Promise Olomo’s friendly disposition impressed the staff at Central Scholarship upon meeting the young man. We awarded him with a Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship — a program created to help students pursuing medical fields. He is pictured (left) at Central Scholarship’s 85th Anniversary Celebration with Dr. Sanford Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates.
Promise Olomo emigrated from Nigeria to the United States with his brother after finishing high school. Unfortunately, his brother died of Sickle-Cell complications in 2011, and following his death, Promise decided to pursue a career in health care. He chose nursing and after completing his education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, he set his sights on becoming a Nurse Anesthetist. He writes, “The role of scholarships in overcoming financial hardship cannot be overemphasized.”
Promise is among the many students pursuing medical careers that Central Scholarship has funded over the years. Earlier in the month, we announced a new scholarship program from Carefirst BlueCross Blue Shield and students studying health care policy, health care financing, and economics will be eligible to receive funding from the program.