American Heart Association HSI Scholars Program

The American Heart Association has a program for students who identify as Hispanic/Latino, called the HSI Scholars Program. The one year program pays a scholarship ($7000.00), places you with a mentor for research experience, and provides expenses paid workshops/events:

HSI-Scholars Program:
• The goal of the HSI Scholars Program is to provide an academic year scientific research experience, professional mentoring, leadership skills, workshops, and cultural competence training to promising undergraduate students at HSIs. This is our second Class of HSI Scholars, and we know that as they prepared to be future physicians, nurses, researchers, healthcare administrators and public health professionals this program will help build their professional skills. The HSI Scholars Program will award a scholarship to a total of 30 students (5 per region) this year, representing institutions in Florida, Puerto Rico, Chicago, Houston, Greater New York, and Los Angeles. Below is what each scholar will be awarded:

Scholar Requirements:
• A Latino/Latina student attending a Hispanic Serving Institution seeking a professional degree in the biomedical and health sciences
• Currently enrolled in a Hispanic Serving Institute as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program or a second-year student at a Hispanic Serving Community College with a GPA of at least 3.2
• Complete the application, short essay, and submit a headshot color photograph by the deadline stated on the website.

Scholar Stipend: 
• Student will receive the following when accepted as a scholar: Application cycles are published on the website.
• Formalized mentorship with a local Researcher
• A stipend ($7,000 per student in 2022)
• Attendance at the National AHA Scientific Sessions ( all expenses paid for in addition to the stipend)
• Experience and connection with AHA’s healthcare network that is ongoing and could lead to career opportunities

Last Updated: 05/09/2022 09:10