“KP Youth Exploration Academy in Healthcare (KP YEAH!) is a paid, four-week-long, interactive exploration program for high school students. The program focuses on providing high school students with exposure to Kaiser Permanente’s integrated healthcare system while promoting access to higher education, career readiness and introduction to various healthcare pathways.

During this experience, participants gain transferrable work skills and health care career exposure through administrative experiences and simulated clinical experiences. 

For more information and to apply, click the “more” button at the bottom of the page under "KP YEAH!”

If you have questions, please contact Ivy Tate, Program Manager, Integrated Talent Planning at 503-813-4870 or ivy.b.tate@kp.org

Accepting applications from now until February 1, 2019, 11:59 pm (PST).


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 139 eligible high schools in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area, which spans from north of Longview, Washington to Eugene, Oregon.

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Registration for the 2018-2019 application will open on September 7, 2018 and will close on December 8, 2018, one week ahead of the application submission deadline of December 15, 2018, 5 p.m. PST. Students should register and begin working on their applications well ahead of the December 8 registration deadline. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit their applications well ahead of the December 15 application submission deadline.

Once the application opens September 7, 2018, students can register and start their applications by clicking the "More" button at the bottom of the page.  Follow us on Twitter -- @KPNWScholarship -- to receive important reminders and tips!

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 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 Dawn Bush, Community Health and Education Specialist at 503-813-4521 or kpnw-scholarships@kp.org.

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 kpnw-scholarships@kp.org.  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.


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