(*This is a membership scholarship only.)

Scholarship Details

The Emerging Leaders Scholarship is for rising leaders who exhibit a passion for the healthcare industry, gender equity, and want to be a part of a supportive community.  Each recipient of the Emerging Leaders Scholarship will receive a one-year Women in Healthcare membership. The Emerging Leaders Scholarship is now closed for 2024. We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2024 year.

Eligibility Requirements

You may apply for the scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a student or professional focused in the healthcare industry.
  • Membership cost creates financial hardship, no backing by current employer for membership fee.
  • You are not a previous recipient of this scholarship.
  • You meet the qualifications of a Women in Healthcare member.


Offered annually, the Scholarship for Emerging Leaders is designed for women in the healthcare industry. Each scholarship recipient will receive a one-year Women in Healthcare membership.

The Women in Healthcare Advisory board will award scholarships to the top candidates that prove need, drive, and support the mission of the organization. Each application will be reviewed blindly and ranked by the selection committee based on these qualifiers. It is important to the Women in Healthcare community that the scholarship is awarded in a way that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Emerging Leaders Scholarship is now closed for 2024. We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2024 year.

The recipients of our 2024 Emerging Leaders Scholarship were exceptional awardees joining our WIH community. Among the group is a collection of leaders who exhibit a passion for healthcare and advancing equity. We have awarded:

  • Clinicians across the spectrum. (i.e., doctors, medical assistants, nurse practitioners)
  • Students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as doctorates in public health, health administration, architecture, and operations.
  • New mothers balancing careers and life changes.
  • Professionals tackling gender and racial disparities domestically and abroad.

Please join us in congratulating the 2024 awardees and welcoming them to our WIH community!

  • Victoria Vaughn, TriStar Ambulatory Surgery Division
  • Rakhee Sachdeva, Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research
  • Andrea Smith
  • Liset Orantes, Cure4theKids Foundation
  • Erika Miller, Banner Health Wyoming Medical Center
  • Laura Long, IC² Institute
  • Edna Obaseki, Sonoma State Zine Magazine
  • Aime Arreola, UC Merced Community Nutrition Lab
  • Lindsay Shaffer, UMF Medical
  • Shurouq Al Jammal
  • Wenfei Xu, New York School of Interior Design
  • Kelly Elmore, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Lauren Castaneda, LEO A DALY
  • Dhara Parsania, Toxic Allure Lab
  • Jakiya Morrow

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application

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About WIH

WIH is a professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the field. Through this community we empower one another, support growth and mentorship, provide education and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Women in Healthcare is an organization founded on the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Women in Healthcare is dedicated to dismantling biases and to life-long growth and education.