Congratulations to January 2021 Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) scholarship recipients Tahara Jordan and Angelina Boampong, who earned the Alumni Legacy Award and Eliza Ann Grier (EAG) scholarships, respectively. The Alumni Legacy Award is offered to students who have work/volunteer history with an RUSM graduate. The EAG scholarship is offered to students from under-represented minority groups in the field of medicine.
Tahara, a Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) graduate, volunteered with alumna Dr. Alia Green, at her place of work — a mental health facility in Tallahassee, Florida. Tahara prepped materials for patient visits and observed exams. This unique exposure to psychiatric medicine taught Tahara “how diverse medicine can be, how there is so much more to be learned about this field, and how medicine goes beyond office visits and transitional medicine.”
Angelina stated, “As an under-represented minority candidate, the opportunity to pursue medicine in the first place is an honor, and this award tells me that someone believes in me and is willing to invest in my success. This scholarship serves as a reminder and encouragement to strive to reach my ultimate goal of becoming a physician.”
Both recipients were awarded by application, including their excellent GPAs, personal essays and letter of recommendations.
Learn more about medical school scholarships for incoming students on our Medical School Scholarships page.
Visit www.empowerscholarshipfund.org to see additional scholarship opportunities for current RUSM students.