Force For Good

High School Essay Contest

Genome Medical is committed to closing the diversity gap in our field and supporting students who are interested and not currently represented. We are launching our second Force for Good Essay Contest with the goal of continuing to increase awareness of professional opportunities in genetics.
The 2022 Essay Contest has closed. Please join us in congratulating our 2022 winners: first place Lindsay McBride, second place Sophia Dube and third place Arun-Singh Bal. To get a reminder of next year's contest, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Who can apply to the scholarship?

  • purple checkEligible students must currently be sophomores or juniors in high school in the United States and identify as a member of one or more underrepresented population based on race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, country of origin, culture, language, religion, spiritual beliefs, health history, disability, financial hardship, and/or others. Students must submit their essay online in English.

  • purple check1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards of $2500, $1000 and $500, respectively, to go to the winning essays which are picked by our diverse essay review committee made up of both clinical genetic and genomic healthcare providers and non clinical employees of Genome Medical. Monetary prizes to be awarded in addition to a public congratulations and post of the winning essays/students on our social media. Finalists will be contacted and their personal and school information will be confirmed. In addition, a photo will be requested (optional) for the purposes of announcing the winners.

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Submissions for 2022 are officially closed!

Thank you for your interest in our annual Force for Good essay contest. If you interested,  please fill out the form below to be notified when Genome Medical launches our 2023 contest! Thank you.