Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program

United States Department of Health and Human Services
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Postgraduate scholarships

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Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP)

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To improve the health of Native Hawaiians, we provide scholarships to Native Hawaiians pursuing careers in primary and behavioral health disciplines.

Which disciplines do we include?

  • Clinical Psychologist

In return for your service, we will:

  • Pay your tuition
  • Cover other related school costs

You will deliver culturally competent primary health care services to Native Hawaiians and disadvantaged people who live in underserved and rural communities in Hawaii.

What do we require of you in return?

You must perform a year’s service/employment in a medically underserved area within the state of Hawaii immediately after graduation/licensure for every year of funding you receive.

You must serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.

Is your award subject to federal taxes?

All awards are subject to federal taxes.

On January 1, 2018, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) began withholding federal income and FICA taxes on the entire NHHSP award, in keeping with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules.

To be eligible to apply, you must comply with all of the following:

  • Prove Hawaiian ancestry
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university

How does the NHHSP help the community?

To date, we have awarded scholarships to more than 300 Hawaiians in a variety of primary and behavioral health care disciplines.

This helps to increase representation of Native Hawaiian health professionals dedicated to serving the needs of Native Hawaiian communities.

Of those who have fulfilled their service obligations, the overwhelming majority have continued to serve medically underserved areas and populations in Hawaii. 

Date Last Reviewed: February 2020

 

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