The MyHeart Scholarship application for 2016 has now closed. We had over 3600 entries! It is taking somewhat longer than expected to thoroughly review all of the applications. We plan to be finished with the review process by the end of summer. Please bear with us and we will announce the 2 winners at that time. Thanks so much to everyone for applying. As of right now, we plan to offer another scholarship for 2017 starting sometime in the fall.
To encourage the pursuit of knowledge in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, and exercise science, MyHeart is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for two students in post-secondary education(including medical school). MyHeart is specifically interested in providing scholarships to those with a passion for protecting America’s future generations from cardiovascular disease, although we will consider applications from students pursuing all areas of healthcare.
The Purpose of MyHeart
MyHeart is a collaboration of well-respected physicians and internationally known scientists dedicated to educating the public about cardiovascular disease and general health and wellness. MyHeart empowers subscribers to take control of their health by providing access to free online resources such as high-quality medical articles, patient narratives, and physician Q&A.
To be eligible for the MyHeart Scholarship, you must be:
- Interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.
- Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree (Two-year degrees are eligible.) You must be accepted to claim the scholarship, but you can apply before acceptance. If not yet accepted, list the school where you think you are most likely to attend in 2016.
- A current resident of the United States
How to Apply
The application process is simple…accurately complete the application form below.
Applicants must also submit an essay explaining either a.) what you hope to accomplish with a career in healthcare OR b.) why you want to pursue a a career in healthcare in 500 words or less. Essay submissions exceeding 500 words will not be considered. This is intended to be a challenging and thought provoking exercise and will be the sole criteria for choosing the winning applicant(s). Please direct any questions to spencer[at]myheart.net.
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.
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