Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Heisman High School Scholarship $10,000.00 Deadline: October 19, 2021
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.
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Voice of Democracy Scholarship $1,000 minimum Deadline: (KHS) October 21, 2021

Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.
Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school.
A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000.
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The 2021-22 theme is: America: Where Do We Go From Here?
Essay, Audio and Entry Form due by email or on USB stick to Mr. Martinez
by KHS's deadline of 3:00pm Thursday, October 21, 2021 to:

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The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Studentsc 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 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern.


  • How to get access to over $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds from the federal government to help pay for college.
  • Tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
  • How to access over $70 million dollars in scholarships and grants that are awarded to Hawai‘i students each year to help pay for college, regardless of family income.
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Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards $3,500.00 Deadline: November 14, 2021

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 23rd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Public Service & Social Justice, Sports & Fitness, Sustainability and Technology.

Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America's priorities in the classroom and workforce.

The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers. Follow LOFT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award $500.00 Deadline: November 15, 2021
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women between the ages of 14 and 18 for volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment and working to end discrimination and poverty.

The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It's what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established this award to honor the memory of this unique woman and her dedication to volunteer action.

The Violet Richardson Award program begins at the local Soroptimist club level, where the type of award varies from a certificate and recognition at a club meeting or special event, to a monetary gift to the young woman and/or her charity. Applications to clubs should be received by November 15 of each year. Clubs should submit their winning applicant's application, media consent form and transmittal form to their district representative by February 1 of each year. Each district will have one Violet Richardson Award winner and she will be recognized and receive her award at our annual conference.

District Representative contact information is available in the Founder Region roster.
For more information, please contact Rene Tokunaga at or (808) 497-1361
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See the flyer for more information.
National College Match $1,000.00 Deadline: December 6, 2021

Reaching college is one of the biggest dreams of Hispanic families and you are on your way to achieving it.

“Make the U” is an educational program from Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation that offers financial relief to Hispanic youth on their path to higher education.

If you have maintained academic excellence, have dedicated service to the community, and have demonstrated leadership, your effort could be rewarded by winning one of: 100 SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH $1,000 EACH* for a grand total of $100,000 in support of higher education for Hispanics.

App will go live 9/1/2021

Opp U Achievers Scholarship $2,500 Deadline: December 31, 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 December 31, March 31, June 30
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Navy ROTC $180,000 Deadline: December 31, 2021

A single scholarship could pay for your entire college experience. By applying for the $180,000 Navy ROTC Scholarship for high school seniors, you can get four years of university expenses covered.

These Navy scholarships provide students the opportunity to attend over 170 colleges and universities throughout the United States, which include Harvard, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and more.

Application Opens: April 1, 2021
Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2021


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HGEA Kendall and Okata Scholarships $2,5000 Deadline: January 18, 2022
hYou or a family member must be an HGEA member.
Kendall - applying for university or college oon a full-time basis.
Okata - applying to community college or vocational, trade or other post-high school study on a full-time basis.
Hawaii Self Storage Student Scholarship $1,000 Deadline: February 13, 2022

Hawaii Self Storage Student Scholarship

up to $1,000 

Deadline is Feb 13, 2022

To qualify, the student must be: 
a resident of Hawai'i
High School seniors
be accepted and enrolled full-time at a 4-year college or university
be able to complete the essay question

Please use this link to apply:


CB Opportunity Scholarship $500, then grows Deadline: February 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 $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.
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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

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.

Click on the Titles to see more.


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.