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Thank you for taking time to learn how you can help Louisiana HOSA-Future Health Professionals.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.


HOSA is a premier pipeline for students interested in a career in health care.  We educate them above and beyond what they get in the classroom, often being integrated into the curriculum.


The statement “HOSA is an integral part of Health Science Education” is frequently used. Being an integral part means HOSA activities can be a method of instruction that reinforces what the student learns in the classroom and on the job. Integrated Chapter activities improve the effectiveness of every health science program and help students become more employable.


HOSA is a student organization that is 100% health care and offers opportunities for all students who plan to pursue a health care career. Students with leadership ability and social maturity, who can handle the spirit of competitiveness, will be more community oriented and will seek involvement and participation in citizenship activities as a result of their involvement in HOSA.


We are host to events where students meet many different health professionals including some in health careers they didn’t know existed.  We also involve these students in community service as well as fundraising for important causes.  This year HOSA students are raising funds for the Be The Match Marrow Donation and other organizations of their choosing.


Through these many and varied activities students also learn professionalism, leadership, and find their path to the health career that suits them.


We are continually seeking funding for these specific areas:


  1. Our State Leadership Conference being held March 18-19, 2024 in Baton Rouge; 

  2. Sending the State Student officers to the Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C.;

  3. Attend the Louisiana HOSA Fall Forum to learn more about HOSA and healthcare;

  4. Scholarships;

  5. Funding to help sustain this important student organization.


I would be happy to speak with you about other partnership opportunities such as judging at our competition, hosting a workshop, having a table at our expo, offering scholarships or internships, providing shadowing opportunities, or being a member of our advisory council. (see HOSA-100)


On this page, you can find information on areas where we need funding for our conference, along with a contribution form.


My hope is that your company/organization will be interested in helping our HOSA students and future healthcare workforce by donating.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Very sincerely,


Shirlene Bender

Executive Director/State Advisor


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