$15,000 to be awarded in WSU Applebaum Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships

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From left: Alumni donor Ron Coleman, PharmD candidate Obioma Opara and Dean Brian Cummings during the 2023 Pharmacy Donors & Scholars event.

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2024 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship application is now open.

A total of $15,000 will be presented to students who actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive student body and/or demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through their outreach and community service work.

Apply by March 29

“Diversity and inclusion are among our top priorities at WSU Applebaum,” said Dean Brian Cummings. “We are constantly focused on what we can do to truly advance diversity and inclusion in professional health education, which we anticipate will ultimately lead to a reduction in health disparities here in Detroit and every community where our alumni serve. We are excited to present these scholarships to students who are also actively working toward those goals.”

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From left: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Paul Beasley, Occupational Therapy student Shanjana Chowdhury, Radiologic Technology student Cindy Nguyen and Dean Brian Cummings during the 2023 Health Sciences Donors & Scholars event.

How to apply

Applicants must be current full-time graduate or undergraduate students in good academic standing in any WSU Applebaum program. The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, March 29.

The online application requires students to upload a CV and current unofficial transcript, and submit a personal statement no longer than 500 words touching on any or all of the following topics:

  • Socioeconomic disadvantage.
  • First-generation college student.
  • What diversity means to you and why it is important in relation to your profession.
  • Overcoming substantial obstacles such as family or personal adversity, educational disability, and prejudice or discrimination.
  • Other factors that contribute to a diverse and inclusive student body, including but not limited to geographic residence (specifically including the city of Detroit).

Scholarship awards will be deposited directly into recipients’ Wayne State accounts for tuition costs. Questions about the scholarship or application process? Email Tiffany Cusmano.

An anchor in urban health care

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 24,000 students.

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