Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:

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Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Eligible applicants:

  • Intend to enroll at an accredited college or university
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Award amount varies

Click here or on the logo for more information.

Deadline - January 28, 2020

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KS College Scholarships

1 Application, 3 Scholarships Available for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

 

NĀ HOʻOKAMA A PAUAHI

Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and complete a written essay.

MAUŌ

Scholarship for undergraduate students attending Arizona State University.

HOʻOKAWOWO

Scholarship for students pursuing a career in Hawaiian culture-based educational teaching.

Click on the logo to learn more.

Deadline - January 31, 2020.

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Annually, HCF distributes over $4.5 million to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state. Our scholarships support students who are pursuing degrees from colleges and universities, as well as those obtaining career and technical education at a community college.

For more information about how to apply please download our flyer or read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Deadline - January 31, 2020

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$16,000.00
Awards to persons entering or enrolled in an Associate degree (two-year) program or in a Bachelor’s (four-year) program. 
Available to applicants desiring to major in any field of study. Some preference will be given to applicants planning to major in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice System, and Public Safety.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 31, 2020
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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
For minority students
$30,000.00 over 4 years
  • College Expenses
  • Hands-on mentoring
  • Support services
Click here or the logo to learn more.
Deadline - February 1, 2020.

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Students who exemplify the qualities of:

  • Hard work,
  • High academic achievement,
  • Commitment to excellence, and
  • Dedication to our community.
$2,000.00+
Deadline - Hard copies of ALL parts of COMPLETED application and 2 letters of rec to H101 - February 3, 2020, 3:00pm.
 
ROTC Scholarships
  • Full tuition, fees, books, uniforms, yearly allowance
  • Check each for participating colleges and universities.
  • 4-8 years active service obligation.
  • Additional benefits
Click on their logo to apply.
Navy deadline - December 31, 2019
Air Force deadline - January 17, 2020
Army deadline - February 4, 2020
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Pauahi Foundation Scholarships
Over 100 funds for undergrads
Open to the public, but preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
Deadline - February 7, 2020
Click on the logo to apply.
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$5,000.00-$10,000.00
For the 2020 year, each participating Rotary Club will select a student to receive a $5,000 HRYF scholarship for tuition only. From these selections made by Rotary Clubs, an HRYF committee then selects one student attending a mainland university to receive a $10,000 Maurice J. Sullivan scholarship and another student attending a university in Hawaii to receive the $10,000 Joanna L. Sullivan scholarship, instead of the $5,000 Club award.
See the application in the sidebar.
Click here or the logo to apply.
Deadline - February 7, 2020.
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$5,000.00

Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2020.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Participate in at least one sport recognized by their league during their high school career.
  • Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.
  • Submit an official transcript with the GPA verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty.

Click here or on the logo for more information; also see the flyer and application in the sidebar.

Deadline - February 7, 2020
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$5,000.00/year for 4 years = $20,000.00

Requirements:

Students who have a goal of a career in Business.

An actual major in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or any other Business field is no longer a requirement provided the student can explain how they plan to achieve their goal.

Submit a two-page business plan sharing information on a proposed business they would open.  

Deadline February 14, 2019.
Click here or the logo for more information.
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Ho'oilina Scholarship
$12,000 per year for 4 years
Hospitality, tourism or culinary education
Apply to UH Manoa and declare TIM
Click the logo to apply.
Deadline - February 15, 2020
Mānoa STAR Scholarships
Over 400 scholarships available for freshmen.
Click on the logo to see what you can get!
Deadline - February 15, 2020.
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Odo Leadership Scholarship
$1,000.00
Students who demonstrate leadership in the community.
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Personal Statement
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - February 15, 2020
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The Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance offers ​two $750 scholarship for high school seniors ​who are interested in pursuing a career in ​teaching​ health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership for the ​2020-21​ school year.
$750.00
Application in the sidebar.
Click here or the logo to apply.
Deadline - February 15 2020.
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$4,000.00
Click here or the logo to apply.
See the app in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 15, 2020
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$10,000.00
Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only).
Click here or on the graphic to apply. See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 20, 2020
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
C/O 2020 - Your final deadline - February 29, 2020!
C/O 2021 - This is OPEN for you! Start with Step 1.

The College Board is investing $25 million in a new scholarship program, with students earning $5 million in scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. Be the first to know when it launches later this year.

Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: 1) build their college list 2) practice for the SAT 3) improve their SAT score 4) strengthen their college list 5) fill out the FAFSA 6) apply to college.

Click on the graphic to get a head start.

Up to $40,000.

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$1,000.00
Photo and Essay - that's it!
Essay - "Why do I want this Scholarship?"
Download the app in the sidebar or get a copy in H101.
Deadline - February 29. 2020.
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University of Hawai‘i System Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities are available for students attending any of the University of Hawai‘i campuses.
Deadline - March 1, 2020.
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Here’s what we’re looking for: A video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.
  • Video - $8,000.00
  • Billboard - $2,000.00
  • Radio - $2,000.00
Click here or on the logo to apply/learn more.
Deadline - Billboard March 1, 2020. Video and Radio April 1, 2020
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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
$10,000.00

Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.

Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

The finalists will again be decided by voting!

Click here or the logo to enter.

Deadline - March 2nd, 2020.

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Mu Beta Lambda Chapter EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Science and Technology

Academic Scholarship

$1,500.00

Our Science and Technology scholarship given in honor of our departed Brother, Dr. Ernest J. Harris. This $1,500 scholarship is
open to both male and female seniors who are pursuing higher education with a GPA of at least
2.5 of a 4.0 grading scale. Alpha Phi Alpha’s aims are “Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All
Mankind” holds as true today as it did when we were founded on December 4th,1906.

Download the app in the sidebar.

Deadline - March 7, 2020.

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NHSEMP strives to increase the advancement of underserved students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In particular, we reach out to Native Hawaiian, Polynesian, Alaska Native, and Native American pre-college, community college, undergraduate, and graduate students.
 
Comprehensive support involving outreach, recruitment, retention, and placement strategies aim to increase the number of qualified individuals on a successful path to leadership in community, industry, and academia.
Click here or the logos to apply.
Deadline to apply - March 15, 2020
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Better Business Bureau
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3 minute video, either
  • An interview with a local BBB Accredited Business owner on the history of their business and why they became Accredited with the Better Business Bureau; or
  • A video to teach your family and friends how to avoid one of the Top 5 Riskiest Scams on the latest BBB Risk Report
$5,000.00
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline to apply - March 16, 2020.
 
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500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk on one of the following topics:

  • When researching a company or charity online, how do you make sure that you are dealing with an organization you can trust?; or
  • The latest BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report shows that consumers ages 18-24 have the highest susceptibility for falling victim to scams. Knowing this, what changes would you make to protect yourself and your friends from falling victim?
$2,000.00
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline to apply - March 16, 2020.

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Demonstrate support for, as well as to commemorate the historic achievements of, the ILWU

Encourage greater awareness and understanding among young people about the ILWU’s economic, social, and political contributions to Hawaii.

For children of ILWULocal142 members whose struggles made Hawaii the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community it is today.

Open to the family members of existing, retired and deceased ILWULocal142 members.

$2,000.00

Deadline - April 1, 2020.

Click here or on the logo to apply.

Deadline - April 22, 2020

Student Insights were awarded the following prizes:

  • One (1) individual prize of a $5,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
scholarships for seniors
It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

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Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship
  • App includes a personal essay: "Describe your educational plans, career goals, any financial struggles you have because of college expenses, and your interest in the ukulele. Also include activities, experiences, awards you’ve received.
    Please type the one page essay and submit on a separate sheet."
$2,000.00
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - April 30, 2020.
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For seniors going to college.
$500.00
ONLY an 500-1000 word essay: 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?
Click on the logo for more information.
Deadline - October 5, 2020.
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$2,000.00
You must create a UNIGO account to access this scholarship.
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)
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - October 31, 2020.

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  • Intended to encourage more women to pursue career paths in information technology.
  • The program is currently available in Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii.
$2,500 per year, renewable for up to four years for a total value of $10,000.
Questions? contact Parker Leavitt, parker.leavitt@vcore.com
Click here or on the logo to be notified when the scholarship window is open.

The Thiel Fellowship gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things instead of sitting in a classroom.

Click here or on the graphic to apply.

No application deadline.

 

Great list of scholarships with a focus on Native Hawaiian advancement.
Click here or on the graphic to connect. See the list in the sidebar.

Helpful FAFSA Links

 

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2019-20 FAFSA

 https://blog.ed.gov/2018/09/7-things-you-need-2019-20-fafsa/

2019-20 FAFSA Worksheet

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2019-20-fafsa-worksheet.pdf

2019-20 FAFSA (this is the paper FAFSA)

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2019-20-fafsa.pdf

You Tube Video on Completing the FAFSA

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

FSA ID FAQs (everything you need to know about FSA ID including what to do if you forgot your username/password:

https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/pub/faq.htm

Completing the FAFSA Instructions (line-by-line instructions:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2019-20-completing-fafsa.pdf

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Financial Aid Night PowerPoint from 9/24/2019
 
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WHAT: Students of the Year is a philanthropic leadership development program during which students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidates in each community who raises the most funds during the seven-week competition.
WHO: Candidates are highly-motivated high school leaders leading a multigenerational team. Students may compete individually or as a team of two or three co-candidates. Team members can be fellow classmates, family members or friends who are passionate about the Mission of LLS.
$1,500.00
Click here or on the logo to apply. See the flyer in the sidebar for more information.
Deadline - January 1, 2020.
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$10,000.00
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Eligibility

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • graduate from a high school in the United States during the 2019-20 academic year (applicants living in a U.S. territory or commonwealth or on a U.S. Armed Forces base, as well as homeschooled students, also are eligible.); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 3, 2020 (or until 25,000 applications are submitted)

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$20,000.00

  • Embody good sportsmanship and strong moral character.
  • Display academic excellence.
  • Are passionate and committed to empowering the community in which they live.
  • Are confident and enthusiastic about being a leader.
  • Come from diverse backgrounds.

Click here or on the logo to apply.

Deadline - January 3, 2020

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Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.
$2,000.00
Click here or on the logo to apply. See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - December 31, 2019
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New Warrior Scholarships
For high-achieving freshmen students.
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Only one (1) application required for all the New Warrior Scholarships!
Deadline - January 15, 2020.
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  • high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test
  • plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study. 
  • Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.
$11,000.00/yr for 4 years
Deadline - January 17, 2020
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South Pacific Islander Organization
3 $5,000.00 Scholarships
  • Academic
  • Extra-Curricular
  • Community Leadership
Eligibility:
  • Pacific Islander descent
  • Attending an accredited institution of higher education in 2020
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA equivalent (for Academic)
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 17, 2020
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$20,000
  • Focus on: financially needy, first generation, strong on community service and leadership
  • Asian, and/or Pacific Islander
  • 2.7 GPA
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 22, 2020