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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.

NAHN Nursing Scholarships

Recognizing Excellence in Nursing Students

NAHN Scholarships

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is pleased to announce the distribution of over $85,000 in scholarships to NAHN members this year at its Annual Gala during the 2016 NAHN Annual Conference.

Once again, we had a very competitive year. Many thanks to our generous funders who are actively helping increase the professionalism of Latino nurses.

2016 United Health Foundation National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship Awards

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) was honored to receive $120,000 for scholarship money and related services from the United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative's Latino Health Scholars Program.

Eighty thousand dollars were distributed to eight new recipients and eight returning scholars.

The eight new recipients are: Returning scholars are:
  • Arianna Vargas, San Diego Chapter
  • Grace Ramirez, San Diego Chapter
  • Girah Caraballo, NAHN National
  • Brenda Miguel (Cruz), San Diego Chapter
  • Cynthia Colmenares, Garden State Chapter
  • Daniela Vargas, San Diego and San Francisco Chapters
  • Laura Penalo, New York Chapter
  • Horacio Lemus, San Diego Chapter
  • Gerardo Flores, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Adrial Lobelo, New York Chapter
  • Santiago Mercado, Dallas Chapter
  • Maria Vera-Irizarry, Long Island Chapter
  • Suzanne Carvajal-Pinos, Broward County Chapter
  • Lluriana Bailon
  • Koral Liriano
  • Leah Ruiz

In addition to the United Health Foundation Scholarships, NAHN awarded a total $4,500 from the Past Presidents Scholarship Fund to the following members:

  • Jennifer Sanchez, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter – In honor of Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RN (retired)
  • Sara Jiminez, San Diego Chapter – In honor of Carmen Portillo, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Caesar Rangel, Phoenix Chapter – In honor of Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Zayra Quintero, San Diego Chapter – In honor of Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, FAAN

NAHN also awarded a NAHN Scholarship to Paulette Lizarraga, Phoenix Chapter

Children’s Mercy Scholarship

Arianna Vargas received the Children’s Mercy Scholarship

Previous NAHN Scholarship Recipients

About the NAHN Scholarship Program

Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.

Selection of recipients is based on need, current academic standing, whether they are a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States and other criteria.

Scholarship recipients are a select group of Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.

The number of scholarships offered each year is dependent upon the amount of money in the scholarship fund.

Scholarships are presented each year at NAHN’s annual conference.



2017 Annual Meeting


2017 Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2017
Phoenix, AZ


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