2018 NAHN Scholarships

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is pleased to announce the distribution of scholarships to NAHN members this year at the Annual Gala during its 43rd Annual NAHN Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The scholarship program is very competitive, and we thank the generous funders who are actively helping raise the level of professionalism of Latino nurses.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is honored to receive scholarship money and related services from the United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative’s Latino Health Scholars Program.

2018 scholarship recipients

The United Health Foundation New Scholars are:
Juliana Aguayo (Los Angeles Chapter)
Silvia Arabia, MPH (San Francisco Chapter)
Edith Barnes, BS, AB, MS (Illinois Chapter)
Karla Calderon-Gomez (El Corazon de la Tierra – Kansas City Chapter)
Esmeralda Ochoa, BSN, RN (Illinois Chapter)
Quilvio Rodriguez, BSN, RN (New York City Chapter)
Gustavo Tinta (Utah Chapter)
Mernelis Velazquez, RN (New York City Chapter)
Mayra Yniguez, BS, MPH, cFPHW (San Francisco Chapter)

The returning scholars are:  
Suzanne Caravajal-Pinos, MSN, RN (National)
Cynthia Colmanares, BSN (New Jersey Chapter)
Caroline Oritz, MSN, MPH, RN, NC(New York City Chapter)
Laura Penalo, RN, MS, CNL (New York City Chapter)

The Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RN Scholarship recipient is Amaryllis Sanchez
The Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RN Scholarship recipient is Amaryllis Sanchez (National)

Other scholarships presented were the Nurse Tim Scholarship and the Children's Mercy Hospital Scholarship:

  • Nurse Tim Scholarship recipient: Marcella Camacho, LVN (Inland Empire – Riverside Chapter)
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital Scholarship recipient: Estefany Frias, BS, MPH (National)