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 Jordan


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 Boampong


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.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

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. 

 

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2021-2022, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 96% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2022-23 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2021-22 who were active applicants in the 2022 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.