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Two West Tennessee students among six to net $10,000 BlueCross Power of We Scholarships

Anthony Guinn of Memphis and Farraday Johnson of Covington are among six Tennessee students that the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation has selected as recipients of its 2023 BlueCross Power of We Scholarships.

“The BlueCross Power of We Scholarship is one way we’ve been working toward health equity,” said Ron Harris, vice president of corporate workforce diversity at BlueCross.

“We are proud to support some of our state’s brightest students, and we hope they will use their unique insights and experiences to help deliver high-quality care for all Tennesseans.”

Since 2013, the BlueCross Foundation has awarded the scholarship to help increase representation in Tennessee’s healthcare workforce and address health disparities statewide. Each of this year’s recipients will receive $10,000 toward school tuition. To date, the foundation has awarded $415,000 in scholarships to 44 students.

Guinn is a senior nursing major at Baptist Health Sciences University. Johnson is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering at the University of Memphis.

BCBST Memphis Scholarship winner Farraday Johnson at the University of Memphis University Center. (Courtesy photo)

This year’s other recipients are:

Kendrick Cox – Cleveland; senior, Nursing Major, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Destini Givens – Chattanooga; senior, psychology major, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Zakiya Hamza – Nashville; senior, nursing major, Tennessee State University.

Emmanuella Ingabire – Nashville; senior, nursing major, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The BlueCross Foundation will begin accepting applications for 2024 BlueCross Power of We Scholarships later this year. Recipients are selected in partnership with the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) – Memphis Chapter.

(For more information, visit BCBSTNews.com/scholarship.)


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