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HSTA 2020 Graduates

Congratulations! You have successfully made the journey and achieved a tuition waiver. Your hard work and dedication has prepared you for the future. Charge ahead and make the world and West Virginia a better place. HSTA is here for you.

Congratulations HSTA 2020 Graduates

The Health Sciences & Technology Academy, known as HSTA, is a one-of-a-kind mentoring program in the state of West Virginia that helps participating high school students enter and succeed in STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs. HSTA marshals the efforts of hundreds of mentors―teachers, community members, higher-education faculty and staff, and the HSTA participants themselves―through a framework that supports students facing social and financial challenges to obtaining a diploma and moving on to college.

HSTA Scholars Are . . . 

75%  rural,  37% African American, 69% Female,

68% First-Generation college attendees, 46% Financially Disadvantaged

And They Achieve Phenomenal Success

2879 high school students have graduated from HSTA, 1998-2019

99% of HSTA graduates matriculate to college

89% graduate from college; 86% graduate with a 4 year degree or better

84% of our college graduates continue to live and work in West Virginia

On average, HSTA students earn $30,000 per year more than their parents.

State schools provide substantial tuition support through medical school and other advanced STEM-based degrees