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Any Amount of donation helps the students, but $40 helps a student with partial ACT/SAT test,$50.00-Student travels to Capitol Day,$500.00-Sara Spencer Essay Award.No donation is used for salaries!

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Health Sciences Technology Academy (HSTA)

Each of us cares deeply about our children and their future. The Health Sciences and Technology Academy (HSTA) was founded in 1994 on the faith, resilience, spirit, and commitment of individuals, communities, colleges, and universities to make that spirit bright.

HSTA is a high school science and math enrichment program built in West Virginia, by West Virginians, for West Virginians. HSTA students learn the skills they need to succeed in college through after-school clubs and summer camps rich in mentoring, academics, and community-based healthcare research.  More than 90 percent of our graduates go on to receive a college degree. Of these, another 90 percent remain in the state, living in the very communities that helped them achieve success.

HSTA encourages aspirations, opens doors, and helps students achieve a higher education while actively working to improve healthcare in our state. Through this far-reaching program, young West Virginians are realizing their ability to create a better life for themselves and, one day, their own children.

Ann Chester, Director


HSTA by the Numbers

  • 2,049 students have graduated from HSTA 1998-2014
  • 99% of those students went to college
  • 90% of HSTA students graduate with a four-year degree or better
  • $30,000 more on average is earned by HSTA students per year than their highest-earning parent
  • 90% of HSTA students say to live and work in West Virginia

HSTA Supporters

  • Claude Worthington
  • Benedum Foundation
  • Marshall University
  • Kellogg Foundation
  • NIH Community
  • Infrastructure Award
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • West Virginia Legislature
  • West Virginia Univeristy
  • Coca-Cola Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
  • NIH Idea Network of Bio-medical Research Excellence (INBRE)
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • WVU-Robert C. Byrd HSC Eastern Division
  • Hugh Schott Jr. Foundation
  • Stanley Hostetler
  • WV School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Glenville State College
  • Schenk Foundation
  • NIH-Clinical & Transition Research Award