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CVS Health Foundation, UNCF Establishes $5M College Scholarship For Black Students Going Into Healthcare

CVS Health is following through with its commitment to social justice and racial equity in America with its latest educational initiative. Last week, CVS Health Foundation announced the launch of a five-year, $5 million scholarship program in collaboration with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) — the nation’s largest minority education organization advocating for minority education — to help Black and brown college students pursue an academic career in healthcare. The new initiative — called the CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship program — is a part of CVS Health’s nearly $600 million plan to properly address racial inequity for disenfranchised communities over the next five years, a press release shares. “This scholarship will feed a robust pipeline of under-represented students, which will in turn strengthen the pool of talented college graduates ready for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace,” said David Casey — Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer...

Njera Perkins

Feb 2, 2021