Diversity Scholars Leadership Program

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  • Fall 2023

  • DSLP at CLPP Conference

  • Spring 2023 Pottery Event

  • DSLP Welcome Dinner 2019

  • Spring 2023 Black Heritage Trail

Please Note: Applications for the 2023-2024 cycle are now closed.

Diverse workforce calls for diverse approaches to education. The Diversity Scholars Leadership Program (DSLP) is designed to support future health professionals who want to contribute as scholars and leaders in the fight for racial and social justice and health equity. There are two arms of the DSLP: (1) DSLP-URM for students from under-represented minority communities and (2) as of 2021, DSLP-LGBTQIA+ for students from LGBTQIA+ communities. Our aim is to create an environment in which students from underrepresented minority and LGBTQIA+ students can flourish and be connected to the knowledge, wisdom, and experience of a strong network of peers and alumnae who precede them as leaders.

For more information on DSLP, view this flyer.

Students from a first generation background bring great value to the classroom, but are often challenged by family obligations and limited finances. They may have difficulty communicating the realities of graduate school demands to family members and the realities of their own circumstances to students with more substantial resources. First generation status is a key criterion in the selection process for DSLP.

DSLP Director: Anisa Saleh. For questions, please email mchcoe@bu.edu.

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