Health Science and Technology Academy (HSTA)

West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV.
Type Academic Year Program, Clinical Research, High School Students, Middle School Students, Rural Health


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.


There are four criteria for students wanting to enter the HSTA program: African American, income, rural status, and first in family to attend college.

Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.

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