NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State College and two different traditionally Black faculties and universities will profit from scholarship and grant packages being began by a medical merchandise firm.
Baxter Worldwide Inc. is giving $1.2 million to help Black college students pursuing well being and science levels, Tennessee State stated.
Funds for the three scholarship and grant packages will go over a three-year interval to Tennessee State, Meharry Medical School and Morehouse Faculty of Medication, Tennessee State stated in a information launch.
Tennessee State and Meharry Medical School beforehand introduced an accelerated pipeline program targeted on getting ready African American medical doctors and dentists to supply care to underserved communities. The initiative is known as for Tennessee State alumnus and cardiac surgeon Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., who holds an honorary diploma from Meharry.
This system prepares certified Tennessee State college students for early acceptance to Meharry, permitting them to finish their undergraduate and medical faculty research in seven years, as an alternative of eight.