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Everyone should have the equal opportunity to access education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship Program aims to empower healthier communities by helping students in Oregon and Southwest Washington achieve their dreams of going to college and becoming health care professionals.

Kaiser Permanente is committed to offering college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to at least one qualified high school senior at each of 133 eligible public high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington to Eugene, Oregon.  

Scholarship applications and all required materials must be received through this application website by Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST. 

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Application registration will close on January 4, 2017 and students are strongly recommended to register and begin working on their applications and all required tasks well ahead of this date.

The majority of scholarships are for $2,000. Scholarships in higher amounts of $5,000 or $10,000 are offered to the most qualified applicants from across all eligible high schools and are split into two equal payments distributed in the fall of the first and second years of college. All awards are nonrenewable.

Once scholarship recipients have reached their second year of college, they are eligible to:

  • Apply for an additional one-time scholarship of $2,000 for their third year of college.
  • Apply for paid summer internships at Kaiser Permanente that are available exclusively to scholarship recipients.

The scholarship program aims to facilitate the entrance of diverse and/or economically or socially disadvantaged students into college and the health care professions. However, all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements  are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Leonard, Program Manager, Community Health Careers, Kaiser Permanente, at 503-813-4478 or

If you feel that you may have a potential conflict of interest with the Kaiser Permanente staff administering the program or with the members of the scholarship committee, please send an email outlining the potential conflict of interest to  Note that being a Kaiser Permanente member or being related to a Kaiser Permanente employee is not considered a conflict of interest. 

Kaiser Permanente Northwest reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.