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American Heart Association Offers Scholarships to Multicultural & Latina Women


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Go Red Por Tu Corazón and Macy’s Join Forces to Drive Diversity in Medicine

(DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2011) — The American Heart Association is offering scholarships to multicultural [and Latina] women interested in healthcare careers. As part of its Go Red For Women awareness campaign, the association hopes to expand the much-needed pipeline of diverse nursing and medical students and increase cultural competence in health care. Information about the Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Fund is at GoRedForWomen.org/GoRedScholarshipSixteen females will receive a $2,500 scholarship to support them in their studies.


The initiative, which is funded by the American Heart Association, will award 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to qualifying applicants (a total of $40,000).  To learn more visit MulticulturalFamilia.com and complete their online application to enter through November 30, 2011.


About Go Red Por Tu Corazón

The American Heart Association’s Go Red Por Tu Corazón is a bilingual heart-health movement for Latinas that is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease – the No. 1 killer of Latina women. Go Red Por Tu Corazón promotes a heart-healthy lifestyle, through healthy eating and physical activity, building on Latinas strong ties to family and cultural traditions. Visit GoRedCorazon.org, call 1-888-474-VIVE or find us on Facebook to get free information about the movement.

 About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.




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