This scholarship will award scholarships of $5,000 each to five students from underrepresented groups who are enrolled in a community college, four-year college, or Master’s-level program in clinical research.
The ASCRT scholarship program is a significant step forward in ensuring equitable access to education and resources, fostering a diverse and inclusive research community, and empowering minority students to excel in their clinical research careers. By addressing financial constraints that often hinder minority students from pursuing clinical research careers, this program aims to reduce student loan debt and provide talented individuals with equal access to educational opportunities in clinical research.
One primary objective of the ASCRT Scholarship program is to increase the representation of underrepresented minority groups in clinical research. By offering scholarships to minority students, ACRP seeks to create a more diverse clinical research workforce that better reflects the demographics of the populations being studied. This increased diversity will enhance cultural competence, improve the relevance of research findings for diverse communities, and ultimately lead to improved healthcare outcomes.
“By providing financial assistance to underrepresented minority students, we are breaking down barriers and nurturing the diverse leaders who will drive innovation and transformative change in clinical research tomorrow,” R’Kes Starling, Chair, ACRP Diversity Advisory Council.
Funds for the ASCRT Scholarship were raised though ACRP’s Ride4DEI, the clinical research industry’s premier cycling challenge that raises funds in support of ACRP educational scholarships for entry-level clinical research professionals from diverse communities. “The ASCRT scholarship program is a vital initiative that underscores our commitment to creating a more inclusive clinical research community,” Sergio Armani, ACRP Ride4DEI founder.
The application deadline for the ASCRT Scholarship is December 21, 2023, and all applicants will be contacted by February 16, 2024.
Conflict of Interest
Scholarship application reviewers will make every effort to avoid any conflicts of interest. Reviewers will recuse themselves from the evaluation of any applicant known to them personally.
Questions? Contact Kara Bastarache, CAE, Senior Manager, ACRP Workforce Development.