Education Scholarships

Each year North Hawai‘i Community Hospital (NHCH) offers several scholarship opportunities.     

Hawai‘i County residents are encouraged to apply for three nursing scholarship opportunities. The scholarships include the Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship and two NHCH Medical Staff Scholarships.

High School students who are North Hawai‘i residents are encouraged to apply for the Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc (HEPA) scholarship. 


Scholarship Opportunties

Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship

The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers one $2,000 award to a resident of Hawai‘i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited program in the State of Hawai‘i 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.  

Please click here for the Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship application.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.  

Hawai‘i Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc (HEPA) Scholarship

The HEPA Scholarship is funded by HEPA and offers a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating high school student who is a resident of North Hawaii.

Please click here for the HEPA Scholarship application.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Honoka'a High School students, please contact Faith Olivera at Hale Ho'ola Hamakua at (808) 932-4115 or


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. 

The deadline to apply for the above applications is April 30, 2018.  Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

        North Hawai‘i Community Hospital
        Attn:  Development Department
        67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy
        Kamuela, HI 96743

For more information, please contact the Development Department at (808) 881-4420.