The Mary Layne Van Cleave Achievement Award.

HOSA Teachers and Advisors: Please nominate your most outstanding high school senior for this award. If you have more than one candidate, please fill out a nomination for each. 

The nomination period will open on March 26, 2018 and close on  April 30, 2018. Seven awards will be distributed to students at their senior awards ceremony - one $2000 award and six $1000 awards. A representative from the Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development will be on hand to make the presentation. If you know when your Senior Awards Night is scheduled, please let us know the date and time. 

Criteria that we consider include:

  1. Demonstrated interest in pursuing a healthcare profession
  2. Clinical or volunteer experience
  3.  Participation in a HOSA program
  4. Leadership experience
  5. Teacher/advisor recommendation
  6. Student Personal Statement - either written or video.

Once we receive a student nomination, we will email the nominating advisor with a request for the additional materials needed to complete the application.  Materials include: HOSA advisor recommendation, student transcript (unofficial is fine - if transcript is unavailable, please submit GPA), optional additional letters of recommendation and a personal statement/essay from the student.  We will provide topics to choose from.

Any questions? Contact Mary Ann Watson at  901-569-0172 or