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About Science Sistas

Promoting Diversity in Healthcare

Here at Science Sistas, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2020, we are driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: scholarship, empowerment and progress.

Founded in 2020, Science Sistas, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Chicago, IL, that seeks to help provide resources to reduce the barrier that Black and African women face entering into graduate biomedical and professional healthcare programs, including but not limited to medical, pharmacy, dental, osteopathic, optometry, physical therapy, and biomedical. These resources include a ‘hub’ of information and scholarships offered to young women to help reduce the financial burden of applying to professional healthcare programs. We provide career exploration opportunities in various science disciplines.

Our goal is to help alleviate financial barriers while empowering and advancing the future generation of Black women in healthcare. Our target audience is black women of African descent (i.e. African-American, Black, African, Afro-Caribbean, etcetera). However, our resources are open to all! All donations are used to provide scholarships to doctoral degree applicants!

Our Vision

Anything Is Possible

Resources. Scholarship. Mentorship. These three values have stood at the center of the Science Sistas mission since our founding in 2020. We wholeheartedly commit to providing resources to help diminish the barrier that women face entering into graduate biomedical and professional healthcare programs—especially young Black and African women. We offer mentorship and scholarships to young women who are near the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degrees and seeking entry to professional healthcare programs. On top of this, we challenge ourselves to think creatively, applying an innovative approach to all that we do. This mission drives the continued success of Science Sistas.

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