Scholarship Requirements

Each year, the MHHC Foundation awards scholarships to deserving college-bound high school students who embody the values of leadership, community service and pursuit of scholastic excellence. These values are critical indicators to a successful college career.

In 2019, the MHHC Foundation awarded $70,000 in scholarships to students to help them reach their full potential as they pursue higher education and their dreams.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a patient or related to an employee 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 sets 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.

Please note that all scholarships award 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 award 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 Tuesday, April 30th, 2020 and must be accompanied by the following:

- First Time Applicants

  • IMPACT Awards Scholarship Application.
  • Essay
  • College Acceptance Letter
  • Proof of Community Service
  • Letters of Recommendation

- Continuing Education Applicants

  • IMPACT Awards Scholarship Application.
  • Essay
  • College/Institute Transcript

The IMPACT Awards Scholarship Advisory Committee will choose the recipients based on the strength of his/her essay, community involvement, and recommendations. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS MENTIONED ABOVE, IN ORDER FOR THE APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.


You may submit your application by e-mail or postal mail.

Did you apply for NYS Excelsior Scholarship?

If you already have, or are planning to apply for the NYS Excelsior Scholarship, please note that receiving our MHHC Foundation Scholarship may reduce the amount awarded by the Excelsior. We recommend you get further information from the Financial Aid Department, Scholarship Department, or Bursar’s Office from the Institution you plan on attending.


MHHC Foundation IMPACT Awards Scholarship
Attn: Development Department
85 West Burnside Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453