Kaiser Permanente Medial Assistant Career Launch Scholarship

In partnership with Seattle Central College, Kaiser Permanente will offer 24 scholarships to study Medical Assisting at the college. You can earn full tuition, as well as stipends for books, supplies and fees. You will participate in an externship at a medical clinic and have quarterly mentoring and professional development from medical assistants from Kaiser Permanente.

As part of the frontline medical care team, medical assistants play a key role in helping nurses, doctors, medical specialists and surgeons with patient care and administrative duties. Medical assisting is quickly becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, and this scholarship is a great opportunity to start in the health care field.

Kaiser Permanente Scholarships will be available for students selected into the 2019 Fall Medical Assistant Program at Seattle Central. More information about the scholarship application process will be available May 2019.

Interested students should contact Krystal.Sales@seattlecolleges.edu to be added to an interest list and to receive information about the scholarship application process.

If accepted as a Kaiser Permanente scholarship recipient, the following benefits will be provided to you:

  1. Scholarship & Financial Assistance: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies for the four quarter Medical Assistant program at Seattle Central College, which includes hands-on learning and an externship at a medical clinic
  2. Professional Development: Learn from healthcare professionals from Kaiser Permanente and get real world experience through workshops with Kaiser Permanente staff
  3. College Navigation: Support and coaching from a Seattle Colleges Navigator

For additional questions or inquiries, please contact Krystal.Sales@seattlecolleges.edu.

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Application Process

Eligibility for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance into the Medical Assistant program at Seattle Central College. You must apply to both Seattle Central College and the Medical Assistant program, and complete all the required steps.

A full list of dates regarding the program will be available summer 2019. This schedule will include a required scholarship orientation and quarterly professional development workshops for scholarship recipients.

What is the MA program like and what do Medical Assistants do?

Medical Assistants serve as critical support to doctors and nurses in a clinical setting. This program is the perfect opportunity for you to become a well-rounded health care professional who can do it all, especially if you enjoy working on a team, caring for patients, and being in a fast-paced environment. Our program is packed with a robust curriculum, hands on training, field trips and clinical experiences.

Does Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant Career Launch Scholarship Program guarantee me a job at Kaiser Permanente?

This is a scholarship for the Medical Assistant program and is not a guarantee of future employment. However, medical assisting is a high-demand career and you will interact with many employers through professional development, an externship and support with job placement.

What type of support will I get in the program?

You will have access to free tutoring, coaching and professional development in addition to all the student services available through Seattle Central College.

What if I am not selected? Can I join the program in the future?

If you are not selected for the Fall 2019 MA program, you can still apply to the Medical Assistant program in future quarters.

If I am accepted, can I work during the Medical Assisting program?

The Medical Assisting program is a full-time, four quarter program and will require a lot of time and effort. It is recommended that you work no more than part-time.

Who should I contact with questions?

Please email Krystal Sales at Krystal.Sales@seattlecolleges.edu.

About Kaiser Permanente

We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

We currently serve more than 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. We focus on the total health of our members, guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to kp.org/share.