January 22, 2014
Student Leaders Wanted for Kaimana Scholarship Program
21 high school seniors will receive a total of $73,000!
Hawaii high school seniors graduating in 2014 are invited to turn in their applications for the
Hawai’i Medical Service Association’s (HMSA) ninth annual Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program.
The application deadline is February 14, 2014.
Kaimana Scholarships are based on the student’s athletic and academic achievement, sportsmanship, and
“Every year, we look forward to the exceptional students that we’ll meet through the
Kaimana Scholarship program,” said Michael A. Gold, HMSA president and chief executive officer.
“These are students who are already giving back to their communities and inspiring others to follow
their example. It’s young people like these, when given the opportunity, who will help us achieve our
goal to improve the health and well-being of our state.”
HMSA will award 21 scholarships valued at $3,000 each. Five distinguished recipients will be
selected from the 21 honorees and will receive an additional $2,000 each.
Applicants must be Hawaii high school seniors graduating in 2014 with a minimum cumulative grade
point average (GPA) of 2.75 in their senior year. They must also have played on a league-recognized
team during at least one of their high school years. Special focus will be on student athletes in
Student athletes must submit a completed application, short essay on their high school experience and
plans after high school, two letters of recommendations from faculty members, and verification of their
GPA in writing by a member of the school faculty.
Applications are available for download at hmsa.com/kaimana and on the Hawaii High School Athletic
Association (HHSAA) website at www.sportshigh.com. Applications must be submitted to the HHSAA by 4 p.m.
on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in writing in April and will be recognized at the HMSA Kaimana
Awards & Scholarship Program luncheon in June at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Interested students can visit hmsa.com/kaimana or call Tai Leong at 952-7989 on Oahu for more information.
Caring for the people of Hawaii is our promise and our privilege. Working
together with employers, partners, and physicians and other health care
providers, we promote wellness; develop reliable, affordable health plans;
and support members with clear, thoughtful guidance.
HMSA is the most experienced health plan in the state, covering more than
half of Hawaii's population. As a recognized leader, we embrace our
responsibility to strengthen the health and well-being of our community.
Headquartered on Oahu with centers statewide to serve our members, HMSA
is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.