Scholars in Service Program

SAMUEL MERRITT UNIVERSITY'S COMMITMENT TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN/BLACK and HISPANIC/LATINA/O STUDENTS
The Scholars in Service Program (SISP) was established in 1996 to recruit and retain underrepresented students of color. We actively seek qualified Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latina/o Students who are committed to working in the medically underserved communities of the East Bay while enrolled in school and after graduation.  

Scholarships are awarded each year to selected incoming Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latina/o students. In the past, scholarships have ranged from $2,000 to $8,000.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be of Black/African-American or Hispanic/Latina/o heritage
  • Have a current financial aid application on file with the Financial Aid Office
  • Have achieved academic success at the college level
  • Commit to working in a medically underserved community after graduation

 

THE NEED FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR
Samuel Merritt University has an outstanding reputation among universities offering health science programs. We are known for our academic and clinical excellence and for our high pass rate on national licensure exams.  

At present the health care profession does not reflect the diversity of the state or the nation. At Samuel Merritt University we are striving to reverse this trend through the Scholars in Service Program.  

VALUABLE WEBSITES
As you pursue your degree in the health sciences, these organizations and their websites may prove to be valuable resources for your professional development.
Ethnic Health Institute
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Black Nurses Association
California Nursing Students’ Association