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NHCH offering slate of three scholarships


Each year North Hawaii Community Hospital offers three scholarship opportunities for North Hawaii residents.

Scholarship applications are due April 30.

NHCH would like to encourage residents of North Hawaii to apply for three scholarship opportunities. The scholarships include the Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship, the NHCH Medical Staff Scholarship and the Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA) Scholarship.

Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship

The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers one $2,000 award to a resident of Hawaii County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program in Hawaii or on the mainland. Private donors along with the Medical Staff at NHCH fund this scholarship in memory of Peggy Dineen-Orsini, who was a Registered Nurse at North Hawaii Community Hospital for eight years(1996 to 2004).

Peggy had a caring and appreciative essence for all life offered. Her compassion for her patients, colleagues and friends made her a joy to know and be around. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage residents to become productive members of our community through higher education.

NHCH Medical Staff Scholarship

The second scholarship is funded solely by the NHCH Medical Staff and offers two $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawaii or on the mainland.

HEPA Scholarship

The third and final scholarship is funded by Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), the independent, physician-owned group of board-certified physicians who provide staffing in NHCH’s Emergency Department. HEPA is offering two $1,000 college scholarships to graduating North Hawaii high school students.

For this scholarship, students are asked to write a personal letter describing their future plans and goals and to explain why their financial need is compelling.

Scholarship Application Details

All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of each sponsoring organization based on the criteria and requirements outlined in the scholarship application. An important consideration in the selection process is financial need.

For more information, contact Human Resources at (808) 881-4410 or visit:

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