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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
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
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients (“scholars”) extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events.
$ - varies
Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadliine - January 28, 2019
One of our greatest local sources of scholarships with over $6 Million available!
Click here or the logo to apply.
See the flyer in the sidebar for more information and Tips & Tricks.
Deadline - January 31, 2018.
**ROTC Scholarships**
Air Force - Deadline January 31, 2019
Marines - Deadline March 1, 2019

The Takitani Scholarship applications are now ONLINE!

An outstanding graduating senior will be selected from Kaiser to receive a $2,000 scholarship. From this group, finalists from each school district, the Hawaii Catholic Schools, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools will be selected to receive an additional $3,000 scholarship. Three outstanding scholars will be selected from among the  finalists for the top awards.

Karen Uno Distinguished Student Award $ 8,000

Aiko Takitani Outstanding Student Award $10,000

Mamoru Takitani Outstanding Student Award $10,000

Click here or the graphic to apply.

Deadline to submit completed application to Ms Nii in H-101 - Friday, February 1, 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.
The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship.
Click here or on the graphic to apply. See the app in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 8, 2019

Applicant must:

  • Be a classified, degree-seeking student
  • Be attending an institution in Hawai‘i or the continental U.S.
  • Be a full-time student unless specifically noted in the Scholarship Listing
  • Be attending a two or four-year accredited* institution
Award amounts vary
Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadline - February 8, 2019

Scholarships will be awarded based on Academic Standing, Leadership, Honors and Awards, Community Service, Merit, Recommendations, and Financial Need. 

Twelve (12) awards at $2,000 for graduating high school seniors planning to attend any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be a HawaiiUSA member for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to applying, have an account in good standing, and presently be a high school senior or attending an accredited institution of higher education. 

Questions? Contact Marcy Higa-Antonio at or 808-844-8024.

Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadline - February 13, 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.

This program is designed to help and support students financially to develop into future leaders in our community.
Click here or the graphic to apply.
See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 15, 2019
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

Have you promoted vegetarianism in your high school and/or community?


Click here or the logo to apply. See the application in the sidebar.

Deadline - February 20, 2019

Women's League of Central Union Church
Hurry - only the first 50 applications are reviewed.
Click here or the logo to apply. Apps available in H101.
Deadline - February 28, 2019.
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 or call (808) 956-6203.
Deadline - March 1, 2019
Create a Greeting Card Scholarship
Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
Click here or the graphic to apply.
Deadline - March 1, 2019.

This scholarship is looking for:

  • Hawai'i high school seniors of Filipino Ancestry
  • 3.7 GPA or higher
  • Students who plan on enrolling full-time at a college in Hawai'i


Click here or the graphic for more details. See the flyer in the sidebar.

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.
BBB Torch Talk Scholarship
Submit a 500-word essay discussing Why BBB and Trust are important to local businesses and communities.
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.

100th Infantry Battalion Scholarship.

These scholarships will be awarded to deserving students, who are recognized not only for excellence in academics and community service, but also for their pursuit in promoting the legacy of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) so that others will value freedom, loyalty, patriotism and trust.


Click here or the graphic for more information. See the sidebar for the app and details.

Deadline - March 22, 2019

Leadership Award for Students of Samoan Ancestry
Gustav Hannemann Leadership Award (Male)
Faiaso Soliai Hannemann Leadership Award (Female)
Mufi Hannemann will also be awarding $500 scholarships to two senior students, one male and one female, who demonstrate the academic promise and leadership potential Samoans will need to fulfill their roles as citizens and to contribute to the progress and prosperity of Hawaii and our nation.
Click here or on the graphic to apply. See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - March 31, 2019
Scholarship opportunity for students pursuing STEM related fields: engineering, architecture or construction management.
Applications available in H101 or email:
Deadline - March 31, 2019.

All Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents planning to attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2019-20 school year are eligible.

Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadline - March 31, 2019
David S. Ishii Foundation / Yasuko Asada Memorial College Scholarship Fund
Must be involved in the 2018-2019 golf season in Hawaii.
Click here or on the graphic to apply.
Deadline - April 16, 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.
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.

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.


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.

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

2019-20 FAFSA Worksheet

2019-20 FAFSA (this is the paper FAFSA)

You Tube Video on Completing the FAFSA

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

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

Menlo DECA Club Scholarship
  • Similar to our Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Covers Tuition & Fees plus offers a $4K housing bonus
  • Must have won a DECA competition, either solo or as part of a team
See flyer for more details.
Deadline - April 1, 2019