HEPA Offering Five $1,000 College Scholarships in Hilo and Honoka'a

(Hilo, May 1, 2015) The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), the physicians who staff the emergency room at Hilo Medical Center and Hale Ho'ola Hamakua in Honokaa, is offering four (4) $1,000 college scholarships to students in Hilo and (1) $1,000 college scholarship to students in Honoka'a.

The aim of these scholarships is to assist graduating high school students from the East Hawaii region, who without financial assistance, would have no opportunity to attend college.  The most important considerations in the HEPA selection criteria are financial and familial hardship. 

Application forms are available at the Hilo Medical Center Administration office and the Hale Ho'ola Hamakua Administration Office or by clicking here.  For more information, call Elena Cabatu at 932-3160.  Completed application forms and all required documents must be received by Monday, June 15.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must show compelling financial need.
  2. Must be from East Hawaii.
  3. Must be a full-time classified student during scholarship year.
  4. Must be a graduating high school student. 

Application Procedure

Submit the following documents by the June 15 deadline.

  • Application form
  • Photo copy of most recent report card or transcripts
  • Photocopy of SAR report or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for applicable school year
  • Send 2 letters of reference from teachers, counselors employers or other individuals who are familiar with your character and potential. Include relationship to you. 3.   

Mail all required documents for:

Hilo Students Honoka'a Students
Elena Cabatu Faith Olivera
Community Relations Manger Interim Director of Nursing
Hilo Medical Center Hale Ho'ola Hamakua
1190 Waianuenue Avenue 45-547 Plumeria Street
Hilo, HI 96720 Honokaa, Hawaii 96727
Attn: HEPA Scholarship Committee Attn: HEPA Scholarship Committee