UPDATED: April 18, 2019
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Scholarship
The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Scholarship Program is aimed at strengthening the pipeline of Bay Area college-bound students and ensuring retention so that more students obtain their degrees. They seek to support qualified kama’aina, and assist them in making the transition from high school to college, and from Hawaii to the mainland. In 2018, HCCNC awarded scholarships to three eligible college bound students. Applications, which require a written essay describing each applicant’s strengths, and how their education will benefit the Hawaii community, are evaluated on the following criteria: Demonstrated leadership qualities, involvement in the community, clarity of direction and goals, academic achievement, and letters of recommendation. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applications are available online at https://hccnc.org/scholarship/application. All application materials (application, full transcripts, reference letters) must be submitted on the website by April 26, 2019.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Scholarship
The Zeta Pi Sigma Alumni Chapter and Gamma Epsilon Gamma Collegiate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., scholarship committee will award several scholarships to deserving high school seniors preparing to enter a two or four-year college/university. Applications will be reviewed and judged on the basis of academic record, community service, extracurricular activities, and essay submission. Any high school senior who has applied and been accepted into a two or four-year college or university that is recognized by the major accrediting organizations for U.S. colleges, universities, and high education institutes. If you receive an appointment to a United States Service Academy or a full scholarship to a four-year university, you will not be eligible to receive the A. L. Locke Scholarship. Applications are available in the CCC and online at www.alohasigmas.org. All completed packages must be post marked no later than May 1, 2019.
2019 Longs Senior Scholarship Program
Applications for the 2019 Longs Senior Scholarship Program are not available in the College & Career Center! Under this program, each Longs store may offer a $500 non-recurring Senior Scholarship to a graduating senior from a high school in the community.
To be eligible for the grant, applicants must:
Completed applications with all supporting documentation must be retuned to the College & Career Center by 3:00 pm on April 18, 2019.
2019 Moanalua High School Music Booster Association Scholarship Program
The annual Moanalua High School (MoHS) Music Booster Association Scholarship Program provides several scholarships to graduating MoHS seniors who are members of the MoHS Music Booster Association and have demonstrated dedication to the MoHS Music program and the fostering of its principles. Applications will be evaluated by a committee using a point scale, essay, and possibly an interview. From a pool of qualified applicants, winners will then be chosen at random on the night of the Aloha Concert. Applications are available in the CCC. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 18, 2019.
Hui Makaala Scholarship
Over the years, Hui Makaala has awarded hundreds of scholarships to Hawaii’s college students, who not only have the drive to succeed but also an interest in the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture. Typically, Hui Makaala awards between 5 and 8 cash scholarships annually, in the approximate amount of $3,000. It is not necessary that applicants be Okinawan, however, applicants should have a demonstrable interest in the Okinawan culture. Applicants are highly encouraged to describe this interest in the short essay requirement of the application. Applications are available in the CCC or online at www.huimakaala.org (use the 2019 application that’s posted). Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2019.
Hawaii public high school seniors who are planning to pursue degrees in the tourism, hospitality, or culinary fields are invited to apply for the Ho’oilina Scholarship from the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association. For high school graduates attending a Hawaii university, the foundation will be awarding a total of five, four-year scholarships of $12,000 per person per year for those admitted to the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management or the hospitality programs at Brigham Young University Hawaii or Hawaii Pacific University. Beyond having a commendable GPA, leadership skills, volunteer service, and internship experience, prospective candidates must agree to enroll in ‘Olelo Hawaiian language and culture classes. Applications are now available on the HLTA website http://www.hawaiilodging.org/scholarship-opportunities.html. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
Taiwanese American Community Scholarship Program
The Taiwanese American Community Scholarship Program is now accepting applications! This year, the TASC scholarship winners will receive an award of $1,000 and a plaque. To be eligible for consideration students must:
Applications are available in the CCC and must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than Monday, April 22nd, 2019.
2019 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society. To be considered eligible for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must:
Applications are available online at https://application.horatioalger.org. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019.
2019 Moanalua High School Athletic Booster Club Scholarship
The annual Moanalua High School Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Program provides scholarships recognizing student athletes who have contributed to the Athletic Program at Moanalua High School. Applicants will be evaluated on their athletic achievement, athletic participation, scholarship, character, and participation in MoHS Athletic Booster Club activities. To be eligible, applicants must be a senior in good standing who has attended Moanalua High School for at least one year and who has participated in varsity athletic competition and the applicant and/or parent/legal guardian must be a member of the MoHS Athletic Booster Club by March 30, 2019. Applications are available in the CCC and must be submitted by 3:00pm on April 30, 2019 (deadline to submit official transcripts is April 16, 2019).
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Xi Psi Zeta Chapter will award scholarships based on meeting the required criteria and completing all needed components in the scholarship packet. Seniors graduating in May of 2019 are eligible to apply with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have contributed to their community through volunteer work. Documentation of volunteer work (not for profit), including number of service hours, must be made available, via a letter signed from the volunteer organization or school official. The student must have taken either the SAT or ACT (college or university attendees) and submit a copy of their scores. In addition, a current sealed high school transcript must be included in the packet. Applications are available in the CCC. Completed applications must be submitted by April 28, 2019. Please mail completed packets only to the address on the application.
Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship
Applications for the 2019 Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship are now available for Hawaii high school seniors graduating this spring. The Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship is offered to high school seniors interested in achieving a life sciences degree. As many as ten (10) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded this year. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of all high schools in Hawaii who will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a degree in a discipline related to the life sciences including agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science and soil sciences. To date, this scholarship program has granted more than $125,000 to deserving Hawaii students. Applications are available in the CCC. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2019.
Wyland Galleries 2019 High School Art Scholarship
The theme of this year’s scholarship is Ancestry. Whether you are from the sea, land or sky, every species has an origin. The history of your decent, another’s story or shear evolution of our planet Earth can be expressed in the 5th Annual Wyland Galleries Waikiki Beach Walk High School Art Scholarship Contest. Two student winners will be chosen and each will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship by May 12, 2019. The winning art will be donated to the U.S. VETS Homeless Shelter in Barber’s Point. The original art will be entered into the Shelter’s annual raffle or auction in 2019 and funds generated will be used to help support the U.S. VETS signature housing programs. The contest is open to all 9th-12th grade State of Hawaii students. Art must be drawn/painted by hand or original photography and will be submitted on stock size A4 paper. Include student’s contact information; name, email, phone number and mailing address with entry, which should be mailed or hand delivered to Wyland Galleries – Beachwalk, Attention: Iris, 226 Lewers L-127, Honolulu, HI 96815. For more information, please contact Tamlyn Fasi at 808-798-5370 or email@example.com.
ACT Scholarship Giveaway
10th and 11th graders register for a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship and a $5,000 tech package when you take the ACT test! Register for the ACT and opt-in for your chance to win a scholarship and tech package for your next big academic step. Test dates: April 13, June 8, and July 13, 2019. Visit https://www.act.org/ for more information and official rules.
Lunalilo Scholars Program
The Lunalilo Scholars Program gives out scholarships to students who will be attending Kapiolani Community College and have challenges/barriers preventing them from going to college. The mission of the Lunalilo Scholars Program is to provide opportunities for transformative college experiences for students who have not considered higher education as a viable alternative because of financial or other barriers limiting college access. Through scholarship, academic and personal support and community, students will build a foundation for success in the first year of college as measured by student engagement, learning, and achievement. Students of Native Hawaiian ancestry are given preference to support the College in increasing the number of Native Hawaiian students that enroll and complete the first year of college. Applications are available in the CCC and online at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/lunalilo-scholarship/ and the deadline to apply is May 17, 2019.
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) Scholarship
Colleges That Change Lives will award $1,000 scholarships (renewable for a total of $4,000) to students who matriculate at a CTCL-member institution. They will award two scholarships in 2019, and beginning in 2019 they will consider students’ financial need when making these awards. The application is available online at www.ctcl.org. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.
Oahu Federal Credit Union Monetary Awards
Oahu Federal Credit Union is offering two, $1,500 Monetary Awards to high school seniors in high schools within its membership jurisdiction. The applicant does not have to be a member of Oahu Federal Credit Union. Oahu Federal Credit Union, its staff, management, directors, and membership firmly believe that the future success of our city, state, and country lies with the abilities and visions of our young people. Applications are available in the CCC and must be postmarked no later than April 5, 2019.
Chinese Women’s Club of Honolulu Scholarship
The Chinese Women’s Club of Honolulu was formed in 1928 and continues today as a non-profit organization that supports and assists with community organizations and events. Each year, one or more educational scholarships are awarded for $1,000 or $2,000 tuition assistance. Applicants must be US citizens, reside in Hawaii and demonstrate anticipated acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited institution of higher education. Applications are available in the CCC and must be postmarked by April 19, 2019.
2019 Citizen-Scholar Award
The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, in partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), will present Citizen-Scholar Awards to outstanding graduating seniors from each high school. Citizen-Scholar Awards are presented to students who best exemplify citizenship in school and the community, contribute to making our state a better place, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better. Recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach and will receive a scholarship for $1,000 to continue higher education. Applications are available in the CCC and must be submitted by February 27th by 3:00 pm.
Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HAHPERD) High School Scholarship
The HAHPERD High School Scholarship is looking for Hawaii high school seniors who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a strong interest in preparing for a career in teaching health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership, and plans on attending college full-time. Applications are available online at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/hahperd-high-school-scholarship-2/. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019
Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarships
The Hawaii Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated offers three scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors – the Lieutenant Colonel Carolyn L. Jones Memorial Scholarship, Penny Koger Scholarship for Excellence in Academics and Leadership Scholarship, and the Developing Excellence in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Scholarship. By submitting the application packet, students have the opportunity to apply for each award. However, qualifying students will only be awarded 1 scholarship. Award selection will be determined based on selection criteria outlined in the packet. If you application is accepted, and you have been chosen to proceed with the interview process, you will be notified via mail and telephone communication. Application packets are available in the CCC and the deadline to apply is April 19, 2019.
Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship
Student-athletes who are high school juniors are eligible to apply for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship. The Positive Coaching Alliance awards scholarships of $500-$2,000 to high school athletes, based on their responses to questions pertaining to how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson. The application is available online at www.positivecoach.org/scholarships and the deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.
Hawaii Education Association Scholarship
The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) is offering two scholarships of $2,000 each in the academic year 2019-2020 to deserving high school seniors who are HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members. Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year. Employees, officers & directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such an employee, officer or director are not eligible to apply. These one-year scholarships are offered to graduating students who will enroll in any two- or four-year state or nationally accredited institution of higher learning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications are available in the CCC and online at www.hawaiieducationassociation.org. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.
Jordan & Cara Odo Leadership Scholarship
The Jordan & Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates leadership in his/her community. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must: (1) be a senior at a Hawaii high school; (2) attend a two- or four-year college; and (3) have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). The application is available online at www.odoscholarship.org/scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Lumana’i Awards 2019
Developed 17 years ago by the Oahu Association Hawaii Conference, UCC, the Lumana’i Awards were established to publicly recognize and encourage students of Samoan ancestry to excel in service, leadership, and academics. The outstanding recipient in each category will receive $600. If selected, the recipient must attend the Awards Banquet to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Central Union Church Hall. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 1, 2019. All Oahu high school seniors of Samoan ancestry, who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the CCC.
Moanalua High School PTSA Scholarship & Citizenship Application 2019
Moanalua High School Parent Teacher Student Association (MoHS PTSA) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing five (5) $1,000.00 awards (3 for scholarship and 2 for citizenship) to Moanalua High School Seniors of the class of 2019. Graduating seniors of Moanalua High School class of 2019 are eligible to apply for the scholarship and/or citizenship awards. A student is only allowed to receive one award but may apply for both. Applicant of their Parent/Guarding must be a member of the Moanalua PTSA at the time of application submission. Applicants must enroll in an accredited college or university, beginning no later than the Fall of 2019 semester, in a curriculum leading toward either a Bachelors or Associates Degree. Applicants must have a copy of their high school transcripts attached to the application and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Stop by the College & Career Center to pick up an application. Applications must be submitted to the College & Career Center by 3:00 pm on March 8, 2019.
American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) High School Scholarship
The local chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) is providing college scholarships to high school students that are furthering their education. College scholarships will be awarded to graduating Hawaii high school seniors entering a field of study directly related to Financial/Resource Management (such as Business Administration, Economics, Accounting and Finance). Applications do not need to be affiliated with ASMC or the Federal Government. Applications are available in the CCC and are due on March 22, 2019.
2019-2020 I'm A Bright Kid Foundation Scholarships
Ronald E. Bright was an influential educator and theatre director at James B. Castle High School for over 40 years. He impacted thousands of lives, and serves as an inspiration to his students –“Bright Kids”—to this day. The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation was formed after his passing in 2015 as a way to continue his legacy. While renowned for his theatrical productions, Mr. Bright was first and foremost a teacher. The foundation is pleased to announce two scholarship offerings for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Education Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in education. The minimum award is $500. The I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Performing Arts Award is a cash scholarship available to students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited college or university, leading to a degree in drama, theatre, dance, vocal performance or musical theatre. The minimum award is $500. More information and applications are available online at https://imabrightkid.org/scholarship/. The deadline to apply is April 1, 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 15, 2019. Transcripts must be sent by U.S. Postal mail and be postmarked no later than March 15, 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 March 14, 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.