Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship

Website: Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship


The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program aims to support young leaders who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry.

Program Features:

  • Scholarship awards of up to $5,000 (based on unmet need).
  • Dedicated UNCF College Success Coach for a year.
  • Access to a Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars' Online Learning Community for a year.

Applicants for the program must meet the following requirements: 

  • You MUST reside, in one of the following eight (8) Kaiser Permanente service areas: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, or Washington State.
  • Possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by your college or university.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, undocumented immigrant or designated DACA ("Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals") recipient of the U.S.
  • Be a current high school graduate, who plans to enroll full-time, as a first-year college student during the fall semester of 2022, at a U.S.-located, four-year accredited, not-for-profit college or university; or two-year accredited, not-for-profit community college.
  • Be interested in pursuing either a clinical career path (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical career path (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career path in the healthcare industry.
Student Type
  • freshman
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Undocumented

Please visit https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/8da044c4-3abb-423a-9012-d15f2e2a645d for complete information.

For consideration, application must be submitted online and include the following:

1. A current copy of your high school transcript (unofficial copy can be submitted).

2. An online recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community leader (letters from a family member or a friend is unacceptable). Please use the recommendation instructions located to the right for further assistance.

3. A full copy of the current school year student aid report (SAR), if you're a designated DACA or undocumented immigrant student, please upload your DACA document(s) confirming that you're a designated DACA or undocumented student.

4. Respond to essay prompt regarding career interests in healthcare and why.


Preference will be given to students from underrepresented communities and/or students who identify as first-generation college bound.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decision within 8 weeks after the application due date.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Yves Pierre at yves.pierre@uncf.org