Priority deadline: May 19, 2017 at 11:59pm.
We will continue to accept students until all seats are full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to apply.
To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria.
This program is offered to
who will be attending a college within the University of Hawai‘i System in the Fall 2017 semester
Priority will be given to incoming transfer and freshmen students at UH Mānoa
Students who are first to attend college in their family or from an educationally disadvantaged high school
from a low-income background
(see criteria below)
Demonstrated interest in pursuing a health profession and commitment to serve in areas of need in Hawai‘i and the Pacific
U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent U.S. residents
In good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
Educationally Disadvantaged Criteria (must meet ONE of the following)
The individual is the first generation in his or her family to attend college; or
The individual graduated from (or last attended) a high school with Hawai‘i School Assessment Scores (HSA) lower than the State average; or
The individual graduated from (or last attended) a high school in Hawai‘i with graduation rates lower than the State average ; or
The individual graduated from (or last attended) a high school in Hawai‘i with college-going rate lower than the State average.
The individual comes from a family with low-income*
*The family household or independent income cannot exceed the threshold, 200% of the poverty level according to family size, as published by the Department of Health and Human Service's poverty guidelines (
). Individuals meet the criteria for low-income background if their 2015 annual family income does not exceed the following guidelines.
For example, the income level to qualify for a family/household of 3 is $46,380.