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Nursing students receive scholarships from Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary

Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary awards ceremony, August 2018. Left to right are Ken Okagi, Jodi U‘ilnai Peralta, Brieana Finley, Kaimaile Zirker and Dominick Tervino. (Sherille Cabanas is not pictured.)

Four Hawai'i Community College Nursing students received scholarships from the Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary in August. 

The scholarships were part of $12,000 in nursing scholarships awarded to six local students pursuing nursing careers, and this year’s recipients included Hawai'i CC students Sherille Cabanas, Brieana Finley, Ken Okagi and Jodi U`ilani Peralta.<--break-> The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Program annually awards up to $2,000 to each recipient.

To be considered for the auxiliary’s nursing scholarship, applicants must submit a resume, school transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay on why nursing was chosen as a career. In addition, students must already be accepted to a nursing school. The auxiliary’s goal is to provide financial assistance to nursing students, and to aide Kona Community Hospital in meeting its future nursing needs.

The Hawai'i CC Nursing Program offers an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing in Kona and Hilo. Students can also earn a Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing at the Hilo campus.