We are very happy to announce Aishwarya Bhattacharya as the recipient of the 2018 MEDIGO scholarship edition! Enrolled at Yale University, Aishwarya impressed us with the original and accurate tone of her essay on diversity, focusing on the strength and necessity of a diverse workforce.
Who is MEDIGO?
MEDIGO is a Berlin-based healthcare startup. We facilitate the searching, booking, and arranging of treatment abroad, offering personal assistance every step of the way. We connect patients with more than 900 healthcare providers in 36 countries. MEDIGO employs 50+ people from more than 25 different countries.
We have a truly multicultural team and like to celebrate our diversity.
MEDIGO strives to remove barriers to healthcare for our patients. We firmly believe that education should be equally as accessible for students. We are proud to offer a scholarship of $2,000, with the aim of supporting one promising student through their college or university degree.
We are looking to reward a student who best aligns with our values of diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to write an essay on diversity in the workplace.
Question: How should a company ensure that all nationalities, races and cultures are celebrated and integrated in an office environment?
Please produce an essay of 800-1,200 words. Applicants should write about two examples of how a company has managed diversity in the workforce. The student should then come up with one original idea themself. Briefly explain all three ideas and then evaluate in detail why you think they are good examples. Applicants are free to include images if they'd like.
The essays will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Creativity of the student's approach
- Student's ability to craft an essay
- Relevance of essay to its topic
Applicants must be enrolled, or have been offered a place, at a university or college in the United States of America. We can only accept applications from students whose university/college has approved the MEDIGO Scholarship Program. We also accept students who found us through a scholarship search engine.
Applications should be submitted by September 1, 2018.
The essay should be written in English. Applications must be original – each essay will be scanned for plagiarism. The essay can be sent, along with any questions about the scholarship, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The essay should be formatted as a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment. The student's name, email and date of birth and the name of the university or college the student is enrolled at/plans to attend must be included in the body of the email.
Please also attach to the email, proof of student status (e.g. scanned copy of your dated student ID front and back, registration receipt, class schedule, acceptance letter, etc.).
The winner, along with their university, will be emailed and announced on the MEDIGO website on October 1, 2018. The student will then be sent the money directly via bank transfer.
Scholarship terms and conditions
- Each applicant can submit only one application
- There is no participation fee
- The scholarship is non-renewable
- MEDIGO is not affiliated with any school or education institution
In 2015 we were delighted to award the MEDIGO scholarship to David J. Roman. David displayed an exceptional insight into business and healthcare. He was given $2,000 to help him through his degree at Arizona State University.