NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten students pursuing health care careers in New York and New Jersey will receive $5,000 and $2,000 scholarships from the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) at the Fifth Annual Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala at 7 p.m.December 4 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The scholarship program was supported by United Health Foundation, who donated $15,000 for $5,000 awards to the top three students. Other major contributors included AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Empire Blue Cross, PepsiCo, Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America, and The
Health Leadership Awards will be presented to Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, The Commonwealth Fund; The Honorable Malcolm A.
Scholarship recipients are recognized for demonstrated academic excellence, leadership and commitment to the Hispanic community, the nation's largest minority group. They are dedicated to improving the health of Hispanic communities. Their disciplines are in five areas: medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and health policy and management.
The scholarship recipients are: Benjamin Gardea,
The NHHF will also award ten scholarships in Sacramento, California in February 2009. Since the scholarship program was launched in 2004, NHHF has awarded 60 scholarships totaling $115,000. "We are proud of our role in filling the growing demand for diversity through this program," Rios said, "By recognizing their achievements, we are nurturing the nation's future health professions leaders."
National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is the 501(c)(3) arm of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that represents Hispanic physicians across the U.S. NHHF, the research arm of the NHMA, is affiliated with New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a center of academic excellence for public service, including health policy and management, leadership and health services research.
For information on theNational Hispanic Health Foundation, go to www.nhmafoundation.org
|SOURCE National Hispanic Health Foundation|
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