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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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.

Academies of Nashville

The HCA Healthcare Foundation and HCA Healthcare support 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, high school 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 is a business partner for several MNPS Academies – Cane Ridge Academy of Health Management, Hillwood Academy of Health Sciences, Overton Academy of Health Sciences, Overton Academy of IT, and Pearl-Cohn Academy of Health Sciences. CA Healthcare colleagues serve as the Advisory Board Chair in several of these academies. This volunteer position connects HCA Healthcare to the individual academies. The chair is responsible for communicating the needs of the academy and coordinating the resources needed for success.

Additionally, HCA Healthcare and HCA Healthcare Foundation representatives serve on education initiatives, such as the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Solutions Council, Academy Industry Partnership Councils (Health and Public Service Council and Business, Management and IT Council), and Alignment Nashville’s Academies of Nashville A-Team. These groups work into conjunction with MNPS to guarantee high quality educational experiences for all students.