The Ventures Scholars Program, a program of Ventures In Education, Inc, is based on an earlier, more narrowly defined prototype created in 1990, the Minorities In Medicine (MIM) Program. The MIM Program has a long distinguished history dating from the mid-1960s and was designed to increase the number of minority college graduates prepared for admission to medical schools.

In 1999, the MIM Program transitioned to the Ventures Scholars Program as its mission was expanded to increase the number of historically underrepresented students pursuing career pathways, not only in medicine, but in the allied health professions, engineering, science, mathematics, and technology.


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"The honor associated with being a Ventures Scholar has given both of my children pause not only to reflect upon their accomplishments, but to take pride in them as well."
–A Ventures Scholar Parent
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