For more information regarding the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program, download and read the 2014-2015 NHHSP Application & Program Guidance (APG).

    Click here to download the 2014-2015 NHHSP APG (.PDF)
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    Meet the 2014-2015 NHHSP Cohort

    Posted By on August 29, 2014


    The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program staff would like to send our warmest aloha and best wishes to the newly-selected 2014-2015 cohort of scholarship recipients.  Congratulations!

    -The NHHSP Staff

    The 2014-2015 APG

    Posted By on June 23, 2014

    The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program’s (NHHSP) applications process for the 2014-2015 scholarship year is currently closed.  However, we highly recommend scholars who are interested in applying for next year (2015-2016) should download and read the 2014-2015 Application & Program Guidance (APG) .PDF.  The APG contains everything you need to know about the benefits, requirements, and obligations that come with a Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship award, and by studying the APG, those interested in the NHHSP will be preparing themselves to be as competitive as possible when the 2015-2016 Application season opens in December of 2014.


    The 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is now open. Apply by May 22, 7:30 pm ET.

    Posted By on March 27, 2014

    NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN Bridge Program are eligible to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible Critical Shortage Facility upon graduation.

    The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least 2 years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.

    As much as half of the award funds are reserved for students pursuing a master’s level nurse practitioner degree.


    In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a critical shortage facility located in a HPSA,  the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program pays:

    • tuition
    • eligible fees
    • other reasonable costs, such as books, clinical supplies/instruments and uniforms.
    • monthly stipend of ($1,302 for the 2014-2015 school year)

    Eligible Applicants

    • U.S. citizens (born or naturalized), nationals or lawful permanent residents
    • enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate, associate degree, or diploma) at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S.
    • begin classes no later than September 30
    • free from any Federal judgment liens
    • free from existing service commitments
    • not delinquent on a Federal debt

    Here is the link to go directly to the NCSP Application website: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/scholarships/nursing/

    National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Application Is Now Open!

    Posted By on March 14, 2014

    Aloha from NHHSP!

    For those applicants who applied to the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), you may also want to apply to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) if  you fall into the following training programs listed below.   We highly recommend that you do so.  Our programs are similiar in that NHHSP and NHSC pays tuition, fees, other educational cost, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved facility in a medically needy community.

    Note: Whereas, the NHSC Scholarship payments other than the living stipend are federal income tax-free, this is not the case for NHHSP.  All NHHSP Scholarship payments are not federal income tax-free!

    You can apply to the National Health Service Corp Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program for:

    • · Physicians (MD or DO)
    • · Dentists
    • · Nurse Practitioners
    • · Certified Nurse-Midwives
    • · Physician Assistants

    The NHSC scholarship can be awarded for as many as 4 years. With each year (or partial year) of support beyond the first year, the student agrees to provide one additional year of service, with a maximum of four years.

    Service begins upon graduation (and completion of primary care residency training for doctors and dentists). The NHSC helps scholars find a practice site that’s right for them among the hundreds of NHSC-approved sites in medically underserved urban, rural and frontier communities across the U.S. When in service, scholars earn a market-rate salary, paid by the employing facility.

    The Scholarship Program accepts applications once each year. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship are notified no later than September 30.

    For more information and to apply to the National Health Service Corp Scholarship Program, go to:  http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarships/index.html

    The NHHSP 2014-2015 Online Session #1 is CLOSED

    Posted By on March 2, 2014

    The deadline for the 2014-2015 NHHSP Application Online Session #1 is March 1st.  As of March 1st, the NHHSP is not accepting any new applications.

    As a reminder to all applicants who have already completed Online Session #1, your documents are due no later than 30 days after you completed Online Session #1.  All NHHSP applicants who have completed Online Session #1 must have all of their required documentation, their Online Session #2, and their interviews completed no later than March 31st, 2014 However in order to have the time to complete their interview before the March 31st deadline, all NHHSP applicants must submit their required documentation (the documents identified in Step 4) no later than March 21st, 2014.


    The NHHSP Staff

    The 2014-2015 Indian Health Services Scholarship is Available!

    Posted By on February 13, 2014


    Documentation of American Indian/Alaska Native Membership or Descendent Status is required to apply!

    Eligible professions (click here for a list of eligible professions – PDF)

    Deadline: March 28, 2014

    Go To:  www.ihs.gov/scholarship/apply_now.cfm

    The 2014-2015 FAFSA is Now Available

    Posted By on January 10, 2014

    While a completed FAFSA is not required to apply for a Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) scholarship, NHHSP staff encourages all students to complete a FAFSA.  Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA not only gives you access to the $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds that the federal government has available, but many states, schools, and private scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA before they will consider you for any financial aid they offer.

    Whether you’re filling out the FAFSA for yourself, helping your child, or are in a position to help others fill out the FAFSA, we have the resources for you.

    The FAFSA is free and only takes an average of only 23 minutes to complete. Get started at www.FAFSA.gov.

    For information and tips on completing the FAFSA, visit StudentAid.gov/fafsa.

    2014-2015 Applications Begin December 1, 2013

    Posted By on November 14, 2013

    UPDATE 11/27/2013: The 2014-2015 NHHSP Application will be available Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 6PM HST.

    The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program application for School Year 2014-2015 will be available here on our website beginning Sunday, December 1, 2013.  Please return to NHHSP.org if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.  Happy Holidays!

    Congratulations, 2013-2014 Cohort!

    Posted By on August 7, 2013

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    The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program staff would like to send our warmest aloha and best wishes to the newly-selected 2013-2014 cohort of scholarship recipients.  Congratulations!

    -The NHHSP Staff

    Congratulations, Joey Gonsalves!

    Posted By on May 20, 2013

    (2003-2004) Joseph Gonsalves

    The NHHSP staff would like to extend its most sincere aloha and congratulations to Joey Gonsalves, an NHHSP alumni, for his recent appointment as the executive director of Maui’s Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, Hui No Ke Ola Pono!