We are proud to announce that Ashley Austin, a medical student at Georgia Regents University, has won our 2014 DiversityJobs Scholarship award.
Ashley’s essay was inspirational and beautifully written.
Intrigued by her grandmother’s near impossible recuperation, Ashley decided to commit herself to earning entry into the medical profession. Though she believes “the pressures to perform with precision, care, and judgment, without exception, are manifest” in the medical fied, “these pressures, combined with a healthy dose of competition, help to generate advancements that serve both to prolong survival and improve quality of life for the public at large. About her resolve, she writes: “As a double minority in medicine (African-American female) I have made it my personal responsibility to change the way people with my background are viewed in the medical field.” After graduation, she plans to enter a residency program in orthopedic surgery.
Ashley’s intelligence, selflessness, and obvious drive will no doubt allow her success in her chosen career as a Doctor.
The six finalists – Sumaya Attia, Ashley Austin, Amanda McDonald, Riley Kua, Alice Wen and Yara Mukaled – were selected from thousands of other applicants for their dedication to learning, desire to make a positive impact on the world, and how their incredible stories have helped mold their future career paths. Choosing one winner was an incredibly difficult decision considering the exceptional student applicants and quality of their essays.
We want to thank our site visitors and all who voted to help us select a winner. The support shown through positive comments left for these students affirms both their career paths and the wonderful impact they already have on the lives of others.
To apply for the next DiversityJobs Scholarship, visit the scholarship page and check if your school has registered for the program.