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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    The 2013-2014 Indian Health Services Scholarship is Available!

    Posted By on March 28, 2013


    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: April 14, 2013

    Click here to visit the IHS Scholarship website.

    National Health Service Corps 2013 Application Information

    Posted By on March 22, 2013

    The 2013 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship application cycle is now open! The deadline to apply is May 14, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. EST. To learn more about program eligibility and requirements, visit:


    Join the NHSC for an audio conference call on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. EST (7:00-8:30 p.m. CST/ 6:00-7:30 p.m. MST/ 5:00-6:30 p.m. PST). The audio conference call will:

    • Provide a brief overview of the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
    • Highlight the key points to remember during the application process
    • Offer participants an opportunity to ask questions about the application process

    Prior to the audio conference call, we strongly encourage you to view the recorded National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Application Webinar.

    You may also copy and paste the link below to access the recorded webinar from your web browser: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/p1o9ea4uh54/

    **To log in to the audio conference line, please use the information below:

    Dial-in number: 1-800-988-9526               Passcode: 7158525

    New Resources Available for NHSC Loan Repayment Applicants

    Posted By on March 22, 2013

    Do you have questions about the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program 2013 Application? Additional resources are now available to help you navigate the process.

    • NHSC Loan Repayment Application and Program Guidelines (Recorded Webinar) – The 30 minute webinar reviews eligibility requirements, the online application process, and helpful reminders and resources. We strongly encourage you to view the recorded webinar prior to participating in the conference call.
    • Conference Call – Please join the NHSC for a conference call on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST. NHSC staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have about the application process.

    To log in to the conference line, please use the information below:

    Call in number: 1-888-831-8975     Passcode: 2943194

    The NHSC and NCSP Scholarships are now accepting applications.

    Posted By on March 21, 2013

    The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP) are both accepting applications for the 2013-2014 year.  

    National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

    Students pursuing the following degrees are encouraged to apply:

    • Physicians (MD, DO)
    • Dentists (DMD, DDS)
    • Physicians Assistants
    • Family Nurse Practitioners

    Click here to learn more about the NHSC.

    The NHSC’s application deadline is May 14th, 2013. 

    Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (NCSP)

    Students pursuing the following degrees are encouraged to apply:

    • Associate’s Level Nursing (ADN)
    • Bachelor’s Level Nursing (BSN)
    • Master’s Level Nursing (MSN)
    • Certified Nurse Midwife

    Click here to learn more about the NCSP.

     The NCSP’s application deadline is May 2nd, 2013.


    Community Services from Ke Ola Mamo

    Posted By on February 6, 2013

    Aloha!  Ke Ola Mamo will be offering free screening and education beginning next week (Feb 11-15), and ending in June.  They will be available at several locations on Oahu (see flyer for dates and times).  We encourage all to attend, and to take advantage of Ke Ola Mamo’s free health screening and educational programs.

    You can download a copy of the flyers in this post here (PDF).  Please print, e-mail, and spread the word about this wonderful opportunity to start a healthier 2013!


    The NHHSP Staff


    Papa Ola Lōkahi mourns the loss of Senator Inouye

    Posted By on December 18, 2012

    (Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu) Halalū ka Na‘au. There is an emptiness deep within.  For the many decades, Senator Daniel K. Inouye has been the pouhana, main post, for those of us who have partnered with the federal government’s contributions to improving the health and wellbeing of nā kānaka maoli.

    Senator Inouye worked tirelessly with fellow Congressional members and Hawaiian leaders, including his dear friend Myron “Pinky” Thompson, to pass and ensure the viability of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act.  That work alone has provided access to health care, disease prevention and lifestyle and wellbeing programs to tens of thousands of Native Hawaiians; trained more than 220 Hawaiian health professionals in nearly 20 different health professions, including 47 physicians, 43 social workers, 59 registered nurses, 16 clinical psychologists, 16 public health nurses and nurse practitioners, 8 dentists, public health professionals, pharmacists, and more; developed targeted programs addressing the concerns of traditional Hawaiian healing practices and practitioners, veterans, and health policy;  established and maintained the Native Hawaiian Institutional Review Board, the Native Hawaiian Census Information Center; and the Native Hawaiian Epidemiology Center.

    Additionally, the Senator was very much interested in the “wise practices” identified and implemented by Indigenous communities for Indigenous communities in health care and policy. He encouraged the exchange of information and efforts among Indigenous Peoples in the United States—American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians—and among the Maori of New Zealand and other Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific.

    Keiki o ka ‘āina himself, Senator Inouye was driven by early experiences of his mother, hānai by a Hawaiian family, who passed on the values of aloha, kōkua, laulima, kuleana, and others.

    Indeed, a great statesman, advocate, and personal friend leaves us bereft.  However, his legacy surrounds us – in the growing cadre of young Native Hawaiian health professionals; among those who freely seek healing through traditional healing practices; among the thousands who have maintained, or have restored, their health and wellbeing within the Native Hawaiian health care system; and in all those individuals and organizations whose lives are guided by the Hawaiian values upheld within the context of malama Hawai‘i.

    Make no ke kalo a ola i ka palili.

    The taro may die but lives on in the young plants that it produces.

    Our aloha goes out to Mrs.  Inouye, and Ken Inouye and his family.  May the above proverb provide comfort in the wake of the loss of their husband, father, grandfather, and paragon of leadership for us all.  Aloha a hui hou aku.

    George Washington U.’s Native American Political Leadership Program

    Posted By on October 5, 2012

    As per the NAPLP web page:

    The NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program designed to give Native American undergraduates an incredible educational opportunity in the nation’s capital. Partnering with Semester In Washington Politics, NAPLP students take classes at GW, participate in hands-on internships and interact with political leaders and policymakers. NAPLP includes a series of seminars devoted to public policy issues affecting Native American communities (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian). It plays a key role in preparing the next generation of Native American political leaders.  NAPLP is funded by a generous grant from the AT&T Foundation.

    NAPLP offers an invaluable up-close view of Washington, D.C. Students learn how political decisions are made, how power is wielded and how government is run – because they are right in the center of the process. NAPLP is a guided, hands-on tour of the workings of theU.S.government,  immersing students in the processes that define our political system.

    Learn the components of political campaigning, from message development and media production to voter targeting, direct mail and fundraising. See what lobbyists do and how issues like gun control, international relations and campaign finance reform are managed. Plan an election campaign and develop a lobbying strategy with realWashingtonpolitical professionals.

    After NAPLP, students return to their home campuses knowing what it takes to win elections, pass legislation and influence public opinion. More importantly, they know what professional options are available as a congressional staffer, campaign manager, press secretary, lobbyist, pollster, media producer, journalist or fundraiser. They are betterinformed about how politics works and more aware of how they fit into that process.

    NAPLP offers students a chance to learn about politics,Washingtonand themselves. Join NAPLP for the experience of a lifetime!

    Spring 2013 Program Dates: January 14, 2013- April 26, 2013

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2012

    Summer 2013 Program Dates: June 3, 2013- July 26, 2013

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

    Early application is recommended for priority housing and internship placement.

    For more information or to submit an application, please visit http://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/native-american-political-leadership-program.

    Congratulations, Dr. Kealoha-Beaudet!

    Posted By on August 28, 2012

    The staff at the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program would like to extend their aloha and congratulations to Dr. Claren Kealoha-Beaudet.  Dr. Kealoha-Beaudet is a Clinical Psychologist and an alumni of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program, and she currently works at the North Hawai`i Community Hospital in Kamuela.  She is the Director of Behavioral Services at Kaheleaulani, a Native Hawaiian Health Program at the hospital.

    Kahelaulani ( formerly the Native Hawaiian Health Clinic) at North Hawai`i Community Hospital has just completed extensive renovation and will be reopening next week, on the 31st.  NHHSP staff are proud to extend our congratulations to Dr. Kealoha-Beaudet and the entire staff at North Hawai`i Community Hospital.

    Read West Hawai`i Today’s writeup about Kahelaulani, or visit the North Hawai`i Community Hospital’s website for more information.


    - The NHHSP Staff

    Congratulations, Hardy Spoehr!

    Posted By on June 12, 2012

    The staff of the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program would like to extend our warmest congratulations and aloha to Hardy Spoehr, the CEO of our parent agency Papa Ola Lokahi.  Hardy was recently awarded the 2012 Samuel Chapman Armstrong Humanitarian Award by the Punahou Alumni Association in recognition of a lifetime of service to the Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Community.  We are all very proud of you, Hardy!

    - The Staff at the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

    UPDATE – View the slideshow from the award ceremony here.

    Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Internship/Fellowship Opportunities!

    Posted By on April 27, 2012

    The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) is currently seeking young Native Hawaiian graduate and undergraduate students interested in summer internships and/or fellowship opportunities!


    The Committee on Indian Affairs offers internships to qualified undergraduate/graduate students, and law students. We are currently accepting applications for internships.  Please fax your cover letter, resume and references to the attention of Loretta Tuell, Majority Staff Director and Chief Counsel at (202) 228-2589.


    The Committee on Indian Affairs offers fellowships to qualified undergraduate/graduate students, and law students. We are currently accepting applications for fellowships.  Please fax your cover letter, resume and references to the attention of Loretta Tuell, Majority Staff Director, and Chief Counsel at (202)228-2589.