Woody Brittain Scholarship

Become Part of a Special Legacy from the DaVita Children's Foundation

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?

  • The applications period for 2014-2015 is now closed.
  • 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.

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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