2022-2023 NHLCC Scholars Mentorship Application

The American Heart Association invites you to apply for an exciting mentoring opportunity through the newly formed National Hispanic Latino Cardiovascular Collaborative (NHLCC) taking place during the AHA Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois this November 5–7.

In order to advance its mission to promote the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in the Hispanic/Latino community by reducing and eliminating health disparities that prevent people from living a full, optimal life, the American Heart Association’s National Hispanic Latino Cardiovascular Collaborative (NHLCC) believes that it is critical to engage health professions students and early-career investigators in networking, mentorship, and sponsorship opportunities to grow and diversify the future healthcare workforce.

To that end, the NHLCC is launching the NHLCC Scholars mentoring program centered around AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions conference. NHLCC is seeking applications from Hispanic/Latino health professions students in the United States. The student application can be accessed below.

About Scientific Sessions

The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022 is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based clinical practice updates in cardiovascular science for health care professionals. Thousands of physicians, scientists, population researchers, advanced practice nurses and allied health care professionals will convene in Chicago and online Saturday, November 5 through Monday, November 7, 2022. This year’s meeting features 500 sessions including presentations, discussions, and curricula that will shape the future of cardiovascular science and medicine, including prevention and quality improvement. During the three-day meeting, attendees receive exclusive access to more than 4,000 original research presentations and can earn Continuing Education (CE) or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits for educational sessions.

When: November 5–7, 2022

Location: AHA Scientific Sessions
McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois


  • Pairing with NHLCC mentors (drawn from American Heart Association professional membership) for the duration of Scientific Sessions
  • Ongoing mentoring for 1 year following Scientific Sessions (minimum quarterly meetings with mentor)
  • Participation in NHLCC meetings and activities (minimum two meetings)
  • NHLCC networking dinner
  • All student travel and conference registration will be provided, in addition to a per diem.


  • Health professions students at an accredited university
  • Identify as Hispanic/Latino
  • Located in the United States

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the NHLCC website no later than Monday, October 31.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. We look forward to reviewing your applications.

Kind Regards,
National Hispanic Latino Cardiovascular Collaborative

The AHA National Hispanic Latino Cardiovascular Collaborative’s efforts to improve the health of the Hispanic/Latino community is funded in part by the BMS Pfizer Alliance.