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National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship


  • $2,000-20,000


  • In 2004, NHHF established the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, and public health* 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 2023, NHHF has awarded over $1.954 million to 346 scholarship recipients. This year, the scholarship will feature awards of $5,000 annually for up to four years, as well as individual scholarship awards of $2,000 each.

Number of Winners

  • 40 students will be awarded


  • 3.0 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 or entering full-time student (with proof of enrollment) in one of the following accredited programs: Medicine (MD or DO); Dentistry; Pharmacy; Nursing (including BSN degree); Master of Public Health; and Physician Associate.   


  • 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

  • Proof of enrollment

  • Unofficial transcript

Application Deadline

  • September 15, 2023

Where to Apply

  • Apply on the National Hispanic Health Foundation Website

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