Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Hawaii USA FCU Scholarships $2,000.00 Deadline: February 10, 2023
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We support education at every age and stage
  • Must be a primary HawaiiUSA member for at least 12 consecutive months prior to applying
  • If you are not yet a HawaiiUSA member become one today so you can apply for the scholarship in future years.
  • HawaiiUSA account(s) are in good standing (show a history of responsible money management)
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during the upcoming academic school year
  • Prior recipients of the HawaiiUSA Scholarship may reapply and will be evaluated with current applicants.

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Minuteman Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship: National Guard $10,000.00 Deadline: February 14, 2023
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Hawaii's own scholarship.
Full Tuition/fees or Room/Board (Up to $10K per year)
Up to $1200 a year, book stipend
ROTC cadet stipend each month up to $420
Earn E-5 drill pay upon contracting

Call SSG Taylor Kiaha (808) 319-7504

Deadlines: 11/16/2022, 2/14/2023, 5/15/2023

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Citizen-Scholar Awards $1,000.00 Deadline: February 15, 2023
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PURPOSE 
To recognize public high school seniors who best exemplify citizenship in school and the community, contribute to making our state a better place, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better. 

Download the Kaiser HS application in the sidebar or get one in H101.

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program $5,000.00 Deadline: February 15, 2023
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Eligibility

• Open to Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents

• Must attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2023-2024 school year

• Must demonstrate financial need

• Must attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)

• May apply as an Undergraduate or Graduate degree-seeking student

• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarships $2,500.00 Deadline: February 15, 2023
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Hawai‘i Community Foundation has over $7 million a year available for scholarships from more than 300 funds to make the road to college—and graduation—possible.

 

Login to HCF’s Scholarship Manager at 
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Hawaii Self Storage Scholarships $1,000.00 Deadline: February 15, 2023
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Since 2005, Hawai'i Self Storage (HSS) awards financial scholarships to eligible students to pursue and
obtain a college degree. This program is designed to help and support students financially to develop
into future leaders in our community. 10 students will be selected for the scholarships, and it will be
awarded based on required written essay and eligibility.

See the QR code and app in the sidebar.

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship $10,000.00 Deadline: February 20, 2023
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Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

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Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation $20,000.00 Deadline: February 21, 2023
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The Foundation awards scholarships to the most deserving applicants on the basis of academic standing, leadership ability, financial need, and a commitment to pursue a career in Business.

Click here or on the logo to apply.

Ho'oilina Travel Industry Management (TIM) Scholarship $27,000.00 a year for 4 years. Deadline: February 24, 2023
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The Ho‘oilina scholarship is a four-year scholarship (up to $27k per year) awarded to four (4) Hawai‘i public high school graduates (one from each county) who enroll at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and declare a major in Travel Industry Management (TIM). The annual funding pays for: tuition, fees, books, meals and on-campus housing.

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HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship - Senior Athletes $5,000.00 Deadline: February 24, 2023
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The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship.

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Odo Leadership Scholarship $1,000.00 Deadline: February 26, 2023
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The Jordan & Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates leadership in his/her community

To qualify for the scholarship, the student must: (1) be a senior at a Hawaii high school; (2) attend a two- or four-year college; and (3) have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). 

For more information, please visit www.odoscholarship.org/scholarship

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Odo Educator Scholarship $1,000.00 Deadline: February 26, 2023
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The Jordan & Cara Odo Scholarship Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student who seeks a future career as an educator.  To qualify for the scholarship, the student must: (1) be a senior at a Hawaii high school; (2) attend a two- or four-year college; and (3) have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). 

For more information, please visit www.odoscholarship.org/scholarship

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

HAHPERD Scholarship - Career in teaching health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership. $1,000.00 Deadline: February 28, 2023
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The Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance offers two $750 scholarships for high school seniors and two $1250 scholarships for college/university students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership for the 2023-24 school year.

Must create a Scholar's App account.

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Women's League CUC: Scudder Scholarship - Female Christian UH System $1,000.00 Deadline: February 28, 2023
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This scholarship, established by the Women’s Society of Central Union Church in 1915 in memory of Mrs. Ruth C. Scudder, who was the wife of former CUC Pastor Dr. Doremus Scudder, is awarded to a woman of Christian affiliation from Hawaii and is attending school within the University of Hawaii system.

Must create a Scholar's App account.

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Women's League of CUC: Rewick Educational Aid Fund - Any post high school $1,000.00 Deadline: February 28, 2023
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This scholarship, established by the Central Union Church Women’s League in 1968 and later renamed the fund to honor former Senior Minister Dr. Kenneth O. Rewick, and former CUC Preschool Director Mrs. Doris A. Rewick, is awarded to students from Hawaii who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in any accredited school for undergraduate or graduate college training, or for other specialized training beyond high school.

Must create a Scholar's App account.

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CB BigFuture Scholarship $500, then grows Deadline: February 28, 2023

All juniors: Make yourself eligible for $500 and $40,000 scholarships each month. Earn entries in monthly drawings for scholarships by completing steps to plan for college. The sooner you start and the more steps you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win. This month’s entries will continue to be included in upcoming monthly drawings. Read the Official Rules here.

Earn your first drawing entry now by building your college list of six or more schools.

Start Here

 

Step 1: Build Your College List: $500 until June 30, 2022.

Step 2:  Practice for the SAT: $500 until October 31, 2022.

Step 3: Explore Scholarships: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Step 4: Strengthen Your College List: $500 until October 31, 2022.

Step 5: Complete the FAFSA: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Step 6: Apply to Colleges: $500 until February 28, 2023.

Finish all 6: Chance to win $40,000.00!

UH System Common Scholarship $Varies Deadline: 3/1/2023
uThere are numerous scholarships offered through the UH System Common Scholarship application. There is one application for all UH System scholarships, and by filling out the application, you will automatically be matched to any funds for which you are eligible.
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ODKF Ambassador of Aloha Scholarships $3,500.00 Deadline: 3/1/2023
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For full-time, undergraduates attending an accredited college or high school seniors demonstrating financial need. Applicant must be a resident of Hawaii and a U.S. citizen; must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; and must participate in canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, diving, water polo, sailing, or volleyball, with a record of accomplishments and intention to compete in college. Applicants should demonstrate the spirit of aloha through leadership and community involvement. Multiple one-time scholarships available generally ranging from $1,000 to $3,500 each.
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Foundation 649 Scholarship $4,000.00 Deadline: 3/1/2023
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Foundation 649 is a 501c3 that discovers and empowers young, talented Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are actively elevating and serving their communities across the country.
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Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship $10,000.00 Deadline: 3/2/2023
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The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to students who are at least 14 years of age. To enter, you must submit an original design for a Christmas card, holiday card, birthday card, or all - occasion greeting card. All designs or photographs must be the original work of the applicant.
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Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union Scholarship $1,000.00 Deadline: 3/3/2023
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Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union awards a scholarship each year to an incoming college freshman in recognition of academic excellence. 
Each applicant must be a member of Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union before the submission deadline.
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Army ROTC Scholarship $100,000.00 Deadlines: 10/7/22, 1/13/23, 3/6/23
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Scholarships and other monetary support are available when you join Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), which allow you to focus on your education by relieving some of the financial pressure. You'll graduate with a respected and secure career path as an Army Officer, and with less debt for the school years your scholarship covers.
You’re eligible to apply for a ROTC scholarship—which could get you up to 100% tuition coverage—if you’re a high school student enrolling in college, enrolled in college, or an active-duty enlisted Soldier.
Doodle for Google $30,000.00 Deadline: 3/7/2023
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This year’s Doodle for Google theme is:

I am grateful for…

Filipino Women's League Community Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: 3/11/2023
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In 2023, the Filipino Women's League will be offering two scholarships:
Filipino Women's League Scholarship
This organization which promotes Filipino sisterhood through culture, companionship, and community service is looking for outstanding Hawaii high school seniors of Filipino heritage.
Estrellita Taguba Ebersole Scholarship
In honor of Estrellita "Lita" Taguba Ebersole, this scholarship is looking for outstanding Hawaii high school seniors of Filipino heritage.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
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Horatio Alger National Scholarship - Juniors $25,000.00 Deadline: 3/15/2023
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As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, and the District of Columbia. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.
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Horatio Alger Hawaii Scholarship - Juniors $10,000.00 Deadline: 3/15/2023
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State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.
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QuestBridge: College Prep Scholars Program for Juniors $1,000.00 + MORE Deadline: 3/22/2023
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Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. College Prep Scholars are over five times more likely than other applicants to receive full four-year scholarships through the National College Match.
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The HIJC Foundation Scholarship Program $1,000.00 Deadline: 3/31/2023
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From inception, the Foundation commitment has been to serve the needs of our diverse communities and people of Hawaii through charitable giving for educational, charitable, scientific, and religious programs, projects, and activities.
Submit the application form, photo, and essay by mail to HIJC Foundation 1710 Hoolana St. Pearl City, HI 96732 by midnight 3/31/2023.
See the app in the sidebar.
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship $10,000.00/year for 4 years Deadline: 3/31/2023
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Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2023, up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student’s choice.
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Bayer Hawaii Life Science Scholarship $1,000.00 Deadline: 4/1/2023
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Students of all public and private high schools in the State of Hawaii who will be graduating in good standing this year and will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a postsecondary education in a discipline related to the life sciences.
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Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: 4/3/2023
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Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each are awarded to graduating high school seniors who will enroll in any two- or four-year state or nationally accredited institution of higher learning in the 2023-2024 academic year. This scholarship is open only to HEA members, their children and/or their grandchildren. Preference is given to those intending to major in education.

Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year. Employees, officers and directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employee, officer or director are not eligible to apply.

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Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund $7,500.00 Deadline: 4/3/2023
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The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund is focused on helping economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education.
10 – $7,500 Scholarships for High School Seniors and 1st Year College Students
Planning to Attend a University/College in the U.S. in the Fall of 2023.
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OLA: Organization of Latino Actuaries Scholarship $7,500.00 Deadline: 4/15/2023
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We, the Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA), are inviting your advanced math students who are of Latine descent to apply to our 2023-2024 academic scholarship program. OLA will award academic scholarships up to $7,500 to students who are interested in pursuing the actuarial profession.
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Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: 4/30/2023
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The Ukulele Festival Hawaii Scholarship Program is funded by Ukulele Festival Hawaii, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Roy and Kathy Sakuma. 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. 

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Dong Ji Hoi Dr. Syngman Rhee Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: 4/30/2023
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SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Whether you are a new applicant or a past recipient of the Dr. Syngman Rhee Scholarship, you must submit the following documents in order to be considered for the current year’s scholarship received by April 30th:​

Scholarship Application Form

Official School Transcript

Two Letters of Recommendation (by educators)

Personal Essay

Personal Bio (not to exceed 150 words)

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PB&J Scholarship - Overcoming personal challenges. Deadline- 5/31/2023. $1,000.00 Deadline: 5/31/2023
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The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.
  • Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:
    medical issues
    peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
    family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.
Click here or on the logo for more information.
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Minecraft Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: 7/31/2023
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The $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship is open to high school and college students. You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit an essay of at least 500 words that details your opinion on how Minecraft can be a positive influence on education and career development in order to be considered for this award.
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Elks CA-HI Vocational Grant $2,000 Deadline: 3-6 months before program begins
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Thiel Fellowship $100,000 Deadline: None
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.
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Great list of scholarships with a focus on Native Hawaiian advancement.
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Kapi‘olani CC's Community Workshop on Financial Aid:
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2 Great Financial Aid Tools
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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.