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Woody Brittain Scholarship

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Woody Brittain — Education Is the Equalizer Scholarship

Woody Brittain Scholarship Application

The Woody Brittain – Education Is the Equalizer Scholarship recognizes and cultivates outstanding young African-American students interested in science, technology and healthcare through a unique scholarship and mentoring program.

Who can participate?

African-American students in the 12th grade.

What is it?

  • The Woody Brittain — Education Is the Equalizer Scholarship is a scholarship program that provides educational funding and mentoring to qualifying African-American students seeking a career in science, technology or healthcare.
  • Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership,community service and academic performance.
  • Scholarships are $7,500/year and are eligible for renewal for three consecutive years following the original award, subject to academic performance.

What is the timeline?

  • Applications are now available. Click here for the full details.
  • Applications and all components are due December 31, 2013.
  • Award winners are announced in April 2014.

Why participate in this program?

In addition to the monetary support, this scholarship is all about community support. Winners will be exposed to the unique DaVita "Village" culture that has been studied by Harvard Business School and profiled in numerous publications. Winners of this award may also assist and mentor future Woody Brittain award recipients to build a growing network and lasting legacy of education, personal and professional growth, and service to the community.

Ready to apply? Here’s how

  1. First, get familiar with what’s required on the application, and start gathering the components. In short, students will need to provide the following components for the application:
    • Academic records showing a 3.0 GPA or above for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of recommendation (3)*
    • Community involvement written response to include documentation of 10 hours within a 6-month period of community involvement
    • Signed Release & Affidavit Form
      Click here to download the details.
  2. Once you’ve gathered all the components, complete the Application Form and attach the components. All pieces must be submitted by December 31, 2013.
  3. Submit your completed application, including all components.

* If necessary, letters of recommendation can be sent directly to ScholarshipFoundations@davita.com.

Questions? Please email ScholarshipFoundations@davita.com.

About Woody Brittain

Woody Brittain Logo 3x3A lifetime of success in the business world and service in the community enabled Willard W. Brittain, Jr., a former member of the DaVita board of directors, to positively impact countless lives as few others could. Woody is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Preod Corporation, which provides on-demand professional business resources in the United States. Woody also served as a director of the National Urban League and YMCA of New York. Woody holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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