Woody Brittain Scholarship

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Woody Brittain - Education Is the Equalizer Scholarship

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. [Link to the application details]
  • Applications and all components are due January 16th, 2015.
  • Award winners are announced in spring 2015.

Why participate in this program?

Winners of this prestigious scholarship can opt to be a partner to a mentee/mentor relationship while in college as well as have exposure to the unique DaVita "Village" culture that has been studied by Harvard Business School and profiled in numerous publications.

Ideally, it is our hope that recipients of this scholarship 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. Please be aware that all components must be completed before submitting an eligible application.
    • Academic records showing a 3.0 GPA or above for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of recommendation (3)*
    • Community involvement response
    • Signed Release & Affidavit Form (see application details)

    Click here to download the component details. [Link to Details]

  2. Once you’ve gathered all the components, complete the applicant information page and attach your completed application components. All pieces must be submitted by January 16th, 2015. [Click here to submit.]

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

Questions? Please email ScholarshipFoundations@davita.com.

A true mentor: About Woody Brittain

Woody Brittain Logo 3x3A lifetime of success in the business world and service in the community enabled Willard W. Brittain, Jr. to positively impact countless lives as few others could. Woody was 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 held a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. As a former member of the DaVita board of directors, our DaVita Village is proud to honor his legacy by offering the Woody Brittain Education is the Equalizer scholarship.

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