Applications for Summer 2024 open November 1, 2023.

Applications are due February 1, 2024. Please review eligibility criteria and required application materials below before submitting your application.


  • To be eligible for this program, an undergraduate student must be classified as junior or senior academic status at the time of award activation, or may complete the fellowship immediately following graduation.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time or a recent graduate of an undergraduate degree program at a four-year college or university.
  • A student who was previously supported by an American Heart Association (AHA) student fellowship may apply for an additional fellowship in a subsequent year. However, a student who has been supported by two AHA undergraduate fellowships is no longer eligible to apply.
  • At the time of application, student must be a United States citizen, or foreign national holding a student, exchange or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, or TN. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status requires additional AHA approval to apply.
  • Students are not required to reside in the U.S. for any period of time before being supported by any American Heart Association funding.
  • Students may not hold funds from AHA Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease given by AHA Professional Councils at the same time as they are supported by an AHA Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training.

Required Application Materials

  • Complete the online application and submit it with the following required documents.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • One-page personal statement that describes your general interests, your background and interests, and your objective for the summer
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two references (at least one of these must be from a faculty member at student’s current institution).