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Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program

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Hispanic Scholars: Building Bridges to the Diversity Gap

The Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program invests in aspiring Hispanic researchers and health care professionals. Undergraduate students currently enrolled in biomedical and health sciences at Hispanic Serving Institutions participate in academic and career-enriching experiences for a full academic year. Scholars learn about health disparities in Hispanic communities, how cultural sensitivity can provide safe and reassuring clinical spaces, and how inclusivity is essential in science.

Meet the 2021 HSI Scholars

Meet the 2021 HSI Mentors

What is the Hispanic Serving Institution Scholars program ?

Access to education is a key factor to building better health equity across the country.

The American Heart Association’s Hispanic Serving Institution Scholars program will serve as a pipeline for diverse researchers and health care professionals by providing undergraduate students with academic and career-enriching resources, including scholarships and mentoring.

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Learn more

Students accepted into the program will have the opportunity to engage in a virtual leadership and professional development series to enhance critical skills to position them for success beyond graduation. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are highly motivated to seek careers in the biomedical or health sciences and have an interest in community engagement and impact should apply through Aug. 6, 2021.

The application cycle has now closed.

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Contact Us

Funding opportunities to expand the Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program are available and welcome. If you would like more information, please reach out!

We'd love to hear from you.

Email Mitzi Cardona 

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated through the Quest Diagnostics Foundation provided the American Heart Association with financial and other support for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Scholars Program.

Quest Diagnostics