The Hazel Jansen Foundation is a dignity-centered organization dedicated to helping new mothers in Kauai feel empowered and prepared to care for their new baby.
The Hazel Jansen Foundation is a dignity-centered organization dedicated to helping new mothers in Kauai feel empowered and prepared to care for their new baby.

Hazel Jansen FOUNDATION

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships and Awards for You and Your O’hana

The Hazel Jansen Foundation recognizes the income divide in Hawai’i has only increased amidst the ongoing pandemic, particularly impacting families with children. Nearly 40 percent of families headed by single mothers are living in poverty, calling for the community to take action to meet everyone’s basic needs and rights. Every mother and child deserve access to high quality resources, support, and education.

We see you mamas, we hear you, and we are here to help.

This is why we have created multiple scholarships for you and your O’hana. The HJF Scholarships were identified to provide selected mums with access to areas of personal and family development. Scholarships include:

Hazel Jansen continuing education fund

Today, countless women strive to balance the responsibilities of raising a family as well as holding a job. And yet, single mothers, many who are beyond the age of the traditional student, are returning to school in record numbers. It is vital to support these efforts as evidence confirms the sustainable effects education has on breaking the generational cycle of poverty. Hazel Jansen foundation believes in the power of education, the power of opportunity, and the power of mothers.

Recovery from substance dependence of any kind is never more important nor difficult than as a mother. Education empowers lifelong recovery from substance abuse. In honour of so many overwhelming journeys, HJF is offering scholarships for mothers who have beaten addiction, are committed to recovery, and are returning to education.

Eligibility:

● Have applied to or been officially accepted into an accredited course of study at a United States institution.

● Scholarship Awards for tuition, books and fees are paid directly to the educational institution.

● Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. We define need as having an income that does not cover educational expenses.

● Exhibit a strong desire and the ability to complete a training and/or academic program.

● Have a definite plan to use the desired training to upgrade skills for career advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or reenter the job market.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

HAZEL JANSEN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR BIPOC LACTATION CONSULTANTS

Diversity of representation in healthcare has the potential to dramatically change disparities in healthcare outcomes. BIPOC have seen rates of maternal mortality 6 times higher than that of white women, which is unprecedented and disproportionate. All women deserve to raise their children safely with trusted healthcare providers who are culturally competent and reflective of the communities they serve, but not all women are afforded this opportunity.

We want to see more equity and visual BIPOC in healthcare fields. If you are a lactation consultant and are committed to helping women on their journey, please email us.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

HJF hawaiian studies Scholarship

It is imperative the cultural resurgence of Hawaiian culture be supported in the Kauai community as a whole. We believe in the strength of Hawaiian culture and that it is the beating heart of our island. It is of the utmost importance to encourage students to study the language, culture, and history true to Kauai. Community means when one learns, all become aware. The Hazel Jansen Foundation is honoured to dedicate this scholarship supporting students who are studying or planning to study Hawaiian Studies at KCC.

Eligibility:

  • Preference given to those of native Hawaiian ancestry. If not of native Hawaiian ancestry, must demonstrate a desire to further the advocacy and awareness of Hawaiian parenting and family traditions and history. Mums who have spouses, partners, or family of Hawaiian ancestry are also encouraged to apply.

  • Must articulate how the studies will benefit your parenting.

  • Ability to indicate the financial situation of the family.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

HJF x Boar’s Nest Boxing Scholarship

Sports pave the way for a strong foundation of physical and mental wellbeing in our children. Boxing has been used for years as a mechanism to decrease violence and form a sense of community and support. We believe in the grounding strength that comes from boxing and its ability to transform and transmute how youth see the world. The Hazel Jansen Foundation has so far sponsored four boys from our community to train for one year with the Boar’s Nest Kauai, where they train with pro boxer Dustin Barca and his team whilst learning the invaluable discipline that comes through boxing.

 

Eligibility:

  • Be a new mum with a school aged child who would benefit from a physical activity.

  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance in enrichment and activities.

  • Have a child who would benefit from the discipline, training, and mentoring associated with the boxing program.

  • Have the ability to transport the identified child to the program.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

Hua Moon x Hazel Jansen Foundation Healthcare Equity Award

The Hazel Jansen Foundation is delighted to announce our support for the Diversity for Women in Healthcare Scholarship. We fundamentally believe healthcare should reflect the diverse community it supports. We are incredibly concerned about healthcare disparities on the national and local level. To provide mums and babies with the highest quality of care, we must strive to make healthcare more equitable. By partnering with Hua Moon Women’s Clinic, this scholarship will entitle women studying healthcare at KCC to empower and serve their communities.

Ensuring equitable access to healthcare is an important part of helping the families in our community stay healthy. We believe in the importance of equity, racial and social justice, gender inclusivity, full access to reproductive healthcare, and diversity and representation in healthcare with providers who are reflective of the communities they serve. We are concerned about under-representation in healthcare providers, and healthcare disparities, nationally and locally.

 

As we grow and evolve in our awareness and advocacy around these issues, we’d like to recognize a KCC student who is motivated to make progress and positive change in healthcare around one or more of these issues.

Eligibility (IN 3 PAGES):

  1. Please state your educational and career goals.

  2. Do you identify as native Hawaiian? If NOT, how do you plan to support the culture where you practice and become a healthcare practitioner with “cultural humility”?

  3. Discuss how you will be an agent for change on one or many of the issues identified above as a future healthcare professional.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

The Ozzie Deason pEDIATRIC Assistance FUND

The Ozzie Deason Pediatric Assistance Fund was created to honour and alleviate the financial hardship of families with chronically ill and hospitalized children who are undergoing long-term medical treatment. Our awards are not granted for the sole purpose of covering medical bills but may be applied towards any challenge which eases the difficulties the family is facing. Up to $1000 may be granted to each family.

Eligibility:

  • Your child is under the age of 18

  • Your child is currently in hospital due to a chronic illness

How to Apply:

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com

 

Ladoo Kaplan Angel Fund

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than having to say goodbye to our beloved pets, especially prematurely. Families can be faced with no choice if veterinary care is simply unaffordable. The Ladoo Kaplan Angel Fund, created in memory of a very good boy, is dedicated to extending the lives of family pets by ensuring that our mamas can afford vet bills.

Eligibility:

  • Have a pet in need of veterinary care or a pet that has received veterinary care and you are unable to pay.

  • Head of a single mother household. 

  • Ability to indicate the financial situation of the family.

How to Apply:

 

Email: care@hazeljansenfoundation.com