BlueCross Foundation Opens Applications for the 2020 BlueCross Power of We Scholarship

Striving to Reduce Health Disparities and Develop a More Inclusive Health Care Workforce

Eligible Tennessee students can now apply for a $10,000 BlueCross Power of We Scholarship to help them prepare for careers in health care.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, in collaboration with the NAHSE Memphis Chapter, will award three recipients $10,000 each in scholarship funds for their extraordinary achievements in community service, leadership and academics.

Since 2013, the BlueCross Foundation has helped dozens of diverse students continue their undergraduate studies in nursing, medical technology, pharmacy and more by investing over $100,000 in scholarship funds.

"We want Tennessee’s health care workforce to reflect the diversity of our neighbors – because we know cultural competency can have an impact on health outcomes," said Ron Harris, vice president of diversity and inclusion for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

The BlueCross Power of We Scholarship is awarded to outstanding minority students who are Tennessee residents studying at an in-state college or university. The scholarship program strives to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce and empowers students to pursue their dreams in the health care field.

BlueCross will recognize the 2020 recipients at a ceremony in Nashville this summer.

Chyna Germany, a junior at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), is a 2019 scholarship recipient who exemplifies the purpose of the program. Raised by a single mother, Germany, who aspires to serve as a nurse practitioner, was motivated to become independent and help women better understand their health. Through the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship, she is able to focus on her education, without having to take on significant debt, and put more funds toward her continued education.

Apply at the link below by Feb. 21 to be considered for the BlueCross Power of We Scholarship.

About BlueCross®
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.5 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and is celebrating its 75th anniversary of bringing peace of mind to its members and local communities. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's news center at

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. was established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The foundation provides funding for the BlueCross Healthy Place program, which creates active, healthy spaces across Tennessee.

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