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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
Sixt Scholars Program
Sixt rent a car has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors who plan to continue their college education. Scholarships are offered each year to students seeking to study full-time at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
$5,000
Click here or the logo to apply.
Deadline - November 30, 2018 (or until 500 applications are received)
General Scholarship
For full-time, undergraduates attending an accredited college or high school seniors demonstrating financial need. Applicant must be a resident of Hawaii, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and participating in canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo, or volleyball, with a record of accomplishments and intention to compete in college.
Apply here or click the graphic.
Deadline - December 1, 2018
     
More commonly referred to as C.O.P., we offer a statewide entry-level freshman program that provides a summer and first-year residential college experience for individuals who are Hawaiʻi residents and who may not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), are academically under prepared, economically disadvantaged, represent a positive role model to communities underrepresented at the UHM, non-traditional, or in need of a structured college entry.
Register here or click the graphic.
See the flyer for more details.
Email maglaya@hawaii.edu with questions.
See this link for Student Testimonials.
Deadline - December 5, 2018

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions!

Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Click on here or on the graphic to learn more.

Deadline: December 5, 2018

Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2019
Save the Dates
December 9, 2018 - Informational Meeting
April 20, 2019 - MHIOT Competition
  • Helping young people develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, self-worth and conviction about their own potential.
  • Win Scholarships for College
Click the graphic or See the flyer for more information.
The LEDA Scholars Program supports high-achieving students from low-income families in gaining admission to selective colleges. Each year, we recruit high school juniors from all over the country, and host them for a completely free seven-week Summer Institute on the campus of Princeton University where they receive academic preparation, leadership development, SAT/ACT prep, and intensive college guidance counseling.

When they return home for their senior year of high school, LEDA counselors support them remotely through each stage of the college application and financial aid process to help these incredible students gain admission to top colleges that are great fits for them academically, socially, and financially.
 
Apply here, or click the graphic.
Deadline - December 10, 2018.

Intended to aid Hawaii high school students who have triumphed over personal challenges to excel in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, and in their community. Scholarship recipients will be selected from students committed to attending the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The scholarship funds will be used to assist the winner(s) tuition at the University of Hawai'i's Mānoa campus.

$1,500+
Click here or the graphic to apply. See the app in the sidebar.
Deadline - December 13, 2018

WE'RE AWARDING $20,000 TO 20 STUDENT ATHLETES!

Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU – not just because you scored the game-winning point – but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community.

Click here or the logo to apply.

Deadline - December 14, 2018.

BK Scholars
Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school.
Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.
Click the logo to register.
Deadline to register - December 15, 2018
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.
Up to $40,000!
Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadline - January 4, 2019.
 

Teens, create an original video to help educate your peers about the dangers of distracted driving. In addition to helping your friends and others stay safe on the road, you'll earn a chance to WIN $10,000 in scholarship money!

15 - 60 second video.

Ages 13-18.

Click here or on the logo to apply.

Deadline - January 6, 2018

  • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
  • Are the first in their families to attend college;
  • Are representative of the APIA community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
  • Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
Max award - $20,000
Deadline - January 10, 2019

 

New Warrior Scholarships are scholarships created with the New Warrior in mind, comprised of:

  • Regents
  • Chancellor’s
  • Mānoa Excellence
  • Mānoa International Excellence
  • Heading Level 2
  • Requirements

 

Students meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply.

  • 3.5 GPA
  • Test Scores (SAT or ACT)
  • UH System Common Scholarship Application
  • NWS Section of Application
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • UH Mānoa Application

 

Click here or on the graphic to apply.

Deadline January 15, 2019.

Charles R. Kendall & Russell K. Okata Scholarship
For HGEA members' children who are applying for university/college; or community college, vocational or trade school, or other post-high school study.
$1,500 - $2,500
Click here, or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 22, 2019

The Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarship is available to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited post-high institution in the United States as recognized by Kamehameha Schools.

Award amounts vary.

Click here or the logo to apply.

Deadline - February 14, 2019.

HRYF's goal is to provide scholarships for Hawaii youth to further their education after high school
Award: $5,000 - $10,000
Download an application here, pick up an application in H-101, or click it in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 6, 2018.
NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Seventeenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions:CLARKSON UNIVERSITY □ UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI □ DREXEL UNIVERSITY □ UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL □ MERRIMACK COLLEGE □ THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO □ ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY □ WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY □ STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OSWEGO
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019* (POSTMARKED)
University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application
By completing one application, students can be considered for numerous scholarships, including those not based on merit or financial need.
Click on the graphic to apply.
Questions? Email scholars@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-6203.
Deadline - March 1, 2019

Encouraging Hawaii's young people by offering four-year college scholarships to pursue an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or related area at any accredited four-year college or university.

$20,000 over 4 years.

Click here or the graphic to apply.

Deadline - March 1, 2019.

#BBB5K Video Scholarship
Create a 90-second video discussing Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities.
$5,000
 
BBB Torch Talk Scholarship
Submit a 500-word essay discussing Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities.
$1,000
 
Deadline - March 11, 2019
For information on both, click here or the graphic.
Elks National
Legacy Awards - $4,000. Deadline February 1, 2019.
Elks - California-Hawaii
Vocational Grant - $2000. Deadline - rolling depending on your program.
Students with Disabilities - $3000. Deadline - March 15, 2019.
2019 HonorsGradU Scholarship: Design A Better Future
Create a design thinking community improvement project based on the LAUNCH Cycle.
Click on the graphic to learn more.
Award: $10,000
Deadline: April 28, 2019.
Ukulele Festival Hawaii builds public awareness and interest in the ukulele as an instrument of virtuoso quality promoting Hawaii’s arts and culture through education, scholarships, and the annual free ukulele festivals.
$2,000.
Click the graphic to apply.
Deadline - April 30, 2019
ACF Visionary Scholarship

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2022, 2021, 2020, or 2019) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US.

Register here or click on the graphic. See the flyer for more details.

Deadline - May 1, 2019.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships: C/O 2020!

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.

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