Scholarship: Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Description: For Full-Time nursing students (including BSN) with 3.0 GPA or higher
Application due: September 23, 2022
Additional Information: https://www.nhmafoundation.org/the-hispanic-health-professional-student-scholarship
In 2004, NHHF established the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, public health, and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.
The following year, NHHF invited the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Hispanic Dental Association, Latino Caucus of American Public Health Association, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU and an honorary committee of New York elected officials, to help present NHHF's first ten scholarships.
In 2007, NHHF started its partnership with the United Health Foundation (UHF), which allowed NHHF to increase the number of scholarships it awarded. NHHF's partnership with UHF is a unique mentoring program where scholarship recipients are matched with a professional for a one-on-one mentoring program that focuses on their professional growth. As of January 2022, NHHF has awarded over $1.737 million to 324 scholarship recipients. This year, the scholarship will feature an award of up to $5,000 annually for 3 years, as well as individual scholarship awards of $2,000 each.
Who is eligible to apply for the 2022 Scholarship?
The 2022 National Hispanic Health Professionals Scholarship is open to any student enrolled full time in the following U.S. based accredited graduate programs:
• Medicine: allopathic or osteopathic
• Nursing (including BSN)
• Master of Public Health or Health Policy
• Physician Associate
- Eligible students must be enrolled full-time for the 2022-2023 academic year.
NOTE: Health professions NOT listed above will NOT be considered. High school and undergraduate students are NOT eligible for this scholarship EXCEPT for BSN students.
- Are applicants required to be Hispanic?
Applicants are not required to be Hispanic. However, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in participating in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities is required.
- What are the qualifications?
- 0 GPA or Passing (pass/fail system)
- Exceptional academic performance, documented leadership activities, and have a commitment to a career providing healthcare services to the Hispanic community in the U.S.
- Be a full-time student in one of the following accredited programs: Medicine (MD or DO); Dentistry; Pharmacy; Nursing (including BSN degree); Master of Public Health or Health Policy; and Physician Associate.
- What are the required supporting documents?
- Personal statement, including career goals (double-spaced, two-page maximum)
- Current curriculum vitae (education, employment, extracurricular activities, awards)
- Letter of recommendation (one letter only)
- Proof of U.S. citizenship, residency, or DACA status
- Unofficial transcript