UPDATED: January 16, 2019
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce their 2018 Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors in the Class of 2019. Twelve (12) scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded. For more details, eligibility requirements, and to apply, please visit https://www.hawaiiusafcu.edu/scholarship-app. The completed application and all required documentation, including transcript and letters of recommendation must be postmarked no later than February 13, 2019. Hand carried applications will not be accepted.
Gustav Hannemann and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann Leadership Awards
The Gustav Hannemann and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann Leadership Awards recognize graduating senior students of Samoan ancestry who demonstrate academic promise and leadership potential. A $500 award will be granted to one male and one female. The awards are named in honor of Mufi Hannemann’s father and late and mother: Gustav Hannemann Leadership Award for the male and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann Leadership Award for the female. Applications are available online at http://www.mufihannemann.com/ under “Scholarships”. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.
Hui O’Wahine Scholarship
The Hui O’Wahine annually awards merit scholarships to high school seniors whose parents are members of the Hui. Any child that has a parent stationed on Shafter, Tripler, Pearl Harbor, Hickam or Camp Smith is eligible to be a member. Parents must be members in good standing of the Hui O’Wahine by December 31, 2018. Scholarships are based on scholastic merit and community involvement. Apply online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhbUgumeduV9LjqE1yTS__qdQUPVi6vMO3Hddzbltmj7IsvA/viewform. The application, letters of recommendation, and essay must be submitted electronically with a time stamp no later than 11:59pm HST on March 1, 2019. Transcripts must be sent by U.S. Postal mail and be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019.
Women’s League of Central Union Church – Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Fund & Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship.
The Women’s League of Central Union Church announces the availability of the Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Fund and the Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship. Both grants are awarded primarily based on character, scholarship, evidence of financial need, and community service and NOT on religious affiliation, as such. In previous academic years, award amounts were $1,000 to $1,500 each. Award amounts may vary from year-to-year and are at the discretion of the Women’s League Executive Board. Application Forms and an Informational Fact Sheet are posted on the Central Union website: http://www.centralunionchurch.org/scholarships/. Applications are also available in the CCC. Only the first fifty completed applications will be reviewed. The deadline for a completed application packet is February 28, 2019.
David S. Ishii Foundation Scholarship
The David S. Ishii Foundation will be awarding two scholarships totaling $5,000. One (1) deserving male and one (1) deserving female will each receive $2,500. Applicants must plan to graduate from high school in the academic school year 2018-2019, be an active member of their high school’s golf program and represent their school in the 2018-2019 golf season in the state of Hawaii. Come to the CCC for more information and to pick up an application. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2019.
Kiewit Building Group Inc. Scholarship Program
Kiewit Building Group Inc. is proud to partner with Hawaii high schools for the eighth consecutive year, providing scholarship opportunities to college-bound students pursuing STEM-related fields. They will be awarding three scholarships of $2,500 each to students demonstrating excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. Students intending to major in engineering, architecture or construction management may apply for the scholarships. Come to the CCC for more information and to pick up an application. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.
Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to open a dialogue with teens about the emotions they have felt when dealing with cancer. Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to share their stories about cancer in personal essays of 500 to 2,000 words for a opportunity to win one of several $500 cash prizes. Essays can be about their own experience of a personal diagnosis or about their experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, a schoolmate, or friend. For more information, contact Liz Lange at 1-866-200-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The contest deadline is April 15, 2019.
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded based on Academic Standing, Leadership, Honors and Awards, Community Service, Merit, Recommendations, and Financial Need. Twelve (12) awards at $2,000 for graduating high school seniors planning to attend any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Applicants must be a HawaiiUSA member for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to applying, have an account in good standing, and presently be a high school senior. Visit https://www.hawaiiusafcu.com/Resources/Education/Scholarship for more information and to apply. Completed applications, certified transcripts, and two letters of recommendation must all be postmarked no later than February 13, 2019. Any applications received after the postmarked date will NOT be reviewed.
100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization Scholarships
The 100th Infantry attalion Legacy Organization announces its offering of scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Two Legacy Organization scholarship awards, one for $3,000 and one for $1,000 in memory of Mr. Kazuo Yamane are being offered to high school seniors who will be pursuing higher education in the Fall of 2019. The Okazaki Scholarship for $1,000 was endowed by a woman whose plans for a mainland college education were ended by the start of World War II, and is reserved for graduating seniors planning to attend a mainland college. The purpose of these scholarships is to perpetuate knowledge and understanding of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) military accomplishments and their motto of “For Continuing Service.” Although academics, extracurricular activities, and leadership are highly regarded, they would like these awards to go to students whose beliefs and actions show commitment to community service and to perpetuating the universal values of duty, honor, integrity, loyalty, personal courage, respect, and self-less service. In addition, they are looking for students who in the future will engage in perpetuating the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion WWII so that others will value freedom, loyalty, and patriotism. Applications are available in the CCC or online at www.100thLegacy.org. The deadline for the application is March 22, 2019. An application submitted must contain all the information requested on the Application Checklist and must be received by March 22, 2019 or the application cannot be considered.
Filipino Women’s League Scholarship
The Filipino Women’s League Scholarship application is now available. Eligible students must be of Filipino ancestry, have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher, and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a college in Hawaii. The scholarship organization is called the Filipino Women’s League, but is open to all genders! The application is available online at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/filipino-womens-league/. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
Kong Chow Benevolent Association
The Kong Chow Benevolent Association is pleased to offer a $1,000 College Scholarship to a deserving graduating senior. The student must be entering an accredited American university for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants must be of Chinese or part-Chinese extraction and must be US citizens and permanent residents of the State of Hawaii living on the island of Oahu. The award will be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, character, school and community service, and financial need. A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher is required. Come to the CCC for more information and to pick up an application. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 17, 2019.
Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a deserving student. The Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who exhibits educational promise and a determination to complete post high school educational endeavors. Individuals interested in applying must submit a completed application with required school documentation and be a member of Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union before the scholarship application deadline. Those of the graduating class of 2019 who are eligible are encouraged to submit an application. One $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who is deemed most deserving by the credit union’s Scholarship Committee. The scholarship application form can be found online at www.hawaiischoolsfcu.org. Applications must be submitted by or postmarked no later than February 15, 2019 for consideration.
HMSA Kaimana Scholarships
HMSA Kaimana Scholarships recognize our next generation of leaders – students who not only shine in the classroom and on the field, but who also impact the community. Special consideration is given to students who participate in lower-profile sports. Recipients can use their scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, laptop and desktop computers, and room and board at their college. Eligible students must graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2019, Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, participate on at least one sports team recognized by their league during their high school career, write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate, submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application, and submit an official transcript verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty. Up to 15 students will be awarded scholarships worth $5,000. Applications can be found on https://hmsa.com/awards-and-scholarships/hmsa-kaimana-awards-and-scholarship-program/. The deadline to apply is February 8, 2019
Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation
The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Hawaii residents pursuing degrees in Business Administration, or other business-related fields, at any accredited four-year college or university. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $5,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $20,000 will be awarded over four years. These awards will cover only the remainder of the student’s originally approved undergraduate program’s cost. The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation anticipates awarding approximately 10 new scholarships. Visit http://servco.com/philanthropy/scholarships.php for more information and to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
The Pauahi Foundation would like to announce the opening of its 2019-2020 online scholarship application on December 26, 2018. This year, their offerings total more than 100 privately financed funds that are open to the general public with the understanding that they do have a preference policy which states that preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. For more information and to apply, visit www.pauahi.org/scholarships/. Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019.
Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship Fund
The Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship was established to demonstrate support for, as well as to commemorate the historic achievements of the ILWU and encourage greater awareness and understanding among young people about the ILWU’s economic, social, and political contributions to Hawaii. The Scholarships provides college opportunities for children of ILWU Local 142 members whose struggles made Hawaii the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community it is today. The Scholarship is open to the family members of existing and retired ILWU 142 members. You must have applied for admission to, or be currently enrolled at, any of the 10 University of Hawaii system schools (four-year universities and community colleges), on a full-time basis. Applications are available in the CCC or online at https://harrietbouslog.com/. Your application must be received by HBLSF (either at the HBLSF Office, or digitally) no later than April 1st.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program awards $20,000 to 20 high school, college-bound seniors across the nation for being exemplary leaders on their sports teams, in their classrooms, and in their communities. The college scholarship, sponsored by the Foot Locker Foundation, is intended to help phenomenal student-athletes pursue their dreams of attending and excelling at a four-year college/university. Applications, available at http://footlockerscholarathletes.com, are due on December 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.
Hawaii Community Foundation
Hawaii Community Foundation has over $4.5 million available for scholarships from more than 200 funds to make the road to college easier. Just complete their online application process to be matched to their multiple scholarships. Log onto Scholarship Manager via the Hawaii Community Foundation website and begin your 2019-2020 Common Application online. Visit www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org for more information. Submit your application online by January 31, 2019 at 4:00 pm, Hawaii Standard Time with all your supporting materials.
2019 Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship to a senior from each qualifying high school in the State of Hawaii. Students nominated by their schools become eligible for additional Foundation awards of up to $10,000. An electronic application, a checklist of required documents and deadlines for submitting your application to your school counselor can be found online at http://takitanifoundation.org/for-students/. Once the application is complete, print and sign it, obtain the necessary signature from your parent or guardian, and submit the completed application and all required materials to Ms. Himuro or Ms. Nakagawa by February 1, 2019.
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships varying in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. Applicants must be pursuing a career in graphic communications, technology, or management at a technical school or college located within the US. For more information and to apply, visit www.pgsf.org. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
Claire Merry/Pearl City Community Church Scholarship
The Claire Merry/Pearl City Community Church Scholarship is offering two (2) $500.00 scholarships to Oahu dependents of PCCC members (children, grandchildren, or hanai children: who are claimed as a dependent on their taxes), OR to an active participant of PCCC (Sunday School, choir, PCCC Ministries, etc). Applicant must be an Oahu high school senior who will be an incoming college freshman at a four-year university, private college, community college, vocational or trade school. Applicants must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher. Applications can be found online at www.pearlcitycc.com or in the CCC. Scholarship applications and school transcripts are due to the Pearl City Community Church office by 3:30 pm, April 10, 2019.
#BBB5K Video Scholarship
Presented by Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, the Students of Integrity Scholarship aims to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. #BBB5K Video Scholarship applicants must produce a 90-second video using the topic Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities. Ten finalists will be selected from the application pool. Only one recipient will win the $5,000 scholarship. For more information visit https://bbb-scholarship.org/scholarships/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scholarship_announcement. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2019.
BBB Torch Talk Scholarship
Presented by Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, the Students of Integrity Scholarship aims to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. To enter for the BBB Torch Talk Essay Scholarship, the applicant must write a 500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk. The topic of the essay is, Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities. Five finalists from each region will be selected from the application pool. Seven recipients will win a $1,000 scholarship. For more information visit https://bbb-scholarship.org/scholarships/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scholarship_announcement. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2019
UH Hilo Chancellor Scholarship
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is a prestigious award given to Hawaii high school graduates who have distinguished themselves in both their academic and personal lives. To be eligible for this four-year tuition scholarship, students must be accepted by UH Hilo, graduate from a Hawaii High School, be a resident of Hawaii, have a GPA of 3.5 or better or a 1280 SAT or 27 ACT score, and demonstrate leadership and/or community service. Applications are available online at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/chancellors-scholars/ and in the CCC. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship Program
For the 2019 year, each participating Rotary Club will select a student to receive a $5,000 HRYF scholarship for tuition only. From these selections made by Rotary Clubs, an HRYF committee then selects one student attending a mainland university to receive a $10,000 Maurice J. Sullivan scholarship and another student attending a university in Hawaii to receive the $10,000 Joanna L. Sullivan scholarship, instead of the $5,000 Club award. No student can receive more than one scholarship from the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation. Applicants must be graduating Hawaii high school seniors who will be attending, as full-time students, an accredited 4-year college or university in Hawaii or on the US Mainland to earn a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must also be US citizens and legal residents of Hawaii. Applications are available in the CCC. The deadline to apply is February 6, 2019.
Brian Kajiyama Heart of a Warrior Scholarship
The Brian Kajiyama Heart of a Warrior Scholarship is intended to aid Hawaii high school students who have triumphed over personal challenges to excel in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, and in their community. Scholarship recipients will be selected from students committed to attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The scholarship funds will be used to assist the winner(s) tuition at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.8 or better. Applications are available online at http://heartofawarrior.wixsite.com/scholarship and in the CCC. The application deadline (postmarked) is December 13, 2018.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who: Live at or below the poverty level or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status, are the first in their families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity, and have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. Visit http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2019.
Charles R. Kendall Scholarship
Students who are Hawaii Government Employees Association dependents may apply for the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship. For over 50 years, HGEA has been able to provide scholarship awards to deserving students to help offset the cost of higher education. For the current 2018-2019 school year, the scholarship fund awarded 9 - $2,500 and 27 - $1,500 for a total of $63,000. To be eligible, applicants must be a dependent (for tax purposes) of an HGEA member (whose membership has been in good standing for at least one year from the scholarship application due date) and must attend a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school, or other post-high school study on a full-time basis for the school year 2019-2020. Applications are available at www.hgea.org/kendallscholarship. All applications (including online forms) must be completed, printed, and mailed to HGEA by the stated deadline. The deadline to submit an application is January 22, 2019.
Hawaii Self Storage Student Scholarships
Since 2005, Hawaii Self Storage (HSS) has awarded financial scholarships to eligible students to pursue and obtain a college degree. This program is designed to help and support students financially to develop into future leaders in our community. 10 students will be selected for the scholarships, and it will be awarded based on required written essay and eligibility. Eligible students must be Hawaii residents graduating from a high school in the State of Hawaii or enrolled full-time at a college or university. Completed applications and essays must be emailed to email@example.com by February 15, 2019. Selected recipients will be announced in April. Applications are available online at https://www.hawaiiselfstorage.com/community and in the College & Career Center.
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
College Board is proud to announce their Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: 1) build their college list 2) practice for the SAT 3) improve their SAT score 4) strengthen their college list 5) fill out the FAFSA 6) apply to college. Beginning with the class of 2020, College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other US Territories. Students can begin by signing up online at https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM85689-&rid=47726294.
University of Hawaii System Scholarships
Students planning to attend any of the University of Hawaii System Campuses are encouraged to fill out the Common Scholarship Application available online for the 2019-2020 academic year: https://uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com. By completing one application, students can be considered for numerous scholarships, including those not based on merit or financial need. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
New Warrior Scholarships (Regents & Chancellor’s)
Students with certain gpa’s are eligible to apply for academic scholarships from UH Manoa. Students with at least a 3.5 gpa and minimum SAT or ACT scores of 1340 or 29 can apply for the Regents Scholarship which includes a full tuition scholarship, $4,000 per year stipend, and $2,000 travel grant. Students with at least a 3.5 gpa and minimum SAT or ACT scores of 1310 or 28 can apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship, which is a $10,000 per year scholarship. The application to apply for both scholarships is the same and will be available on October 1, 2018 through the UH System Scholarship Application, which can be found online at https://uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2019.
Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarship
The Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Program (NHAP) is a need-based scholarship available to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited post-high institution in the United States recognized by Kamehameha Schools (KS). Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. The application will be available online at https://apps.ksbe.edu/financialaid/post-highscholarships/collegeneedbased/ on October 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2019.
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship Program
The Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship Program is funded by Ukulele Festival Hawaii, a non-profit organization founded in 2004. Ukulele Festival Hawaii builds public awareness and interest in the ukulele as an instrument of virtuoso quality promoting Hawaii’s arts and culture through education, scholarships, and the annual free ukulele festivals. To be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship, students must: be a current graduating high school senior and resident of Hawaii, be accepted for admission to an accredited college or university, have a passion for the ukulele, and be of good character and provide meaningful community service. Applications are available online at https://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/scholarship-information.htm. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2019.
Children’s Health Living Dietetics Scholarship
The Children’s Health Living Dietetics (CHLD) Scholarship is now open. The CHLD Scholarship Program provides funding for Native Hawaiian students passionate in nutrition and health to complete a Bachelor’s of Science Dietetics degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Applicants must be: Native Hawaiian, graduating in 2019, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend UH Manoa in Fall 2019, and interested in going into health and/or dietetics. Applications are available online at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/childrens-heath-living-dietetics-scholarship/. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.
Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Since 1931, the Elks National Foundation has helped thousands of students who need financial assistance fulfill their dreams of attending college. Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, and recognized as leaders by their peers. The ENF awards $2.44 million annually in MVS scholarships to 500 high school seniors nationwide. The first- and second-place awards are among the largest scholarships provided by any major fraternal or service organization. Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship. Applications will be judged on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need. Applications are available online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm and the deadline to apply is November 15, 2018.
Hawaii Cottey College Scholarship Fund
Cottey College is an independent liberal arts and sciences women’s college in Nevada, Missouri. Since 1884, the college has offered young women the opportunity to learn and grow into leaders, role models, and confident individuals. Hawaii P.E.O. Chapters are stewards of the Hawaii Cottey College Scholarship Fund. Their goal is to provide a source of financial support for a Hawaii student to attend Cottey College. Their award is $10,000 for the 2019-2020 school year. To be considered for all financial aid available apply to Cottey College by December 31st. The Hawaii Cottey College Scholarship application deadline is March 1st. To learn more please visit www.cottey.edu and www.hicotteyscholarship.org.
Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha
This presentation is for high school students, parents, teachers, adult students, enrolled college students, counselors, and anyone interested in finding out more about sources of financial aid available for Native Hawaiians including eligibility criteria and qualification requirements. Meet with scholarship providers from Kamehameha schools, Pauahi Foundation, Hawaii Community Foundation, Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship, Alu Like, and more. For information on event locations, dates, and times, and to register please visit http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4063133/Scholarship-Aha-2019-PreRegistration-Form.
Horatio Alger Association
Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $143 million in college scholarships to deserving students. Through national recognized educational programs, the Association reaches out directly to our nation’s young people with a message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perseverance. In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000. Eligibility criteria include: high school graduation in spring/summer, demonstrated financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and US citizenship. Students may apply online from August 1 – October 25 at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/.
Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award
Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school? Do you see challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Violet Richardson Award. This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are particularly encouraged. Visit Soroptimist Founder Region website: www.si-founderregion.org for more information and to apply. For information about applying to the Violet Richardson Award program, please contact Rene Tokunaga at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808)497-1361. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2018.
2018 QuestBridge National College Match
The 2018 QuestBridge National College Match for high school seniors is now open. The QuestBridge National College Match connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to the nation’s leading colleges. Who should apply? High school seniors who: Are in the top 5-10% of their class and exhibit strong personal character, score >1310 on the SAT or >28 on the ACT, come from households earning less than $65,000 per year (for a typical family of four), may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, may be part of the first generation in their family to attend college. Apply online at www.questbridge.org. Application deadline is September 27, 2018.
Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant
The Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant has been established to provide Latin/Hispanic young women the opportunity to grow as well rounded individuals. Through participation in this program, they experience important societal issues, community service, develop professional and personal skills and showcase their talents. The Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant serve as preliminary pageants for the Miss Hawaii Pageant and the Miss America Organization. The Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant enables young Latin/Hispanic women to have a voice in the community. The Miss Latina Hawaii Scholarship Pageant this year will be taking place on December 2, 2018. For more information on becoming a contestant please contact either Nancy Oritz at email@example.com (808)285-0072 or Gena Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org (808)778-3334
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation 2018 Scholarship
The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation is an organization created to support the development and growth of individual athletes and teams that compete in local, national, and international athletic competitions. All student athletes competing in water sports or volleyball can apply for Regular Scholarships. Students must also have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in community service. The application is available online at www.dukefoundation.org. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.
The Gates Scholarship
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship is being awarded to 300 student leaders each year, with the intent of helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Costs covered include tuition, fees, books, room and board, and may include additional personal costs. The Gates Scholarship also provides Scholars with various online support services designed to help them excel in their degree programs, graduate, and make a successful transition to their chosen careers. These include mentoring, academic support, career and internship guidance, advice, and job opportunities. Gates Scholars will also be connected to a network of accomplished peers that they can tap into for support and advice. To apply, students must be a high school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, Pell-eligible, a US citizen, national, or permanent resident, and have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. For more information and to apply visit https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2018.
Distinguished Young Women of Hawaii Scholarship Program
The Distinguished Young Women of Hawaii Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for their 2019 class. Formerly known as “Hawaii’s Junior Miss”, this program is not a beauty pageant but instead focuses on scholastic achievement and rewarding those individuals who seek to excel in all areas of life. Their program not only provides leadership opportunities and life skills training such as interview and public speaking, but provides cash and college-tuition based scholarships as well. Over the last 59 years, Hawaii’s Distinguished Young Women Program has awarded over $400,000 in cash scholarships to Hawaii high school senior girls. Interested participants can find more information and a link to apply at www.DYWHawaii.org. The application deadline is September 7, 2018.