By Elise Herrera-Green

Sheila Lau, a second-year student in the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, has been selected to receive a 2013 National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) Scholarship. Lau was one of only eight students in the nation selected for this scholarship.

Shelia Lau, recipient of a 2013 NAMME Scholarship (Photo/Christina Gandolfo)

Shelia Lau, recipient of a 2013 NAMME Scholarship
(Photo/Christina Gandolfo)

The NAMME scholarship, awarded annually to underrepresented minority students who have completed the first year of health professions training, is very competitive. It is awarded to candidates based upon documented financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to community service.

“I am truly delighted and proud to receive the NAMME scholarship for minority students in health care,” said Lau. “It is an honor to represent USC and our diverse PA program in this capacity.”

As a recipient of the NAMME Scholarship, Lau will receive $1,000 to be put toward her 2013-2014 academic year expenses.

NAMME was established in 1975 with the goal of supporting underrepresented minority students, faculty and administrators in health-profession schools.