Alana C. Nichols, rising third year medical student, was one of five recipients of the Links, Inc. Inaugural Scholars in Medicine Scholarship. Worth $50,000, the scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to African American female medical students who have shown dedication to both scholastic achievement and health-centered community outreach. Alana attended the annual Links, Inc. meeting in Indianapolis, IN, where she accepted this prestigious award. She was also able to connect to a network of thousands of professional African American women.
"I have had the absolute pleasure of experiencing the definition of #blackgirlmagic this weekend. From chatting it up with Symone Sanders and Mayors Lance Bottoms, Weaver and Freeman-Wilson to kisses on the cheek and words of inspiration from Dr. Vivian Pinn and Former National Bar Association Presidents Pamela Meanes and Beverly McQueary Smith, I am beyond amazed from the outpouring of support and this experience alone would have been enough. But to be a part of the Inaugural Class of the Links Scholars in Medicine and share this honor with four other dynamic women is truly unbelievable."