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Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships

These awards consist of five scholarships given to outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have shown leadership in efforts to eliminate inequities in medical education and health care and have demonstrated leadership efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Each recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship.

Nomination Process

Information regarding the 2017 nomination process will be published Monday, January 2, 2017.

Commemorating Dr. Herbert W. Nickens' Legacy

Interactive Commemorative Program:
Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine 

Nickens Medical Student Checklist

Medical Student Scholarship Nomination Packet Checklist 

2016 Nickens Student Award Brochure

2016 Student Nickens Award Brochure 

2015 Nickens Student Scholarship Recipients

2015 Nickens Student Scholarship Recipients

Jessica Buck
Weill Cornell Medical College

Maximillian Joseph Vincent Cruz
Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univeristy

Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Jaire Saunders
University of California Riverside School of Medicine

Mary Tate
Harvard Medical School

Read more about the 2015 recipients 

Previous Nickens Student Scholarship Award Recipients

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