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.
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 and Medicine (STEMM). These include undergraduates who are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), Native Indian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+ and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
María Cabrera Echevarría
SURE Scholar at Medical College of Wisconsin ’22
"Being a SURE Scholar was an experience that changed my life both professionally and personally. I was able to meet wonderful mentors and colleagues and find countless opportunities within the research world. Without a doubt, the most beautiful memories that I will always carry with me."
Thomas Barnes III
SURE Scholar at Northwestern University '22
"The SURE program allowed me clinical experience as well as expanded my the areas of research I am interested in. I was also in connection with physicians in my field of interest. This invaluable experience furthered my passion for medicine in all aspects."
More AHA Scholarship Programs
Looking for other scholarship opportunities? Check out these additional American Heart Association programs.
EmPOWERED Scholars Program
Scholarships for students passionate about public health, health equity and community engagement, driven to address social determinants of health.
HBCU Scholars Program
Helping students at historically Black colleges and universities work toward professional degrees in the biomedical and health sciences.
HSI Scholars Program
Partnering with Hispanic-serving institutions and their students to create a pipeline for diverse researchers and health care professionals.