The HCA Healthcare Scholars Program

Launched in 2019, the HCA Healthcare Scholars Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 to support dependents of HCA Healthcare colleagues in pursuing two or four year post-secondary undergraduate degrees. This scholarship program is funded by the HCA Foundation and administered by Scholarship America, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a college education possible through scholarships and educational support.

The HCA Foundation is partnering with Scholarship America, Inc. to administer the HCA Healthcare Scholars Program. Scholarship America, Inc. will process and review applications, select and notify recipients, distribute scholarship awards and provide customer service for the program.

In addition to the awards, recipients will benefit from participation in an evidence-based social-emotional learning platform that will connect HCA Healthcare Scholars to online mentors at HCA Healthcare, and a financial literacy mobile app that provides the students with skills critical to overcoming financial barriers. The inaugural cohort of the 2019 HCA Healthcare Scholars will be announced in mid-May.

Academies of Nashville

The HCA Foundation supports the Academies of Nashville by connecting students and teachers with HCA Healthcare experts and volunteers, funding special projects and supporting partnerships.

The Academies enable Metro Nashville Public School students to learn through the lens of a career or academic theme in a highly personalized learning community.  Through their academy, students are exposed to a multitude of careers and opportunities, industry skills, and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships. 

HCA Healthcare and HCA Foundation representatives serve on the Nashville Chamber CEO Champions, MNPS Career Academy Partnership Council and School Advisory Boards.  In addition, HCA Healthcare is a business partner of many of the MNPS Academies.  

Hillwood High School

HCA Healthcare partners with the Hillwood Academy of Health Sciences to provide experiential learning opportunities through career fairs, guest speakers, volunteers, job shadows, and field trips. The HCA Foundation, in partnership with HCA Healthcare, also renovated the Hillwood Health Science Academy Laboratory and supports Hillwood HOSA club participation in annual competitions.

Overton High School

HCA Healthcare leads the IT Girls program at Overton. Its mission is to impact young women’s awareness of the opportunities in technology by leveraging educational enrichment, organizational collaboration, and mentoring relationships. Or, as we like to say, to let the girls “see what they can be.”