Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program - Undergraduates - Papa Ola Lokahi

CLOSING DATE: March 15, 2021


JOB #: 16469

POSTED: October 28, 2020


The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) addresses access to health care by developing a Native Hawaiian health care workforce of professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities. The program recruits and nurtures professionals in-training for primary health care disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent health services to Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai‘i.

In addition to requiring admittance to accredited schools and programs, this merit-based program awards generous scholarships to eligible individuals that appear to be dedicated to providing primary health services to Native Hawaiians and their families in Hawai‘i.

Recipients are obligated to serve full-time in medically under-served areas in Hawai‘i for two (minimum) to four (maximum) years, depending upon the length of time of scholarship support.

Students pursuing degrees in eligible professions who are enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply.  Scholars will receive funding for tuition, books, other related educational costs, and a monthly stipend while enrolled full-time in an accredited university/college program. A coordinated service plan (licensure, service site) will be designed specifically for each graduate.


Since 1991, almost 300 scholarships have been awarded to Native Hawaiians across 20 health and allied health professions.

Additional Details:


Click here for a list of eligible professions and to learn more.

How to Apply:

The application process opened on February 1, 2020, as announced here.  Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted through March 15, 2021.

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