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The Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua Foundation to offer health field scholarships

The Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua Foundation will offer $5,000 in scholarships to support students pursuing higher education in health-related fields.

The mission of the Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua Foundation is to support the Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua Critical Access Hospital in enhancing the quality of health care by serving as ambassadors and sponsors, through fundraising and securing grants, for special projects and activities that enable the purchase of equipment and funding of programs that benefit our local community.

Scholarship applicants must be a graduating Honokaa High School senior or a graduate of Honokaa High School planning to enroll in college or a health-related certificate program. A minimum GPA of 2.5, one letter of recommendation, and two short essays are required.

Applications are available at Honokaa High School, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua, or via email at The application deadline is Sunday, April 20, by 11:59 p.m. Send completed application electronically to For more information, contact Stephanie Minshull at 885-1729 or via email at