Jan 30, 2008

AMBI Scholarship for Latinas

AMBI® Skincare is proud to announce the annual AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine!
According to a recent study by the American Association of University Women, only 7.3 percent of bachelor’s degrees are earned by Hispanics. Now there’s a new annual scholarship program, the AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine, designed to recognize, reward and support Hispanic and African-American women who have a genuine ambition to make a difference in science and medicine, career fields in which they are currently underrepresented.

AMBI® Skincare has contributed a total of $50,000 to be awarded to 5 Hispanic and African American women, each receiving $10,000 for tuition towards pursuing or continuing her education in any nationwide accredited science or medicine program. The AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine was inspired by Karen Morris-Priester, M.D., the first grandmother to graduate from Yale University School of Medicine. Last spring, scholarship sponsor joined Oprah to celebrate Karen’s academic achievements on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and honor her as the first recipient. “This scholarship is wonderful because it offers invaluable financial support towards making the dream a reality,” says Karen Morris-Priester,M.D.

Whether her hope is to be a nurse, doctor, chemist or high school biology teacher, the AMBI® Scholarship will help recipients achieve their goals by providing the financial resources necessary to pursue their dreams.

The scholarship is open to African-American and Hispanic women who are legal residents of the United States, applicants must be 21 years of age or older and will also be asked to demonstrate financial need. Submissions will be accepted online through March 21, 2008. To apply log onto http://www.ambiskincare.com/.