Gainesville, FL (EEF News) We are thrilled to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Kerwin Scott, the Founder and Board Vice Chairman of The Education Equalizer Foundation (EEF), for earning a graduate certificate in Periodontics from the prestigious University of Florida School of Dentistry. This accomplishment reflects his dedication and hard work and positions him as a trailblazer since he is the first Black male to graduate from the program. We humbly acknowledge that the first black person to graduate from this program was Dr. Bianca Newman, a Black woman. Newman and Scott attended Meharry Medical College and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree before attending the University of Florida for residency.
In light of his recent achievement, Dr. Scott has chosen to redirect the focus of celebration toward a noble cause. Instead of accepting gifts, he humbly requests that friends, colleagues, and well-wishers consider donating to The Education Equalizer Foundation. This philanthropic endeavor aims to establish a scholarship program to support Black males pursuing dentistry, medicine, or healthcare careers.
Dr. Scott’s vision for the scholarship program is rooted in the belief that education can be a powerful catalyst for empowerment. By providing financial assistance and mentorship opportunities, the program seeks to bridge the education gap and offer promising individuals the chance to realize their dreams in these vital fields. It is a remarkable testament to Dr. Scott’s commitment to breaking barriers and creating a more inclusive future for all.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Kerwin Scott on his remarkable achievement. He accomplished this feat non-traditionally after serving four years in the Marine Corps, several attempts at the dental admissions exams, and alongside his wife and two children. His son, Kerwin Jr., celebrated his graduation from Pre-K just a few days after his dad’s.
As the Founder and Board Vice Chairman of The Education Equalizer Foundation, he continues to lead by example, striving to make a lasting impact in the lives of aspiring Black males pursuing careers in healthcare.
Please help us reach a $10,000 endowment for “The Friends and Family of Dr. Kerwin Scott Black Males in Medicine” fund. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated and will make a real difference in the lives of students and our communities. Unless requested otherwise, all funders and their companies will be shared in commemoration as we work together to raise our first $10,000. Thus far, we are excited to share that we have raised $500.00!
The individuals who have contributed so far are listed below:
Dr. Monique Belin $100.00
Matt and Dr. Crystal Bowman $100.00
Leah Galione $100.00
Jason Hurst $100.00
Danielle Tan $50.00
Angela Terrell $50.00
Dr. Kerwin Scott’s commitment to education and his groundbreaking accomplishments demonstrate that we can overcome barriers and create a more equitable society with perseverance, dedication, and a focus on inclusivity. We applaud his vision and wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.
The Education Equalizer Foundation is a college preparedness and scholarship community-based organization. We empower middle through high schoolers with the tools they need to get ‘to and through’ college.
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