Volunteers needed for mock interviews: Dunbar Hopkins Health Partnership

Volunteers are needed to participate on mock interview panels to help students prepare for their scholarship interview. Panels are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, March 30, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, March 31, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4, 11 a.m. to noon

We are hoping to have at least three panelists per session. Each session will start with a quick briefing, and then three individual interviews lasting about 25 minutes each, followed by 10 minutes of feedback to the student.

Volunteers should contact Susan Flora, Dunbar Hopkins Health Partnership (DHHP) program manager, at sflora3@jhu.edu with their availability.

Hopkins Medicine sponsors the Henrietta Lacks Scholarship to honor her life, contributions to science and medicine, and her family's legacy. The Henrietta Lacks Scholarship awards up to $10,000 annually, per year for four years, to a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student who enrolls in a four-year accredited post-secondary institution for the purpose of supporting tuition, required fees, books, and room and board.

This year, 25 students (out of 30 who were nominated based on their academic record and their demonstrated interest in the biomedical sciences and/or health professions) submitted applications. Up to 15 of these students will be selected for an interview panel with representatives from across the Hopkins institutions. Please help us make sure that the Dunbar Poets shine!

The Dunbar Hopkins Health Partnership (DHHP) is a creative collaboration between the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School for the Health Professions (Dunbar) and the Johns Hopkins institutions. Representatives from the hospital as well as the schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health are engaged in the planning of activities and programming for Dunbar students who have expressed an interest in pursuing careers in the health professions and biomedical sciences. Through the support and engagement of the Hopkins community, our aim is to increase the number of Dunbar graduates earning college degrees and ultimately working as leaders in the health professions. DHHP employs a program manager who works full time at the school to coordinate opportunities and provide services and support to the students.