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Student Support

The Vines Foundation will provide financial and other resources to students applying to programs in the health professions. The intent of the student support program is to assist students overcome barriers to their success.


The Foundation, in conjunction with the Vines Medical Society will match college students interested in the health professions with mentors. The mentor program offers students support and access to individuals in their field of interest.

Skill Building Workshops

The following workshops are designed to increase the skills of the students, to expose them to opportunities in the health professions, and to successfully complete their programs

  • Statement of Entrance Preparation
  • Interview techniques
  • Resume writing
  • Conducting and Publishing Research
  • Money Management

Elma Vines Summer Health Academy- Click here to learn more and APPLY

A 4 to 6 week paid program which allows students to shadow professionals in the offices of surgeons, general practitioners, pediatricians, and dentists. The students get the unique opportunity of shadowing the various physicians, work with office staff in addition to giving weekly presentations on their findings, creating quite the memorable experiences.

Haiti Medical Mission Trip- Click here to learn more and APPLY

A one week rigorous yet rewarding opportunity with partner H3 Missions, to assist physicians as they treat patients in various areas in Haiti still affected by the 7.0 earthquake that struck the island in 2010.

Please contact the program coordinator for additional information at