AHA SURE Scholars Program

Diversity in Science Matters

Become a SURE Scholar. Be seen, learn and help your community.

  • Work with leading researchers.
  • Sample career paths.
  • Attend AHA Scientific Sessions.

Three underrepresented students - two females one male - from Boston University - SURE scholars

About the Program

A science workforce that reflects and responds to underrepresented communities is crucial to the AHA’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. This 8- to 10-week program provides a rich academic experience for students considering careers in research and health services.

Who Can Apply?

This program supports underrepresented college students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years who are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These include African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Indian/Pacific Islander and/or LGBTQ+ undergraduates.

Participating Institutions

Six major institutions are taking part - Boston University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Stanford University, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Vanderbilt University. Applications are available through the institutions, tailored to their respective requirements.