For over ten years, Ujima Inc. has been doing grassroots fundraising for the purpose of distributing scholarship funds to African American healthcare students. Their goal is to help build a workforce of African American health professionals who are committed to addressing racial health disparities that disproportionately impact African Americans. Statistics show that health outcomes are improved when African American patients receive skilled, compassionate, culturally appropriate, and respectful care from other African American health professionals.
|2022||$20,000||Support for the Ujima Scholarship Fund and 25% for operating expenses. The Scholarship Fund distributes $1,000-3,000 awards to African American medical school students who are committed to addressing racial health disparities that disproportionately impact their community members. With this grant, Ujima will expand the Scholarship Fund’s reach to include the African American students at the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM).|
|2021||$15,000||Toward awarding qualified medical students who intend to practice in the IE with a scholarship to assist them with their educational costs.|