More than 60% of scholars are
FIRST-GENERATION college students
Since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has awarded 87 deserving scholars with more than $128,500 in scholarships support towards their college education.
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Scholar Spotlight: Kaila, Howard University
It was on a trip to East Africa through College Track that opened my eyes to global disparities in healthcare. Serving at a clinic in Lira, Uganda, I saw the lack of equipment in the facilities and space to adequately serve the community. I remember one of the nurses telling us that all of the instruments they used were sent from the United States after being deemed unfit for use. I thought to myself, “if these instruments are not good enough to be used on American patients, why are they being used on Ugandan patients?”
I have always been self-motivated and driven, but for students from my community, that is not enough. College Track provided me with the tools to not only get to college, but to graduate and pursue my passion. After medical school, I plan to move back to New Orleans to fill the gap in the medical field and ensure that little Black girls have doctors and healthcare professionals who look like them. For me, it’s important to model what it looks like to follow your passion.