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Genetic Counseling Training Program

The Emory University School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Training Program’s mission is to provide an innovative and rigorous program of training in an inclusive and supportive environment that prepares genetic counselors to effectively, ethically and compassionately serve the needs of their patients and communities.

To help increase diversity within our profession and defray some of the costs of graduate school, we plan to raise at least $10,000 to grow the Genetic Counseling Diversity Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students of color who are underrepresented in the field of genetic counseling.

Alumni Quotes about the Emory Program

“Strong emphasis on all aspects of training (clinical, research, coursework), close-knit group setting with great faculty.” 

“I would not be where or who I am today without my participation in Emory's program.” 

“I highly doubt you will get a better education anywhere else. You are extremely busy, but you learn so much and gain so many experiences.”

Increasing diversity within the profession is a major goal of the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program as well as our professional societies such as the National Society of Genetic Counselors. As with most health care, individuals of color are less likely to be referred for and receive genetic counseling services. Building our workforce to reflect the make-up of our community and country is one step toward alleviating this disparity.

The Impact of Your Gift

Since starting this campaign in 2020, we have been able to award two $5000 scholarships. Your contributions will help us fund additional scholarships.

Graduate Programs Challenge
Congratulations to the following funds that won the Graduate Programs Challenge. 1st place - $2000: Youth Theological Initiative , 2nd place - $1500: Master of Divinity Scholarship, 3rd place - $1000: Laney Graduate School Fund for Excellence, 4th place (tie) - $250 each: Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships -and- School of Medicine Alumni Scholarship Fund
Rank Prize Grad Programs Donors
1 $2,000 Youth Theological Initiative 21
2 $1,500 Master of Divinity Scholarship 15
3 $1,000 Laney Graduate School 8
4 $500 School of Medicine 5
5 Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships 5
Scholarship Challenge - Most Donors
Removing financial barriers through scholarships allows Emory to replace student loans in financial aid packages. As a top priority of the 2O36 campaign, scholarship support is at the core of helping students flourish. The top 5 school-based scholarship funds with the most donors by 1:00 p.m. EDT on November 4 will share $5,000 in bonus awards. Gifts must be made through the school participating group page to qualify.
Rank Prize Scholarship Funds Donors
1 $1,500 Oxford College Scholarship Fund 88
2 $1,250 Candler Master of Divinity Scholarship Fund 31
3 $1,000 Emory College Scholarships 30
4 $750 Nursing School Scholarship Fund 25
5 $500 Rollins School of Public Health Scholarships 18
Top Donors - Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Leaderboard
Congratulations to the following 10 funds that won the Top Donors Leaderboard among departments, centers, programs, and networks! 1st place - $1800: Black Law Student Association, 2nd place - $1600: Youth Theological Initiative, 3rd place - $1400: Emory College Scholarships, 4th place - $1200: Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services, 5th place - $1000: Emory Crew, 6th place - $800: Student Well Being Fund, 7th place - $700: Young Democrats of Emory, 8th place - $600: Christian Life, 9th place - $500: Student Well Being Fund, 10th place - $400: Oxford College Library
Rank Prize Departments, Centers, Programs, and Networks Donors
1 $1,800 Emory Black Law Student Association 77
2 $1,600 Youth Theological Initiative 68
3 $1,400 College of Arts and Sciences 55
4 $1,200 Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services 51
5 $1,000 Club Sports 49
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