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Apply Now for Mission’s Health Careers Scholarship

by The Urban News

Mission Health is accepting applications from throughout the community for the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship.

The aim of the scholarship is to support the educational goals of high school seniors and college students of color from western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare.

Past recipients of Mission Health’s Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship.

For more than 25 years, Mission Health has been awarding the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship, with more than $1 million given to make college more affordable.

The scholarship is named in honor of Kesha Young, a 22-year-old, biracial woman born with mental and physical disabilities who underwent multiple surgeries at Mission Hospital.

Kesha died just months before she was scheduled to earn her high school diploma. Despite her health struggles, Kesha was described by her adoptive parents as embodying the characteristics that are vital to how healthcare team members engage with patients, families, and visitors, with a strong spirit, warm smile, and positive encouragement.

In its statement, Mission Health wrote, “We recognize that having a diverse workforce, especially in healthcare, is very important to provide the best possible care to our patients and communities. This is integral to who we are as a company. Our mission statement is based around recognizing and affirming the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual: ‘Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.’”

Completed applications, along with all additional materials, must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, for consideration. Recipients will be notified in early May and invited to a reception at Mission Hospital on Wednesday June 7.

Find instructions and apply at missionhealth.org/medical-professionals/scholarships/2023-kesha-young-scholarship-application-instructions.


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