MHHC Impact Scholarships

For years, the MHHC Foundation has supported deserving students in our communities who embody the qualities essential for leadership and the values critical to success. This year, the foundation once again offering graduating high school seniors college scholarship in order to help them reach theirr full potential. With your help, we can grow this burgeoning effort and begin to have a more robust impact on the educational and professional outcomes for our young people.

Scholarship Requirements

In 2017, the MHHC Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students to help them pursue higher education and their educational dreams.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a patient or related to a patient of Morris Heights Health Center

  • Must be a graduating high school senior

  • Maintain a least 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Please send in current transcript or end of the year transcript.

  • Conduct at least 20 hours of community service with a local organization. Please verify by sending in proof of community service hours.

  • Must submit at least two (2) letters of recommendations from teachers, religious leaders, and/or elected officials.

  • Submission of 2-3 page typed, double-spaced essay, 12-point, Times New Roman font, on (a) How has your education contributed to who you are today (b) describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school (c) discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that set you apart from others (d) describe your most meaningful achievement (e) and why are you a good candidate to receive this award.

  • Be accepted for admission at an approved accredited institution of higher education in a Program of study that leads to a degree.

  • Provide a copy of the acceptance letter and certification of enrollment issued from a two or four year college or university. Please note that all scholarships will be paid directly to the accredited higher education institution to which the student has been accepted and enrolled in.

Are You a Previous Scholarship Recipient?

All past IMPACT Awards Scholarship recipients are invited to submit an application to be considered for a Continuing Education scholarship. To be eligible, all applicants must:

  • Have been awarded an IMPACT Awards Scholarship by the MHHC Foundation in the past

  • Show proof of current enrollment into a higher education institution

  • Have a GPA of a B+ average or greater

  • Complete a scholarship application

  • Submit a 2-3 page essay responding to the following: Reflect on your time in college thus far, how has the experience helped you plan for your future? Have plans for your future changed since high school?

Please note that all scholarships will be paid directly to the accredited higher education institution to which the student has been accepted and enrolled in.

Deadline for Submission:

Entries must be submitted by Friday, May 18, 2018, and must be accompanied by the IMPACT Awards Scholarship Application.

The IMPACT Awards Scholarship Advisory Committee will choose the recipients based on the strength of his/her essay, community involvement, and recommendations.


You may submit your application by e-mail or postal mail. To complete the application, follow this link at the bottom of this page to download our scholarship application.

Email the applicaiton material to

Or send via mail to:
MHHC Foundation IMPACT Awards Scholarship
Attn: Development Department
85 West Burnside Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453