Tra’Chella Johnson Foy Scholarship Fund


About Dr. Tra’Chella Johnson Foy

Dr. Tra’Chella Johnson Foy is a native of Jacksonville, FL.  She is the eldest of two children born to Elaine Span and Lovett Johnson Sr.  Foy graduated from Jean Ribault Sr. High School and went on to the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. She completed her Medical Training at Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

Humble beginnings

Growing up was not easy for Foy. She grew up in some of the poorest communities of Jacksonville including Hollybrook Homes Apartments.  Due to her parents struggle with drug addiction and mental health issues, it was difficult for them to provide proper care for their children, whom they loved very much. As a result, Foy became accustomed to living with relatives, family friends, or those who were kind enough to house and feed her.

The turning point

Although the odds were stacked against her, Foy decided that her lot “could always be worse” and that everything she endured was “training for greatness to come”. She believed in God’s divine plan for her life and embraced the notion that she is here to make an impact in the world.

Board Certifications

Foy completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and is a trained diabetes master clinician with expertise in most chronic disease conditions.  She is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience.  Foy focuses on compassionate, patient centered care.  Her areas of expertise include:

  • Women’s Health Nexplanon/IUD/Mirena insertions and removals
  • Online doctor visits
  • Diabetes/HTN
  • HIV
  • Family medicine
  • Simple Procedures
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Weight management

Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliations
Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville
Baptist Medical Center South
Brooklyn-Baptist Primary Care Inc.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Current 12th grader
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Lives in the state of Florida
  • Is of African American decent
  • Aspires to become a medical professional (e.g., medical, dental, or pharmacist)

Scholarship Selection

The AnnieRuth Foundation will announce the award recipient in August.  The award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

A rigorous application review includes:

  • A 700-word, original essay (explaining why you chose the medical field as a career choice)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (one from a teacher/school administrator; one personal, non-family related)
  • High school transcript
  • College acceptance letter

Application Timeline

The application, essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, and college acceptance letter are due by June 30.  Scholarship semi-finalists will be notified by August 31.

How to Apply:

Fill out the form below, including all required information and your essay.

Step 1: Click Here from your computer to view the essay prompt (link opens in new window); use this document to write your 700 word essay

Step 2: Click ‘Save As’ to save the essay prompt to your hard drive or USB.

Step 3: When you’re ready to submit your application, essay, and other required documents, come back to this page and fill out the form below. Click the “Choose File” button below to locate and upload your essay and other required documents as described.

Step 4: Click the “Submit” button to send your application, essay and other required documents.

Step 5: You will receive an on-screen notification advising that your application has been received.

2024 Scholarship Funds Application

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