Minnesota Heart Research Scholarships

Updated:May 8,2015


The American Heart Association is working with partners to provide scholarships that allow students to explore the field of cardiovascular research as a career by providing opportunities to work with researchers at Minnesota institutions.

Who is eligible?
Minnesota students only. One scholarship is for undergraduate students currently entrolled in a four year college or university in the State of Minnesota; three scholarships are for medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota.

How many will be selected?
This year, there is one undergraduate award and three medical student awards.

How are the scholars selected?
The scholars will be chosen on merit by an American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate committee of medical professionals and lay people. Notification of the scholarship award will be made in spring 2015.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically.
Call (952) 278-7903 or Greater MN 1-800-331-6889 if you have questions.

1.  Read the specific requirements of the award.

2.  Complete the application and include the indicated attachments with your submission.

3.  Submit all of these items via e-mail to mnscholarships@heart.org.
  • Please take care to control the size of the documents when possible.
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation that your application was received within one week.
  • All applications must be received no later than April 1, 2015. 

Who is eligible?ScholarshipDescriptionApplication
Undergraduate students currently enrolled in a four year college or university in the State of Minnesota and working in a medically related curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel systemThe Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship
$1,000
Shapira Undergraduate Description PDFShapira Undergraduate Application DOC
Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota The Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Ph. D., Heart Scholarship
$4,500
Burchell
Description
 PDF
Burchell
Application
 DOC
Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota The James H. Moller, M.D., Heart Scholarship
$1,200
Moller
Description
 PDF
Moller
Application
 DOC
 Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota are eligible for this award.Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship
$1,200
Nelson
Description
  PDF
Nelson
Application
DOC
Medical students currently enrolled in a Minnesota state medical school and working in a curriculum with potential application to patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessel system The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Medical Scholarship
$1.000
Shapira Medical Description PDFShapira Medical Application DOC

1940- Present

1948

Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine, receives the first AHA-supported research grant. The $25,000 grant covers equipment and staff salaries. Szent-Gyorgyi receives a second grant (for $10,000) in 1949. Both grants are awarded to enable him to do fundamental studies on muscle energetics.


With national AHA support, Dr. Alfred Farah examines the influence of sulfahydryl compounds as diuretics. The next year, Dr. William Schwartz, also receiving national funding, finds sulfanilamide can act as a diuretic. Diuretics help treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.