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Inclusion Scholarship

Inclusion Scholars Program

About the Scholarship

The Office of Inclusion is excited to offer OMS I & II students the opportunity to apply for the Inclusion Scholars program.

The Inclusion Scholars program is an opportunity to leverage the power of peers by uplifting the voices of Heritage College students. Inclusion Scholars are leaders on their respective campuses and are often already involved in efforts to advance the movement toward diversity, equity and inclusion. This scholarship provides formal opportunities for students to take a more active role in shaping the educational, cultural and social expectations of the Heritage College.

Inclusion Scholars are ambassadors for the Office of Inclusion and are committed to realizing its mission, vision and values. Students who take on the role of Inclusion Scholar are responsible for assisting in designing and implementing inclusion initiatives, conducting small research projects, acting as a liaison to students and student organizations and being Heritage College inclusion ambassadors.

The Inclusion Scholarship is for one academic year, with the scholarship funds ($3,000) distributed equally in two semesters.

Renewal of the Inclusion Scholarship for OMS II students is at the discretion of the Office of Inclusion.

Scholarship Expectations

  • Inclusion Scholars will exemplify the Office of Inclusion’s mission by building peer-to-peer relationships and supporting the facilitation of dialogues.  
  • Students interested in becoming Inclusion Scholars should feel comfortable engaging with their peers and student organizations to support OOI’s initiatives. 
  • Inclusion Scholars will assist in cultivating the Office of Inclusion’s vision by producing a scholastic project. 
  • Selected Inclusion Scholars will complete an approved project based on an issue or topic related to diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine or medical education.

Project Requirements   

  • Topic and format selection 

    • Topic examples: Health Disparities/Social Justice, Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Cultural & Linguistic Competence in Health Care, Health Care Policy Analysis, etc. 

    • Format examples: student event, campus presentation, visual experience, etc. 

  • Research to substantiate your project 

    • OMS I students are required to write a literature review.

    • OMS II students are required to write an annotated bibliography.

  • 10-15 minute presentation highlighting the major themes of your project, as well as the learning that was revealed/acquired 

  • Biweekly meetings with the Office of Inclusion representatives to review timeline and progression of the scholar’s project 

  • Attend monthly group meetings and/or educational presentations

Inclusion Scholars will embrace and uphold the values of the Office of Inclusion. 

The Office of Inclusion is looking for students who believe in empathy, dynamism, collaboration, curiosity, introspection and resilience. If these values resonate with you, please use the following link to complete the application process. We would love to have you join our team. 

Apply Here

The applications are due by 11:59 PM on September 17, 2021.

The scholarship will start in the fall of the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you have questions, please email the Office of Inclusion at or call 740.593.2209.