Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health is partnering with the United Negro College Fund to provide scholarships to minority high school students in the area. Parkview says the goal is to "establish a pipeline of college-educated professionals who are prepared to fill positions in the region."
Five students in Fort Wayne who are enrolled as first-year students in any four-year institution will receive a renewable $5,000 college scholarship, career preparation services, paid internships and employment opportunities after graduating. Each student will be paired with a Parkview mentor who will offer career guidance.
"Parkview Health’s partnership with UNCF supports the development of minority students in professional fields like human resources or accounting, with a focus on healthcare, all while strengthening our workforce pipeline with interns who will be seeking employment upon graduation," said Dena Jacquay, chief human resources officer at Parkview Health. "We look forward to working with students to provide hands-on experience and meaningful mentorships with industry leaders."
Students applying for the scholarships must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, be a member of an underrepresented minority living in Fort Wayne and must be enrolled or admitted to enroll as a first-year student at any UNCF-member institution of other four-year institution. Students must also be planning to major in accounting, human resources, organizational leadership and development, sales, business, economics, finance, physical or occupational therapy or healthcare administration.
Jacquay says the program is an investment in Fort Wayne’s students that will provide long-term benefits. Scholarship applications are being accepted now through February 28. You can find more information by clicking here.