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Only 3% of Dermatologists in the U.S are Black

Seeing how the Black population makes up 13% of the U.S., this is a huge problem. The mission of our Skin Scholar Grant is to support the next generation of Black dermatologists and help address the underrepresentation of Black professionals in the field.

Historically, Black people have faced systemic barriers to accessing quality education, including medical education. Additionally, the cost of medical education is often prohibitively expensive, which can be a barrier for Black individuals who may have less access to wealth and financial resources. From misdiagnosis to mistreatment, the Black community as a whole is not receiving the care it needs. More Black dermatologists who understand and specialize in skin of color is crucial.

About The Grant

  • Purpose and Eligibility: The Skin Scholar Grant was designed to provide financial support to Black students who are studying dermatology or related fields, and who are committed to advancing the representation of Black dermatologists in the profession.
  • Funding: The funding can be used to cover tuition, books, board prep and exam fees, and other educational expenses, as well as travel costs.
  • Selection process: A selection committee will review applications and make decisions based on criteria such as academic achievement, commitment to dermatology, and demonstrated financial need.

Two students will be awarded per semester. Applications for Fall 2023 will open in the summer.


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