Native Hawaiian Health Care Workforce of Professionals committed to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities

Support Programs that Mauli Ola Mālamalama offers:

  1. 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)
  2. 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.


2021 Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana (2nd Cycle) will open on December 6, 2021 at 8:00 AM HST.

2021 Kako'o Ulu 'Oihana (1st Cycle) is now CLOSED, and no longer accepting applications.

2021-2022 Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship is now CLOSED, and no longer accepting applications.


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