Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
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Representatives from the UH financial aid office are available to assist you. They can be reached via email at: fafsa@hawaii.edu.
 
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Distinguished Young Women A share of $20,000 Deadline: September 18, 2020

Be a part of our 2021 class and our new virtual program!d

Visit www.dywhawaii.org and click on Apply Today

Questions? hawaii@distinguishedyw.org www.dywhawaii.org

Visit our FB page: Distinguished Young Women of Hawaii •

Earn Scholarships for College • Make Lifelong Friends • Develop Skills for Your Future Success

Over $20,000 in cash awarded at the State Finals, $125,000 at the National Finals, and over $1billion available in college tuition grants nationwide, including Hawaii Pacific University.

Meet other high school seniors from across the state and nation that share your goals and interests. Become a member of the lifetime Distinguished Young Women of Hawaii sorority of professional women. Be part of the premier leadership development program in the state. Meet successful women in your community, learn how to build your resume, interview effectively and present yourself as the accomplished young person that you are!

Match Scholarship $200,000 Deadline: September 29, 2020
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Match Scholarship Recipients are granted early admission to one of QuestBridge's college partners with a full four-year scholarship, worth over $200,000. Our college partners use a combination of their own funds as well as state and federal aid to fund the scholarship. Please view each college partner's Financial Aid section for further details and see a glossary of financial aid terms.

The Match Scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the college that covers the cost of attendance, including:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Travel expenses
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Opp U Achievers Scholarship $2,500 Deadline: September 30, 2020
The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for themselves and others.
Just answer this essay prompt:
Please tell us why you’re an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams—or the dreams of others—come true?
Deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30
Click here or on the logo to apply.
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AES Scholarship $500 Deadline: October 5, 2020
For seniors going to college.
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 here or on the logo for more information.
Gromet Foundation Scholarship $5,000 Deadline: October 10, 2020
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The Gromet Foundation provides college scholarships to graduates from high schools in the State of Hawaii.  We do not provide scholarships to students from any other state.  The Gromet scholarships are both need-based and merit-based.  Successful applicants are financially disadvantaged while at the same time have shown very high academic ability.
Click here or on the logo for more information.
You MUST come IN PERSON to H101 to get a copy and have it signed by a counselor.
NACME - $2,500.00
NSHSS - $1,000.00
Click on the name to learn more.
Heisman HS Scholarship $5,000 Deadline: October 20, 2020
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The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, 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.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Varies up to $25,000 Deadline: October 25, 2020
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Click on any or the logo to apply.
  • To begin the application process, you should first apply directly to the service academy you wish to attend (i.e. the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy (West Point), and the U.S. Naval Academy).
  • You should then apply for all of the nominations for which you may be eligible including, but not limited to, your elected representatives in Congress (both U.S. Senators and the one U.S. Representative for your district) and the President and Vice President of the United States.s

Deadlines:

Gabbard: 10/2/2020

Case: 10/15/2020

Schatz: 10/23/2020

Hirono: 10/31/2020

Click a Representative's name to link to their app.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship $20,000 Deadline: October 31, 2020
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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. 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 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open! High school seniors can apply here.
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CB Opportunity Scholarship $500, then grows Deadline: October 31, 2020

Step 1: Build Your College List: $500, 100 per month until July 31, 2020.

Step 2: Practice for the SAT; $1,000, 150 per month until October 31, 2020.

Step 3: Improve Your Score; $2,000, 50 per month until January 31, 2020.

Click on the names for more information.

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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000 Deadline: October 31, 2020
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.
Elks National Most Valuable Student up to $50,000 Deadline: November 15, 2020
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Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
LEDA Scholars Program  Free summer in Princeton Deadline: December 14, 2020
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LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who want to be challenged academically, have demonstrated a commitment to their studies, have the desire to be a leader in their families, schools, and communities, and embody LEDA's core values of excellence, integrity, compassion, and community. 

Applicants must be a junior attending a public high school in the U.S. graduating in 2022, a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have DACA Status, have an annual household income under $90,000, and a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
 
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, 2020
Air Force deadline - January 14, 2021
Army deadline - February 4, 2021 (possibly extending to March 4, 2021)
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NROTC Full Tuition Plus Deadline: December 31, 2020
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Juniors - the NROTC Scholarship is open!

RECEIVE FULL TUITION, BOOK STIPEND, AND MORE

  • 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.

Click here or on the logos for more information.

APIA Scholars Scholarship up to $20,000 Deadline: January 14, 2021
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Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Click here or on the logo to apply.

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Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a university or college on a full-time basis. Member must be in good standing for at least one year.

Okata Eligibility:

Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a community college or vocational, trade or other post-high school study on a full-time basis.

NOTE: The application process for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship is the same as the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship. To be considered for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship, you must fill in the checkbox next to “I plan to attend one of the following: community college, vocational or trade school or other post-high school study. If other, please specify:” on the first page of the application, under the APPLICANT section.

Elks National Legacy Awards $4,000 Deadline: February 5, 2021
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For the 2021 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2018, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2018, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2021. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Vocational Grant - 2-year Degree/Diploma/Certificatee
Click here, on the logo, or on the name for more information.
G70 Foundation Scholarship + Internship A share of $10,000 Deadline: April 1, 2021
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This multi-year tuition scholarship + internship, hosted by the G70 Foundation, created in 2002 by employees of Hawaii’s leading design firm, G70, is open to Hawaii High School seniors who will be graduating in 2021, and will be majoring in Architecture, Interior Design, Civil Engineering or Planning.
 
Note: Their goal is to assist qualified students until the completion of their degree through scholarship assistance and summer internship opportunities.
Click here or on the logo for more information.
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Thiel Fellowship $100,000 Deadline: None

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.
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Need money for college? Attend a FREE virtual financial aid informational webinar to learn how to access over $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to help pay for college!

 

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2 more great LOCAL financial aid tools.s
KCC shares 2 links to help you with issues around financial aid:k
Kuilei Courageous Conversations about Financial Aid:
 
Kapi‘olani CC's Community Workshop on Financial Aid:
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Get all your financial aid questions answered for the UH system and BEYOND!
Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams.
Assist students and parents with
  • FAFSA,
  • SAR
  • Award letter questions
For institutional specific questions (awards, disbursements, refunds, etc.) students will be referred to the individual school's financial aid offices.

Speakers Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams from University of Hawai‘i provided answers to questions regarding college admissions and affordability, as well as what steps families can take to see if they qualify for financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

cMissed it live? No problem, click here or on the graphic to view the webinar or download the presentation, or click on the presentation in the sidebar.

And here are links:

Webinar Recording - Downloadable Version

Webinar Recording - YouTube Version

Webinar Slides
Additional Financial Aid Resources

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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.