Six BRYC Fellows receive scholarships to be used for healthcare degrees

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – For the first time ever, six high school and college students who are part of the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition are splitting $50,000 in scholarships.

BRYC partnered with the Baton Rouge Clinic to help these students who are planning to go after degrees in healthcare.

The goal of this collaboration is to give a diverse group of students the chance to pursue careers in the healthcare industry.

Out of 38 applications, these six students were chosen:

  • Destiny Caldwell, Scotlandville High School Senior
  • Tarralyn Clark, Emory University Sophomore, Biology
  • Katelyn Guillory, Southern University Junior, Nursing
  • Elissa Henderson, Southeastern Louisiana University Junior, Biology
  • Serenity Packnett, Wilkinson County High School Senior
  • Mackenzie Wilson, Louisiana State University Junior, Biology

“After 75 years of caring for future generations, The Baton Rouge Clinic, is honored to partner with BRYC to contribute to the education and success of our community’s future healthcare leaders,” said Jewel W. Crockett, MD, who was instrumental in launching the Health Fellows program. “We are excited about the opportunities this partnership provides and our ability to support the work of BRYC in improving educational opportunities for all students.”

The money awarded to each student will go towards their Fall 2021 enrollment.

“Partnering with The Baton Rouge Clinic has opened so many doors for BRYC Fellows, both financially and through the monthly Health Fellows Speaker Series,” said Chelsea Werner, BRYC’s Director of College Counseling. “It’s a strong step toward addressing nationwide inequities in healthcare education. We’re grateful to The Baton Rouge Clinic for investing so generously in our exceptional Fellows and the future of health services in the area.”

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