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HMSA Kaimana Scholarships

HMSA News Release

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is celebrating the 18th year of its Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program, which honors Hawaii high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities and sportsmanship. Applications are now available online and are open to graduating high school seniors, including those on Molokai. 

HMSA will award up to 15 students $5,000 scholarships each. To be eligible, applicants must graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2023 with a 2.75 or higher GPA, which is verified by a school transcript that is submitted by a school faculty member. Participation in at least one Hawaii High School Athletic Association league-sanctioned sport during one or more of their high school years and involvement in community service projects in addition to school activities is required. A committee of local business and community leaders will select the award recipients.

“As a former high school basketball coach, it makes me so proud to see our students succeed on and off the court,” said HMSA President and CEO Mark M. Mugiishi, M.D., F.A.C.S. “Our Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program recognizes well-rounded, outstanding students for their achievements and supports them in their higher education endeavors. We encourage students to apply and look forward to honoring our newest Kaimana Scholarship recipients.”

Applicants must submit a personal statement and essay about community and well-being and submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty, mentors or coaches.

Recipients can use their scholarships to pay for college tuition, books, computers, and room and board.

All applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. Recipients will be notified by email in April. Recipients will be invited to the HMSA Kaimana Awards and Scholarship Program luncheon in June, where they’ll be recognized for their achievements. 

To learn more about eligibility requirements and apply, visit hmsa.com/kaimana


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