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Scholarships 295
100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund

The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2006 by the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans.  The scholarship's goal is to promote awareness of the accomplishments of the 100th Infantry Battalion veterans of WWII and to perpetuate its legacy of continuing service by rewarding direct descendants of the veterans who demonstrate these values and beliefs.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited two-or-four year college or university, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be a direct descendant of a 100th Infantry Battalion World War II veteran.
  • Show potential for promoting the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion of World War II (additional essay).
  • Active in extra-curricular activities and community service.
  • Do not need to be a Hawaii resident
  • Do not need to demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants will identify name of veteran and relationship.  Verification will be confirmed through the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Office Manager.



A&B Ohana Scholarship Fund

The A & B Ohana Scholarship Fund was started in 2010 to support dependent children of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. employees.
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Full-time students carrying not less than the equivalent of 12 credits each semester
  • Must be attending a college or university in the United States holding a 501(c)3 status
Preference:
  • For dependent children of full-time employees of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.  Employees must have completed at least one year of full time continuous service as of the application deadline.
  • Students completing community college or vocational school and transferring to a 4-year college are eligible.
  • Students eligible for renewable scholarship grants for four consecutive years as long as the parent/guardian remains employed at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and the student maintains a GPA of 2.7.
  • A student who loses eligibility may reapply as a new applicant (and be considered with all other applicants), but will be limited to the aggregate four-year cap.



AAUW Honolulu Branch Education Funds

AAUW Honolulu Branch is one of over 1,000 branches nationwide of the American Association of University Women.  AAUW is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full time undergraduate student, or a graduate (part-time or full-time) student
  • Attend a college or university located in the State of Hawaii
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Female student
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
Preference:
  • STEM applicants - Students majoring in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics



ABC Stores Jumpstart Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to further the education of ABC Stores' employees and their dependents.  Awardees are chosen for their academic promise and commitment to higher education.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of at least 2.7
  • Employees or dependents of employees of ABC Stores or Company Island Gourmet Markets locations (Hawai'i, Nevada, Saipan and Guam
Preference:
  • Preference will be shown to students who have performed community service and who have extra curricular activities



Aiea General Hospital Association Scholarship

Aiea General Hospital closed its doors in 1983. With the hospital's remaining assets, its Board of Directors established a trust in 1985 as an expression of gratitude to area residents for their many years of support.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of one of these Leeward O'ahu zip code areas: 96701, 96706, 96707, 96782, 96792 or 96797
  • Be an undergraduate college student majoring in a health-related field
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
Preferences:
  • Former recipients
  • Majors in which there are current shortages
  • Students likely to return to work in Hawai'i
  • Students with a GPA between 2.5 & 3.75



Alan and Grace Tenn Scholarship Fund

The Alan and Grace Tenn Scholarship Fund was established to benefit undergraduate senior or graduate level students majoring in education at an institution in the state of Hawai’i.

Requirements: 
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.7
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii 
  • Be a senior or graduate level student majoring in education at a school within the State of Hawaii 
Preferences:
  • Residents from Hawaii Island
  • Students who are planning to teach or provide counseling within the education system



Albert and Dorothy Shigekuni Scholarship Fund

The Albert and Dorothy Shigekuni Scholarship fund was created in 2013.  It is the intention and desire of the Donors that the Fund be used to provide scholarship grants. 
 
Requirements:
  • Hawai'i resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of 3.1
  • Attend full-time
  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in a University of Hawaii System school
Preference:
  • Pursue one semester or one year study abroad program through the University of Hawaii System
  • For students who have not traveled outside of Hawaii



Allan Eldin & Agnes Sutorik Geiger Scholarship Fund

The Allan Eldin & Agnes Sutorik Geiger Scholarship Fund was created in 2005, by the Agnes Sutorik Geiger Revocable Trust.  The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to qualifying students attending accredited colleges and/or universities studying veterinary science.
 
Requirements:
  • Students attending accredited colleges and/or universities studying veterinary science or medicine
  • Demonstrate financial need
Preference:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Alma White - Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Alma White was a long-time teacher and principal in Hawai'i.  Upon her passing, she left a great part of her assets to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Delta Chapter, of which she was a member. The Society is an educational society dedicated to the advancement of women educators. The Chapter members established this scholarship which will enable future generations of Hawai'i students to pursue teaching as their life's calling.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Major in Education
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Aloha Prince Hall Hawaii Foundation Fund

This scholarship was created by the Aloha Prince Hall Hawaii Foundation to support graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary degree.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Graduating HS senior
  • Attend full time at an accredited 4 year college or university in the U.S.
  • Pursue an undergraduate degree
Preference
  • Higher academic achievement, higher financial need, community service and/or extra curricular activities.



Ambassador Minerva Jean Falcon Hawaii Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Minerva Jean Falcon, the Honolulu Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines from 1996-2000.  While in Hawaii, Ambassador Falcon dedicated herself to helping many organizations and promoting projects that benefit all communities throughout the state.  Ambassador Falcon established this scholarship in the spirit of giving back to the state of Hawaii, and with generous contributions from many community members, the scholarship will live on for years to come.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Attend an accredited institution in the State of Hawaii
Preference:
  • Filipino ancestry



American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Honolulu Chapter Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jane Suganuma

The Jane Suganuma Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1987 by her friends and colleagues to honor Jane, an outstanding print production person in Honolulu.  With additional assistance from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Honolulu Chapter this scholarship supports students who demonstrate a commitment to print production, especially those who will stay in Hawaii and share what they have learned.
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Major in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or Commercial Arts
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Anna K. Gower and Annabelle K. Gower Scholarship Fund

The Anna K. Gower and Annabelle K. Gower Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to benefit students of Native Hawaiian ancestry who display academic merit and good character.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Native Hawaiian ancestry



Anthony Alexander, Andrew Delos Reyes & Jeremy Tolentino Memorial Fund

This scholarship was established in 2003 to memorialize Anthony Alexander, Andrew Delos Reyes, and Jeremy Tolentino all of which were students of Mililani High School.

Requirements: 

  • Current Mililani High School senior
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Essay required- In addition to your Personal Statement, write an essay on the subject of drinking and driving under the influence, highway safety or another related subject.
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Arthur Jackman Scholarship

This fund was set up by the granddaughter of Arthur Jackman, a man who came to this country in the early 1900s and built his business working from the bottom up in the steel industry.  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students seeking training specifically to gain employment. 

Requirements:

  • Resident of Hawai’i Island
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolled in a technical/vocational college or program at a community college
  • Two letters of recommendation
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Bal Dasa Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by Balarama Dasa in 1999 with the intention and desire to provide scholarships to Waipahu High School graduates attending an accredited post-high school institution, demonstrating financial need and academic potential.

Requirements:

  • Waipahu High School graduates
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Bank of Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund

Bank of Hawaii believes that young people deserve the opportunity to succeed. The Bank of Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to college-bound children and grandchildren of Bank of Hawaii employees. Bank of Hawaii views this Scholarship Fund as a necessary investment in the future—for scholarship recipients, the local community and the country.
Requirements:

  • High school senior or graduate or individual who has obtained or will have obtained their high school equivalency
  • Child or grandchild of an active-status employee of Bank of Hawaii Corporation or any of its subsidiaries with at least one year of active employment
  • Enroll as a full-time degree candidate in an accredited education institution located in the U.S., including its territories
  • Undergraduate level
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0



Ben and Vicky Cayetano Scholarship Fund

The Cayetano Foundation provides opportunities in higher education to exceptional Hawai'i students - especially those who have demonstrated perseverance and determination in the face of difficult financial and social obstacles. Governor Benjamin Cayetano's personal experiences and awareness of the hardships of others were part of the impetus for creating this scholarship.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a senior at a public high school in Hawai'i
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Two letters of recommendation (new applicants)
  • Essay:  Fast forward 40 years...Now you are in your late 50s. Reflect on your adult life and list the major accomplishments.  Explain why you consider them to be significant.
Preferences:
  • Students with the greatest financial need
  • Major in Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Political Science, Radio Technology, Pre-Law or Education
  • Previous year recipients



Ben and Vicky Cayetano Scholarship Fund in Memory of Brandon F. Cayetano

The Cayetano Foundation provides opportunities in higher education to exceptional Hawai'i students - especially those who have demonstrated perseverance and determination in the face of difficult financial and social obstacles. Governor Benjamin Cayetano's personal experiences and awareness of the hardships of others were part of the impetus for creating this scholarship.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a senior at Damien Memorial School
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Two letters of recommendation (new applicants)
  • Essay:  Fast forward 40 years...Now you are in your late 50s. Reflect on your adult life and list the major accomplishments.  Explain why you consider them to be significant.
Preferences:
  • Students with the greatest financial need
  • Major in Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Political Science, Radio Technology, Pre-Law or Education
  • Previous year recipients



Betty Bell Scholarship for Kauai Women Fund

The Betty Bell Scholarship for Kauai Women was established in 2020, to benefit women from Kauai who exhibit strong work ethic and may not normally have the opportunity to go to college.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be a resident of Kauai island
  • Be a female student
Preference for recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet
the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.

Preferences (in order of priority):
  • Students who are working mothers and returning learners (i.e. students who may have started but did not complete a degree and are now returning for degree completion).
  • Students who are working mothers
  • Students who are returning learners



Bick Bickson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Irwin "Bick" Bickson, a lawyer and entrepreneur. Bick Bickson held the first Budget Rent-a-Car franchise in the world and was a leader in the tourism industry in Hawaii. This scholarship benefits deserving students pursuing studies in Marketing, Law, or Travel Industry Management.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
Preference:
  • Major in Marketing, Law, or Travel Industry Management
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good academic standing, or maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Blossom Kalama Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created by the family of Blossom Kalama Evans with donations from the Big Island Girls Golf Club. Blossom Kalama Evans was a long-time resident of Hilo and a leading woman golfer on the Big Island where she formed the Big Island Hawaiian Girls Golf Club. She was devoted to assisting the people of Hawai'i.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend an institution in the State of Hawai’i
Preferences:
  • Major in Hawaiian language, or other fields related to the history, culture and arts of native Hawaiians
  • Hawaiian ancestry
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Booz Allen Hawaii Scholarship Fund

The Booz Allen Hawaii Scholarship Fund was created in October 2007 by Booz Allen Hamilton.  The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship grants to Hawai’i residents planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university.
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii or a dependent of a military member stationed in Hawai'i
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Attend a four-year accredited college or university
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Participate in community service projects or activities



Camille C. Chidiac Fund

This scholarship was established in 1991 by Charles Chidiac to honor Ka'u High School students.
 
Requirements:

  • Graduate of Ka‘u High School
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund

The Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to benefit applicants studying Accounting or Finance.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited college or university as a junior or senior
  • Major in Accounting and/or Finance
Preference:
  • Previous recipients



Castle & Cooke George W.Y. Yim Scholarship Fund

Castle & Cooke Hawaii, Inc. created this fund in 1995.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree seeking student
  • Be a dependent of a current employee with at least one year of service with a Castle and Cooke Hawaii affiliated company
Preference:
  • Graduating high school senior



Castle & Cooke Mililani Technology Park Scholarship Fund

Castle & Cooke Properties created this fund when they built the Mililani Technology Park as a way of recognizing outstanding students from Central O'ahu and to encourage studies in high technology fields.
 
Requirements:

  • Graduate of Leilehua, Mililani or Waialua High School
Preferences:
  • Major in a high technology field, such as science and engineering
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Catrala - Hawaii Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Catrala - Hawaii, a non-profit trade organization, to provide financial support for high school seniors with a preference for students pursuing a degree in Travel Industry Management, Business or Marketing.

Requirements:
 
  • Be a resident of State of Hawaii
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student at an accredited two or four year college or university
  • GPA must be between 2.5 – 3.5
  • Community Service demonstrating leadership
Preference:
  • Students intending to pursue a degree in Travel Industry Management, Business or Marketing



Celeste Hayo Memorial Scholarship Fund

Celeste Hayo was a graduate of King Kekaulike High School who lost her life in a moped accident in Bali. 
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit insitution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Graduate of King Kekaulike High School
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Preferences: 
  • High preference for a high school or former high school athlete
  • High preference for a student pursuing a career in the medical field with a preference for a nursing major
  • Preference for a student who has performed community service



Central Pacific Bank Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2010 by an anonymous donor to benefit Central Pacific Bank (CPB) employees and their dependents. 
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time or part-time students (as determined by your school’s financial aid office) (part-time awards will be half the full time award amount)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Be an active status employee of CPB and/or subsidiary or affiliated company with a minimum of one year of service as of the application date OR be a dependent child of an active status employee of CPB and/or subsidiary or affiliated company with a minimum one year of service as of the application deadline date (Dependent child refers to biological, step, foster, legal ward or adopted child under the age of 26)
Preference (in order of priority):
  • Preference for previous year's recipients, who may be eligible for up to 4 years of awarding pursuant to submitting an application annually, and who continue to be an active status employee-dependent
  • For new awardees, preference for high school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in that order or priority

 


Charles & Mitch Ota Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2020 by the Board of Directors for the Charles & Mitch Ota Foundation. Created in memory of the lifelong Maui residents, Charles and Mitch Ota who shared a deep love for their island home and left a lasting legacy for its children. During their lifetime, the Otas quietly supported hundreds of students at Maui schools, focusing on those who desired to go to college, but had not yet found the means to reach that goal due to lack of experiences, resources and structure.
The Otas firmly believed that if college led students to destinations beyond Maui, to new lifestyles and cultures, the student’s growth as a person would be greatly enhanced. Their hope was that those students would return to Maui, bringing all that they had learned back to benefit the community.

This scholarship is to benefit students from Maui that participated in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) to attend a college or university outside of Maui County, either on other Hawai‘i islands or on the continental U.S., with the intention to sustain support for scholarship recipients through their undergraduate education.   

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a high school senior or previous graduate of Maui High School, King Kekaulike High School, or Molokai High School with preference being given to current high school seniors
  • Candidate must have participated in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program while in high school, with preference for candidates who have completed at least three years of acceptable AVID classes displayed on your high school transcript
      • 9th - TGG8090
      • 10th - TGG8100
      • 11th - TGG8110
      • 12th - TGG8120
  • Attend an accredited, two year or four year, public or private not-for-profit post-secondary institution in Hawai‘i (outside of Maui County) or on the continental US
  • Attend college as a full-time student (as determined by the college’s financial aid office)
  • GPA of 2.7
  • Renewal candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in college



Clarence FW and Virginia WLC Young Living Trust

The Clarence and Virginia Young Trust Scholarship was established in 2015 to support Hawaii public high school graduates at the University of Hawaii. 

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be an outstanding Hawaii public high school graduate
  • Major in Education
  • Attend University of Hawai'i – Manoa, University of Hawai'i – Hilo or University of Hawai'i – Maui or University of Hawai'i -- West O'ahu
Preference:
  • Previous year recipients



Community Scholarship Fund

This is a pooled fund supported by many donors to promote educational opportunities for Hawaii residents by providing scholarships and grants.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Cora Aguda Manayan Fund

This scholarship is funded by Dr. Cora Manayan, a prominent doctor and community activist in Hawai'i. To Dr. Manayan, living the good life means dedicating one's life to serving others. Understanding the value of education, she established this fund to open the doors of education to others like her.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Filipino ancestry
Preferences:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Craig D. Newnan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was set up by C. Jean Shewey in honor of her late son Craig D. Newnan, the founder of Expeditions, the only passenger ferry running between Lahaina, Maui, and Manele Harbor, Lana'i.

Requirements:
  • Lana‘i High School graduate

Preference:
  • Students in the fields of Education, Travel Industry Management, or studies related to the Maritime Industry
  • Those intending to return to Lana'i to live and work
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Dan & Pauline Lutkenhouse & Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Scholarship and Educational Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Lutkenhouse founded the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. They created this fund to benefit the youth in the community in which they live.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the Hilo Coast and the Hamakua Coast, north of the Wailuku River
  • Major in Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Nursing and other skilled lab and X-ray programs
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Daniel K. and Millie Akaka Ohana Scholarship Fund

Created in 2019 by Ohana 100 (the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Family Foundation) in memory of Daniel K. Akaka, a US senator who served Hawaii from 1990 to 2013, and his wife, Millie
.
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate a substantial connection to Hawaii
  • Demonstrate good character, including community service, leadership, and civic involvement.
Preferences (in order of priority):
  • Major in Education, Environmental Studies, Healthcare related fields (i.e. medicine, nursing, healthcare administration) or Music
  • Candidates with higher academic merit, including a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Class standing as an undergraduate college sophomore or above
Additional Preferences:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing



David L. Irons Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the family of David L. Irons, a man who was known for his fairness and sense of justice, his commitment to the community, his sense of humor, and his concern and interest in the legal system. The scholarship is to benefit one deserving Punahou student.
 
Requirements:
  • Graduate of Punahou School
Preferences:
  • Students attending an accredited college or university in the State of Indiana
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Deja Vu Surf Hawai'i Scholarship Fund

A family business since 1909, Deja Vu Surf Hawaii created the Deja Vu Surf Hawaii Scholarship Fund to support the success of Kauai students. The fund targets students who are the first generation in their families to attend college.  Further preference is given to first generation students who have been in foster care. 

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of Kaua'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Attend full-time
  • Attend an accredited, two or four-year college or university
  • First generation in their family to attend college
Preferences:
  • Preference for students who have been in foster care



Diamond Resort Scholarship Fund

The Diamond Resort Scholarship was established in 2013 by the late Osamu Nakata, founder of Diamond Resort Corporation.  The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to graduating seniors from public schools in Maui County who display excellence in academic achievement, leadership and community service.
 
Requirements:
  • Graduating Senior from a public high school in the County of Maui
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA



Dolly Ching Scholarship

Established by Dorothy "Dolly" Ching when she retired in 1994. Dolly was the first female Executive Vice President at Bank of Hawaii.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing my maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Attend a University of Hawaii system school



Donald W. F. Ching Memorial Scholarship Fund

Donald W. F. Ching Memorial Scholarship Fund

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Major (in order of priority):
    • 1. Aviation
    • 2. International Relations
    • 3. Travel Industry Management
  • Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
Preference (in order of priority):
  • 1. First generation in their family to attend college
  • 2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Additional Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good standing.



Doris and Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 through the will of Clarence Glick, a long time teacher at the University of Hawai'i, this scholarship perpetuates the Glicks' love for classical music.

Requirements:

  • Major in Music with emphasis on classical music
Preferences
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Doris Hardinger Roome Scholarship Fund

The Doris Hardinger Roome Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of Doris Hardinger Roome, a longtime resident of Kailua. This scholarship was made to benefit undergraduate and graduate students who participate in community service and show leadership abilities.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a two or four year college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or above
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-related teacher or community services member speaking to the student’s community service and/or leadership abilities.  
Preferences:
  • Strong community service experience
  • Renewal awards



Doty Family Scholarship Fund

After receiving the devastating news that his wife, Norma, was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Edward J. Doty, the founder of Eagle Distributor, Inc., vowed to someday help in the fight against that deadly disease. After losing his own battle to cancer, his wishes were honored with this memorial scholarship fund that provides educational support for students pursuing careers in the medical profession, with extra consideration given to students specializing in geriatric medicine or Alzheimer's care.

Requirements:
  • Pursue a college or university degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Good character
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Douglas W. K. Tom Scholarship Fund

The Douglas W. K. Tom Scholarship Fund was created to provide scholarships to high school seniors who attend a 4-year college/university.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • New awardees, be a graduating high school senior
  • Attend a 4 year college/university in the New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York)
Preference:
  • Previous year recipients



Dr. and Mrs. Moon Park Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2008 for employees or child dependents of employees of Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP and/or Pan Pacific Pathologists, LLC.

Requirements:
  • Be an employee or child dependent of an employee with a minimum of at least one year of service at Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP and/or Pan Pacific Pathologies, LLC at the time of the application deadline.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawai'i
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.0
  • Attend a college or university in Hawaii or the Continental United States
Preference:
  • Given to those employees or children of employees with the most years of service



Dr. Charman J. Akina Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Charman J. Akina Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Waimanalo Health Center in honor of the late Dr. Charman J. Akina who dedicated and served the community of Waimanalo and treated everyone with respect, empathy, and love.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be a resident of Waimanalo, Oahu (zip code 96795)
Renewals:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing

Preference for (in order of priority):
  1. Individuals that have participated in the Waimanalo Health Center's Ku I Ka Mana Program within the last 5 years.
  2. Any individual that has participated in the Waimanalo Health Center's Ku I Ka Mana program



Dr. Edison & Sallie Miyawaki Scholarship Fund

Established in 2006, this scholarship was created to benefit residents of the state of Hawai'i.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with a minimum grade point average of at least 3.3
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievements extracurricular activities



Dr. George and Carol Kanna Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2016 by the George A. Kanna Scholarship Foundation to benefit public high school seniors from Waimea High School, Kauai High School, and Kapa'a High School.

Requirements:
  • Be a graduating senior from Waimea High School, Kauai High School, or Kapa'a High School
  • Be a resident of the island of Kauai
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attend as a full-time (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Attend an accredited institution with in the US (including territories)



Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Education Scholarship

Major in Education with emphasis on classroom teaching.

Requirements:

  • Major in Education with emphasis on classroom teaching.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.8
  • Preference given to applicants with two or more years of classroom teaching experience and who are returning to school.
Preferences:
  • Non-Traditional students
  • Native Hawaiians students
  • Prior year recipients



Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Health Scholarships

Dr. Hans Zimmerman established this foundation to provide financial assistance to individuals in Hawai'i wishing to pursue an education in a health field. During his long and productive career in Hawai'i, Dr. Zimmerman encouraged countless individuals to choose careers in medicine. At his death, additional assets came into the foundation so that it is now one of the largest scholarship funds in Hawai'i.

Requirements:
  • Be a college senior or graduate student.
  • Plan to major in a health-related field (not including sports medicine, excercise science, public health, counseling, psychology unless clinical, social work, health care administration or veterinary medicine).
  • Attend an accredited four year and/or above, not-for-profit institution within the United States.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
Preference:
  • Previous year recipient



Dr. Julius Bajet Soria Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of  Julius Bajet Soria, PhD who was an assistant professor at the Unviersity of Hawaii at Manoa.  Dr. Soria inspired and empowered college and high school students to achieve their educational goals.  The purpose of the scholarship is to support students of Filipino descent to pursue higher education at an accredited college or university in the state of Hawaii.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 as a current undergraduate student OR a minimum GPA of 3.5 for graduating high school seniors
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution in Hawaii
  • Be a graduate of a Hawaii public high school
  • Undergraduate degree student
  • Attend as a full-time registered student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Students of Filipino ancestry
  • Two letters of recommendation from mentors, teachers, counselors, or others who can comment on your academic background and character
  • Essay:  In 250-500 words, please describe your ties to Ilokano speaking areas of the Philippines (based on yourself, your parents or grandparents)
Preferences:
  • Students of Ilokano ancestry



Dr. Margaret Y. Oda Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2019.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Major in Education
Preferences (in order of priority):
  • 1.  Graduate of Hilo High School
  • 2.  Graduate of Kaiser High School
Additional Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.



Dr. William Masaru Shigekawa Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to honor the memory of Dr. William Masaru Shigekawa.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship grants.

Requirements:

  • Resident of State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Graduate student
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) degree
Preferences:
  • Graduate of King Kekaulike High School, KS Maui or Seabury
  • Preference may be given to previous recipients



E.E. Black Scholarship Fund

This fund memorializes E.E. Black, chairman and president of The Gas Company, now Par Hawaii Refining. He is credited with revitalizing the company which was in danger of failing when he took charge. To recognize Mr. Black's numerous contributions, this fund was established in his honor. The scholarships go to dependents of employees at Par Hawaii Refining.
 
Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a dependent of an employee of Par Hawaii Refining, the employee must be full time and employed for at least six months prior to the application deadline.
Preferences:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Eastside & Northshore Kaua'i Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by John & Marie Mosely to help students on the East side & North shores of Kaua'i achieve their educational goals.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the following East and Northshore Kaua’i areas: Anahola (96703), Kapa’a (96746), Kilauea (96754), Hanalei (96714), Princeville (96722), Kealia (96751), Wailua (96746)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need



Edward Payson and Bernice Piilani Irwin Scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of Bernice Pi'ilani Irwin who was a friend of Queen Lili'u'okalani. Bernice was the author of a collection of Hawaiian tales called In Menehune Land. She also wrote a popular column for the Honolulu Advertiser and later for the Honolulu Times, which was edited by her husband Edwin Irwin. Her column was entitled Kahuna Nui, the Old Sage of Kaka'ako, and was a discourse on politics and civic affairs, written in pidgin. The Irwins set up this trust fund to students who, like Bernice, wish to have careers in journalism.

Requirements:

  • Major in Journalism or Communications.
  • Preference may be given to college juniors, seniors or graduate students.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Attend an accredited four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA.



Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Early Childhood Education Scholarship was established in 2018.  The purpose of this fund was to increase the number of qualified and culturally sensitive public school teachers on the Leeward coast of Oahu by providing scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing an Associate of Arts in Teaching at Leeward Community College and/or for those students transferring to the early childhood Bachelor of Education program at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Pursue an Associate of Arts in Teaching at Leeward Community College OR a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education at University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu
  • Graduate of a public high school or equivalent in the State of Hawai'i
  • Committed to teaching in the State of Hawai'i public school system
  • Demonstrated volunteer and extra-curricular activities with leadership roles
  • Excellent character and leadership skills
Preference: 
  • Renewals who continue to meet the criteria and maintain a cumulative gpa of 2.5



Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Education Honors Scholarship

Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Education Honors Scholarship was established in 2018.  The purpose of this fund was to assist students with educational expenses related to costs of attendance during their student teaching semester at the University of Hawaii - Manoa College of Education.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Pursuing a graduate degree, with a preference for those pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree
  • Attend University of Hawai'i - Manoa, College of Education
  • Graduate of a public high school or equivalent in the State of Hawai'i
  • Committed to teaching in the State of Hawai'i public school system
  • Demonstrated volunteer and extra-curricular activities with leadership roles
  • Excellent character and leadership skills
Preference: 
  • Intend to teach mathematics or science.
  • Renewal applicants who continue to meet the above criteria with a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.5



Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Student Teaching Merit Scholarship

Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Student Teaching Merit Scholarship was established in 2018.  The purpose of this fund was to assist students with educational expenses related to costs of attendance during their student teaching semester at the University of Hawaii - Manoa College of Education.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Pursuing a Master of Education in Teaching
  • Attend University of Hawai'i - Manoa, College of Education
  • Second-year graduate student or higher
  • Graduate of a public high school or equivalent in the State of Hawai'i
  • Committed to teaching in the State of Hawai'i public school system
  • Demonstrated volunteer and extra-curricular activities with leadership roles
  • Excellent character and leadership skills
Preference: 
  • Intend to teach mathematics or science.



Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Teachers College, Columbia University Scholarship

Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Teachers College, Columbia University Scholarship was established in 2018.  The purpose of this fund was to address the shortage of qualified public school teachers in the state of Hawaii by providing scholarships to graduate students at the Teachers College, Columbia University.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Pursue a Masters, Doctoral, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education
  • Attend Teachers College at Columbia University
  • Graduate of a public high school or equivalent in the State of Hawai'i
  • Committed to teaching in the State of Hawai'i public school system
  • Demonstrated volunteer and extra-curricular activities with leadership roles
  • Excellent character and leadership skills
Preference: 
  • Intend to teach mathematics or science.
  • Preference for renewals who continue to meet the criteria and maintain a cumulative gpa of 2.5



Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma University of Missouri-Columbia Scholarship

Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma University of Missouri-Columbia Scholarship was established in 2018.  The purpose of this fund was to address the shortage of qualified public school teachers in the state of Hawaii by providing scholarships to graduate students at the University of Missouri - Columbia College of Education.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Pursue a Masters, Doctoral, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Educatin or education related field
  • Attend University of Missouri - Columbia, College of Education
  • Graduate of a public high school or equivalent in the State of Hawai'i
  • Committed to teaching in the State of Hawai'i public school system
  • Demonstrated volunteer and extra-curricular activities with leadership roles
  • Excellent character and leadership skills
Preference: 
  • Intend to teach mathematics or science.
  • Preference for renewals who continue to meet the criteria and maintain a cumulative gpa of 2.5



Eizo & Toyo Sakumoto Trust

Toyo Sakumoto was born in Hilo in 1904 & attended Hilo High School. After marrying Eizo, she helped to run his photography shop in Honolulu. They had no children but loved "Youngster", and Eizo spent time as a baseball coach for a boys' team. The Sakumoto's established this trust to promote the importance of higher education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants must have been born in Hawai'i
  • Be of Japanese ancestry
Preferences:
  • Graduate (post baccalaureate) degree-seeking student
  • Attend a college or university in the State of Hawai'i
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Be a full-time student
  • Students who are of full-Japanese ancestry



Elena Albano Maka'alohilohi Scholarship Fund

The Elena Albano "Maka'alohilohi" Scholarship Fund was created by a Maui family in honor of their ancestor, who was "a beacon of hope for individuals striving to shine." This scholarship is awarded to adults, in recovery from a mental health, behavioral or psychological disability, who are pursuing a traditional or vocational education program.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Resident of Maui County
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university or pursue a vocational training program at an accredited institution
  • Be in recovery from a mental health/behavioral/or psychological disability and discuss this in a separate essay. 
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from mentors, teachers, counselors, or other mental health professionals.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • Students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Renewal applicants



Ellen Hamada Fashion Design Scholarship

The Ellen Hamada Fashion Design Scholarship For Fashion Design and Sewing was started in 2004 by Ellen Hamada to support students studying Fashion Design.

Requirements:

  • Major in Fashion Design related fields
  • Attend a two year institution
Preferences:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Ellison Onizuka Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in honor of Ellison Onizuka, a Hawai'i born astronaut who was tragically killed aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle in 1986. This scholarship supports students who exemplify the qualities of Ellison Onizuka; outstanding character, academic excellence, and an aerospace career.

Requirements:

  • Major in Aerospace Engineering or related fields
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Elsie S. Yoshizawa Hotta Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in December 2002 with gifts from Mr. Shoma Hotta and family and the friends of Elsie S. Yoshizawa Hotta. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor the life of Elsie S. Yoshizawa Hotta, beloved wife, mother and grandmother and outstanding and devoted teacher, through scholarship awards for graduates of Baldwin High School interested in teaching.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of Baldwin High School
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Provide official school transcript
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited four-year institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Personal statement indicating desire to become a teacher and desire to work with children
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Elvira Tom Lee Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by the donor in 2017 to benefit those who wish to work with individuals in a vulnerable population.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student
  • Enrolled in a four year accredited, not for profit, college or university
  • Majoring in a medical, educational or social work related field
  • Submit an essay on the following: Do you intend to work in a field that provides services for those who are emotionally, physically, or developmentally impaired or disabled, including all spectrums of autism, or elderly age 60 or older? If so, why?
Preferences:
  • 1st:  Graduate of Maryknoll High School
  • 2nd::  First generation or formerly placed in the foster care system in the State of Hawaii.


 


Empowerment Scholarship Fund

The Empowerment Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to support medical students at UH Manoa JABSOM.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student
  • Graduate of the ‘Imi Ho’ola Post-Baccalaureate Program of the University of Hawai’i, John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) at the University of Hawai‘i, John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor speaking to the student’s leadership ability
Preferences (in order of priority):
  • 1st: Renewal candidates up to 4 years
  • 2nd: Medical students who received a scholarship from the ‘Imi Ho’ola Leadership Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation, with a preference for first-year medical students
  • 3rd: Female students



Eo Na Punawai Scholarship Fund

Eo Na Punawai was established in 2015, to support students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, & Math) fields and preference are for students of Hawaiian ancestry.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in Hawaii
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Major in a STEM Field of study (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Preferences:
  • Supports students of Hawaiian ancestry



Esther Kanagawa Memorial Art Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2000 by Donald Kanagawa to benefit Hawaii residents pursuing studies in the field of fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics or photography). Preference is given to incoming freshman and students who have participated in local and national art competitions or other outstanding accomplishments in the field of art.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Major in Fine Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, or photography)
  • Current high school senior entering as a freshman
Preferences:
  • 1st - Students who have participated in local and national art competitions, or students with other outstanding accomplishments in the field of art
  • 2nd - Previous recipient
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need



F. Koehnen Ltd. Scholarship Fund

F. Koehnen, Ltd. was established by F. W. Koehnen in 1929. The descendants of this family-owned business established this scholarship fund to honor the founder and as a way to contribute to the development of the next generation of leadership for the island of Hawai'i. Its purpose is to help support the educational efforts of families who work in retail business.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited four year or vocational education program
  • Graduate of a high school on the island of Hawai'i
  • Be a son, daughter or grandchild of an employee of a retail establishment on the island of Hawai'i. Enter employee’s name, relationship to you and name of retail establishment in the spaces provided on the application.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA



Filipino Nurses' Organization of Hawai'i Scholarship

The Filipino Nurses' Organization of Hawai'i started this scholarship in 2001 to support students of Filipino ancestry pursuing a degree in nursing.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Major in nursing
Preferences:
  • Students of Filipino ancestry
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Financial Women International Scholarship

The Financial Women International Scholarship was established in 1992 by the Hawaii chapter of Financial Women International, an organization made up of women corporate officers in financial services.

Requirements:

  • Be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Major in Business or a business-related field
Preferences:
  • Be a female
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Fletcher & Fritzi Hoffmann Educational Fund

Fletcher Hoffmann worked for many years for Honoka'a Sugar Company and Fritzi Hoffmann was a nurse at the Honoka'a Hospital. Their desire in setting up this scholarship fund was to benefit the youth of the families who were impacted by the closing of the sugar plantations.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i, island of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited two-year community college or vocational school on the island of Hawai'i
  • Be a long-time resident of Hāmākua Coast on the island of Hawai'i. Zip codes include Honoka‘a/Paauhau 96727, Laupahoehoe 96764, Pa‘auilo 96776, Ookala 96774, and Papaaloa 96780.
  • Applicant must provide an essay about their family’s history and roots in the Hamakua area.
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Frances Katsuda Bean Waianae High School Scholarship Fund

Frances Katsuda Bean Waianae High School Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 by Frances Naomi Bean.  Being born and raised in Waianae, Frances Bean remembers the significant role that drama and the arts played in her life.

Requirements:
  • Graduate of Wai'anae High School
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5
Preference:
  • Graduates of Wai’anae High School who have participated in the school’s award winning Searider Productions, Drama program, or Art program.



Frances S. Watanabe Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Frances Watanabe, a long time and much loved employee of Dillingham Federal Credit Union. Franny was committed to the maxim of the credit union of people helping people.

Requirements:

  • For members of HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union pursuing vocational education programs
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend school in Hawaii, the continental United States or in a foreign country.
Preference:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Frank H. Minato Scholarship Fund

The Frank H. Minato Scholarship Fund was created in 1983 by Dr. Kenneth Minato in memory of his father to honor McKinley High School graduating seniors who excel in athletics, leadership and community service.
 
Requirements:
  • Selected recipient of the Minato Scholarship Fund
  • Current graduating seniors from McKinley High School.



Fujieki Family Foundation Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2018 to support graduate of Hawaii public high schools.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited two or four year college or university in the U.S.
  • Be a graduate of a Hawaii public high school
Preference: 
  • Pursue an AAS degree.



GEAR UP Tuition Assistance Trust Scholarship

Requirements:
  • Be a 2015 high school graduate.
  • Be a GEAR UP Scholar who submitted a completed Step Up pledge form while attending a title 1 school.
  • Earn a State of Hawai'i Board of Education Recognition Diploma.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher education within the United States. Priority for funding given to students studying in the state of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need. Priority for funding given to students who are Pell Grant eligible.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Be a full-time student
  • To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a scan of a transcript that was printed by your school's registrar office. Informal grade reports/transcripts such as those obtained through a student's online school account are not considered acceptable for this scholarship.



Geoffrey Michael Chan Wing Au Scholarship Fund

The Geoffrey Michael Chan Wing Au Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Geoffrey Au, a former first chair viola player with the Hawai’i Youth Symphony, and beloved science teacher at Farrington High School. To commemorate his love for science, this scholarship fund is designated to benefit college juniors, seniors, and graduate students at accredited four year colleges or universities, pursuing a degree in Science.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be a full time student
  • Be a college Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Attend an accredited four year college or university in Hawai'i or on the continental United States (excluding online universities and colleges)
  • Pursue a degree in Science
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 2 letters of recommendation
    • 1 letter from a professor or instructor within the student’s major field of study (science)
    • 1 letter from an instructor or community member (unrelated) speaking to the student’s extra-curricular activities and demonstrated community service experience and leadership
Prefences (in order of priority):
  • 1st Preference:  Students who have participated in the Hawai’i Youth Symphony as a performer and/or volunteer
  • 2nd Preference:  Students engaged in any academic cancer research
  • 3rd Preference:  Awards may be given to previous recipients



George & Augusta Rapozo Kama'aina Scholarship Fund

Established by Wayne J. Rapozo in 2008 in honor of his grandparents.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the state of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Graduate of a Kaua’i or Ni’ihau high school or charter school
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university or pursue vocational training at an accredited institution
  • In a separate essay, write about family ties to Kaua’i or Ni’ihau and work, family, military and other community service commitments
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



George & Lucille Cushnie Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for students from Hawai'i (with preference to students from the Island of Hawaii) pursuing higher education in a medical-related field.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Pursue an education in a medical-related field
Preferences:
  • Preference given to students from the Island of Hawai‘i
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



George Mason Business Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2003 by Pacific Business News to provide scholarships to college seniors majoring in Business Administration at a 4-year college or university in Hawaii.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Entering undergraduate college Senior
  • Major in Business Administration
  • Attend a four year institution in the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need



George S. Ishiyama Unicold Scholarship

This scholarship fund is established by the family of George Ishiyama to memorialize his commitment to higher education.  George Ishiyama had a deep involvement in the business community in Hawaii which included his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Unicold Corporation and as a member of hte Board of Directors of Alexander and Baldwin.  In his honor, this scholarship benefits the dependent children of Unicold employees in pursuit of an accredited 2-year college, 4-year university or vocational degree.

Requirements:

  • Be a child or grandchild of a Unicold Employee from the Oakland, Honolulu & Los Angeles offices with a minimum of at least one year of service at the time of the of the application deadline
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of at least 2.7 but no more than 3.5
  • Attend an accredited 2-year college, 4-year university or vocational school approved by the Foundation
Preferences:
  • First-generation college students
  • Renewal applicants



German Benevolent Society of Honolulu Scholarship Fund

The German Benevolent Society of Honolulu Scholarship Fund was established to support students majoring in areas related to International Studies.

Requirements:
  • Resident of State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Attend an accredited four year college or university
  • Major in areas related to International Studies
Preferences:
  • Students enrolled at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature of Europe and the Americas' German Program
  • Students enrolled in German Language or German Studies Programs



Gerrit R. Ludwig Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established for the benefit of high school graduates from East Hawai'i (Honoka’a to Ka‘u). Dr. Gerrit Ludwig was an ophthalmologist in Hilo with a love for fine arts and classics. He set up this fund to support students from East Hawai'i studying in these fields. 

Requirements:

Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need (Financial aid letter from your college required to verify final award
  • amount)
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Graduate of an East Hawai’i public high school
  • Major in a degree in fine arts or classics, including or closely related to theatre/performing arts, ceramics/sculpture, literature/writing, art, painting, dance, drawing, music, photography, or philosophy.
  • Attend an accredited, four‐year institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full‐time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's degree‐seeking student



Good Eats Scholarship Fund

The purpose of The Good Eats Scholarship is to nurture future professionals in the fields of agriculture and culinary arts who will hopefully return to Hawaii to enhance the quality of food in the islands.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend an accredited institution in the continental US
  • Major in Culinary Arts or Agriculture
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate an interest in food production and preparation through participation in a high school or community college home economics, culinary arts or horticulture program or involvement in clubs or activities in this area
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • Submit two letters of recommendation that indicate the student's interest and commitment to this course of study.
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need



Goodfellow Bros. Educational Scholarship Fund

Established by Goodfellow Bros. to offer college scholarship opportunities for their employee dependents.

Requirements
  • Degree seeking student attending an accredited two or four-year college
  • Be a dependent (biological, step, foster, legal ward or adopted child under the age of 26) of an active-status employee of Goodfellow Bros. with at least three years of active employment as of the application deadline.



Goodfellow Bros. High School Scholarship Fund

Established by Goodfellow Bros. to offer the opportunity for their employee dependents tuition assistance for a high school education.

Requirements
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Attend a private high school in Hawaii
    • Entering 9th through 12th grade
  • Be a dependent (biological, step, foster, legal ward or adopted child under the age of 26) of active-status employee of Goodfellow Bros. as of the application deadline
  • Preference for:
    • Students who have attended the same private school at least one-year prior to awarding (middle school attendance included)



Goodfellow Bros. Scholarship in Honor of Clifford Cox, Sr.


Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.



Grace Pacific Outstanding Scholars Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006 to benefit former participants of the Grace Pacific Outstanding Keiki Scholars Program.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.7
  • Be a graduating high school senior at time of application
  • Be a former participant of the Grace Pacific Outstanding Keiki Scholars Program



Guy Marshall Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2008 by advisors of the Cecil G. Marshall Fund honor Guy’s commitment to education.  Scholarship is to benefit students from Hawaii attending a college or university in the continental U.S. with the intention to sustain support for scholarship recipients through their four years of their undergraduate education. 
 
For the initial grant, be a high school senior entering college as a freshman (Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, but new applicants can only apply if they will be entering college as a freshman during the upcoming academic year).
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a high school senior
  • Graduate of a Hawai'i High School
  • Attend a college or university in the continental United States



Guy Toyama Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory of Guy Toyama, who was a tireless advocate for Hawaii’s renewable resources. The scholarship was created to support students interested in fields of study related to sustainability.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Attend a 2-year or 4-year institution
  • Students in fields of study related to sustainability
Preferences:
  • Renewals for a maximum of 4 years



H.C. Shipman Scholarship Fund

Herbert C. Shipman headed the W.H. Shipman Ltd. Company from 1943 until 1976. Mr. Shipman was also a conservationist, working to save the nene from extinction. He was amongst the first to raise orchids on Hawai'i Island and has a park named after him in Kea'au. This scholarship fund was established by the H.C. Shipman Foundation in his memory for the purpose of supporting students from Kea'au public high schools.

Requirements:

  • Resident of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Graduate of Kea‘au High School
  • Minimum GPA 2.5



H.C. Shipman Vocational Scholarship Fund

Herbert C. Shipman headed the W.H. Shipman Ltd. Company from 1943 until 1976. Mr. Shipman was also a conservationist, working to save the nene from extinction. He was amongst the first to raise orchids on Hawai'i Island and has a park named after him in Kea'au. This scholarship fund was established by the H.C. Shipman Foundation in his memory for the purpose of supporting students from Kea'au public high schools.

Requirements:

  • Resident of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Graduate of Kea‘au High School
  • Minimum GPA 2.5



Hale Kauai Scholarship Fund in Memory of Samuel W. Wilcox II

This scholarship has been created in honor and memory of Samuel Wilcox II, one of the three founders of Hale Kaua'i.  The purpose is to provide scholarships to students from Kaua'i pursuing a degree in finance, business or liberal arts.

Requirements:

  • Resident of Kaua'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Finance, Business, Accounting or Liberal Arts
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Hale Kauai Scholarship in Memory of Wayne Ellis

This scholarship is established by Hale Kauai in memory of Wayne Ellis.

Requirements:
  • Kauai student
  • Hawai'i resident
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Seeking a degree in business



Hale Kauai Scholarship in Memory of William Moragne

The Hale Kaua'i Scholarship in Memory of William Moragne was established in 2015 to benefit Kaua'i residents who are pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Engineering. 

Requirements:
  • Resident of the island of Kaua’i
  • Pursue a degree in Agriculture or Engineering
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year college or University in Hawaii or the mainland USA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  •  
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Hapai Pohaku Scholarship Fund

The Hapai Pohaku Scholarship fund was established in 2018 by the Kapolei homestead leaders to assist those students who live in the Kapolei homestead pursue a higher education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Attend a two or four year accredited institution offering at minimum an associates degree
  • High school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Resides in one of the homesteads in the Kapolei Region (applicant names will be sent to the homestead president for verification)
Preference:
  • To award one (1) student from each homestead.



Harry S. Onohara and Dorothy Y. Onohara Fund

This scholarship was established due to the kindness of Harry S. Onohara and Dorothy Y. Onohara, to support students of Asian ancestry.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  •  
Preferences (order of priority):
  • Renewal applicants who were awarded in the immediate prior year and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • For new applicants:
    • Students of Japanese ancestry who major in Japanese or Japanese Studies
    • Students of Japanese ancestry
    • Students of Asian ancestry



Haseko Scholarship Fund

The Haseko Training Fund was established in 2004 to benefit the residents of Ewa Beach. This fund is part of the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Vocational Education Scholarship Program. Vocational Education describes degree programs designed to teach students skills for a specific segment of employment.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Enroll in an AS or AAS career and technical degree program within the University of Hawai'i Community College system.
  • Attend as a full-time student
Preference:
  • Be a resident of  Ewa Beach, O'ahu
  • Students in a Marine-related program



Hawaii Chapter No. 1 OES Scholarship Fund

The Hawaii Chapter No. 1 OES Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 for the benefit of students affiliated with a Masonic Group.  The scholarship serves the purpose of supporting students in their pursuit of a college education in Hawai’i or on the mainland US.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in Hawai'i or the mainland United States
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
Preference:
  • Applicant who self-identify with the following Masonic Youth Groups such as: DeMolay International, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (IORG) or Job’s Daughter (JDI) OR has a family affiliation with a member of:  The York Rite, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Ancient Accepted Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, The Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, The Order of the Eastern Star, The Order of the Amaranth, The Social Order of the Beauceant, The Ancient Egyptian Order of SCIOTS, High Twelve, National Sojourners, The Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Daughters of the Nile, White Shrine of Jerusalem, or Ladies of the Shrine of North America (L.O.S.N.A.).



Hawaii Dental Service Community Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2018 by Hawaii Dental Service Foundation to support students pursuing a degree in dentistry or dental hygiene.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Attend full time
  • Attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university in the U.S.
Preference (in order of priority):
  1. Dentistry students
  2. Dental hygienists
  3. Dental assistant



Hawai'i Pacific Gerontological Society Nursing Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Hawai'i Pacific Gerontological Society for students enrolled in a Nursing program at a two- or four-year college or university in Hawai'i.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Accepted in a nursing program
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in the State of Hawai’i
  • Pursue an RN or LPN degree with an interest in geriatric nursing



Hawai'i Pizza Hut Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2007 by TD Food Group, Inc. for residents of Hawaii attending a two-year or four-year college or university.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend a two-year or four-year college or university
  • GPA of at least 2.5 but no more than 3.5
Preference:
  • Previous year recipient



Hawai'i Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Hawai'i Society of Certified Public Accountants for the benefit of students majoring in Accounting at an accredited 4-year college or university in Hawai'i.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, four year, not-for-profit institution within the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Major in Accounting
  • College sophomore or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Preference:
  • Students involved in their school’s accounting club



Hawaii State FCU Scholarship Program

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union created this scholarship which is administered through a partnership with Hawai'i Community Foundation.  This scholarship has awarded over $700,000 to Hawaii's students since 1996.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Attend an accredited institution within the United States
  • Attend as a full or part-time student
  • Pursue and undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Be a member OR member-dependent (child, adopted child, step-child, legal ward) of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (HSFCU)*
*Applicant's information will be provided to HSFCU for verification


HEI Scholarship Program

HEI, HECO / HELCO / MECO and ASB (the HEI Companies) have established a scholarship program through the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation to assist eligible dependents of HEI Company employees who plan to continue education in college. Scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year college students for a single year if study and may be renewed for up to three additional years, or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first, for full-time study at an accredited four-year institution of the student's choice in the United States. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated leadership, participation in community service and extracurricular activities, and a personal statement of education and career goals and aspirations. Financial need is not considered.

Requirements:

  • Be an eligible dependent* of a current HEI Company employee who has a minimum of one year full-time employment at time of application deadline. (Dependents of senior executives** of HEI Companies are not eligible to apply).
  • Be 24 years of age or younger at time of application deadline.
  • Be enrolled (or plan to enroll) as a first-year, full-time student in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Submit a completed application form and all other required documentation by the application deadline.
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate leadership, participate in community service and extracurricular activities, and have defined career goals and aspirations.
Preference for Renewal Applicants: An individual who has received an initial scholarship award may apply to renew his/her scholarship for up to three additional years, for a total of four years of scholarships. To be eligible for a renewal scholarship award, a renewal applicant must:
  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
  • Submit a completed renewal application form and all other required documentation by the application deadline.
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
     
*An eligible dependent is a natural or adopted dependent child, step-child, or fully dependent ward of an HEI Company Employee.
**Senior executives are Vice Presidents and above at HEI and HECO/HELCO/MECO and Senior Vice Presidents and above at ASB.


Henry A Zuberano Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to young men and women in Hawai'i ready to acquire knowledge and leadership skills in government and community affairs. Selection is based on leadership potential, scholastic achievement and financial need.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Undergraduate student



Herbert & Ollie Brook Fund

This scholarship was established by Herbert and Ollie Brook who emigrated from Europe and called Maui home. They felt so welcomed by the Maui Community they created this scholarship for graduating seniors of every high school in Maui County. Awarded to students who can persevere in their education and complete either a four or two year program (including vocational education), and who want to return to Maui County to give back to the communities that helped to shape them.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Current high school senior at a high school in Maui County
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, or vocational program
Preferences:
  • Students who can persevere and complete a program of study
  • Individuals who want to return to Maui County after completing their education or training in order to contribute to the community that formed them



Herman Sr. and Efifania "Fanny" Libarios Memorial Scholarship

The Herman Sr. and Efifania "Fanny" Libarios Memorial Scholarship was created in 2021 to provide financial assistance to students from Kona seeking a higher education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preferences (in order of priority):
  • Be a resident of Kona, Hawaii



Hew-Shinn Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to honor A.K. Hew's parents, Hew Sing Cha and Shinn Ngun Moi. They raised eight children in Paia and Mr. & Mrs. Hew emphasized the importance of education for both their sons and daughters which was unusual among Chinese of their generation.

Requirements:
  • For Maui County residents
  • Enroll in an accredited vocational degree or certificate program in Hawai'i or the mainland
  • Submit a letter of recommendation
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



HFM Foodservice Scholarship Fund

The HFM Foodservice Scholarship was established to support dependents of HFM Foodservice employees who are attending post-high school education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not for profit institution within the US (including US territories)
Preference:
  • Child of an active status employee of HFM Foodservice with a minimum of 18 months of active service as of the application deadline.  (Dependent child refers to biological, step, foster, legal ward, or adopted child under the age of 26.)  The employee must continue to be an active status employee at the time of the award.
  • Performed community service or were involved in extracurricular activities.



Hideko & Zenzo Matsuyama Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2006 by donors Hideko & Zenzo Matsuyama to benefit students of Japanese ancestry.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Be a graduate of a high school or secondary education equivalent (General Education Diploma) in the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend a post-secondary institution, college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduate or Graduate students
Preference:
  • Students of Japanese ancestry born in Hawai’i



Hilton Grand Vacations Scholarship for the Asia Pacific Junior Cup Fund

The Hilton Grand Vacations Scholarship for the Asia Pacific Junior Cup Fund was established by Hilton Grand Vacations to benefit Hawaii’s high school seniors participating in Hawaii Junior Golf or a high school golf team. Hilton Grand Vacations is the title sponsor of the Asia Pacific Junior Cup Golf Tournament which is a world-class tournament which recognizes and rewards the golf ability of young men and women from Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attending an accredited two or four year college or university
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Be an active member of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association or their high school golf team
  • Graduating senior of a public or private high school in the State of Hawai’i
  • Scholarship is a renewable undergraduate scholarship for up to four years.  Renewal scholars require a minimum GPA of 2.5
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



HJCC Charitable Corporation Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2016 by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Charitable Corporation (HJCCCC) to support students seeking a degree in business related fields.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and above
  • Pursue a degree in Business, International Relations, Japanese Language or Japanese Studies
  • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary educational institution located in Hawaii or the mainland U.S.
  • Be a junior or senior undergraduate or a graduate student
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing
Additional preferences (in order of priority):
  1. Be a child of an active Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce member in good standing.  Children of officers and directors of Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Charitable Corporation as of the application due date are NOT eligible.
  2. Demonstrate community service



Hokulani Hawaii Fund

This scholarship was established in 2012 by Estelle M. Kelley, who felt fortunate to be part of a family that valued education through quality institutions, life experience, and global travel that contributed to lifelong learning and encouraged openness to new experiences.  She created this scholarship to support those with less means to experience the life gift of an education marked by openness, critical inquiry, and a strong development of emotional values.  This scholarship gives preference to small private institutions with strong core liberal arts and science curriculums.
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need, with a preference for students from middle income families
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Graduate of a public or private high school in Hawaii within the last three years
  • GPA (grade point average) between 2.9 - 3.4
  • Attend a private accredited college or university on the US mainland
  • Be enrolled full-time
Preference:
  • Preference for students who are the first generation in their family to attend college
  • Renewals who maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
Additional Preferences:
  • Institution must have a small student population of 1000-5000 students
  • Strong core curriculum that includes Liberal Arts and Sciences



Hokuli`a Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Board of the Hokuli'a Foundation worked with the Hawai'i Community Foundation to accomplish one of their main objectives of providing scholarships for the Kona community.

Requirements:

  • Resident of North or South Kona
Preferences: 
  • Plan to study in the fields of Healthcare, Education, or Social Work
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Hokuli`a Scholarship Fund

Hokuli'a Scholarship Fund was established to support the students from West Hawai'i.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Resident of West Hawai’i County
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • Students from the North & South Kona districts.
  • First generation students
  • Renewal applicants



Hon Chew Hee Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2009 by The Hon Chew Hee Estate Foundation to residents of Hawaii pursuing a degree in Fine Arts with preference given to students focusing on painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics, printmaking or textile.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited, two- or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Major in Fine Arts with preference given to students focusing on painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics, printmaking, or textile.
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation
    • 1 from an art teacher
    • 1 from a non related person



Ho'omaka Hou - A New Beginning Fund

The Ho'omaka Hou - A New Beginning Fund is a scholarship for those who have faced difficulties or major crises in the past and are finding a way to overcome them.  In some cases, poor decisions may have led down a destructive or unfulfilling path, causing social problems such as substance abuse or domestic violence.  Some may not have always had the dream or desire to pursue schooling for a specific career, but are now at a point in their lives where education is a priority.  With help and guidance, they are ready to make changes in their lives and realize hope through education.The Ho'omaka Hou Scholarship was established with these students in mind.
 
Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enroll in a degree-seeking or certification program
  • Attend a college or university in Hawai'i
  • In a separate essay, describe a serious social problem you have encountered in your life and how you have overcome them.
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Ho'oulu Hawaiian Language Scholarship Fund

This Ho'oulu Hawaiian Language Scholarship Fund was established to preserve and advance the Hawaiian language.

Requirements:
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in Hawaii
  • Be a student majoring in Hawaiian Language 
Preferences:
  • Students of Hawaiian ethnicity
  • Renewable for up to four years
    • maintain GPA of 2.0



Ho'oulu Scholarship Fund

Recognizing that college is not always linear, the Steele siblings established this scholarship fund in 2014, to support those who "stopped out" of college but are now ready to complete their college education.  Their intent is to support Pacific Islander students, including Hawaiians. 

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i or a Pacific Island nation
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • GPA 2.0 or above
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in Hawaii
  • Former student who has completed at least one year of college progress potentially towards degree completion, then “stopped out” for at least one year, and is now returning to actively pursue a college degree
  • Student who is 20 years of age or older
 
Preferences:
  • Primary preference for students from Samoa or of Samoan ethnicity
  • Secondary preference for students from another Pacific Island nation or ethnicity, including Hawaiian
 
Renewal:
  • Scholarship is intended to be a committed renewal for up to three years, assuming there are funds available to award.
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
 
List of Pacific Island Nations/ethnicity including:
  • Melanesia:  including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu
  • Micronesia:  including Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Caroline Islands, Chuuk, Pohnpei), Nauru, Palau, and Wake Island
  • Polynesia:  American Samoa, Easter Island/Rapa Nui, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu



Ian Doane Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ian Doane Smith was raised on Maui, was a star HYSO player and a four year all star soccer player at Maui High School. He was also an accomplished Maui big wave surfer and a dedicated youth soccer coach. Ian loved Maui and its young people and following his death in 2004, his family proudly established this memorial scholarship fund to honor his memory and excellence in the two sports Ian loved – surfing and soccer.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Resident of Hawaii, specifically the island of Maui
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • New awardees must be either:
    • A high school senior attending a two or four year college within the US, who is an active participant in soccer and/or surfing, and involved in community service, OR
    • A student attending the University of Hawaii, Maui College
Preference:
  • Renewal applicants who maintain the minimum GPA.
    • If a renewal who was awarded as a University of Hawaii, Maui College attendee, he/she must continue at UH Maui as a renewal candidate.



Ichiro & Masako Hirata Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Masako Hirata as a trustee for the Ichiro Hirata Trust for Hawaii residents majoring in Education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a full-time student
  • Major in Education
  • Be a junior, senior, or graduate student
  • Demonstrate good moral character
Preference:
  • Past recipient



Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ida M. Pope Trust established this memorial scholarship to benefit female students of Hawaiian ancestry studying in Health, Science, Mathematics, or Education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Supports students of Hawaiian ancestry.  Applicants must submit a copy of their Kamehameha Schools Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center Ancestry Verification Letter.
  • Be a female student.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Preferences:
  • Students pursuing a major in one of the following fields: Health, Science, Mathematics, Education (includes counseling & social work).



'Imi Ho'ola Leadership Scholarship Fund

The Imi Ho’ola Leadership Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to support medical students at UH Manoa JABSOM’s Imi Ho’ola Post Baccalaureate Program.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Pursing a Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD)
  • Be a full-time student in Hawai‘i
  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • Students must be accepted into the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Imi Ho’ola Post Baccalaureate Program to be eligible to receive a scholarship award from this fund
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-related Professor or Community Volunteer speaking to the student’s leadership qualities



Inspired to Serve Scholarship Fund in Memory of Seigo and Hisaye Kagawa

This fund was created in 2016 to honor the memory of Seigo and Hisaye Kagawa, and is to support a Kauai resident in graduate studies focused on social justice, public or human service, education or health.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident in the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a resident of the island of Kaua'i
  • Be a full time student in a master's degree program or pursue doctoral studies at a college or university in Hawaii or on the US mainland
  • Pursue a degree with a focus on social justice, public or human service, education or health
Preference:
  • Students who intend to be employed on Kaua'i or in the State of Hawai'i



Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd. Scholarship Fund

Isemoto Contracting Company has been doing business in Hawai'i since 1926. They created this scholarship fund to give back to the community and support the success of the Big Island's students. They support civil engineering students which reflects the company's core area of work, student teachers to honor numerous relatives who work as teachers, and nursing in honor of a family member who is a nurse and has provided comfort and care to their aging relatives.

Requirements:
  • Graduate of a Hawai’i Island high school
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • College Juniors or Seniors
  • Major in Civil Engineering, Nursing or Education
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
    • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Island Holdings Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to support a child or grandchild of active-status employees of a company within the Island Holdings, Inc. family of companies.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be a child or grandchild of an active-status employee of a company within the Island Holdings Inc. family of companies including but not limited to Island Holdings, Inc., Island Insurance Co., Ltd., Tradewind Insurance Co., Ltd., Island Premier Insurance Co., Tradewind Capital Group, Inc., Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., NMF Insurance Agency, Inc., Hoike Services, Inc., Hoike Networks, Inc. dba Pacxa, The Islander Group, Inc. and Pyramid Insurance Agency.
    • Employee with at least one year of active full-time employment.
  • Enroll as a full-time degree candidate
  • Attend a college that qualifies as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3).
Preference:
  • Students with demonstrated leadership.
  • Students with demonstrated community service.
  • Students pursuing undergraduate degree.
  • Renewal for up to four years - recipient must reapply each year



J Charitable Scholarship Fund

Established in 2018 by the J Charitable Foundation Fund, this scholarship is for the employees and dependents of Premium Inc.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Attend an accredited two or four year not-for-profit institution within the U.S. (including U.S. territories)
  • Be a Premium Inc. employee or employee dependent of Premium Inc. with at least one (1) year of active employment prior to the application deadline.



Jean Erdman Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by Jean Erdman to support students studying Dance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jean was a dancer and choreographer, and who some described as a pioneer of modern dance in the 1940's and 1950's.  

Requirements:
  • Major in Dance
  • Attend University of Hawaii at Manoa
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Jean Estes Epstein Charitable Foundation Scholarship

This foundation supports Hawaii public high school graduates attending a four-year college or university.

Requirements:

  • Be of graduate of a public high school in Hawaii.
  • Attend an accredited four-year college or university on the continental United States.
  • Be an incoming college freshman (undergraduate) attending on a full-time basis.
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA.
  • SAT or ACT Scores required.  Minimum score of 600 or above on each component of the SAT or a composite score of28 or above on the ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation required.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need



Jean Fitzgerald Scholarship

The scholarship is a memorial to Jean Fitzgerald who was a very active participant in the Hawai'i Pacific Tennis Association. Jean felt it was important for young tennis players to pursue higher education in order to augment their tennis skills and be successful in other arenas besides the tennis court.

Requirements:

  • Be an active member of the United States Tennis Association - Hawaii Pacific Tennis Association (USTA=HPTA) for at least 4 (four) years, and have a record as a junior as an active participant in HPTA events.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Attend a university as a freshman
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a female



Jean Ileialoha Beniamina Scholarship for Ni'ihau Students Fund

Established by Wayne J. Rapozo in 2010 in honor of the late Aunty Ilei Beniamina who was from Ni'ihau and helped educate and bring together the community to support Hawaiians and Hawaiian culture.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Resident of Hawaii, the island of Kaua‘i or Ni‘ihau Island
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Write an essay describing your family descent from and connection to Ni‘ihau; hanai family relationships will be honored.  In the essay, applicants may and are encouraged to address their proficiency in the Hawaiian language and list any courses or programs taken in Hawaiian language.
Preferences:
  • Current Ni‘ihau residents or Kaua‘i residents who are one or two generations removed from Ni‘ihau Island. 
  • Preference given to students who are proficient or fluent in the Hawaiian language. 



Jhung Family Foundation Scholarship

The Jhung Family Foundation Scholarship was started by Grafton Jhung in 1992 to honor Caroline Rhym Ing, the mother of Bryson, Grafton and Finis Jhung who graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1950, 1953, and 1955 respectively. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist needy and deserving graduates of Roosevelt High School in their pursuit of a college education. The scholarship is awarded for one year and is renewable for up to three additional years assuming continued financial need of the recipient and satisfactory academic progress in a degree-granting program.

Requirements:

  • Be a current graduating senior from Roosevelt High School, but must have attended Roosevelt High school for four years
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a four year college or university on the continental US
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service.
Preferences:
  • Students born in Hawai’i
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i



Joan Aidem Scholarship Fund

The Joan Aidem Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 to support Molokai students.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be a resident of Molokai
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a two or four year accredited college or university in the US
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Major in Science
Preferences (in order of priority):
  1. Employee, employee dependent or volunteer of the Nature Conservancy of Molokai majoring in natural science, including biology, botany, chemistry, microbiology, mathematics, physics, astronomy, information and computer sciences, marine biology, and natural science.
  2. Employee, employee dependent or volunteer of the Nature Conservancy of Molokai majoring in a field of science.
  3. Student majoring in a natural science.



Johanna Drew Cluney Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2004 and is part of the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Vocational Education Scholarship Program. Vocational Education describes degree programs designed to teach students skills for a specific segment of employment.

Requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Attend a community college or vocational training institute in the State of Hawaii
Preferences:
  • Students of Hawaiian Ancestry
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0



John & Anne Clifton Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2002.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0



John and Ruth Stepulis and Alice Smalley Scholarship Fund

The John and Ruth Stepuls and Alice Smalley Scholarship Fund was established in 2017.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four year college or university
  • Major in Nursing
  • Must be an incoming college sophomore, junior or senior
Preferences: 
  • Renewal applicants
  • First generation students



John Dawe Dental Education Fund

This scholarship fund commemorates the life of Dr. John H. Dawe, who, with loyalty and dedication, served the Hawai'i Dental Association and the Honolulu County Dental Society during most of his professional life.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Major in a dentistry or dental hygiene
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Jon "J.D." Sakamoto Memorial Scholarship Fund

Requirements:

  • Resident of Hawai'i Island
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Culinary Arts or Music or Art
Preference:
  • Graduates of Kealakehe or Konawaena High School



Jonathan Ed Hara Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2020 to honor Jonathan Hara, a fire emergency medical specialist stationed at the South Kohala Fire Station, and supports students who graduated from a Hawaii Island public high school seeking an associate's or bachelor's degree preferably in Fire Science or Mobile Intensive Care Technician.


Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate Financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be a graduate of a Hawai`i Island high school or a Hawaii Island resident who obtained a homeschool high school diploma
  • Associate or Bachelor degree-seeking student
Preferences (in order of priority):
  1. Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements  and is in good academic standing.
  2. Students majoring in fire science or Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT)



Joseph & Alice Duarte Memorial Fund

This fund was started in 2002 by Patrick Duarte to honor his parents Joseph & Alice Duarte.  The Joseph & Alice Duarte Memorial Fund benefits applicants of Hawaii Island, especially those that are graduates of Holualoa Elementary School.
 
Requirements:
  • Be from the North or South Kona districts of the island of Hawai‘i
    • Preference for graduates of Holualoa Elementary School
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Joseph and Elaine Malama Vierra Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Joseph and Elaine Vierra in 2016 for students pursuing a degree in a field of study relating to conservation and/or environmental sciences.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attend an accredited four year not for profit institution with the U. S. (including U. S. territories)
  • Undergraduate degree student
  • Major in a field of study related to conservation and/or environmental sciences
Preferences:
  • Renewal applicants (must continue to meet the scholarship criteria)



Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Graduate studies

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship Fund - Graduate studies in theology for seminary students

(1) Applicant is pursuing graduate studies in theology at a seminary;
(2) Applicant intends to become ordained as a Protestant minister;
(3) Applicant is a resident of Hawai`i; and
(4) Applicant has a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
(5) Preference for:
          (a) Applicants who attend as a full-time student; and
          (b) Applicants who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
 


Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Undergraduate studies

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship Fund - Undergraduate studies for children of Protestant ministers
(1) Applicant is pursuing undergraduate studies;
(2) At least one parent of Applicant resides in Hawai`i, has attended seminary, and is an
ordained and practicing Protestant minister (applicant musts provide minister’s current
position, minister’s church/parish name, minister’s denomination and date and place of
ordination, name of seminary attended); and
(3) Applicant has a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
(4) Preference for:
          (a) Applicants who demonstrate financial need;
          (b) Attend as a full-time student; and
          (c) Applicants who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

The Scholarship award is a committed renewal for up to four years as long as the student maintains at least a GPA of 2.5 and reapplies each year.
 


Juliette M. Atherton Scholarships - Advanced Education

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship Fund - Advanced Degree Program for Protestant ministers
(1) Applicant is attending a college or university in the United States (or if the school is outside
the U.S. (i.e. its territories), that it is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as defined
by the U.S. Internal Revenue Code).
(2) Applicant is pursuing continuing theological education;
(3) Applicant has completed or will complete a seminary or theology degree by the following
academic year;
(4) Applicant has been ordained as a Protestant minister;
(5) Applicant is serving as a Protestant minister in Hawai`i; and
(6) Applicant has a GPA of 2.0 or higher, or is in good academic standing with the institution.
 


K.M. Hatano Scholarship Fund

The K.M. Hatano Scholarship Fund was created in 1987 through the generosity of Mr. Yasuji Hatano, President of Kokusai Motorcars Company of Japan. The scholarship was established to recognize men and women from Maui, Lana'i and Moloka'i who have excelled academically and have shown leadership and community involvement.

Requirements:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Resident of the County of Maui, including Lana'i, and Moloka'i
Preference:
  • Business management or visitor industry majors
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need



Ka'a'awa Community Fund

This fund was established in 1995 by the Ka'a'awa Community Association to benefit long-time residents of the traditional ahupua'a of Kualoa, Ka'a'awa, Makaua, and Kahana.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the Ka‘a‘awa area on Windward O’ahu, areas of the traditional ahupua'a of Kualoa, Ka'a'awa, Makaua, and Kahana
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Ka'ehu Scholarship Fund

The Ka'ehu Scholarship Fund was established on June 30, 2014, with the intention and desire that the fund be used to provide scholarship grants.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student
  • GPA  2.5 or above
 Preferences: 
  • Applicants to be at least part Hawaiian
  • Identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and/or transgender)
  • Preference for females
  • Participation in club and/or high school athletics



Kahala Nui Residents Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Kahala Nui Residents Association to benefit employees or dependents of employees of Kahala Senior Living Community, Inc.

Requirements:

  • Be a current employee or a dependent child of a current employee of Kahala Senior Living Community, Inc.
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited college or university or vocational education program in Hawaii
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of at least 2.7; minimum GPA of 2.0 for vocational education programs
Preference:
  • Major in fields of study to benefit to senior care, which may include but is not limited to, nursing and culinary arts



Kahiau Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created to support first generation college students.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited four year, not for profit institution in Hawaii or in the continental U.S.
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • In a separate essay, describe how your community activities exemplify the meaning of kahiau (translated as giving generously from the heart with no expectation of return).  Maximum 250 words.
Preference:
  • First-generation college student (meaning that no parent has a college degree)



Ka'iulani Home For Girls Trust Scholarship

The Ka'iulani Home for Girls originally provided housing for young women of Hawaiian ancestry. Kamehameha Schools used the building from 1950 to 1962 to board female students attending the schools. When the home became so old it could not be repaired, it was demolished and the property sold. The Ka'iulani Home for Girls Trust was established in 1963 and it continues the original mission of supporting Hawaiian females.

Requirements:

  • Supports students of Hawaiian ancestry.  Applicants must submit a copy of their Kamehameha Schools Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center Ancestry Verification Letter
  • Be a female
  • Be a college freshman or sophomore
  • Minimum GPA 3.3
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit college or university within the state of Hawaii
  • Demonstrates good moral character
Preference
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student



Kalihi Education Coalition Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Kalihi Education Coalition to benefit graduating high school seniors from Damien School, Farrington High School, Kamehameha - Kapalama School or current college students attending Honolulu Community College.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a graduating high school senior attending a school in the Kalihi-Palama district (i.e. Farrington HS, Damien School or Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama) OR a college student attending Honolulu Community College
  • Be a Kalihi-Palama resident (with one of the following zip codes: 96817 or 96819
  • Demonstrate academic achievement with at least a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate good moral character



Kamp Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund, established in 2014, is to provide scholarships to promote career education and training.  Preference is to be given to students in the following fields:  engineering; business; and medicine.  Within these fields, preference is to be given to students within program oriented toward the improvement of intercultural communications and international relations.  This scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years.

Requirements:
  • Priority to be given to working adults, disadvantaged persons, and former Peace Corps volunteers
Preferences:
  • Major in Engineering, Business or Medicine
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Kapolei Business & Community Scholarship

In an effort to encourage Kapolei-area students to continue their education, a group of concerned business and community leaders established this scholarship for applicants from Campbell, Nanakuli, Waianae, and Kapolei High School.

Requirements:
  • Graduates of Campbell, Kapolei, Nanakuli or Waianae High School
  • Attend a two or four year college or university
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Karen and Gerry Keir Scholarship Fund

This schoalrship was created in 2020.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Bachelor's degree-seeking student
  • Attending a 4-year institution
  • Major or field of interest in Journalism or Education
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing
  • College students in their Junior or Senior year



Karst - Merdes Scholarship Fund

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Permanently or temporarily separated from birth parent(s) due to being placed under the State of Hawaii foster care, including those who aged out of the State of Hawaii foster care system.
Preferences:
  • Residents of the island of Kaua’i
  • Major in healthcare, education or social work
  • Intent to have a career in Hawai’i
  • Renewals



Kawailoa Wind Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Kawailoa Wind, LLC, to support graduating high school seniors at Waialua High School with a preference for those majoring in math, science, or other renewable energy fields.  This scholarship is intended to be a two year committed renewal.

Requirements: 

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Graduating senior at Waialua High School
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the U.S.
Preferences:
  • Major in math, science, engineering or other renewable energy/sustainability related studies
  • Renewal (recipient can receive this award for two years only)



Kawasaki-McGaha Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1995 by donor Dayle O. and Kuniko K. McGaha to provide scholarships to students attending Hawaii Pacific University studying in Computer Science or International Studies.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Major in fields related to Computer Science or International Studies
Preference:
  • Attend Hawai‘i Pacific University
  • Undergraduate student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Kazuma and Ichiko Hisanaga Scholarship Fund

Kazuma and Ichiko Hisanaga both served most of their lives as educators in the Hilo community.  Mr. Hisanaga was a well-known coach, athletic director, and football, baseball and basketball star for Hilo High School. Their strong belief in the value of sports participation, leadership, and education is reflected in the type of student this scholarship will support.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, four year, not-for-profit institution within the continental U.S. that is a NAIA, Division II, or Division III school
  • Attend as a full time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Current year graduating senior of Hilo High School.
    • If there are no eligible applicants from Hilo High School, current year graduating seniors will be considered from other Hawai'i Island high schools in the following order of preference: Waiakea High School, St. Joseph High School, other Hawai'i Island high schools.
  • Be an athlete that participated in a varsity sport while in high school (preference given to students participating in more than one varsity sport).
  • Leadership experience and qualities as demonstrated by serving as the captain of a varsity sports team, a student government leader or an officer of an extracurricular program.
  • Participated in community service.
  • Applicants will be asked to provide an additional essay describing their sports involvement, leadership experience and qualities, and community service.
  • One letter of recommendation is required from either the Athletic Director of the student's high school or the student's high school or post-secondary counselor.  This letter of recommendation should address the student's:  Varsity sports participation and school/media athletic awards, and Leadership roles and qualities, including leadership roles in varsity sports, student government, and extracurricular clubs, etc.  School achievements as recognized by the school and media, moral character, and community service.



Ken Yamase Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund

The Ken Yamase Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Ken Yamase and perpetuate his legacy of fair play, integrity, respect and sportsmanship.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the state of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Undergraduate student
  • Senior athlete at Waiakea High School who participated in BIIF (Big Island Interscholastic Federation) sport(s).  If there are no applicants who meet this criteria, then the applicant may be a senior athlete from any other public high school except for charter schools, that is part of the BIIF
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship throughout his/her BIIF participation
  • Provide two letters of recommendation; one from the Athletic Director or coach and one from a counselor or teacher



Kenneth Makinney & David T. Pietsch Families College Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the families of Kenneth Makinney and David T. Pietsch, Sr. It honors the memory of Kenneth Makinney's father who founded Makinney & Company in 1896. David T. Pietsch Sr. founded Hawaiian Title Company, Limited in 1952. The two companies merged to form Title Guaranty of Hawai'i. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist deserving employees and/or their dependents in furthering their education.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Attend an accredited, two or four, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Be an employee or qualified dependent of Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Incorporated and Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc. and their respective subsidiary and affiliated corporations or entities.
  • Eligible employees must be employed full-time and have been with the Title Guaranty for at least one year.
  • To access the secondary school scholarship application visit your company’s intranet.



Kenneth Makinney & David T. Pietsch Families Scholarship Fund for Grades 6-12

This fund was established by the families of Kenneth Makinney and David T. Pietsch, Sr. It honors the memory of Kenneth Makinney's father who founded Makinney & Company in 1896. David T. Pietsch Sr. founded Hawaiian Title Company, Limited in 1952. The two companies merged to form Title Guaranty of Hawai'i. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist deserving employees and/or their dependents in furthering their education.

Requirements:
  • Attend a non-profit college or university located in the United States or its territories
  • Be an employee or qualified dependent of Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Incorporated and Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc. and their respective subsidiary and affiliated corporations or entities.
  • Eligible employees must be employed full-time and have been with the Title Guaranty for at least one year.
  • Be pursuing post secondary (college) studies.
  • To apply for secondary school tuition assistance (grades 6-12), you must submit a separate application. Do not apply online. To access the secondary school scholarship application visit your company's intranet.



Kim Coco League of Extraordinary Scholars

This scholarship was created in 2017 to support transgender students in good academic standing.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good academic standing with your institution
  • Identify as a transgender student
  • Be a Hawaii public high school graduate or GED equivalent
 Preferences: 
  • Attend a two or four year University of Hawaii system campus
  • Students with higher financial need



King Kekaulike High School Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the KKHS WOW committee in 1998. The committee was formed to promote and recognize the wonderful and outstanding work among staff members and students of Kekaulike High School.

Requirements:

  • Current year graduating senior of King Kekaulike High School
  • Children of King Kekaulike High School staff members are not eligible
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Academic Merit
  • Good character

In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:

    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
    • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Kohala Ditch Educational Fund

This scholarship was established in 1999 by the Kamuela Kayak Corporation to support graduates of Kohala High School.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
Preferences:
  • Hawaiian Ancestry
  • Attended Kohala High School
  • Students attending the University of Hawaii or Hawaii Community College
  • Students pursuing studies related to the fields of Hawaiian Studies, Oceanography, Agriculture or Botany.
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Koloa Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994 by members of the Smith-Waterhouse family of Koloa, Kaua'i, this scholarship honors the memory of Dr. James W. and Melicent Knapp Smith, who arrived in Koloa in 1842, and their descendants Dr. Jared Knapp Smith, Dr. Alfred Herbert and Mabel Palmer Waterhouse. Each of these doctors and their wives were active in founding and furthering public education in the Koloa area.

Requirements:

  • Resident of one of the following Kaua'i areas:  Koloa (96756), including Oma'o & Poipu (96756), Lawai (96765) or Kalaheo (96741).
  • In a separate essay on the application, write about the following topic:  Describe your understanding of the meaning of ‘aloha’ in our multicultural community, including how it has played a part in your personal development, and how you hope to use your chosen field to further this aloha among both family and community.  Also include in your essay the following:
  1. A list of relatives who were born in the Koloa District, including their relationship to you, place of birth, and approximate year of birth.
  2. How long you have lived in the Koloa area.
Preference:
  • Applicants born in the Koloa area or with family from the Koloa area
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
    • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Korean University Club Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1936, the Korean University Club of Hawaii has been providing academic scholarships to students of Korean ancestry since 1950. The Korean University Club of Hawaii is a multi-generational group of Americans of Korean ancestry continuing the intent of its founders in promoting understanding of ancestral heritage and culture, participating in community affairs, and providing educational opportunity.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Be of partial Korean ethnicity
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7



Korean War Veteran's Children's Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2012 by Mr. Chong Kim, who was a child in Korea during the Korean War and is thankful to have survived those difficult times. Mr. Kim migrated to America in 1972 and served in the U.S. Air Force and federal government for many years until he retired. He created this scholarship as a way to honor the men and women who serve our country by providing educational opportunities for their descendants.

Requirements:

  • Must be a direct descendant of a Korean War veteran or a direct descendant of a soldier who served in a foreign war and provide appropriate documentation.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need
Preferences (in order):
  • 1st: Direct descendants of Korean War veterans who died in combat
  • 2nd: Direct descendants of veterans who served during the Korean War
Additional Preferences:
  • Direct descendants of veterans who either died or served in a foreign war
  • Community Service
  • Previous year recipients



Kosasa Kitty Scholarship Fund

The Kosasa Kitty Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to benefit 1st generation Waipahu High School graduates who plan to attend a four year college or university on the mainland USA.
 
Requirements:
  • Be a graduate of Waipahu High School
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a four year college or university on the mainland United States
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Neither parent has graduated from college in the United States
Preference:
  • Previous recipients
    • must maintain a college GPA of 2.7



Kubota Foundation Scholarship

This fund was created in 2016 by the Kubota Foundation to support the students of Hawaii.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year college/vocational school
Preference:
  • Renewal candidates



Kubota Foundation Scholarship Fund 2

This fund was originally created in 2021 by the Kubota Foundation to support students of Hawai'i.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Attend a two or four-year college/vocational school
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.



Kukio Employee Scholarship

The Kūki’o Community Fund supporters believe that young people deserve the opportunity to succeed in school, in work and in life.  This scholarship was created to increase the educational opportunities for college bound Kūki’o employees and their dependents.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be a current employee of Kukio Golf and Beach Club, Inc., Kukio Community Associarion, or Kukio Staffing Services, LLC or a spouse or dependent child of a current employee
  • Employee must be receiving benefits for at lease a one-year period
Preference:
  • Renewal applicants



Kurt W. Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the Pacific Business Institute for Business & Culture in memory of Kurt Schneider, former President and CEO of Lana'i Company and Lana'i Resorts and is for seniors at Lana'i High School.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Graduate of Lana‘i High School
Preference:
  • Travel industry management majors
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Langan Family Nursing Scholarship Fund

The Langan Family Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 for the residents of Kauai seeking to pursue a graduate degree in nursing with the intent to become a nurse practitioner and returning to Kauai.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Be a resident of Kauai
  • Pursue a graduate degree in nursing with an intent to become a Nurse Practitioner Clinician
Preference:
  • Those with a strong intention to return to Kauai to specialize in 1) gerontology or 2) family practice, in that order.
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Laura Jean Armstrong Fund

This scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Laura Jean Armstrong, a nurse extraordinaire. Beginning her professional career as a registered nurse in private practice, Dr. Armstrong joined the Hawai'i State Department of Health in 1968. As a public servant, she passionately worked to improve the health and welfare of the underserved until her untimely death.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Pursue a Masters or Doctoral degree
  • Major in Nursing or Public Health
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Laura N. Dowsett Fund

This fund memorializes Laura Dowsett who was instrumental in creating the first occupational therapy program in Hawai'i. She was the director of the occupational therapy department at Queens Hospital for 16 years. She also founded the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawai'i and served as its president for seven years.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Be in an Occupational Therapy program
Preferences:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Laura Rowe Burdick Scholarship Fund

Established by Laura Rowe Burdick who was a principal and teacher at Wailuku Elementary School.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited two or four yearcollege or university or vocational training program
  • Graduating high school senior from a school in Maui County
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • Students who can persevere and complete a program of study
  • Individuals who want to return to Maui County after completing their education or training in order to contribute to the community that formed them.



Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship

This scholarship supports students intending to study Medicine and Nursing.

Requirements:
  • Major in Nursing
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0



Lily and Raymond Torii Scholarship Fund

The Lily and Raymond Torii Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of Lily and Raymond Torii, two dedicated educators in the Wai’anae community. The scholarship fund is meant to benefit Wai’anae High School graduates who exemplify compassion and service for others.

Requirements:
  • Be a Hawaii resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Graduate of Wai'anae High School
  • Attend as a full-time student
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year college or university in Hawaii or the mainland USA
  • Demonstrate community service
Preferences:
  • Renewal candidates (not to exceed three renewals)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduating high school seniors from Wai'anae High School



Lima Kokua Inc. Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2020 by Lima Kokua to provide scholarships for students pursuing a higher education.
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate involvement in community service
  • Students who promote the qualities and characteristics in line with Lima Kokua Inc.'s mission and anti-discrimination values, as amended from time to time
Preferences:
  • Highest GPA shall prevail if all others are equal

Additional preferences:
  • Prior year recipient (if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing)



Logan Nainoa Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2005, this scholarship honors the late Logan Nainoa Fujimoto which benefits applicants studying Automotive Technology at Universal Technical Institute or at any of the community colleges within the University of Hawaii system.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend an accredited vocational education training or certification program in Hawai'i or in the continental United States, preference given to students attending Universal Technical Institute
  • Concentration in Automotive Technology Program
  • Demonstrate good moral character
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

 




Lori Lee Kondo Scholarship Fund

The Lori Lee Kondo Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 for graduates of a Kauai Public High School

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate Financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Resident of the island of Kauai
  • Graduate of a Kauai public High school, including Kaua'i High School, Kapa`a High School, and Waimea High School
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.



Luther & Anne Park Scholarship Fund

This fund was created for the purpose of providing post-secondary scholarship(s) to a student who has graduated from high school, and plans on pursuing a career as a health care provider or business.

Requirements:
  • Graduate of Leilehua, Waianae, Pahoa, Ka'u, Kea'au, Nanakuli or Moloka'i High School
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Major in Healthcare or Business
Preference:
  • Undergraduate student attending college in the State of Hawaii
  • Student who has employment or volunteer experience while in high school
  • Renewal candidates
    • must be an undergraduate



Lynette Takehara Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2018 for post secondary students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a preference for students whose major is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Preferences:
  • Students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
  • Renewals



Lynn B. and Jade A. Mariano Shared Blessings Scholarship Fund, In memory and in honor of Lillian K.T. Chinn

Lynn B. and Jade A. Mariano Shared Blessings Scholarship Fund, In memory and in honor of Lillian K.T. Chinn, created in 2021.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing
Additional preferences (in order of priority):
  • Non-traditional student (including delayed enrollers, returning, transfer, and adult students), who is working and involved in community service
  • Non-traditional student who is working
  • Non-traditional student who is involved in community service
  • Non-traditional student



March Taylor Educational Fund

This fund was established in memory of March Taylor whose family owns and operates Auto Body Hawaii.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Be from the island of Hawai‘i, with preference to students from West Hawai‘i
  • Major in Auto Body Repair & Painting
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Margaret Follett Haskins (Hawai‘i) Scholarship

Margaret Follett Haskins learned the value of hard work through her experiences during the Great Depression. She placed great emphasis on education. Using the community college system as a stepping stone, she reached her academic goals and despite the odds, she became a successful pharmacist. She never forgot her fortunate experiences. To remember her strong will and belief in education, her husband established this scholarship in her name, after her passing, to benefit those who wish to follow a similar path in their educational pursuits.

Requirements:

  • Current graduate of any community college in the University of Hawaii system transferring to UH - Manoa, UH - Hilo, UH - Maui, or UH - West O’ahu
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Preference for previous year recipients eligible for up to two years who at minimum meet the same economic and scholarship requirements, including a 3.5 GPA and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree at UH Manoa, Hilo, Maui, or West O’ahu



Margaret Follett Haskins (Kansas) Scholarship Fund

Margaret Follett Haskins learned the value of hard work through her experiences during the Great Depression. She placed great emphasis on education. Using the community college system as a stepping stone, she reached her academic goals and despite the odds, she became a successful pharmacist. She never forgot her fortunate experiences. To remember her strong will and belief in education, her husband established this scholarship in her name, after her passing, to benefit those who wish to follow a similar path in their educational pursuits.

Requirements:
  • Current graduate of any community college in the University of Hawaii Community College system transferring to the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas) or Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Previous year recipients eligible for up to three years who at minimum meet the same economic and scholarship requirments, including a 3.2 GPA and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree at University of Kansas or Kansas State University



Margaret Follett Haskins (Maui) Scholarship Fund

Margaret Follett Haskins learned the value of hard work through her experiences during the Great Depression. She placed great emphasis on education. Using the community college system as a stepping stone, she reached her academic goals and despite the odds, she became a successful pharmacist. She never forgot her fortunate experiences. To remember her strong will and belief in education, her husband established this scholarship in her name, after her passing, to benefit those who wish to follow a similar path in their educational pursuits.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time or part-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Priority of student preference for:
    1. Undergraduate junior or senior seeking a bachelor degree at University of Hawaii Maui College who attended UH-Maui for at least two years, OR an associate degree graduate of University of Hawaii Maui College who is now pursuing an undergraduate bachelors degree at any of the University of Hawaii four-year campuses.
    2. If there are no eligible candidates who meet the first preference, then awards may be made to students attending UH-Maui
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Previous year recipients may be eligible for up to three years if they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0



Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Fund

The Margaret Jones Memorial Nursing Fund had its start in 1917, through a concert sponsored by the Hawai'i Nurses Club (now called the Hawai'i Nurses Association). The proceeds of the concert were used to establish a fund for nurses in need. The fund was named for Margaret Jones, a nurse killed when the S.S. Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine during World War I and now benefits nursing students.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Pursue a degree in Nursing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Member of the Hawaii Nurses Association



Marina Malia Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Marina Malia Schwartz was a Kapolei resident whose wish was to help the students from the west side of Oahu.
 
Requirements:
  • Graduate of a West O'ahu high school (Waipahu to Makaha)
  • Major in a Health field (to become a Nurse Practitioner or Physician assistant) OR Education (to become a kindergarten through high school teacher)
Preferences:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship

Gertrude F. Straub established this scholarship as a memorial to her father, M. M. Scott, who for many years was a teacher and principal in Hawai'i's public school system. The scholarship benefits students from public high schools in Hawai'i, planning to attend college on the mainland and who demonstrate a commitment to world peace.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need and academic ability (minimum GPA 2.8)
  • Be a graduate of a Hawai‘i public high school
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university on the US mainland
  • Plan to enroll in a course related to one of the following fields of study:
    • History
    • Government
    • Citizenship
    • International law
    • Political or social science
  • Submit an essay describing how his or her course of study will lead to a better understanding of peace and the promotion of international understanding
  • Preference for applicants who were awarded in the immediate prior year.



Mary Josephine Bloder Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Mary Josephine Bloder, a Science and Math teacher at Lahainaluna High School for 23 years. As a young woman, Mary Josephine Bloder had to move away from home to get an education. For many years she lived on the Lahainaluna High School campus, where she developed close relationships with many of the school's boarding students. This fund seeks to help Lahainaluna boarders who are good science students attend college. Scholarship is renewable for 4 years.

Requirements:
  • Current graduating Senior of Lahainaluna High School
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • High grade point average in the sciences
  • Two letters of recommendation required.  One of the letters must be from a science teacher at Lahainaluna High School.
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Undergraduate student
Preferences:
  • Boarding students
  • Previous year recipients



Matsukawa Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established to support a graduating senior from 'Aiea High school.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • current high school senior of ‘Aiea High School
  • Attending a four year college in Hawaii or the mainland Unites States
  • Previous year awardee



Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii Scholarship Fund

The Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii Scholarship fund was established in 2015 to support the direct descendants of Meadow Gold Diairies-Hawaii employees or retirees.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Attend an two or four year college or university in Hawai'i or the mainland United States
  • Minimum GPA 2.7 or above
  • Be a direct descendent (child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc.) of an active Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii employee or Retiree of Meadow Gold Dairies- Hawaii
Preference:
  • Renewal students meeting the minimum requirements for up to four years



Mike and Betty Ben Paddling Scholarship Fund

Created in 2020, this scholarship is for students who live in the State of Hawaii with a GPA of 2.0, and graduated from a Hawaii Island public high school.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be a graduate of a Hawai'i Island public high school
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing
Additional preferences (in order of priority)
  • Self-identify as a paddler
  • Preference for students of a 2.25 GPA or higher



Mildred Towle Scholarship - Study Abroad

This scholarship is in honor of Mildred Towle who, after years of service with social welfare agencies on the mainland, came to Hawai'i and served as Director of the International Institute of Hawai'i and, later, Director of Adult Education, both program areas at the YWCA of O'ahu. She was known and honored for her commitment to better relations among all people.

Requirements:

  • Attend a non-profit college or university located in the United States or its territories
  • Study in a foreign country as a junior, senior or graduate student during the regular academic year (summer semester not included). Note: This scholarship is intended for students participating in a study abroad program while enrolled at a U.S. institution. Students enrolling directly at a foreign based institution are not eligible.
  • Include on your application the country you will be visiting and semester of study.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Preference will be given to students "pursuing studies in the social sciences pertaining to international understanding and interracial fellowship."



Mildred Towle Scholarship for African-Americans

This scholarship is in honor of Mildred Towle who, after years of service with social welfare agencies on the mainland, came to Hawai'i and served as Director of the International Institute of Hawai'i and, later, Director of Adult Education, both program areas at the YWCA of O'ahu. She was known and honored for her commitment to better relations among all people.

Requirements:

  • To support African-American students studying in Hawai'i 
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Attend an accredited two or four year college or university in Hawaii as either an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Preference will be given to students "pursuing studies in the social sciences pertaining to international understanding and interracial fellowship."



Mildred Towle Scholarship for Study at Boston University

This scholarship is in honor of Mildred Towle who, after years of service with social welfare agencies on the mainland, came to Hawai'i and served as Director of the International Institute of Hawai'i and, later, Director of Adult Education, both program areas at the YWCA of O'ahu. She was known and honored for her commitment to better relations among all people.

Requirements:

  • Be a Hawai'i resident attending Boston University.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a full-time student
  • Preference will be given to students "pursuing studies in the social sciences pertaining to international understanding and interracial fellowship."



Mitsuo Shito Public Housing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1997 by The Friends of Hawai'i's Public Housing (FHPH), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting public housing tenants in Hawai'i.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Students that reside at a public housing unit in Hawai‘i (you will be asked to indicate the name of the public housing complex you reside)
Preferences:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Moanalua High School Math Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2004 to benefit seniors of Moanalua High School that are active participants in Math League activities and events. Scholarship is renewable for 4 years.

Requirements:

  • Current high school senior of Moanalua High School
  • Attend an accredited United States college or university
  • Attend full time
  • Pursue a Bachelor's degree
  • Major in mathematics or science
Preferences:
  • Show high achievement and participation in high school activities in the field of Mathematics, Math Club
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Preference given to previous year recipients



Nancy Saunders Medical Education Fund

Requirements:
 
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attending an accredited four-year institution
  • Enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate level program
  • Pursuing an advance degree in medicine as a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), or Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Preferences:
  • Preference for (in order of priority)
    • ​GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Maui resident
    • Residents who demonstrate an intent to return to practice on Maui, if not within the State of Hawaii
  • Renewal candidates



Naomi June Nishida Scholarship Fund

The Nishida family created this scholarship in honor of Naomi June Nishida in 2016.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.



Neil Tepper Scholarship Fund

During his lifetime, Neil Tepper worked in a wide range of creative and executive fields, which included consultant, life coach and author. The Neil Tepper Scholarship Fund was established in March 2012 with the purpose to provide scholarships to residents of Hawai'i demonstrating financial need and academic merit, and attending an accredited institution in pursuit of a four-year college degree.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Pursue a Bachelor's degree
  • Attend a four year college or university



Nick Van Pernis Scholarship Fund

The scholarship fund was created by the family of Nick Van Pernis to honor his memory. The scholarship is for students from the west side of the island of Hawai'i studying Marine Science, Biotechnology, Health Sciences or Early Childhood Education.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Graduate of a public or private high school in the districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala, or Ka‘u
  • Major in one of the following fields:  Marine Sciences, Biotechnology, Health Sciences or Early Childhood Education
  • Include in your personal statement a description of how your career may benefit the lives of Hawai’i residents upon completing your education. 
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student



O'ahu Filipino Community Council Golf Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was created in 2003 by the Oahu Filipino Community Council to support Hawaii residents of Filipino ancestry.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Students of Filipino ancestry



Oscar & Rosetta Fish Fund

This scholarship was established by Oscar and Rosetta Fish who were committed to helping young people pursue higher education. Oscar was a member of the University of Hawai'i's College of Business Administration's first MBA graduating class in 1959. Rosetta was a speech teacher at UH Manoa. They met in Hawai'i and after living in several other places, returned to Hawai'i to retire.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend any University of Hawaii campus, excluding its Manoa campus
  • Major in Business Administration
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Otto & Aegun Hensens Educational Fund

Dr. Otto D. and Mrs. Aegun Y. Hensens were members of the Aiea Korean Methodist Church.  They established this fund in 2018 to support Hawaii high school graduates who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
 
Requirements:
  • Graduate of a Hawaii high school
  • Major in medicine, science (excluding political science), technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
Preference:
  • Members or children of members of Aiea Korean Methodist Church who are already enrolled in the above degree programs



Ouida Mundy Hill Memorial Fund

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Pat Shinobu Scholarship (2-Year)

The Pat Shinobu Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to benefit students attending either two-year or four-year colleges or universities in Hawai’i or the mainland USA. This scholarship gives preference to students who graduated from public high schools on Hawai’i Island.


Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.7 or above
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-related community volunteer or teacher speaking to the student’s community service ability
  • Preference may be given to graduates of a public high school on Hawai’i island
  • Preference may be given to previous recipients (up to 2 years)



Pat Shinobu Scholarship Fund

The Pat Shinobu Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to benefit students attending either two-year or four-year colleges or universities in Hawai’i or the mainland USA. This scholarship gives preference to students who graduated from public high schools in Hawai’i.


Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Attend a two or four year college or university in Hawai'i or the mainland United States
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 or above
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-related community volunteer or teacher speaking to the student’s community service ability
Preference:
  • Graduated from a public high school on Hawai'i Island
  • Previous recipients (up to 4 years)



Paul Weil Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of Paul Weil from Kaua'i, who was a strong proponent of education. 

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA 2.7
  • Be a resident of the island of Kaua'i
  • Graduate of a public high school on Kaua'i
  • Female applicant
  • First generation in family to attend college
  • Attend a four year college or university



Paulina L. Sorg Scholarship

This scholarship was established from the Trust of Paulina Sorg for students studying Nursing or Physical Therapy. Ms. Sorg formerly worked at the Department of Health in the Bureau of Crippled Children and Maternal and Child Health. Her dedication to the patients she served in life continues on through this scholarship.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Major in Physical Therapy or Nursing
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2005.

Scholarships for Foster Youth Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawai‘i
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.0
  • Be permanently or temporarily separated from birth parent(s) and “aged out” of the foster care system in the state of Hawai‘i
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25

Scholarships for Dependents of Hospitality Workers Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawai‘i
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.7
  • Be a dependent of an employee currently employed by Outrigger Enterprises (or its successor corporation) in Hawai‘i working in a hospitality industry position

 


Peter R. Papworth Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Peter Papworth, a Social Studies teacher at Campbell High School. Mr. Papworth was a strong advocate for his students and dedicated his life to teaching and promoting education. It was his hope that you use this scholarship to its fullest extent, to become productive and successful students and make Campbell High School proud.

Requirements:
  • Graduate of Campbell High School
Preference:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Philippine Cultural Foundation of Hawaii Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2004 by the Philippine Cultural Foundation of Hawaii Incorporated to benefit Hawaii residents of Filipino ancestry attending school in Hawaii.

Requirements:
  • Students of Filipino ethnicity
  • Enroll full-time
  • Major in Art, Humanities, Philippine Studies, Public Relations or Communications
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
Preferences:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need



Philippine Nurses' Association Hawaii Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Philippine Nurses Association Hawaii Foundation created this fund in 2005 to support Hawai'i residents of Filipino ancestry.

Requirements:
  • Be of Filipino ethnicity
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a college or univeristy in the State of Hawaii
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
Preferences for:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i



Phillips Family Kaiao Scholarship Fund

The Phillips Family Kaiao Scholarship Fund was created for students that graduate from a Hawaiian immersion or a Hawaiian medium education high school in Hawaii.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of  Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  • Attend an accredited two or four year institution within the U. S.
  • Graduate of a Hawaiian immersion or a Hawaiian medium education high school in Hawaii
Preference:
  • Kaua'i resident



Pono Market, Inc. In Memory of Minoru and Kiyoko Kubota

This scholarship was created in 2016 to honor the memory of Minoru and Kiyoko Kubota, and to benefit graduates of Kapaa High School who plan to attend Kauai Community College.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Be a graduate of Kapaa High School
  • Attend Kauai Community College
Preference:
  • Renewal awards



PRSA-Hawai'i/Roy Leffingwell Public Relations Scholarship

The PRSA Hawai'i/Roy Leffingwell Scholarship was established in honor of the late Roy L. Leffingwell, APR, who retired in 1989 after more than 43 years of public relations service in Hawai'i. He founded International Public Relations, Hawaii's first full-service counseling firm and was active in public relations organizations including the National Association of Public Relations Counsel, one of the two organizations that merged to form PRSA. He was a former chapter president and 1993 Professional of the Year.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • College Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Major in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications, intend to pursue a career in public relations
Preference:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Rapozo Scholarship for Maui Sugar Industry Workers

The Rapozo family established this scholarship to benefit the employees and their children of companies that were engaged in the growing and harvesting of sugar during 2015-2016.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of Maui
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Be a former employee or dependent of an employee of a company that was primarily engaged in the business of growing and harvesting of sugar on Maui. Dependents may include hanai children of employees.
Preference:
  • Students in their senior year in high school at the time of application.
  • Preference is given to former employees or dependents of former employees who were employed in 2015 and/or 2016 of said companies



Ray Yoshida Art Institute of Chicago Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the late Raymond Yoshida who was a famous mixed media artist, born & raised on Kauai, and taught at the School of Arts Institute in Chicago for over 30 years. He created this scholarship fund to support students from Hawai'i who wish to pursue a major in fine arts. Renewable for up to 4 years for qualified students.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA



Ray Yoshida Kauai Fine Arts Scholarship

Established in 2006 by the late Raymond Yoshida who was a famous mixed media artist, born & raised on Kauai, and taught at the School of Arts Institute in Chicago for over 30 years. He created this scholarship fund to support students from Hawaii who wish to pursue a major in fine arts.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • High school senior from a school on the island of Kaua’i
  • Pursue studies in Fine Arts
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  •  
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Raymond F. Cain Scholarship Fund

Lois Cain established this scholarship in 2006 to benefit applicants studying Landscape Architecture.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Major or concentrate in a field related to Landscape Architecture



Rich Meiers Health Administration Fund

This scholarship was established in 2009 to support college junior, senior, or graduate students studying hospital, or health care administration.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend a college or university in the State of Hawai’i
  • Be a college Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Major in hospital, long-term care, or health care administration



Richard "Longy" and Eleanor "Sluggo" Okamoto Kamalii Manaloa Volleyball Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2018 by Bruce Hisanaga & Mauri Okamoto-Kearney to carry on the Okamoto's legacy and to encourage and enable students who were on their high school varsity volleyball team to continue their general education and become valuable representatives of Hawaii and the volleyball community.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a graduating Hawaii high school senior
  • Be a player on the high school varsity volleyball team
  • Attend a two or four year college or university
  • 1 letter of recommendation
Preference:
  • First generation to attend college



Richard Smart Scholarship Fund

During his lifetime, Richard Smart gave generously to support educational opportunities for many young people of Waimea on Hawaii Island. He left a legacy that continues to support the community and lifestyle that he loved. This scholarship will assist students who are the first in their family to attain a college education with the intention of providing support for at least 4 years.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Residents of the Kamuela area of Hawai‘i Island (zip code 96743)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • First generation college student
  • Renewals
  • Students attending school in the State of Hawai‘i



Rise Up Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Sara A. Miura, a fifth-generation Kaua'i resident, when she was 30 years old. Sara founded this scholarship to benefit Kaua'i residents that wish to pursue post-secondary education to enhance their lifelong learning and prepare them for their professions. This scholarship gives preference to students of divorced parents. Sara herself, is a child of divorced parents. While divorce or any negative experience is not a reason or excuse to aspire to less than their potential, Sara established this scholarship to shine a spotlight on this social and family issue that, in her opinion, should be taken more seriously, especially considering its effects on children. In this little way, she hopes to mitigate divorce and positively impact the lives of all families.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Resident of Kaua’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preference:
  • Students of divorced parents



Ritchie M. Gregory Fund

This fund was created in 2004 to benefit applicants studying art.

Requirements:
  • Major in Art
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Robanna Fund

The Robanna Fund was created in 1992 by Robert and Deanna Levy to provide financial assistance to students in the medical field so that they may pursue careers in the health care profession.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Major in a health-related field
  • Attend an accredited college or university in Hawaii or on the mainland of the US
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

 




Robert and Peggy Tanaka Scholarship Fund

The Robert and Peggy Tanaka Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship grants to students who are residents of Hamakua, Hilo, and Puna Districts.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the Districts of Hamakua, Hilo or Puna, County of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of any Church belonging to the Southern Baptist Convention
  • One letter of recommendation from the applicant’s pastor confirming church membership and one letter of recommendation by a teacher or counselor
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0



Robert Iwamoto Family Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by Robert Iwamoto Jr., CEO & President of Roberts Hawaii in honor of his father and their family's legacy of giving back to the island that they started their business and family on.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Recent Kaua’i High School graduate (last three years)
  • Graduated from high school within the last 3 years
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need



Robert Iwamoto Family Vocational Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by Robert Iwamoto Jr., CEO & President of Roberts Hawaii in honor of his father and their family's legacy of giving back to the island that they started their business and family on.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Graduate of Kaua’i High School
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled at a technical or vocational education school
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need



Roger and Helen MacArthur Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2018 to the purpose of providing post-secondary scholarships to the students of Maui County.

Requirements:
  1. Resident of the State of Hawaii
  2. Demonstrate a financial need
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  4. Be a resident of Maui County
  5. Demonstrates participation and commitment to community service
  6. Participation in extra-curricular activities and/or sports
Preferences:
  • Renewal candidates
  • Students pursuing a degree in nursing
  • Those who have helped in a leadership position/role in extra-curricular activities and/or sports



Ron Bright Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by former students of Ron Bright who wanted to honor his contributions to the field of teaching. This scholarship hopes to encourage those students pursuing careers in education who also want to make a difference in people's lives as Ron Bright has done.

Requirements:

  • Attend as a full-time student
  • Attend an accredited college or university
  • Major in Education
  • Current graduating Senior of one of these public Windward O’ahu high schools:  Castle, Kahuku, Kailua, Kalaheo or Olomana
Preference:
  • Students with extra-curricular activities in the performing arts
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Rosemary & Nellie Ebrie Fund

This scholarship honors Rosemary Ebrie and her mother Nellie. Rosemary Ebrie served as executive director of the YWCA in Hilo as well as chair of the Commission on Children and Youth.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
Preferences:
  • Students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Long time resident born on the island of Hawai'i who spent most their youth on Hawaii island
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a 2.0 GPA
​​​



Roxanne Scott and Randall Omel Scholarship Fund

The Roxanne Scott and Randall Omel Scholarship Fund intention and desire is to provide scholarship grants.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Resident of the County of Maui
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Must have performed community service
Preference:
Renewal students that meet the criteria and maintain a minimum 3.1 GPA


S&G Labs Hawaii Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2018 by S&G Labs Hawaii to provide scholarships to students coming out of drug treatment to receive training for their future careers.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Letter of recommendation from a certified substance abuse counselor
  • Pursue an Associate Degree at an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in the U.S.
  • Be a full time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)



Safeway Foundation Hawaii Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008 by the Safeway Foundation to support residents of Hawaii who wish to attend a college or university in the state of Hawai'i.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution in the State of Hawai’i
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Preference:
  • Current and past employees of Safeway Hawaii, and their dependents
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Demonstrate financial need



Saint Francis School Endowment Fund

This  fund was established by St. Francis School in 2020 to provide scholarships grants to students.
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Graduate of a high school in the State of Hawaii
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.

Additional Preferences:
  • 1. A student who attended and completed their grade level (Pre K-12) at Saint Francis School during the 2018-2019 school year regardless of what high school they attended or graduate, pursuing an Associates, Bachelor, or Graduate degree at a two or four-year institution.
  • 2. A graduate of a catholic high school in the State of Hawaii, including but not limited to (in no particular order) Saint Francis School, Damien Memorial School, Maryknoll School, Sacred Hearts Academy, or Saint Louis School, and who is pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree at a four-year institution.
  • 3. GPA .of 2.5 or higher 



Sam and Pauline Suemi Leong Scholarship Fund

The Sam and Pauline Suemi Leong Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 for eligible students enrolled as full-time and pursuing a degree in higher education. Renewable up to 4 years.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a first generation college student (first in their family to attend a college/university to attain a college degree)
  • Be a graduate of a Hawaii Island high school
  • Attend a 2 or 4 year college/university located within the state of Hawaii as a part-time or full-time student



Sarah Rosenberg Scholarship Fund

The family of Sarah Rosenberg established this fund in her memory as Sarah was interested in becoming a teacher.

Requirements:
  • Determined by committee at Kealakehe High School



Sarah Rosenberg Teacher Education Fund

The family of Sarah Rosenberg established this fund in her memory as Sarah was interested in becoming a teacher.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Resident of the Island of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Major in Education
  • College Senior
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Senator Richard M. & Dr. Ruth Matsuura Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ruth Matsuura created this scholarship for high school graduates, who through higher education are able to pursue careers that positively affect the lives of many. Senator Matsuura worked in the field of agriculture, traveling to India as a missionary to teach people modern agricultural methods to grow crops and end famine. Dr. Ruth Matsuura helped many people as a pediatrician. After serving in India as missionaries, they made their home in Hilo where Senator Matsuura was a state legislator for over 16 years and Dr. Matsuura practiced pediatrics for more than thirty years. Education opened doors for them that would have been closed otherwise.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Resident of the Island of Hawai‘i
  • Graduate of Hilo High School or Waiakea High School
In accordance with current HCF Scholarship Policy, the following preferences may also be applied:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Shaun S Tokumura Scholarship Fund

The Shaun Tokumura Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 in memory of Shaun Tokumura, a Punahou student who lost his life in a car accident at the age of 10. This scholarship supports students who have performed community service.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Attend an accredited four year college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
Preference:
  • Student who have performed community service



Shelley M. Williams, RPh Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Shelly Williams who was one of the few compounding pharmacists in the state. She owned and operated a pharmacy in Kealakekua.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Resident of the Island of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Pharmacy



Shigeo and Winifred Ito Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 2020 by a former Hawaii Community Foundation scholarship recipient whom was able to receive a full college education because of the generosity of one of our scholarship donors. By creating this scholarship and naming it in memory of their family is how they have decided to 'give back to Hawaii'.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Attend a two or four-year institution on the U. S. mainland
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (as determined by the school's financial aid office)
  • Be a graduate from a public high school in the State of Hawaii
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continued to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing

 


Shirley McKown Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2004 to support students majoring in Journalism and Communications.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Major in Communications or Journalism
Preference:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Shuichi, Katsu & Itsuyo Suga Scholarship

The Shuichi, Katsu, and Itsuyo Suga scholarship fund was established in 1997 by Yasuo Suga in honor of his mother, father and stepmother. The Suga scholarship provides financial support for Hawaii residents majoring in mathematics, physics, science or technology fields.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Major in Math, Physics, Science & Technology
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Snipes-Meyer-Vorhies Nursing Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2006. As part of the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Vocational Education Scholarship Program, this fund provides scholarships for applicants in an AS Nursing degree program.

Requirements:
  • Be enrolled as a student majoring in nursing at UH Maui College (formerly: Maui Community College), with preference given to students in the Associates of Science (AS) in Nursing or certificate of achievement programs.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 for undergraduate programs; 2.0 for AS.
  • Personal statement must include applicant's current and planned community service.
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need
Preference:
  • Hawaiian ancestry



Society of Women Engineers (SWE HI) Scholarship Fund in Honor of Mae Nakatani Nishioka

This fund, in honor of Mae Nakatani Nishioka and started in 2020, is for women majoring in engineering and technology.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate Financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Student intending to study or enroll in an engineering or technology field
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student
  • Attending a 2 or 4-year institution
  • Woman or other underrepresented gender in engineering or technology field, including, but not limited to:women, non-binary, transgender, two-spirit, and/or third gender.
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.



Sophie Y. Nonomura Fund

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Minimum GPA (grade point average) or 3.5
  • Pursuing a major in education
  • Graduate of a public high school in Hawaii
  • Attend a college or university in Hawaii
Preferences:
  • Preference given to past recipients
  • Graduates of Konawaena High School



Stein Family Scholarship Fund

The Stein Family Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships for students from West Hawai'i. 

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Resident from the West Hawai’i county in the State of Hawai’i
  • Undergraduate or Graduate student
  • Study in the fields of arts or healthcare including but not limited to:
    • Art - theatre, performing arts, journalism, writing, film
    • Healthcare - nursing, general medicine, pharmacy, emergency medicine, midwifery
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preference:
  • Students who are the first in their family to graduate from college (first generation students)



Takehiko Hasegawa Scholarship Fund

Originally established in 1987 by the widow of the late Takehiko Hasegawa who was an international businessman, to honor her husband and his love of Kauai. The fund moved over to the Foundation in 2008 and grants out to students with high academic achievements, attending a school off island. Two sets of criteria will be used to determine eligibility:

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the island of Kaua'i
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Submit two letters of recommendation 
OR
  • Be a resident of the island of Kaua'i
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend Kaua'i Community College



Teruo & Adeline K. Ogawa Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established in 2014, to honor the memory of Teruo and Adeline K. Ogawa.  This fund is to provide scholarships for the students from Moloka'i.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i from the island of Moloka'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • First generation students
  • Renewals may be considered for up to two years for students that meet the criteria and maintain the minimum GPA.



The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Stanley Izumigawa Scholarship Fund

The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Stanley Izumigawa Scholarship Fund was created in 2014.  The purpose of the scholarship fund is to benefit descendants of the members of The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans of WWII and to perpetuate its legacy of continuing service by rewarding direct descendants of the veterans who demonstrate these values and beliefs.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate academic achievement, minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited two-or-four year college or university, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be a full-time student
  • Be a direct descendant of a 100th Infantry Battalion World War II veteran.
  • Show potential for promoting the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion of World War II (additional essay).
  • Active in extra-curricular activities and community service.
  • Do not need to be a Hawaii resident
  • Do not need to demonstrate financial need
  • Applicants will identify name of veteran and relationship.  Verification will be confirmed through the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Office Manager.



The Club at Kukui`ula Benefit Community Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

This scholarship originates from Kauai to benefit the employees of the Club at Kukui`ula, and was created in 2021.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Other criteria include:
  • Full time, part time, or casual part time employee or employee dependent of The Club at Kukui'ula, DMB Associates (Hawaii) Inc., and Kukui'ula Realty Group.
  • Employee must be on active status with at least one year of active employment prior to the application deadline



The Gerald W. G. Kwock Charitable Foundation

The Gerald W. G. Kwock Charitable Foundation fund was established in 2015.  This fund is in support of O'ahu high school seniors attending a public or private high school.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a graduating senior from an Oahu high school.
  • Attend the University of Hawaii system school, including community colleges.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA.
Preferences:
  • Renewal Applicants
  • For students who submit two letters of recommendation from unrelated parties.
  • For students intending to major in Journalism, English, or Communications.



The John and Elizabeth Lacy Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2017 by Elizabeth Lacy to support the students of Hawaii.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai'i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
Preference:
  • graduating Kahuku High School senior



The Waialua Lions Club Scholarship Fund

The Waialua Lions Club Scholarship Fund has been established by the Waialua Lion's Club.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Be a graduating Senior at Waialua High School
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited, two or four year college or university
  • One letter of recommendation



The William Lew Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the memory of William Lew.

Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Scholarship:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai’i
  • Be of Chinese ethnicity
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a junior or senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • Major in Business
  • Attend University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Hawaii – West Oahu, University of Hawaii-Hilo or University of Hawaii-Maui
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to renewals for a maximum of 2 years
OR

Requirements for Community College Scholarship:
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawai'i
  • Be of Chinese ethnicity
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be accepted into the culinary program at Kapiolani Community College or in any other culinary program in Hawaii.
  • Minimum GPA 2.7
  • Preference given to renewals for a maximum of 2 years



THINK STEM Educator Scholarship Fund

The THINK STEM Educator Scholarship Fund was established by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Partnership in 2014.  The purpose of this fund is to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for Hawaii Island students that intend to teach the Hawaii Island middle or secondary schools.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of Hawai’i County in the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Undergraduate students must:
    • Be attending on-campus and majoring in secondary education or a STEM field for the purpose of teaching STEM subjects in a Hawaii middle or secondary school. 
    • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior in college.
  • Graduate level credential and licensure students must:
    • Have completed a bachelor's degree in a STEM major
Preferences:
  • Applicants who are actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, a graduate degree for the purposes of teaching STEM subjects at a Hawaii island middle or secondary school.​​​​​​
  • Renewal applicants



THINK STEM Scholarship Fund

The THINK STEM Scholarship Fund was established by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Partnership in 2014.  The purpose of this fund is to support students who will work in a STEM occupation on the Hawai'i Island.

Requirements:
  • Resident of Hawai’i County in the State of Hawai’i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
Preferences:
  • Applicants who are actively pursuing an associate degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate for the purpose of working in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) occupation on Hawai’i Island.
  • Renewal applicants



Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund

The Thz Fo Farm Scholarship fund was established in 1990 to support the educational needs of students of Chinese descent.

Requirements:

  • Students of Chinese descent
Preference:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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Times Supermarket Shop and Score / American Savings Bank Scholarship Fund

This academic scholarship to support a graduating senior at a high school participating in the Times Supermarket Shop and Score program or the American Savings Bank for Education program.  A minimum of one scholarship shall be awarded from each of the top five qualifying high schools as determined annually by Times at the conclusion of the Shop and Score Program and American Saving Bank at the conclusion of the Bank for Education Program.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Be a graduating senior at any high school participating in the Times Supermarket Shop and Score program or the American Savings Bank for Education program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Demonstrate financial need



Timothy Y. C. Choy Scholarship Fund in Honor of Pearl Jackson

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Timothy Choy.  The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students of Kaimuki High School, or other public high schools that primarily serve low-income students, intending to support students in getting a second chance.

Requirements:
  • Kaimuki HS Graduate (priority) or graduate of any Hawaii public high school
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend a four-year or two-year college, university or community college with a preference for mainland institutions
  • GPA between 2.7 - 3.5
  • State in your personal statement why and how you have decided to better yourself
Preference:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii



Tokuyama Scholarship - Imua Program Fund

This scholarship was created to support single parents pursuing a college degree

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a  minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Be a female
  • Enroll in an accredited college two or four year post-secondary institution
  • Associate or bachelor degree seeking student

Preference:  
  • Applicants who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing
Additional Preferences (in order of priority):
  1. Female applicants who are age 25 or older
  2. First generation to attend college
  3. Students of Polynesian ancestry
  4. Student who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

 


Tokuyama Scholarship Malama Fund

This scholarship was created to support students pursuing a Master's degree in Education, especially those who are current teachers or administrators looking to emphasize their studies in special education.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a  minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Pursue a Master's degree in Education, with an emphasis in Special Education

Preference:  
  • Applicants who were previously or currently employed by the Department of Education as a teacher or administrator in the public school system.

 


Tommy Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Thomas "Uncle Tommy" Lee worked for the Dole Food Co. and Castle & Cooke, Inc. for 47 years from 1939 to 1986. After his retirement, he continued to work as a consultant and lobbyist. Active in numerous community and civic organizations and well respected for his political acumen, he was once voted one of the most effective lobbyists by members of the legislature. His co-workers, family and friends established this scholarship fund to carry on his legacy of caring.

Requirements:
  • Current graduating high school Senior
  • Resident of Waialua or Haleiwa
Preferences:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Tongan Cultural Society Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by the Tongan Cultural Society in 2003 to support Hawaii residents that are primarily of Tongan ancestry attending school in Hawaii.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend college in the State of Hawai’i
Preferences:
  • Individuals of Tongan descent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Tony Group Scholarship Fund

The Tony Group Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 to support direct descendants of Tony Group employees in their efforts to attend a college or university.  This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years.
 
Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend full time
  • Attend a two or four year accredited college or university in Hawaii or North America
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Demonstrate Financial need
Preference:
  • Be a child or grandchild of a current Tony Group employee Note:  Employees must have been employed full time at Tony Group for at least one year prior to the application deadline. 
  • If no students are eligible as an employee dependent, then preference will be for student(s) graduating from the following public high schools:  Aiea, Pearl City, James Campbell, Mililani, Waialua, Leilehua, Nanakuli, Waianae, Kapolei, and Kahuku.  In this case, the preference that a scholarship be awarded up to one student per school.
Renewal Awards:
  • Once awarded, undergraduate student are eligible for a renewal scholarship for maximum of 4 years of continuous enrollment, if they maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7 and submit a progress report.  If a student "stops out" for a period of one year, the renewal is no longer committed but the student is eligible to apply again under the general application.



Toraji & Toki Yoshinaga Scholarship Fund

Created in 1996, this scholarship supports students attending BYU-Hawaii, Chaminade University or Hawaii Pacific University.

Requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Attend Brigham Young University – Hawai’i, Chaminade University, or Hawai’i Pacific University
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Troy Barboza Educational Fund Scholarship

The Troy Barboza Education Fund was created in 1991 in the memory of Troy Barboza, a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. This fund was established to provide education and training assistance in the form of scholarship grants for public employees (and their dependents) that have been killed or injured in the line of duty. The public employee must be in a position where lives are risked for the protection of others (i.e. police officers, fire fighters, life guards, etc.). Additionally, funds may be used for Hawaii residents who have performed heroic or other noteworthy acts that provide for the protection and safety of others. This scholarship is renewable.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Be a dependent (or immediate family member) of a Hawai’i Public employee killed or injured in the line of duty (to the extent that they are incapacitated or incapable of continuing their profession) OR a past or present public employee injured in the line of duty.  The public employee must be in a position where lives are risked for the protection of others
  • Eligible applicants must complete the Troy Barboza Educational Fund Scholarship essay
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
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Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Performed a heroic act which provided for the protection and safety of others.  The act must have occurred no more than one year prior to Troy Barboza's death (10/22/1987)
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



U. S. S. Bowfin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created to support students who are members of the Hawaii Area Submarine Force Community.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Attend an accredited two or four year college or university
  • Be a member of the Hawaii Area Submarine Force (active or retired), their immediate family members (spouse and children) and immediate family members of deceased submariners (spouse or children)
Preference:
  • Renewals (for up to four years)



University of Redlands Hawai'i Scholarship

In 1997, the University of Redlands and its Hawai'i Alumni Club established this scholarship to benefit the ever growing number of Hawai'i residents attending the University and to strengthen the ties between the two locations.

Requirements:
  • Attend University of Redlands
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good academic standing by maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Vicki Willder Scholarship Fund (KSA)

This scholarship was established in memory of Vicki Willder, former Kamehameha Schools Food Services employee.

Requirements:

  • Graduate of Kamehameha Schools (Kapalama, Maui or Kea‘au)
  • Major in culinary arts or travel industry management related fields
Preferences:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation

The Trustees of the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation are interested in assisting students that have been in the foster care system. Mr. and Mrs. Geist grew up independently and their successes in life came through their own personal efforts. Because of the Geists' own childhood experiences, you have been selected in recognition of the strides you have taken to succeed and to give you encouragement to continue your efforts.

Requirements:

  • Have a primary residence in Hawaii
  • Plan to attend a two or four-year college, university, or vocational school
  • Plan to enroll at least half-time (equivalent of 6 or more credits per semester)
  • Submit a letter from a Department of Human Services case worker verifying your past and/or present placement in foster care within the State of Hawaii.  Youth who have been legally adopted or reunited with their birth families before the age of fourteen (14) are not eligible for support under this program.  The letter from your case worker should specifically document that:
    1) you are or were in the foster care system in Hawaii.
    2) you were not adopted or permanently reunited with your birth parents prior to your 14th birthday.  A statement from your case worker that you either did or will  "age out" of foster care is sufficient for this purpose if it applies to your case.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.



W. D. Uehara Family Scholarship Fund

The W.D. Uehara Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2014.  The donor lived in Honolulu her entire life and cares deeply about the future of the islands, especially sustainability and protecting our lands and ocean.  Students who are pursuing a degree in Education, Agriculture or Environmental Studies will be considered.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student
  • College Junior, Senior or Graduate student
  • Attend a four year college or university
  • Major in Education, Agriculture or Environmental Studies
  • Minimum GPA 2.7 or above
Preference:
  • Attend a school in Hawaii


 


Waianae High School Teaching Academy Scholarship

For graduating Waianae High School seniors enrolled majoring in education, with a preference for those involved in the Waianae High School Teaching Academy (WHSTA).

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Graduating high school senior from Waianae High School
  • Major in Education
  • Attend an accredited 2 or 4 year not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories)
  • Attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school's financial aid office)
  • Minimum ACT score of 24
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
    • 1 letter from a Waianae High School teacher
    • 1 letter from a Waianae High School principal
  • Essay which demonstrates a desire to help and instill a belief in all children that learning is possible, your intent to return to their community to teach, and talk about one book on education that they read this year and how it influences his/her teaching philosophy.
Preference:
  • Previous year recipient



Waichi Chan MD Scholarship Fund

This fund was created by the donor in 2020.
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Preference:
  • Recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good standing
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5




Waimea High School Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 by the Class of 1952 of Waimea High School to help students from their alma mater achieve a higher education.

Requirements:
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Graduate of Waimea High School



Walt Dulaney and George Kon Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the Alliance for Drama Education (ADE), a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 by George Kon and Walt Dulaney. ADE’s mission is to reach out to the community and through drama education stimulate, develop and refine youngster’s cognitive and creative skills. The scholarship supports past and current students of Farrington High School who were members of ADE’s flagship, T Shirt Theater.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be a past or current T-Shirt Theatre member at Farrington High School
  • Attend an accredited, two or four year college or university
  • Enroll full-time or part-time
Preference:
  • First generation college students



Walter H. Kupau Memorial Fund

This scholarship honors the memory of Walter Kupau, former head of the Carpenter's Union. Under Kupau's guidance, Local 745 became the fifth-largest union in the state and took an active role in local community issues, politics and public service.

Requirements:

  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan to attend an undergraduate or graduate post high school institution or vocational school
Preference:
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Additional Preferences:
  1. Descendants of retired members in good standing with the Hawai'i Carpenter's Union Local 745 (provide name of member & relationship, i.e. father)
  2. Descendants of current members of the Hawai'i Carpenter's Union Local 745 (provide name of member & relationship, i.e. father)



Watanabe "Go For It" Scholarship fund

Created in 2020, the Watanabe "Go For It" Scholarship Fund purpose is to provide scholarships to residents of the
State of Hawaii, who demonstrate financial need with a GPA of 2.0, and attending a community college in the State of Hawaii.
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Attending a community college in the State of Hawaii
Preference:
  • for recipients who were awarded in the immediate prior year if such recpient continues to meet the eligibility requirements and is in good academic standing.
Additional preferences (in order of priority)
  • First Generation Student
  • GPA of 2.5



Weil Ohana Scholarship Fund

The Weil Ohana Scholarship was established to support women from Kaua'i who are first generation in their families to attend college to gain a higher education.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA 2.7
  • Be a resident of the island of Kaua'i
  • Graduate of a public high school on Kaua'i
  • Female applicant
  • First generation in her family to attend college
Preference:
  • Students attending a four year college or university



West Oahu Economic Development Association Scholarship Fund

Created in 2018, the West Oahu Economic Development Association is for graduating high school seniors from the West Side of Oahu.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8
  • Be a current high school graduating senior
  • Be a resident of the zip codes 96797, 96706, 96707, 96709, and 96792
  • Demonstrate community service
Preference:
  • Attend the University of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • Demonstrate community service in the communities of West Oahu



Will J. Henderson Scholarship Fund in Hawai'i

This scholarship was created by Will J. Henderson in 2006 for the benefit of child dependents of current employees at Queen's Medical Center. Mr. Henderson was the President of Queen's Medical Center in 1960 and served there for 26 years. The Will J. Henderson scholarships are commitments of his continued dedication, caring, and serving Hawai'i through the children of Queen's employees.

Requirements:
  • Applicant with at least one parent be a current employee a the Queen's Medical Center
  • Maintain a GPA  (grade point average) of 2.0 or equivalent
  • Attend an academic or vocational institution in Hawaii and the U.S.A. that is accredited and approved bye the Hawaii Community Foundation; except the University of Hawai'i system.



William James & Dorothy Bading Lanquist Fund

This scholarship was created in 1997 by Dorothy Bading Lanquist to support applicants studying Physical Sciences.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Major in Physical Sciences and related fields (excluding Biological and Social Sciences)
Preferences:
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0



Yoshi and Millie Ushijima Scholarship Fund

In 2014, the grandchildren of Yoshi and Millie Ushijima established the Yoshi and Millie Scholarship Fund in memory of their grandparents.

Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)
  • Attend a four-year college or university
  • GPA 3.5 or above
Preferences:
  • Applicants who are Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math majors
  • Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors
  • Preference may be given to previous recipients who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5



Yukio and Marian Iizuka Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in memory of Yukio Iizuka a Japanese national who was a frequent visitor to Hawaii with his wife Marian. He loved the islands and spent many happy times here. By profession he was a pharmacologist in Japan and was involved in diabetes research at a pharmaceutical laboratory in Tokyo. He valued education, especially in the fields of science and medical health services. Supporting those students from his adopted home of Hawaii seeking to serve the public in these fields would be in line with his wishes. 
 
Requirements:
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Graduate from a public high school in the State of Hawaii
  • Enroll at a community college in the University of Hawaii system
  • Major in a medical or health care-related field, including dental hygiene, health care administration, health science, medical assisting, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, or public health