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.