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Nominators & Recommenders

High School Applicants Need a Teacher/Counselor Nomination
 
High school seniors applying for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship are required to have a nomination submitted online by a teacher or counselor. There is no limit on the number of students a teacher or counselor can nominate.  

The applicant is responsible for finding a teacher or counselor to nominate him/her and for entering the teacher/counselor’s email address into the online application. Once the applicant completes this task in the application portal, the teacher/counselor will receive an email containing a link that will bring him/her to the application portal to complete the nomination.

Upon clicking the link in the email, the nominator will be asked to create a password. This same password can be used when the nominator subsequently visits the site to nominate other applicants (a teacher/counselor nominating multiple students should simply continue to use the same password that he/she created when he/she initially visited the site).

If you have forgotten your password, click the “Trouble signing in?” link on the sign-in page and follow instructions for resetting your password.
 
The nomination consists of several evaluative questions and a required field in which the nominator enters comments about the applicant (nominators may wish to type comments or enter/paste a formal letter of recommendation into the space provided). The nomination is confidential; the applicant will not have access to the nomination.
 
Nominations must be submitted online through the application portal; they cannot be emailed or sent through postal mail.
 
High school applicants can fill out but cannot actually submit their applications until nominators have made their submissions, so the nomination deadline listed (December 12, 2017, 5 p.m. PST) is one day ahead of the actual application deadline (December 13, 2017, 5 p.m. PST).
 
College Applicants Need a Letter of Recommendation and an Academic Advising Verification
 
College students applying for the Kaiser Permanente Health Care Career Scholarship in 2017-2018 must have previously received the scholarship as high school seniors in 2016. College applicants are required to have the following:

A letter of recommendation submitted online by a current professor, college academic advisor, volunteer supervisor, or work supervisor. The letter can also be from a health care professional whom the applicant has shadowed. 

An academic advising verification submitted online by an academic advisor with whom the applicant has met. The advisor will be asked whether the applicant has had an advising session in fall 2017 as well as how frequently the applicant has utilized advising services during his/her time at the college/university. The advisor will also have an optional opportunity to provide additional remarks. In some cases, the academic advisor completing the advising verification may be the same individual who is submitting the letter of recommendation, and that is fine.

Letters and advising verifications are confidential; applicants will not be able to view them.

The applicant is responsible for entering the email addresses for the letter writer and the academic advisor into the online application. Once the applicant completes this task, these individuals will receive emails containing links to the application portal where the letter and advising verification can be submitted. Submissions are confidential; the applicant will not be able to view the letter or the advising verification.  
 
Letters and advising verification forms must be submitted online through the application portal; they cannot be emailed or sent through postal mail.
 
College applicants can fill out but cannot actually submit their applications until the recommender and the advisor have made their submissions, so the deadline listed for recommenders and advisors (December 12, 2017, 5 p.m. PST) is one day ahead of the actual application deadline (December 13, 2017, 5 p.m. PST).

Questions?
Contact the Program Manager at 503-813-3992 or kpnw-scholarships@kp.org.