NC Diversity & Equity in Emergency Medicine Scholarship


Up to $10,000

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Administering Organization: Triangle Community Foundation


The NC Diversity and Equity in Emergency Medicine Scholarship Fund was created by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA and Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates out of a desire to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the medical field, specifically in emergency medicine. Scholarships are awarded to second year MD or DO students or first-year Physician Assistant students who identify as underrepresented minorities and are attending school in North Carolina or at Meharry Medical College in TN.

Amount & Use of Funds

Up to $10,000

Awards will be $5,000 per year for the number of years remaining in the student’s program (one or two years) and may be used towards any need listed under the school’s total cost of attendance. The student is responsible for all other charges. To receive a second year of funding, students must verify they continue to be in good academic standing and that they will be enrolled for the upcoming academic year.


In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be in their second year of an MD or DO program or their first year of a PA program.
  • Students must be enrolled in programs in North Carolina OR at Meharry Medical College.
  • Students must self-identify as an underrepresented minority in the medical field based on the UNC System definition*.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Preference for students specializing in emergency medicine.

*Underrepresented Minority (URM) status is based on the federal race code as self-reported by the student. URM status is indicated by a value corresponding to any one of the following four race/ethnicities: American Indian/Alaska Native; Black/African American; Hispanic; or two or more races. Thus, non-URM includes the remaining five categories: White, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, non-resident alien, and unknown race/ethnicity. An individual student is considered URM if that student’s race/ethnicity variable has a value corresponding to one of the four included values listed above within the last five years (either the current academic year that the degree was received or any one of the preceding four academic years) at a given institution. (Borrowed from the UNC System definition of underrepresented minorities.)

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using the Foundation’s online application portal. Click the button below to get started!

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Phone: 919.474.8370

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