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Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship

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, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has long been a vibrant part of the Johns Hopkins community. This $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year for up to 4 years) is 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 is 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.

Our Scholars

2012 Damisha Hazleton

2013 Rickiya Johnson

2014 Tyesha White & Jalen Stewart-Fuller

2015 Khalid Fowlkes & Jessica Stewart

2016 Logan Cary

2017 Shamya Johnson, Kayla Carr & Dijonnae Pollard

2018 Taylor-Lee Neal

2019 Mr. Serigne Ndiayel

2020 Kanira Jones

2022 Keaunna Johnson

2023 Eriona Birts