The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) has become the first Caribbean medical school selected as an International Member Institution of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). As a member, UHSA will be able to disseminate HACU benefits to its student population. For example, the HACU Scholarship Program awards academic scholarships to students attending HACU member institutions to help defray college expenses. Scholarship applications are announced in spring and students submit an online application for awards in the fall semester. logo_hacuHACU works closely with international member institutions to respond to their interests, particularly as they relate to the establishment of international cooperation agreements with U.S. higher education institutions. HACU also provides study abroad opportunities for students through its agreements with study abroad providers. HACU was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Click here to view UHSA’s profile on