Investing in Virginia’s Future Healthcare Employees
The Claude Moore Scholars Program, launched in 2007, was forged from Dr. Moore’s lifelong charitable endeavors. The Program focuses on broadening perspectives and opportunities in early education intervention to encourage students to pursue high demand, entry-level healthcare careers. The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation selects and advises grant recipients of the Scholars Program through a business-like model, and supports with schools systems, community health care organizations and nonprofit groups to further workforce training for identified areas of critical need in the healthcare industry. We’ve made a commitment to foster this program in every public high school in Virginia.
THE PROGRAM CURRENTLY OFFERS CERTIFICATION IN:
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Pharmacy Technology
- Radiology Technology
- Surgical Sterilization Technology
- Licensed Practical Nursing/Certified Nursing Assistance
- Health Informatics
- Emergency Medical Technician
Claude Moore Scholars can achieve their goal of rewarding healthcare employment through any level of secondary or higher education.
Learn more about Claude Moore Scholars here and in our Fall 2020 article of the Virginia ASCD Journal, “A Case Study in Growing the Health Workforce Pipeline in Virginia.”
Claude Moore Scholar
As of the spring 2019 semester, Lexi is preparing for a healthcare career at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, graduating in May. Her major is Radiation Sciences, with a concentration in Radiography and a sub-specialization in Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning. During her Junior and Senior years in high school, Lexi became a Claude Moore Scholar in the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation’s Healthcare Education Program. Through the Program, she took classes in Introduction to Medical Sciences and Introduction to Radiology, and benefitted from real world clinical experience with professional radiology technicians and nurse specialists. She also gained valuable insights into resume building and job interviewing skills. Lexi is immensely grateful for the opportunities she enjoyed as a Claude Moore Scholar, and counts the experience as her best academic decision.Watch Video
Claude Moore Scholar
Jeff Rivera is a Senior at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, majoring in Radiation Sciences and graduating in May 2019. Jeff’s concentration within his major is Radiography, with a sub-specialization in Cardiac Catheterization for heart imaging. As a Claude Moore Scholar in the Foundation’s Healthcare Education Program, Jeff took classes in Introduction to Medical Sciences and Introduction to Radiology during his Junior and Senior years in high school. He gained broad knowledge in the classroom, as well as invaluable, real world clinical experience in professional Radiology settings. Jeff credits his decision to become a Claude Moore Scholar for cementing his desire to enter the field of healthcare.Watch Video