Nov 24, 2021 11:33 a.m. HST
The Hawaii Medical Services Association is once again offering an opportunity for graduating high school students to apply for a scholarship to continue their education at the college level.
It’s National Scholarship Month and HMSA is celebrating the 17th year of the annual Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program. The program honors Hawaii high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, health activities, and sportsmanship.
“We continue to support our local students as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Catherine S. Mataeushi, HMSA Vice President and Director of Community Engagement. “The Kaimana Awards and Scholarships Program helps identify future leaders in our state and helps them celebrate their accomplishments in education.”
Applications are now available online and open to high school graduates.
To be eligible, applicants must graduate from a high school in Hawaii in 2022 with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requirements have been relaxed; Participation in athletics and participation in community service is encouraged but not required.
Applicants must also submit an official transcript, write a personal statement and essay on community and well-being, and submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty, mentors, or coaches.
HMSA will award up to 15 students with a value of $5,000 per scholarship.
Recipients can use the scholarships to pay for tuition, books, computers, and room and board. Use of scholarships is subject to the rules and regulations of the National Athletics Association for those participating in team sports.
To apply, click here. All applications must be received by Friday 25 February 2022.
HMSA has sponsored the Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program since 2005 in partnership with the Hawaii’i High School Athletic Association.