Minnesota Heart Research Scholarships

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 enrolled 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. Must be a U.S. Citizen. 

How many will be selected?

This year, there is one undergraduate award and four 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 by the end of May every year.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically.
Call (952) 278-7712 or Greater Minnesota 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 submissions.
  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 1st of the applying year.
 Who is eligible?  Scholarship  Description  Application
Undergraduate students currently 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 system. The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship $1,000 The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship Description (PDF) The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Undergraduate Scholarship Application (PDF)
Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota. The Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Ph.D., Heart Scholarship $4,500 The Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Ph.D., Heart Scholarship Description (PDF) The Howard B. Burchell, M.D., Ph.D., Heart Scholarship Application (PDF)
Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota.

The James H. Moller, M.D., Heart Scholarship $1,200

The James H. Moller, M.D., Heart Scholarship Description (PDF) The James H. Moller, M.D., Heart Scholarship Application (PDF)
Medical students registered at a teaching institution in the State of Minnesota.

The Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship
$1,200

The Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship Description (PDF) The Melvin P. Nelson & Esther L. Nelson Heart Scholarship Application (PDF)
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  The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Medical Scholarship Description (PDF) The Helen N. & Harold B. Shapira Heart Medical Scholarship Application (PDF)