The scholarship fund is designed to inspire and support women in their studies and expand the much-needed pipeline of diverse nursing and medical students, while increasing cultural competence in health care. Research shows that numerous ethnic groups — including African-Americans and Hispanics — are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and risk factors, confront barriers to diagnosis and care, and experience worse health outcomes than their Caucasian counterparts.
• Chelsea Reed, 18, Stephen F. Austin State University, of Missouri City, TX
• Crystal Vasquez, 19, University of New Mexico, of Albuquerque, NM
• Guadalupe Sinyard, 19, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic University, of Brownsville, TX
The Go Red Multicultural Scholarship is made possible by the Macy's Multicultural Fund. Macy's is a national sponsor of Go Red For Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazón and has helped raise more than $28 million for the cause since 2004.