Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship


Daniel Teraguchi (left) and Ijee Uzoma (right) pose with the first scholarship recipient, Damisha Hazleton and her mother.

This scholarship was developed in 2011 to support a promising graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Located on Orleans Street in close proximity to the hospital, Dunbar has long been a vibrant part of the Hopkins community. This $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year for up to 4 years) will be awarded annually to a junior of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School who chooses to pursue a career in health or science. In addition to the financial assistance, the awardee will be provided opportunities to explore medicine, including: shadowing a physician, access to the medical stimulation center, participating in college readiness activities and be paired with a mentor. By supporting a student of this exemplary Baltimore City Public School in Mrs. Lacks’ name, we hope to educate, motivate, and inspire the next generation of physicians, nurses, scientists, and health science professionals.