Scholarships & Financial Aid
College App reimbursement for Native Hawaiians! $75.00, first 100 to apply!
Manawa Kūpono is now offering an application for college fee reimbursements!
Our College Application Fee Reimbursement project is made possible through funds from the Native Hawaiian Education Program under the U.S. Department of Education. This reimbursement project is available for $75.00 to the first 100 students who meet the following criteria:
Please complete the following documents to be considered for the fee reimbursement:
All forms (in the sidebar) may be uploaded to our Dropbox: http://go.hawaii.edu/
This project ceases when all funds are depleted.
Should you have any questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program. Deadline - 5/15/2021.
20 scholarships to Hawaii students at $5,000 apiece.
The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in healthcare, including both clinical and non-clinical roles. Preference is provided to students with financial need and/or from underrepresented communities.
See the flyer in the sidebar.
Forbes 30 Under 30 Mentorship for first gen, BIPOC. Deadline - 5/16/2021.
Close the Gap Foundation is partnering with Forbes to launch a first-of-its-kind mentorship program that pairs first-gen, BIPOC students with Forbes 30 Under 30 listmakers to bridge the network gap.
2021 Longs Senior Scholarship Program. Business interest. Deadline - 5/21/2021.
See the app in the sidebar.
Wisdom For Wisdom: Free wisdom teeth removal. Deadline - 5/27/2021
With college costs continuing to rise, we want to do our part to help.
Oral Surgery Hawaii is thrilled to host its Wisdom For Wisdom program. This program will provide free wisdom teeth removal to three local students to help offset some of their college expenses, like textbooks. These students will also be treated using EXPAREL, a non opioid, long-lasting treatment that will ensure a healthy recovery after the procedure.
If you are a student in or around Honolulu and need your wisdom teeth removed, or know a student deserving of this program, we encourage you to apply or share this information today!
Click here to begin.
Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e) Scholarship. Deadline - 5/28/2021
The AAa/e Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities and scholarships for students and other individuals in the profession of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Apply here.
KCC Lunalilo Scholars Program. Deadline - 5/28/2021.
This program is an opportunity for non-college bound students to transform their lives through education. The program was designed to support students who lack the family and financial support to attend college, or have life challenges that make attending college difficult. Applicants must be able to attend Kapiʻolani Community College and a Summer Bridge Program.
Preference is given to applicants of Native Hawaiian ancestry.
Award: tuition, books and fees
See the App and Referral Form in the sidebar.
Hui Makaala Scholarship - Okinawan Ancestry or Interest. Deadline - 5/31/2021.
Our goal is to promote the Okinawan culture and Uchinanchu Spirit through awarding educational scholarships to Hawaii's college-bound students who have an interest in and have contributed to the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Dong Ji Hoi, Dr. Syngman Rhee Scholarship: Korean Ancestry. Deadline - 5/31/2021
Applicants must be of at least 50% Korean Ethnicity, a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident, and a resident of Hawai'i.
This scholarship is available to college-bound high school or college undergraduates.
Deadline: All required documents must be received or postmarked by May 31, 2021.
For scholarship applications, email email@example.com.
Mail required documents to: Dong Ji Hoi
1832 Liliha Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Haw'n Lodge Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship. Deadline - 5/31/2021
Purpose of the scholarship is to provide a $1500 grant to a high school student within the State of Hawaii, who has been accepted for or attends full time enrollment in an accredited college or university, leading to a Bachelor's degree.
Applications available in H-101, attached, and on Naviance. NOTE: Must have Counselor's Signature on the HS Guidance Counselor Name.
Paubox Kahikina Scholarship: College-bound Hawaiian interested in computer science. Deadline - 5/31/2021.
The primary objective of the Paubox Kahikina Scholarship is to encourage Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in computer science and software development.
The Paubox Kahikina Scholarship is recurring in nature. In other words, recipients receive $1,000 per year until they graduate (5 year maximum).
Kahikina Scholarship Criteria
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Scholarship (HCCNC). Deadline - 5/31/2021.
The goal of this scholarship is to support future leaders as role models for the Hawai‘i community. This scholarship program is aimed at strengthening the pipeline of Bay Area college-bound students and ensuring retention so that more students obtain their degrees, support qualified Kama‘aina, and assist them in making the transition from high school to college, and from Hawai‘i to the mainland.
BigSun Athletics Scholarship. Deadline - 6/19/2021.
Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship. Deadline - 6/30/2021.
See the app in the sidebar.
OppU Achievers Scholarship. Deadline - 6/30/2021
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
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
Spring 2021 Statewide Financial Aid Information Nights. For Seniors. Wednesdays: 5/6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27/2021.
Our virtual financial aid informational webinars will help you learn:
- 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.
HEY CLASS OF 2021 STUDENTS! Get FREE help completing the FAFSA
MAY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP DATES
May 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Think your family makes too much $$ to qualify for Financial Aid?
Guess again! There’s still time to access over $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds from the federal government to help pay for college, regardless of your family income — all you need to do is complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
WHAT INFO TO HAVE READY FOR
FOR MORE INFORMATION
May 3, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
Registration Code (same to access all sessions): https://hawaii.zoom.us/
Click the link above or the logo to go to the registration page.
Why You Should Complete the FAFSA 2020-2021
UHM COP Second Chance: accepting applications on rolling basis until filled.
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.