(*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.

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 recipients of our 2023 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 2023 awardees and welcoming them to our WIH community!

  • Dodi Iannaco, Virtua Urgent Care
  • Hymavathi Vennapusa, Hoefer Welker
  • Kari Rosteck, Affiliated Engineers Inc
  • Iemaan Rana, Medical Student, UIC College and UC Berkeley (UCB)
  • Rosa Ahn-Horst, Psychiatry resident, Physician Scientist Training Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital
  • Shayna Kamai
  • Sara Heppe, PF&A Design
  • Sandra Elzeni, Dedalus Global
  • Wanda Bennett, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Whitney Ellington, NCPDP
  • Vani Jain, Interior Design student, Pratt Institute
  • Hillary Dang, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Brianna Duell, Systems Source, Inc.
  • Jessica Lyon, MountainView Hospital
  • Sarah Gardineer, Pearson Clinical
  • Ida Scout Kegley

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.