Tyler, Texas – To help bring awareness to the Northeast Texas community about women’s heart health, the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital is inviting all high school seniors to participate in a contest to earn a scholarship up to $5000!
“We are excited to announce our annual CHRISTUS Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital Scholarship Opportunity. Our heart hospital is committed to serving our community by providing the very best heart care, by increasing awareness of women’s heart disease, and by teaching our community how to keep their hearts happy and healthy. February is American Heart Month, and we use this time to focus specifically on Women’s Heart Health Awareness by encouraging students to create a video about women’s heart health. This is an awesome opportunity for students, through a unique, purposeful scholarship contest, to impact the health of our community while preparing to advance their education as they complete their high school careers!” Deb Chelette, Vice President Operations, Cardiac Services – CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital.
Students are asked to submit a video about heart health in women by going to our website at CHRISTUStmf.org/WomenWithHeart and clicking on the “Scholarship” tab. If their video is selected as a finalist, the student will be entered into the social media judging contest, where the public will view and vote on our Facebook page to select the top three who will receive the Scholarship Awards. Grand Prize is $5,000, with second and third place taking home $2,500 and $1,500, respectively.
“This scholarship contest is something different and engaging,” explained Jamie Moore, BSN, RN, AACC, CCCC, Clinical Director Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and AMI Coordinator, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “We wanted to find a way to help spread the word about women’s heart health during February, while also getting people to take notice of their health and this risk at an earlier age.”
According to the American Heart Association, heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases cause approximately half of all deaths in American women, and one-out-of-three women over age 65 have some form of heart disease.
“We all know someone or have a woman in our family that has been affected by heart disease,” said Moore. “One of the most effective ways to combat heart disease is through education and awareness. The sooner we can start people on the right path, the healthier and happier they will be in the future.”
- The theme of the video must be related to heart health in women.
- One applicant per video.
- The student that is producing/directing the video is considered the applicant – must be a high school senior.
- Video cannot exceed 2 minutes in length.
- Smartphone videos are perfectly acceptable.
- Maximum file size is 100 MB.
- Please complete media consent form along with video submission (parent/guardian must sign if applicant under 18).
- No GPA requirements: scholarships awarded as cash prize to be used as needed towards college or other continued education expenses.
- Deadline to submit videos is Tuesday, February 1. No videos will be accepted after this date.
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