Native Hawaiian Health Care Workforce of Professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities
Support Programs that Mauli Ola Mālamalama offers:
- Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship (Annually - Opens February 1st)
- The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program addresses access to health care by developing a Native Hawaiian health care workforce of professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities.
- The program recruits and nurtures professionals in-training for primary health care disciplines and specialties most needed to deliver quality, culturally competent health services to Native Hawaiians throughout the State of Hawai‘i.
- In addition to requiring admittance to accredited schools and programs, this merit-based program awards generous scholarships to eligible individuals that appear to be dedicated to providing primary health services to Native Hawaiians and their families in Hawai‘i.
- Recipients are obligated to serve full-time in medically under-served areas in Hawai‘i for two (minimum) to four (maximum) years, depending upon the length of time of scholarship support.
- Scholars will receive funding for tuition, books, other related educational costs, and a monthly stipend while enrolled “full-time” in an accredited university/college program. A coordinated service plan (licensure, service site) will be designed specifically for each graduate.
- 2021 Eligible Health Professions (May change every year):
- Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD)Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
- Dental Hygiene (BSDH or ASDH)
- Dietetics/Nutrition (MSDD)
- Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse Practitioners (DNP, MSN, NM or NP, BSN, ADN)
- Physician (MD or DO)
- Physician Assistant (MSPA)
- Social Work (MSW)
- Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana
- The Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana program provides one time support for members of the health care workforce that are committed to serving Native Hawaiian communities.
- Awardees will receive funding for support that may include, but is not limited to, books, supplies, prep course certifications, licensure, conference registrations or other costs related to a student project or presentation.
2022-2023 Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship will open on February 1, 2022
2021 Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana (2nd Cycle) is now CLOSED, and no longer accepting applications.
2021 Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana (1st Cycle) is now CLOSED, and no longer accepting applications.