Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships listed by deadline:
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Representatives from the UH financial aid office are available to assist you. They can be reached via email at: [email protected].
 
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Opp U Achievers Scholarship $2,500 Deadline: June 30, 2022
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 June 30, December 31, September 30, March 31
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes and Scholarship $5,000.00 Deadline: August 31, 2022
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The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes is open to students between the ages of 14 and 19. Students are invited to register for a High School Summer Pass, which will allow them to workout at the Planet Fitness location of their choice for free, all summer long. All participants in this free summer program are entered into a scholarship sweepstakes. A $500 winner is selected from each state, along with one $5,000 grand prize winner.

Matchlighters Scholarship Free college counseling Deadline: September 1, 2022
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The Matchlighters Scholars Program pairs high-achieving students from low-income households with experienced college counselors – and it's totally free.

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Fall 2022 Statewide Scholarship Workshops
Our virtual scholarship informational webinars will help you learn:
- How to access over $70 million dollars in scholarships that are awarded to Hawai‘i students each year to help pay for college, regardless of family income.
- Tips on applying for scholarships. Meet representatives from Hawai‘i Community Foundation, University of Hawai‘i Foundation, and Sallie Mae who will provide you with information on how to search and apply for scholarships.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.



Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000.00 Deadline: October 31, 2022
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Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

 

Applicants must:

Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.| Must be a legal U.S. resident.| Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.| This award is for U.S. students.

Submit an online written response to the question:

"Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)

 

Requires a Unigo account.

Elks CA-HI Vocational Grant $2,000 Deadline: 3-6 months before program begins
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CB BigFuture Scholarship $500, then grows Deadline: February 28, 2022

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.

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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!

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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.

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Great list of scholarships with a focus on Native Hawaiian advancement.
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Fall 2022 Statewide Financial Aid Nights
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.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following webinars.







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2 more great LOCAL financial aid tools.s
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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).

 

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Webinar Recording - Downloadable Version

Webinar Recording - YouTube Version

Webinar Slides
Additional Financial Aid Resources

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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.

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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.