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Arkansas Minority Health Commission Announces Recipients of Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarship Twenty-eight students receive awards ranging from $500 to $1,000

Posted: October 15, 2022

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October 12, 2022

Arkansas Minority Health Commission Announces Recipients of Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarship

Twenty-eight students receive awards ranging from $500 to $1,000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission has awarded $26,000 in scholarships to 28 minority students pursuing careers in health care and public health for the Fall 2022 school semester.

Part-time students receiving scholarships are: Sir-Jason Monroe, Valissia Batemon, both of Conway, Taylor Thompson and Vivian White, both of Little Rock.

Full-time students receiving scholarships are: Ciristen Neal, of Alexander, Alma Navarrete, of Benton, Estefany Soto, Kathryn Armstrong, both of Conway, Nydia Hernandez, of Hamburg, Danna Chaney, of Heber Springs, Zharia Harris, of Hensley, Damaiya Byrd, of Hot Springs, Kierra Wright, of Jonesboro, Gabriel Wilber, Amber Hill, Nabeel Alwan, Breann Hansberry, Skylar West, Brittany Taylor, Jonathan Park, Andrea Daniels, all of Little Rock, Devan Mishra, India Hayes, both of Maumelle, Alexis Larkins, of Pine Bluff, Lizbeth Cenobio, of Springdale, Ashanti Turner, of Stephens, Rashad Thrower, of Texarkana, and Latoya Handy, of West Memphis.

“There is an ever-increasing gap in minority representation in the health care workforce,” said Kenya Eddings, Arkansas Minority Health Commission Executive Director. “We are proud of these students who have chosen to pursue a career of service through health care and public health and excited to be able to help them by providing scholarships.”

The Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarships are awarded twice per year. Minority students enrolled in a program of study that leads to, or is creditable towards a field in health, can apply for the scholarship. Additional information about the scholarship can be found at www.arminorityhealth.com.

About Arkansas Minority Health Commission

The mission of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is to assure all minority Arkansans equitable access to preventive health care and to seek ways to promote health and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.

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