Scholarships & Financial Aid
HGEA Union Strong Scholarship. Deadline - 7/30/2021.
HGEA is pleased to announce the HGEA Union Strong scholarship will be awarded again this year. Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who graduated from a high school in the state of Hawaii and plan to pursue post-high school study on a full-time basis at a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school.
Applicants must be a member or dependent, for tax purposes, of an HGEA included bargaining unit member who has been in good standing for at least one year prior to July 30, 2021.
The following criteria will be used to determine the scholarship awards.
An essay of not more than 1,000 words as to the importance of labor unions in Hawaii. The essay may be written from a personal point of view or from a historical perspective.
See Naviance for more information.
Coalition for College: Path to College Scholarships for C/O 2022. Deadline - 7/30/2021
Class of 2022: Get a head start on your college application this summer for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
How to enter
Create or log in to your free MyCoalition account and complete the following sections in your Profile:
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Financial Aid Information Night by Hawaii Partners. Dates in August (18, 25), September (1,8,15,22,29), and October (6,13). Register NOW.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHTS
Wednesday, August 18
Wednesday, August 25
Wednesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 8
Wednesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 22
Wednesday, September 29
Wednesday, October 6
Wednesday, October 13
Scholarship Information Nights by Hawaii Partners. 9/9/21, 9/21/21 at 6:00pm HST.
Wednesday, September 9
Wednesday, September 21
The Gates Scholarship. Deadline - 9/15/2021.
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
HIFICU Scholarship. Deadline - 9/30/2021.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
How Will Winners Be Selected?
The scholarship committee will score applicants based on the following criteria:
OppU Achievers Scholarship. Deadline - 9/30/2021
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
Army ROTC Scholarship. First HS Selection Board - 10/18/2021
There are a number of different scholarships available that you can apply for. Army ROTC offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships, which pay full tuition and fees, include a separate allowance for books, and a monthly stipend of up to $5,000 a year. Army ROTC scholarships are not retroactive so it is good to start thinking about your future early.
Navy ROTC Scholarship. Deadline - 1/31/2022.
Applicants must use the online application to complete and submit all the required information in order to apply for the Navy ROTC scholarship.
This online application is extensive and may require several hours to complete. You are able to start the application and save your progress as you complete each section. We have provided an Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering information and to streamline the process of applying for a scholarship.
C/O 2022 CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarship: Deadlines through 2/28/2022
Step 1: Build Your College List: $500 until June 30, 2021.
Step 2: Practice for the SAT: $500 until October 31, 2021.
Step 3: Explore Scholarships: $500 until February 28, 2022.
Step 4: Strengthen Your College List: $500 until October 31, 2021.
Step 5: Complete the FAFSA: $500 until February 28, 2022.
Step 6: Apply to Colleges: $500 until February 28, 2022.
Finish all 6: Chance to win $40,000.00!
Thiel Fellowship. 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.
Native Hawaiian focused scholarships. Deadlines vary
Financial Aid Tools from KCC
Hawai'i P20 answers your financial aid questions: Webinars, Resources, Email them directly. Experts Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams
Get all your financial aid questions answered for the UH system and BEYOND!
Frank Green and Gus Cobb-Adams.
Assist students and parents with
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).
Missed 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:
The College Solution: Financial Aid Tools, FAFSA
2 Great Financial Aid Tools
Click on the Titles to see more.
College Essay Guy Financial Aid Resources: FinAid Award Letter, Appealing your FinAid Award
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.