Dr. Yorell Manon-Matos

Scholarship for Healthcare Students

Do you aspire to make a positive impact on the lives of others through a career in healthcare? If so, the Scholarship for Healthcare Students is an opportunity to transform your dreams into reality. This prestigious scholarship, established in honor of Dr. Yorell Manon-Matos, a renowned surgeon and dedicated educator, empowers promising students to pursue their academic goals and excel in the healthcare field.

Scholarship Overview

The Scholarship for Healthcare Students is an investment in the future of healthcare, empowering promising individuals to pursue their passions, excel in their academic endeavors, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. By supporting the next generation of healthcare leaders, the scholarship fosters a culture of innovation, compassion, and excellence within the healthcare profession. The Scholarship for Healthcare Students is a prestigious award established in honor of Dr. Yorell Manon-Matos, a renowned surgeon and dedicated educator. This scholarship recognizes and supports promising students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare disciplines. The Scholarship for Healthcare Students awards a generous sum of $1,000 to a deserving recipient annually. This financial assistance helps alleviate financial burdens and allows recipients to focus wholeheartedly on their academic pursuits.


To be eligible for the Scholarship for Healthcare Students, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current Enrollment: Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Academic Discipline: Pursue a degree in a healthcare discipline, including but not limited to nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, or related fields.
  • Academic Achievement: Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Financial Need: Demonstrate financial need through supporting documentation and personal essays, highlighting the financial constraints that impact your ability to pursue your academic goals.
  • Commitment to Healthcare: Exhibit a genuine commitment to pursuing a career in healthcare, evidenced by your academic pursuits, extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, and personal aspirations.

Essay Prompt

In a compelling 750-word essay, address the following prompts:

  1. Academic Goals: Describe your academic goals and aspirations within your chosen healthcare discipline. What specific areas of study or research interest you? What do you hope to achieve through your academic pursuits?
  2. Financial Need: Discuss your financial situation and the specific financial challenges you face as a student pursuing a degree in healthcare. How does financial need impact your ability to focus on your studies and achieve your academic goals?

Passion for Healthcare: Express your unwavering passion for pursuing a career in healthcare. What motivates you to make a difference in the lives of others through healthcare? What personal experiences or role models have inspired you to choose this path?


One time award of $1,000


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 15, 2024.

Winner Announced

The winner of the scholarship will be announced on September 15, 2024.

How to Apply

To apply for the Scholarship for Healthcare Students, please submit the following materials:

  • Personal Essay: Craft a compelling 750-word essay that addresses the provided essay prompt, highlighting your academic goals, financial need, passion for healthcare, community impact, and personal characteristics that align with a successful healthcare career.
  • Supporting Documentation: If applicable, provide supporting documentation for your financial need, such as tax returns, financial aid statements, or award letters.
  • Personal Bio: Submit a concise personal bio that briefly summarizes your academic background, extracurricular activities, volunteer experiences, and aspirations for the future.

Please submit your complete application materials, including the application form, transcript, letters of recommendation, personal essay, supporting documentation (if applicable), and personal bio, to [email protected]

Along with the essay, please provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Name of High School and Graduation Date
  • The University that you are currently enrolled in.
  • Personal Bio
  • GPA