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Yearly academic scholarship opportunity available for Haitian-American high school seniors living in Massachusetts

Background

Since 2017, HAMA has been providing academic scholarship opportunities to students of Haitian descent across the state of MA. To date, we’ve awarded 25+ students and invested over $30,000 back into our community. A list of our previous scholarship recipients can be viewed here.

In addition to monetary funding, we’ve built our program and community collaborations to provide students with mentorship support during their transition from high school into higher education.

2024 Opportunities

HAMA will be awarding four academic scholarships ranging from $500 – $3,000.

Interested and qualifying students are encouraged to apply on our website, An overview of our application process is outlined below. However, granular details are available for full review in our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document.

Application Process

  1. Fully read the academic scholarship FAQ document
  2. Consider attending one of our virtual info sessions
    1. Flier is attached
    2. Brief registration required – virtual link will be sent out 24 hours prior to start time
    3. All are welcome – students, educators, parents/guardians
  3. Apply for scholarship by March 29, 2024 (on HAMA website) – flier is attached
  4. Submit reference letter by March 29, 2024 (on HAMA website)
  5. Complete virtual interview
    1. Mandatory for all applicants 
    2. More information will be emailed to each applicant after March 29th
  1. Attend the annual Student Healthcare Summit (mandatory for all applicants)
    1. Date: Saturday April 27, 2024
    2. Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    3. Location: Mass General Brigham (399 Revolution Drive Somerville, MA 02145)
    4. Overview: full day summit intentionally curated for high school students to encourage networking, skill building, and foundational support in light of their pending transition from high school to higher education.
    5. Presentations / engagement topics: time management, financial basics, mental health, networking, and more.
    6. Lunch and light afternoon snack  will be provided
    7. Please note, depending on the number of scholarship applications HAMA receives, this summit may be opened up to other non-Haitian high school students from across MA. A separate email will be sent out mid-late March 2024 by HAMA leadership. Of note, we piloted this inclusion process in 2023 and successfully had students from 7+ diverse background participate.

Please feel free to share this information with family, friends, and professional networks.

If you are to have any questions, please send an email to our scholarship team: scholarships@myhamahealth.org

Kind Regards,

Brenda Lormil-Raymond, MSN, FNP-C

Founder, Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA)

 

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