— The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Herzing
University-Brookfield have established the Pride in Healthcare
scholarship to empower members of the Greater Milwaukee LGBT
community through pursuing or advancing their careers in the health
Pride in Healthcare Scholarship awards each recipient a 50%-off
tuition scholarship, up to $15,000 through Herzing University’s
scholarship is open to LGBT employees of three chamber members in
southeastern Wisconsin: Advocate Aurora Health Care; Children’s
Hospital of Wisconsin; and Froedtert and the Medical College of
Wisconsin health network.“This scholarship will allow employees at
three of our chamber members the opportunity to get the skills they
need to advance their career to the next level and help build the
next generation of LGBTQ leaders in the health care industry,”
said Jason Rae, president & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of
Commerce, in a press release.
aspect of the scholarship is that recipients commit to
volunteering a few hours a month to support the Wisconsin LGBT
Chamber of Commerce.
really a benefit of the partnership with the Chamber, ” said
Jarvis Racine, campus president at Herzing University-Brookfield.
“It’s not just about a scholarship, it’s about giving back to
your community as well.”
to the Movement Advancement Project, there are an estimated 172,424
LGBT adults in Wisconsin and this population experiences challenges
seeking health care by being disrespected or denied service.
existing protections, LGBTQ people face disturbing rates of health
care discrimination — from harassment and humiliation by providers
to being turned away by hospitals, pharmacists, and doctors,
according to Americanprogress.org.
LBGT community has an online business directory for our chamber and
one of the most frequent searches has been in the health care
field,” said Rae. “It’s one of the most intimate and personal
for our people. The moment they walk in the door they have to
divulge something personal about themselves and they want to make
sure they find LGBT people or individuals who understand their
health care challenges and needs.”
terms of disparities in the LBGT community you can talk about youth
and the high level of suicide, you can talk about HIV and STD’s,
you can talk about obesity, mental health and transgender
individuals,” said Racine.
in Healthcare scholarship applications are being accepted by the
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and must be submitted online at
https:// go.herzing.edu/pride-Scholarship by Aug. 2.
recipients must apply to Herzing University- Brookfield for
admittance for the fall 2019 semester and enroll in any of the
of Science in Nursing (BSN)
of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Billing & Coding
Information Management (HIM)
with a concentration in Healthcare Management.