February 14, 2022

Health care scholarships available

Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii to provide up to $100,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors pursuing careers in the health care industry.

Contact: Laura M. Lott
808-343-2406 (mobile)

Kaiser Permanente’s Health Equity Scholarship Program aims to develop healthier communities by helping young leaders achieve their dreams of going to college and pursuing a career in the health care field. Graduating Hawaii high school seniors can apply for a $2,500 scholarship now through March 1, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be announced in June 2022 with awards distributed in fall 2022.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited, public, or not-for-profit, 4-year university or community college for the 2022 to 2023 academic school year. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 weighted scale and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a clinical (physician, pharmacist, practitioner, nurse) or nonclinical (accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, public policy) career in the health care industry. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and/or who are from underrepresented communities.

For the 2021 to 2022 school year, scholarships were awarded to 20 students from across Hawaii attending University of Hawaii and community college campuses across the state, Chaminade University, Princeton University, and other mainland schools. Of past recipients, 80% are Native Hawaiian students, and 75% are the first generation in their family to go to college.

According to a 2021 Nursing Education study, 3 of Hawaii’s 5 counties — Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii — are among the top 15 counties in the nation with the highest primary health care worker shortages. Opportunities that encourage students to pursue careers in health care will help remove barriers that may otherwise discourage students from clinical professions.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s Health Equity Scholarship Program and to apply, visit kp-health-equity-scholars.hsfts.net

Application timeline

March 1, 2022

Phase I applications due.

March 15, 2022

Finalists announced. Phase II applications open. 

April 15, 2022

Phase II applications due. 

June 2022

Scholarship recipients announced. 

September through October 2022

Recipient enrollment verification.

October through December 2022

Financial awards disbursed. 

About Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve approximately 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.