The Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program was created as a community outreach effort to provide financial assistance to diverse students pursuing an education in health care.
Scholarships are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Diversity & Inclusion Center of Expertise. All of the awards go to students of diverse populations in order to have an impact on the shortage of diverse health care professionals. The hope is that by honoring minority students, gaps in the delivery of culturally responsive care and service will begin to narrow. All qualified students may apply, including those students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian/Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native-American, U.S. Veteran, and/or as a Person with a Disability.
The state’s largest nonprofit health plan, Kaiser Permanente Colorado has proudly served residents of Front Range communities for more than 45 years, providing comprehensive health care services to more than 624,000 members through 28 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. The health plan was named “Highest in Member Satisfaction” among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and Associates for the seventh straight year. Kaiser Permanente was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the top- ranked commercial health plan in Colorado and the sixth ranked Medicare plan in the nation for 2014-15. Kaiser Permanente was recently named a national Million Hearts™ Hypertension Control Champion for achieving blood pressure control rates among more than 80 percent of our members with high blood pressure.
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-Be a graduating high school senior OR G.E.D. recipient accepted into and entering post secondary school as a full-time student (e.g. college, technical school);
-Be an active, full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level student (e.g. graduate school, medical school, nursing school, etc.);
-Have a minimum high school or post secondary GPA of 2.7 or GED Score of 520;
-Be a Colorado resident attending a publicly funded Colorado institution (refer to Q&A page for a list of approved institutions)
-Be a U.S. Citizen
Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:
-Community Outreach/Volunteer Activities
-Diverse Populations/Underrepresented in Health Care Professions
-Focus in Health Care Program (Recognized by Kaiser Permanente - See Q&A page)
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