More scholarships now available for Kapiolani Community College allied health students

Kapiʻolani Community College
Contact:
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications
Posted: Mar 6, 2009


"I am a second year student in the Kapiʻolani Community College Radiologic Technology program. Like many of my peers, I have worked hard to be accepted into this program. Now, with the help of scholarships, we are given the opportunity to pursue our chosen careers in diagnostic healthcare."
— Jennifer Correa, Queen‘s Health Systems
Native Hawaiian Health Training Scholarship recipient

(Honolulu, Hawaii) The Queen‘s Health Systems has added to their 2006 investment of $25,000 for scholarships helping students in the healthcare industry‘s future. Through their new gift of $50,000 more Kapiʻolani Community College students enrolled in the health program will receive much needed financial assistance.

"The efforts of the first round of scholarships proved to be tremendously valuable. The amount was doubled to ensure that both first year and second year students would be able to move through completion of their programs," said Diane Paloma, Director, Native Hawaiian Health Program, Queen's Health Systems. "The purpose of the scholarships is to increase the number of Native Hawaiians in allied health fields in hopes that they will serve the community of Hawaiʻi. Each student selected demonstrated a commitment to the Native Hawaiian community and Hawai'i community at large. These are the people we want to see working in our local health care industry."

The Queen's Health Medical Center Mission: To fulfill the intent of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality health care services to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians and all the people of Hawaii.

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