Monday, March 04, 2024|
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Two students from Hawaii Island have received $5,000 scholarships from AlohaCare to support their educational goals.
The recipients, Amanda Provenzano of Captain Cook and Yurise Yamaguchi of Mountain View, share a dedication to improving the community by pursuing a career in health care, according to an AlohaCare press release.
Provanzano currently is an apprentice at Aloha Massage Academy and the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. After graduation, she will pursue a license in acupuncture. Her goal is to work toward a healthier Hawaii by focusing on whole-person care and each patient’s unique concerns.
Yamaguchi is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Upon graduation, she plans to work at a local medical facility, and her long-term goal is to open a mobile practice to care for those who have limited access to healthcare on Hawaii Island.
AlohaCare’s scholarship program is intended to contribute to local workforce development. Scholarships are granted to AlohaCare members or their immediate family who are pursuing post-secondary degrees or programs related to health-related fields including social work.
AlohaCare scholarship opportunities are provided annually. Applications are now available for the 2024-2025 school year. For more information, visit imualoa.alohacare.org.
AlohaCare is a community-led, nonprofit health plan founded in 1994 by Hawaii’s community health centers and is the only local health plan exclusively dedicated to serving those eligible for Hawaii’s QUEST Integration Medicaid and Medicare program.
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