Scholarship ʻAha 2021: Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP) 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.

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: 
  • Application deadline:


Students pursuing degrees in eligible professions who are enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university are eligible to apply.

Since 1991, almost 300 scholarships have been awarded to Native Hawaiians across 20 health and allied health professions, such as:

  • Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
  • Dental Medicine (DMD or DDS)
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitians or Nutritionists (Masters-Level)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing
    • Associates Degree (ADN)
    • Bachelor’s Degree (BSN)
    • Master’s Degree (MSN)
    • Nurse Midwifery (MSN)
    • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
      • Adult / Geriatrics
      • Community / Public Health
      • Family Health
      • Pediatrics
    • Doctorate Degree (DNP)
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Physician (Allopathic or Osteopathic, MD or DO)
  • Physician Assistant (Masters-Level)
  • Public Health (Masters-Level)
  • Social Work (Masters-Level)



Learn more about our other scholarship partners:

Alu Like Hana Lima Scholarship

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Kamehameha Schools

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

Pauahi Foundation

UH-OHA Hoʻonaʻauao Scholarship

UH System Scholarships


Additional Resources:

FAFSA Line-by-Line Guide

Financial Aid Workshops



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2020 Scholarship ʻAha Presentation


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