The Provident Foundation, a Community Programs Accelerator Core recipient, recently awarded $3,000 scholarships to three minority students in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, community service, and interest in urban health. The scholarships help these deserving students pursue training in the medical field.
As a Provident Foundation Scholar, these students will also receive mentorship and support throughout their college studies and preparation for medical and nursing school. They join a cohort of Scholars who are completing their undergraduate or medical professional degree. The Scholars were presented their checks by Dr. James Woodruff, Scholarship Chair, Ms. Myetie Hamilton, Board Chair, and Ms. Claudette Baker, Administrator.
The students selected for the scholarship include:
The Provident Foundation preserves the living legacy of the Provident Hospital and Training School which was the first African-American owned and operated hospital in the United States. Established in 1891, Provident Hospital signaled to the world that the South Side of Chicago was capable of Black self-determination through education pathways and quickly became a symbol of Black empowerment.
Myetie Hamilton, Chair, Board of Directors was recently quoted in Forbes magazine about the historical significance of Provident Hospital’s founder, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.