SKILLMAN, N.J., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — AMBI(R) Skincare is now accepting applications for the second annual AMBI(R) Scholarship in Science & Medicine. This national scholarship program was designed to recognize, reward and support African-American and Hispanic women who have a genuine ambition to pursue careers in these respective fields. These women are non-traditional students who may have taken a break from their academic careers but now desire to attend school while balancing a family, work, and other personal goals. To provide financial assistance, AMBI(R) Skincare has contributed a total of $50,000 to be awarded to 5 women; each will receive $10,000 towards tuition for continuing their education.
According to the American Medical Association, there were 15,139 African-American and 15,009 Hispanic female physicians as compared to 130,781 Caucasian female physicians in 2006.(1) That’s why the brand has stepped up to help bridge the gap and support minority women looking to further their careers in science and medicine. AMBI(R) Skincare has been used and trusted by women with richer skin tones for over 40 years to provide skincare solutions for flawless, even toned skin.
“AMBI(R) is committed to researching and developing innovative technologies to create efficacious products for women,” says Denna Singleton, Product Director for AMBI(R) Skincare. “With science being the key to the brand’s success, AMBI(R) extends its support to minority women who aspire to advance their careers in the sciences.”
Whether their hope is to be a nurse, doctor, or chemist, the AMBI(R) Scholarship is designed to help recipients achieve their goals by providing financial assistance. For full application, as well as information about the program eligibility, requirements and the essay application, log onto http://www.ambiflawlessskin.com. Submissions will be accepted online beginning February 23, 2009 through April 17, 2009 and applicants must apply directly. No product purchase is necessary to be considered. The AMBI(R) Scholarship in Science & Medicine is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., maker of AMBI(R) brand products.
The AMBI(R) Scholarship in Science & Medicine
Launched in 2008, the AMBI(R) Scholarship in Science & Medicine aims to raise awareness around the contribution of minority women to these fields in which they are underrepresented, while offering financial support to continue their education. The scholarship program was inspired by its first recipient, Karen Morris-Priester, who was honored for her outstanding academic accomplishments on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in May 2007. As the first grandmother to graduate Yale Medical School, the 44-year old Pennsylvania native’s story exemplified the desire, drive and commitment that embody the AMBI(R) brand attributes.
AMBI(R) is one of the brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Founded in 1966, AMBI(R) has been used and trusted by women with richer skin tones for decades to provide skincare solutions for, flawless, even toned skin. The brand has remained dedicated to developing quality products especially suited to meet the unique skin care needs of women of color. AMBI(R) is best known for its fade creams, which help fade dark spots and skin discolorations to restore flawless, natural skin tone. To better meet the skincare needs of women of African, Latin, and South Asian heritage, in March 2008 the brand launched the SOFT & EVEN(TM) body care line, formulated with ingredients derived from nature to hydrate skin and visibly improve tone and texture. AMBI(R) is committed helping women of color achieve flawless-looking skin by continuing to deliver solutions that meet their skin care needs. For more information about AMBI(R) and to purchase products, visit: http://www.ambiflawlessskin.com.
(1) Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US, 2008 edition. American Medical Association
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