An Alabama State University student majoring in biology pre-health is one of 40 students selected from more than 25,000 applicants to receive a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship this year.
Joselyn Miller, a junior biology pre-health major/chemistry minor, has received a $5,000 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship.
The highly competitive scholarship is awarded to students who excel in leadership, academic performance and community involvement and who are dedicated to caring for others.
“I was truly pleased with the generosity of the Tylenol Foundation,” said Miller, “being that most of the awardees are usually already in graduate school.”
The award will be used to cover Miller’s Medical Comprehensive Admissions Test and her medical collaborations.
Miller, a native of Las Vegas, Nev., has received many honors for her academic achievements, including induction to the Dean’s List (2013 – present), as well as being a member and vice president of ASU’s W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program. Demonstrating strong leadership qualities and a commitment to community service, Miller was the Travel Award Winner for two national research conferences; was a research intern at the University of North Texas Health Science Center SMART program; a medical intern at UAB School of Medicine’s Summer Health Enrichment Program (SHEP); a medical intern and team leader at the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Diseases Association; and a Jackson Hospital volunteer.
In her application essay, Miller said she plans to become a trauma surgeon. Miller also is considering a career as an emergency room physician or conducting clinical research projects at a major university.
“I chose the healthcare industry because I have an immense desire to be a knowledgeable, skilled, helpful person in society that cares for those who are unable to care for themselves,” Miller said. “Throughout my lifetime, I have seen family members perish because they didn’t trust doctors, only herbal medicine. I would like to show my family that modern medicine can be beneficial. I would like to be the trusting face that the elderly can depend on and that children will look forward to seeing. I want to give my soul, my heart, and ultimately my entire being to medicine.”
Each year, 40 Tylenol Future Care Scholarships are awarded. From a pool of more than 25,000 applicants, 30 awardees receive $5,000, and 10 receive $10,000.