Skin Scholarship sponsored by Lubriderm® and the National Hispanic Health Foundation

Lubriderm® Launches Skin Scholarship with the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) to Support U.S. Hispanics Pursuing Careers in Dermatology

Scholarships aim to aid the next generation of U.S. Hispanic dermatologists to increase representation and accessibility within the field

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Eligibility Criteria
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Eligibility Criteria

The below outlines the criteria needed to be met by applicants to be considered for the 2022 Skin Scholarship sponsored by Lubriderm®. For other questions regarding the Scholarship, please contact [email protected].

1.    Who is eligible to apply for the Skin Scholarship sponsored by Lubriderm®?

  • Medical students, enrolled full-time in a U.S.-based accredited program, in documented dermatology-related activities such as research and preceptorship activities;
  • Dermatology residents in a U.S.-based accredited program; and
  • Physician associate dermatology students enrolled full-time in a U.S.-based accredited dermatology program.

 If you would like to become a member, please visit here.

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time for the 2022-2023 academic year.

NOTE: Health professions outside of dermatology will NOT be considered. High school and undergraduate students are NOT eligible for this scholarship.

 

2.    Are applicants required to be Hispanic?

Applicants are not required to be Hispanic; an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.

3.    What are the qualifications?

a.     3.0 GPA or Passing (fail/pass system)
b.     Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and having a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the U.S.
c.     Be a member of the National Hispanic Medical Association

 

4.    What are the required supporting documents?

a.     Personal statement or essay, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)
b.     Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)
c.      Letter of recommendation (one letter only)
d.     Proof of U.S. citizenship, residency, or DACA status
e.     Unofficial copy of school transcripts

 

5.    What are the requirements for the Personal Statement?

The personal statement should be exactly that – personal. Tell us what sets you apart from other students and how your professional pursuits in skin health will support the Hispanic community. Make sure you are detailing what you want the reviewer to know about you as a student leader or resident committed to serving the Hispanic community in the United States. Remember to also include your curriculum vitae to list your leadership and health-related accomplishments.

 

6.    I am not a U.S. Citizen, can I still apply?

Only U.S. Citizens, permanent lawful residents, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are eligible to apply.

 

7.    Who is eligible to write my recommendation letter?

A current/past professor or supervisor is required to write your recommendation letter. Your recommendation letter should be included in your completed scholarship application.

NOTE: If your recommender prefers, they can email it to us directly at [email protected] using the following subject line with your information: “[Your Full Name] – LOR”. The document must be labeled: [Your Full Name] – LOR

 
If your recommender can only mail the letter, they can do so to our DC office at NHHF Scholarship 2021 c/o National Hispanic Medical Association, 1920 L Street NW, Suite 725, Washington, D.C. 20036.

8.    What is the scholarship deadline?

The application deadline is May 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Any applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

 

9.    Where should I send my completed scholarship application?

This is a paperless application. The link for the application can be found here. Documents can be directly uploaded to this form.

 

10.  How many students will receive this scholarship?

Lubriderm® and NHHF will award 10 scholarships.

 

11.  I am interested in applying to your scholarship, but I am in another health profession that is not listed. Am I still eligible?

Unfortunately, at this time only the health profession explicitly stated in this application (dermatology) will be eligible for the scholarship.

 

12.  Do I need an official transcript?

We do not require an official transcript. Transcripts should have the student’s full name and date of birth listed.

 

13.  I am currently enrolled to begin a graduate program and have no GPA or transcript yet. What should I do?

Please submit your official enrollment in your graduate degree program. Make sure you have at least 9 graduate credit hours “in progress.” Also, include your official transcripts from your undergraduate school if Fall 2022 is the first semester of your graduate program.

 

14.  I’m in high school/undergraduate college, am I eligible for the NHHF Scholarship?

Unfortunately, at this time only physician associate dermatology students and dermatology residents are eligible for the scholarship.

 

15.  My grade point average is under the required criteria of 3.0. Would I still be eligible to apply for your awards?

No, you must meet the minimum grade point requirements to be eligible. (Example, a 2.98 GPA will not be rounded to a 3.0).

 

16.  Do I need to be a National Hispanic Medical Association member to apply?

Yes, you need to be a member of the National Hispanic Medical Association to be considered for the scholarship. If you would like to become a member, please visit here.

 

17.  If I have already received an award from the National Hispanic Health Foundation, am I still eligible to apply?

Yes, past recipients of any NHHF affiliated awards are eligible to apply for the Lubriderm® Skin Scholarship.

 

18.  Is there a specific format supporting documents should be in?

Yes, all documents should be in PDF format. You will NOT be able to upload any documents that are not in a PDF format.

 
Documents should also be named using the following format:
FULL NAME – DOCUMENT NAME (i.e., personal statement, CV, LOR, Transcript, etc.)


ABOUT LUBRIDERM®

Lubriderm®, the brand developed by dermatologists, offers scientifically proven products that have been restoring healthy-looking skin for generations. Lubriderm® believes everyone deserves to have healthy, comfortable skin. That’s why every product provides a fast-absorbing, non-greasy clean feeling and is clinically shown to moisturize skin for 24 hours. All Lubriderm® products offer specialized formulations with essential nutrients naturally found in healthy skin. For more information about Lubriderm® and its product offerings, visit Lubriderm.com or follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/Lubriderm.

ABOUT NHHF
The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) (501c3) was established in 1994 in Washington, DC as the National Hispanic Medical Foundation as the philanthropic arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association.  The mission of the Foundation is to support educational and research activities to improve the health of Hispanics. In 2003, the NHMA was awarded a Congressional Earmark to develop the Foundation with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Senator Arlen Specter, and Congressman Regula. In 2005, NHHF became affiliated with and located at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. Recently, NHHF has moved to the New York Academy of Medicine to build its community-based research program.


[1] Lubriderm® surveyed 200 dermatologists and 969 consumers (2021)

[2] Dermatology Has a Problem With Skin Color”, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/health/skin-diseases-black-hispanic.html, The New York Times, August 30, 2020