On behalf of the Reston Chapter Scholarship Committee, we are excited to present our Chapter's merit-based scholarships to African American graduating high school seniors entering a college/university in the Fall of 2023. As a Chapter, we have awarded over $110,000 in scholarships to deserving youth in the metropolitan area. This year our 2 scholarships are:
- Fran Robinson Memorial Scholarship is named after a former beloved Reston Chapter president. The 4 scholarship amounts are as follows: (1) $4000 (2) $2000 and (1) $1000 winners. Eligible candidates must be graduating high school seniors residing in Fairfax County. Website [Link]
- Sybil Caldwell Education Scholarship is named after a beloved Reston Chapter member. In partnership with the FMCC Small Business Roundtable, two $1500 scholarships will be granted. Eligible candidates must be graduating high school seniors residing in Fairfax County or the District of Columbia. Website [Link]
Completed scholarship applications must be submitted in their entirety by May 12, 2023.
Please help in getting the word out and make these scholarships known to eligible senior students and have them apply. At this time, children of Jack and Jill members are not eligible. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Many thanks for your support!
ACEP Elects First Black President: On Thursday, Sept. 29, Aisha T. Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP, from Washington, D.C., was elected ACEP’s new President-elect. Dr. Terry is serving a one year as President-elect before becoming ACEP President during ACEP23 in Philadelphia. She was first elected to the Board in 2017 and served as Vice President of the Board in 2021-22. It’s a historic moment for ACEP; Dr. Terry will become ACEP’s first Black president. Below is Dr. Terry’s acceptance speech at the ‘22 ACEP national conference held in San Francisco in which she emphasized her passion for inclusion and equal treatment for each individual by the health care system at all levels. This passion lead her to create MSWF to help facilitate inclusion by bridging financial gaps along with mentorship for minority women in all science fields.
Minority Women in Science Foundation
(MWSF) is a nonprofit organization working to support our next generation of minority women in science. We do this through our dynamic mentoring program, interactive website, web workshops and grants/scholarships for crucial prep courses.
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Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
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MWSF 2022 Scholarship Recipient
Ruth Solomon was awarded a $2500 per year (4 years) scholarship by The Minority Women in Science Foundation Scholarship.
My name is Ruth Solomon and I am graduating with an advanced diploma from South County High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. In the coming fall, I plan to attend The College of William & Mary and major in Biology on a pre-med track. My goal is to become a traveling Obstetrician and Gynecologist. My interest was first sparked when I visited Ethiopia and heard about the increase in maternal issues due to the lack of health care centers and workers. This inspired me to be part of the medical field so I can help women and girls in developing countries. I enjoy giving back to my community, some of my volunteering work includes tutoring young children at my local church. I also have shadowed an OB/GYN at the INOVA hospital in Falls Church. This experience heightened my interest to work on improving women's health. As a proud Ethiopian-American, I founded the Ethiopian-Eritrean Association at my high school. This club creates a safe environment for Ethiopian and Eritrean students while also educating them about the political and social issues happening back home. I live with my parents and two younger brothers in Lorton, Virginia. My favorite hobbies include reading mystery books and biking with my brothers.