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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
HAHPERD Scholarship

The Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance offers two $750 scholarship 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 2019-20 school year.

Click here or the graphic to apply.
Deadline - March 15, 2019
Elks - California-Hawaii
Vocational Grant - $2000. Deadline - rolling depending on your program.
Students with Disabilities - $3000. Deadline - March 15, 2019.
Are you applying to one of the CTCL colleges?
These 45 colleges offer a quality liberal arts education, challenging and supporting students academically and personally.
Click on the logo to learn more.
$1,000 renewable to $4,000
Deadline - March 22, 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

Scholarship opportunity for students pursuing STEM related fields: engineering, architecture or construction management.
Applications available in H101 or email:
Deadline - March 31, 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

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

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage your peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

For the video competition:

For both the high school and college categories, the first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Second-place winners will receive $2,000. Third-place winners will receive $1,000. Videos are due April 1.

For the billboard competition:

For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Designs are due March 1.

For the radio competition:

For both high school and college categories, the winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. Recordings are due April 1.

In addition to a scholarship, the winning video may be turned into an Ad Council PSA and distributed nationally to approximately 1,600 TV stations. The winning design may be turned into a billboard and displayed on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards across the U.S. The winning radio spot may be shared on iHeartRadio's national network and radio stations across the U.S.

Here’s what we’re looking for: A video, billboard design or radio spot created to motivate, persuade and encourage your peers to not drive distracted. You have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading this important message. You can speak to your peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives you can impact, the more lives you can save.

The Hunter Garner Scholarship runs annually. If you're interested in applying for the scholarship, you can Start Here.

Thank you for being part of the solution. Thank you for helping us save lives.

Scholarships are for seniors who are Hawaii Education Association (HEA) members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members.
Applications available in H101, download in the sidebar, or click here or the graphic.
Deadline - April 1, 2019
2019-2020 I'm A Bright Kid Foundation Scholarships
Performing Arts or Education
Ronald E. Bright left an indelible mark on the education and theater landscape of Hawai`i and on the lives of those that he mentored.  The vision of the I’m A Bright Kid Foundation is to support the educational endeavors of those that are inspired to teach, and those that wish to pursue careers in the performing arts.
Click here or the logo to apply. See the flyer for more information.
Deadline - April 1, 2019
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
Bayer Hawaii Life Science Scholarship
Deadline - April 2, 2019
Applications in H101, on the side bar, or click on the graphic.
Includes an essay on "CLIMATE CHANGE: REAL OR HOAX."
Applications ONLY available in H101 and attached here and on Naviance.
Deadline - April 5, 2019.


This year, the Friends of Kaiser PTSA is giving out four scholarships to deserving Seniors who exemplify being a Kaiser Cougar.

$1,000 – 1 male and 1 female

$500 – 1 male and 1 female.

Please click on the following link to apply: KHS PTSA Scholarship

Application Deadline is April 7, 2019

Ho'oilina Scholarship
Open exclusively to Hawai‘i public high school graduates who are planning to pursue degrees in the tourism, hospitality, or culinary fields.

For high school graduates attending a Hawai‘i university, we will be awarding a total of five, four-year scholarships of $12,000 per person per year for those admitted to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management or the hospitality programs at Brigham Young University Hawai‘i or Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Beyond having a commendable GPA, leadership skills, volunteer service, and internship experience, prospective candidates must agree to enroll in ‘Ōlelo Hawaiian language and culture classes. We expect this program will incentivize and reward these future tourism and hospitality leaders and establish them as pillars of our community.
For more information, click here or on the logos.
Deadline - April 9, 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.
Chinese Women's Club of Honolulu Scholarship
The CWC offers $1000 and $2000 scholarships to individuals seeking a college education. Applicants must be United States of America citizens, reside in Hawaii and demonstrate anticipated acceptance as a full-time student in an accredited institution of higher education.
Applications available in H101, on Naviance, and in the sidebar.
Deadline - April 19, 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 Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.
  • We welcome all types of ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help address one or more of the Paradigm Challenge Projects.
Click here or on the graphic to learn more.
Deadline - May 1, 2019
Hawaiian Lodge Free and Accepted Masons     
Hawaiian Lodge takes pride in providing opportunities to well-rounded students who show academic promise to pursue a college degree.
Deadline - May 31, 2019
Get the app in H101 or download in the sidebar.
Note: Must have Ms Takashima's signature on the  HS Guidance Counselor Name line.

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: