed documents. The passport size photo can be attached as a picture file (for example JPEG).

Recipients will be notified of the award in May 2015. Funds will be disbursed directly to the college or university in the name of the student in advance of the upcoming semester.

Scholarships will be awarded in two payments of $5,000 each over the course of two consecutive semesters to students representing West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee (one in each region). Scholarships are non-renewing.

Questions can be emailed to the Memphis Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) at nahsememphis@gmail.com