The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente
Health Care Career Scholarship Program Application Site!
THE HEALTH CARE CAREER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2013-2014 IS CLOSED.

Please read this page before applying:

This online application module will accept high school senior applications, high school teacher/counselor applicant nominations, and college student applications through Friday, December 13, 2013. Students, teachers, and counselors can access, update, and submit the scholarship application/nomination form online until the deadline.

High School and College Applicants: When the "submit" button at the bottom of the application is clicked, a confirmation page will pop up on the computer screen. This confirmation page must be printed, reviewed, and completed. When it is completed, it must be scanned and uploaded to the securely encrypted online application with other required documents by Friday, December 13th, 2013. No emailed, faxed, mailed or walk-in documents will be accepted.

Teacher/Counselor Nomination Forms: All teacher nomination forms must be submitted online. When the "submit" button at the bottom of the nomination form is clicked, an email will be sent to you confirming receipt of the nomination form. If no email is received, the nomination was not submitted. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, December 13th, 2013.

If you have any questions about this site or the scholarship, please contact:

Scholarship Program Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Cell: 503-899-9802
Email: kpnwscholarship@gmail.com

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:

Step 1—Before applying, please make sure you meet all the basic eligibility requirements. You must:

  • Be a senior in high school during the 2013–2014 school year.
  • Be pursuing a career in the medical or dental health care field.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (weighted).
  • Reside and attend high school in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area at an approved high school.
  • Be enrolling at a U.S.-accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-, or certificate-seeking first-year student in fall 2014. (Proof of enrollment will be required before a scholarship is paid.) Scholarship recipients must take payment of the scholarship in fall term 2014 or the scholarship is forfeited.

If you meet all of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply. Applicants will get additional consideration for any of the following:

  • Being a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent has graduated from a two- or four-year college).
  • Demonstrating financial need (e.g., meeting federally set low-income definitions).
  • Speaking English plus a second language fluently.
  • Being a member of an ethnic or racial group currently underrepresented in a health profession.

Step 2—What you‘ll need to apply (all documents listed will be scanned and uploaded to the securely encrypted application unless otherwise noted):

  • Most current transcript from high school.
  • A teacher nomination (teacher must fill out and submit online).
  • A letter of recommendation from an adult not related to you who is familiar with your extracurricular activities. It must be from someone other than your nominating teacher.
  • Note: Applicants selected for interviews will need to provide an official transcript (in sealed envelope) and proof of financial need (if applicable) to the scheduled interview. These documents are not due at time of application.
  • Other information needed to apply:
    • Top three colleges to which you have applied or will apply.
    • Your planned major and health career.
    • Answers to the following questions (one or two paragraphs each):
      • In what extracurricular, community, and/or vocational activities have you participated (e.g., volunteering in your community or church, participating in clubs, holding a job, caring for siblings or other children, playing sports, interpreting for family or others)?
      • What health career are you interested in and why? How did you become interested in this health care career?
      • What have you done to research a career in this field (e.g., job shadowing, internship, interviewing professionals in the field)?
    • A personal statement telling the scholarship committee about you (500-word maximum). The personal statement prompt is “What should we know about you? You may want to write about one or more of the following: your history, your goals and dreams for the future, how you cope with challenges, what obstacle(s) you’ve overcome and how, what you have learned about yourself, and who inspires you.”
    • Tell us about a teacher who has been an inspiration to you. What is the teacher’s name and the school where he or she teaches/taught you? How did this teacher make an impact on your life? (200-word maximum)

Click here to log in and apply. The online module will accept applications through Friday, December 13th, 2013. You can access, update, and submit the scholarship application online until the deadline. When the “submit” button at the bottom of the application is clicked, a confirmation page will pop up on the computer screen. This confirmation page must be printed, reviewed, and completed. When it is completed, it must be scanned and uploaded to the securely encrypted online application with other required documents by Friday, December 13, 2013. No emailed, faxed, mailed or walk-in documents will be accepted.

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS/COUNSELORS:

Click here to log in and complete nominations for students applying for the scholarship. The application module will accept teacher/counselor nominations for students applying for the scholarship through Friday, December 13th, 2013.

When the "submit" button at the bottom of the nomination form is clicked, an email will be sent to you confirming receipt of the nomination form. If no email is received, the nomination was not submitted. Teachers are welcome to nominate multiple students. All teacher nominations must be submitted online. No emailed, faxed, mailed or walk-in nominations will be accepted.

COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Step 1—Before applying, please make sure you meet all the basic eligibility requirements. You must:

  • Have been awarded the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship in the 2011-2012 school year for payment during the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Be a full-time college student taking at least 12 credits (or the equivalent) and currently in the second year of program-approved health career or dental health career education.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Be enrolled at a U.S.-accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-, or certificate-seeking student. Proof of enrollment is required.

If you meet all of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply. Applicants will get additional consideration for any of the following:

  • Being a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent has graduated from a two- or four-year college).
  • Demonstrating financial need (e.g., meeting federally set low-income definitions).
  • Speaking English plus a second language fluently.
  • Being a member of an ethnic or racial group currently underrepresented in a health profession.

Step 2—What you’ll need to apply (all documents listed will be scanned and uploaded to the securely encrypted application unless otherwise noted):

  • Most recent college transcript.
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in a U.S.-accredited college or university.
  • A personal statement telling the scholarship committee about your career and personal goals and how your first two years of studies have affected those goals. These questions may guide your answer: How have your goals changed? What has inspired you in the past two years? How have you overcome any challenges? Are you more driven and focused on your career path? (500-word maximum)
  • A letter of recommendation from a current professor, college adviser, employer, or health care professional under whom you have job-shadowed or interned.
  • Other information needed to apply:
    • Name of college you are currently attending and the name of the college you plan to attend in fall 2014.
    • Current declared major and planned declared major in fall 2014.
    • Health care career you are pursuing.
    • Answers to the following questions (one or two paragraphs each):
      • In what extracurricular, community, and/or vocational activities have you participated while in college (e.g., volunteering in your community or church, participating in clubs, holding a job, caring for siblings or other children, playing sports, interpreting for family or others)?
      • What health career are you pursuing and why? What have you done in college to prepare yourself for the career path you have chosen?
      • Why do you deserve a second scholarship?

Click here to log in and apply.The online module will accept applications through Friday, December 13th, 2013. You can access, update, and submit the scholarship application online until the deadline. When the “submit” button at the bottom of the application is clicked, a confirmation page will pop up on the computer screen. This confirmation page must be printed, reviewed, and completed. When it is completed, it must be scanned and uploaded to the securely encrypted online application with other required documents by Friday, December 13, 2013. No emailed, faxed, mailed or walk-in documents will be accepted.

If you have any questions about this site or the scholarship, please contact:

Scholarship Program Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Cell: 503-899-9802
Email: kpnwscholarship@gmail.com

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