2019 NAHN Scholarships

UHG Scholarship winners

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 44th Annual NAHN Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada. The scholarship program is very competitive, and we thank the generous funders who are actively helping raise the level of professionalism among 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.

The United Health Foundation New Scholars are:
Maria Alejandra Noguera (Nebraska Chapter)
Carl F. Medina III (San Diego Chapter)
Patricia Soltero Sanchez, RN, BSN, MAOM (Los Angeles Chapter)
Ana Cristina Pichardo (Philadelphia Chapter)
Ana Laura Saavedra, BSN, RN (National)
Amanda D. Huerta, DNP, BSN (National)
Leticia Fernandez, BSN, RN (National)


The returning scholars are:  
Suzanne Caravajal-Pinos, MSN, RN (National)
Caroline Oritz, MSN, MPH, RN, NC(New York City Chapter)
Silvia Arabia, MPH (San Francisco Chapter)
Edith Barnes, BS, AB, MS (Illinois Chapter)
Mernelis Velazquez, RN (New York City Chapter)
Mayra Yniguez, BS, MPH, cFPHW (San Francisco Chapter)

The Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RN Scholarship recipient is Gabriela Chim (Yuma Chapter)

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

  • Nurse Tim Scholarship recipient: Jaylene Placencia (El Paso Chapter)
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital Scholarship recipient Luis Alberto Espinosa (Illinois Chapter)