Started during the Great Depression to provide health care services to construction, steel mill and shipyard workers, Kaiser Permanente Allied Health Care continues to operate as a not-for-profit health care provider. The company is made up of three entities--the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and the Permanente Medical Groups. As part of its mission to provide affordable health care options, Kaiser Permanente also offers a number of scholarships to high school and college students to help make college affordable.
The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship
Together with the Oregon Health Career Center, Kaiser Permanente Northwest offers the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship to graduating high school seniors who want to pursue careers in health care. The $2,000 scholarships go to nearly 130 students in the Northwest region. Applicants must be nominated by a high school teacher and winners are chosen based on teacher recommendations as well financial need.
Allied Healthcare Scholarship
Funded by Kaiser Permanente and administered by the Health Professions Education Foundation, the Allied Healthcare Scholarship goes to students enrolled in or accepted to an allied health care program. Allied health care programs range from diagnostic medical sonography to medical assistant to surgical technician. Each scholarship awards up to $4,000 per student and recipients are chosen based on financial need, career goals as shown through a personal statement, community service performance and academic merit.
Kaiser Permanente Latino Association Employee Scholarship
The Kaiser Permanente Latino Association Employee Scholarship awards two $1,000 scholarships to Kaiser Permanente employees. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in an allied health care major, be a graduating high school senior or current college student and be from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California service region. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must be of Latino, Chicano or Hispanic heritage.
Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program
Offered to college juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in nursing, the Kaiser Permanente College to Caring Program awards $8,000 scholarships. Eligible students must be an undergraduate, of Hispanic background, be residing in northern California and studying at a northern California university or college. Other requirements include studying full-time, demonstrating financial need and maintaining a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Kaiser Permanente Allied Health Care Scholarship Program
At California State University Bakersfield, students enrolled in one of 11 health care specialty majors qualify for the Kaiser Permanente Allied Health Care Scholarship Program. Scholarship applications for the $2,000 and $2,500 awards are accepted biannually and applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average. Scholarship recipients must also commit to working in direct patient care in California for at least one year following graduation.
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