We are accepting applications for the 2023 Emerging Leaders Scholarship.

(*This is a membership scholarship only.)

Scholarship Details

Offered annually, the Scholarship for Emerging Leaders is designed for women in the healthcare industry. Each scholarship is worth the cost of one membership to Women in Healthcare. WIH awards 25 women the Emerging Leaders Scholarship annually. This is a scholarship for a membership only.

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.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2023.


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. The Women in Healthcare Advisory board will award scholarships to the top 25 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. This is a scholarship for a membership only.


The recipients of our 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholarship were 25 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 awardees and welcoming them to our WIH community!

  • Kinjal Shah, Perkins & Will
  • Vaishali Singh, Rush University Medical Center
  • Morgan Shields, Maxim Healthcare Services
  • Maria Valencia, Fresh Comfort, Inc.
  • Ochuole Mercy Barka, PhD, Student
  • Donnelle Jageman, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
  • Joreal Eady, Eagle Telemedicine
  • Morgan Keel, M+A Architects
  • Moyosore Sosanwo, Graduate Student, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sherelen Hodges, Wellskin Dermatology & Aesthetics
  • Jennifer Huynh, CannonDesign
  • Liliane de Vries, Leadership Coach
  • Macy Sadler, Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent’s
  • Mashika Gallo, Graduate Student, Kent State University
  • Samantha Hamilton, Advanced Care Paramedic, EMC Inc
  • Stephanie Davis, University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center
  • Cagla Oruc, Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Christina Blackburn, PhD, Student, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Darrell Bean, National Spine and Pain Centers
  • Kasey Gilmour, Graduate Student, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Julie Mendoza, CallisonRTKL
  • Natalie Mehrmann, Galloway & Co, Inc.
  • Sabah Mohammed, Perkins & Will
  • Gauri Nadkarni, Cannon Design
  • Penelope MacMoy, Student

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.