Only 6.7 percent of African-Americans and 7.5 percent of Hispanics made up the total number of medical school graduates in 2010, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The Go Red Multicultural Scholarship is made possible by the Macy’s Multicultural Fund. Macy’s has supported the scholarship fund regionally in New York since 1998. In 2011, Macy’s and The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women collaborated to offer the scholarship on a national scale. Macy’s is a national sponsor of Go Red For Women and has helped raise more than $29 million for the cause since 2004. For more information and to complete an application, visit the website www.GoRedForWomen.org/GoRedScholarship.
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, the organization is committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premier source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. For more information, visit the website at www.GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and locally by St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The AHA mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. The AHA funds cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit the website at www.heart.org.