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Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship is a Stipend sponsored by Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate.

Award Information:

Amount of Stipend: Full Tuition
Application Deadline: 31-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must be a Native Hawaiian with proof of U.S. citizenship and enrolled/accepted in an accredited health professions training program. Selection is based upon work experience, academic record, demonstrated interest in providing primary care service, experience and interest in working with Native Hawaiian population in a community-based or rural setting, and knowledge of Native Hawaiian culture, language, and values.
Eligibility: College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate
Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program, 1850 Makuakane Street, Building E
Honolulu, HI 96817-1830
Phone Number: 808 842 8562
Fax Number: 808 842 8540

You can find out more by contacting:

Dr. L. Sita Nissanka

One may find it helpful to carefully examine the background of the stipend. Your best chance of obtaining money comes from initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. Before you even begin, seek to understand the particular aims of the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate and what they hope to achieve with the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if there is a decent shot to receive the stipend. After figuring out that there is a good chance of actually being a recipient of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

One critical aspect of working toward obtaining the stipend is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be drawn-out, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application correctly and in its entirety. Avoid mistakes that might make you be denied on a technicality.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship confers the award and makes payment of the money in order to stay informed about if you can rely on the stipend to help meet the expenses associated with school and how it will help you out, as there may be restrictions on what expenses are covered by the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship. You might find it challenging to find ways to manage the expenses associated with school, and having the additional resources of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship to assist with your expenses is often invaluable. If you are not fortunate to receive the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship, continue looking, there will be alternative stipends that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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