Scholarships & Financial Aid

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2022 National College Match - Questbridge Full 4-year Scholarship Deadline: September 27, 2022
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Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship.

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Fall 2022 Statewide Scholarship Workshops
Our virtual scholarship informational webinars will help you learn:
- How to access over $70 million dollars in scholarships that are awarded to Hawai‘i students each year to help pay for college, regardless of family income.
- Tips on applying for scholarships. Meet representatives from Hawai‘i Community Foundation, University of Hawai‘i Foundation, and Sallie Mae who will provide you with information on how to search and apply for scholarships.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.



AES Engineering Scholarship $500.00 Deadline: October 8, 2022
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Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 8, 2022

Submit essay to [email protected]

Heisman High School Scholarship $10,000.00 Deadline: October 18, 2022
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WE HONOR COMMUNITY-MINDED HIGH SCHOOL MALE AND FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETES WHO CHANGE THE GAME – BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.

Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Program $35,000.00 Deadline: October 19, 2022
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Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.  Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.

See the flyer and pdf in the sidebar.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship $20,000.00 Deadline: October 31, 2022
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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 34th class in 2022, the Foundation has provided over 6,600 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $78 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply here through October 31, 2022.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: October 31, 2022
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Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

 

Applicants must:

Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.| Must be a legal U.S. resident.| Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.| This award is for U.S. students.

Submit an online written response to the question:

"Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)

 

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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards $4,000.00 Deadline: November 13, 2022
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The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 24th year, the Youth Awards honors Latinx high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, Sports & Fitness and Technology.

Make the U (Haz la U) $100,000.00 Deadline: 11/13/2022
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At Colgate, we believe that a higher education is a path to a brighter future and are dedicated to Hispanic students like you. That’s why, in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, we have created “Haz La U” (Make the U), a college grant program for Hispanic high school seniors.

Have you focused on academic excellence, dedicated service to your community, and demonstrated leadership? Your effort could be rewarded by winning one of 31 educational grants* with a total support of $100,000.

Elks National Most Valuable Student $50,000.00 Deadline: November 14, 2022
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Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Eligibility:

    • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

 

    • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

 

    • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.

 

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

 

Cooke College Scholarship Program $220,000.00 Deadline: November 17, 2022
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The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.

  • Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.
Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award for Volunteer Action $500.00 Deadline: December 15, 2022
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Are you a young woman between the ages of 14 and 18 who volunteers in your community or school? Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.

The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.
Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship $100,000.00 Deadline: 1/12/2023
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Offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country, Air Force ROTC develops the leaders of tomorrow by preparing students to become officers in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force while earning a college degree. In AFROTC, you’ll not only build lifelong friendships, but you may also have the opportunity to pay for school through our scholarship programs. Most importantly, unlike many other college students, you’ll have a rewarding career waiting for you after graduation.
Navy ROTC Scholarship $100,000.00 Deadline: 1/13/2023
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The purpose of the Navy ROTC Program is to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the Navy's unrestricted line, the Navy Nurse Corps and the Marine Corps. As the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program plays an important role in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.
Selected applicants for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program are awarded scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process, and receive full tuition, books stipend, educational fees and other financial benefits OR Room and Board at many of the country's leading colleges and universities. Upon graduation, midshipmen are commissioned as officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve.
The Navy ROTC Scholarship Program is available to qualified students who graduate from high school before August 1 of the year they intend to start college.
Students selected for the Navy ROTC Scholarship Program make their own arrangements for college enrollment and room and board, and take the normal course load required by the college or university for degree completion. Additionally, scholarship midshipmen are required to follow specific academic guidelines.
Hawaii Self Storage Scholarships $1,000.00 Deadline: February 15, 2023
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Since 2005, Hawai'i Self Storage (HSS) awards financial scholarships to eligible students to pursue and
obtain a college degree. This program is designed to help and support students financially to develop
into future leaders in our community. 10 students will be selected for the scholarships, and it will be
awarded based on required written essay and eligibility.

See the QR code and app in the sidebar.

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CB BigFuture Scholarship $500, then grows Deadline: February 28, 2022

All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings. Read the Official Rules here.

Earn your first drawing entry now by building your college list of six or more schools.

Start Here

 

Step 1: Build Your College List: $500 until June 30, 2022.

Step 2:  Practice for the SAT: $500 until October 31, 2022.

Step 3: Explore Scholarships: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Step 4: Strengthen Your College List: $500 until October 31, 2022.

Step 5: Complete the FAFSA: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Step 6: Apply to Colleges: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Finish all 6: Chance to win $40,000.00!

Elks CA-HI Vocational Grant $2,000 Deadline: 3-6 months before program begins
eThe program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities.
Army ROTC Scholarship $100,000.00 Deadlines: 10/7/22, 1/13/23, 3/6/23
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Scholarships and other monetary support are available when you join Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), which allow you to focus on your education by relieving some of the financial pressure. You'll graduate with a respected and secure career path as an Army Officer, and with less debt for the school years your scholarship covers.
You’re eligible to apply for a ROTC scholarship—which could get you up to 100% tuition coverage—if you’re a high school student enrolling in college, enrolled in college, or an active-duty enlisted Soldier.
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Thiel Fellowship $100,000 Deadline: None
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.
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Great list of scholarships with a focus on Native Hawaiian advancement.
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Paying for college doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If college is in your student’s future, you’ll want them to join this webinar during which we’ll show you and your students how to create a workable plan, that’s also responsible.
 
Register now for a free virtual event:

What’s the real cost of college? How to save, plan, and pay.
‍Wednesday, September ‍14 at ‍7pm ET | ‍6pm CT | ‍5pm MT | ‍4pm PT
Register Now
During this live event we’ll cover:
 
Saving for college – it is never too late!
How to select a college and how much it will cost
FAFSA - what, why and how
Understanding a financial aid offer
How to find and apply for scholarships and grants – FREE $$$
Education loan options
Free tools and resources to make the process easier
 
Space is limited, so please register early!
Unable to Attend?
If you’re unable to attend either of these dates, go ahead and register—we’ll send you a link to the recording so that you don’t miss this valuable information.
 
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Fall 2022 Statewide Financial Aid Nights
Our virtual financial aid informational webinars will help you learn:
- How to get access to over $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds from the federal government to help pay for college.
- Tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
- How to access over $70 million dollars in scholarships and grants that are awarded to Hawai‘i students each year to help pay for college, regardless of family income.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.







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Kuilei Courageous Conversations about Financial Aid:
 
Kapi‘olani CC's Community Workshop on Financial Aid:
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2 Great Financial Aid Tools
  • Finding colleges that would give a student better financial aid and/or merit scholarships.

SwiftStudent: New Tool to Appeal Financial Aid Awards 

  • Appealing a financial aid award.

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Navigating Financial Aid Once You’re Accepted (Part 1)This first guide will walk you through how to understand your financial aid award letter.

How to Write a Great Financial Aid Appeal Letter (Part 2): If the financial aid award you received from college is making it tough to attend, it might be worth appealing it. Here's a more detailed step-by-step guide to writing a great financial aid appeal letter.