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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Below are some recommended scholarships with upcoming deadlines:
Financial Aid Night PowerPoint from 9/24/2019
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The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better
place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment;
and working to end discrimination and poverty.
Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of
particular interest.
Click on the logo to apply.
Deadline - November 15, 2019
FAFSA Completion Workshop
HawaiiUSA FCU Community Rooms 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817
Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:00am-1:30pm (Check-in at 10:30am)


  • HACAC, in partnership with HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, will be hosting another FAFSA Completion Workshop to file and submit the FAFSA.
  • This FREE workshop is open to seniors (class of 2020) and their families. This FREE workshop is also open to current college students needing to submit the FAFSA.
  • To get a headcount, we are asking students/families to register their attendance.
  • Students/families are not required to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. They may leave once the FAFSA has been filed.

See the flyer for more information.

Ambassador of Aloha
  • Participating in one or more of “Duke’s Sports” with a record of accomplishments and an intent to compete in college. Duke’s Sports include canoeing, swimming, diving, surfing, water polo, sailing, kayaking and volleyball.
  • In financial need.
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Actively demonstrating the aloha spirit through leadership and community involvement.

Click on the logo for more information and to apply.


Duke Award


The Duke Award is a one-time, $25,000 award, created to recognize an outstanding Hawaii high school senior who exemplifies the character and personality traits of Duke Kahanamoku.

Must be nominated by Mr. Chee, Coach, Counselor, or Mr. Mew - ask them today!

Deadline for both - November 24, 2019
Textbook Credits
Student/family coaching and counseling
  • Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 (i.e. AVID)
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation
  • Earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college
  • Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year
Apply online at:
Deadline - December 1, 2019
$1,000.00 - $50,000.00
  • Academic achievements
  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Length of employment (enrichment awards only)
  • Work experience (James W. McLamore "WHOPPER" Scholarship only)
  • Financial information (James W. McLamore "WHOPPER" Scholarship only)

Click here or on the logo to apply.

Deadline - December 15, 2019 (or when cap reaches 50,000).
  • $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000
  • High school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace
  • Awards recipients are ethnically and economically diverse
  • These qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college
Deadline - December 15, 2019.
Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship
Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining their relationship with Final Fantasy games and how it has made them a better student.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - December 20, 2019
Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.
Click here or on the logo to apply. See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - December 31, 2019
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • graduate from a high school in the United States during the 2019-20 academic year (applicants living in a U.S. territory or commonwealth or on a U.S. Armed Forces base, as well as homeschooled students, also are eligible.); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-21 academic year.
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 3, 2020 (or until 25,000 applications are submitted)
New Warrior Scholarships
For high-achieving freshmen students.
Only one (1) application required for all the New Warrior Scholarships!
Deadline - January 15, 2020.
South Pacific Islander Organization
3 $5,000.00 Scholarships
  • Academic
  • Extra-Curricular
  • Community Leadership
  • Pacific Islander descent
  • Attending an accredited institution of higher education in 2020
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA equivalent (for Academic)
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 17, 2020
  • Focus on: financially needy, first generation, strong on community service and leadership
  • Asian, and/or Pacific Islander
  • 2.7 GPA
Click here or on the logo to apply.
Deadline - January 22, 2020


Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

Eligible applicants:

  • Intend to enroll at an accredited college or university
  • Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.
  • Must be at least a senior in high school.
  • If selected as a finalist, the finalist must be in North or Central America on April 23-25 and be available to fly to Los Angeles in order to remain eligible for the scholarship. All travel expenses will be covered by Point.

Award amount varies

Click here or on the logo for more information.

Deadline - January 28, 2020

KS College Scholarships

1 Application, 3 Scholarships Available for the 2020-2021 Academic Year



Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and complete a written essay.


Scholarship for undergraduate students attending Arizona State University.


Scholarship for students pursuing a career in Hawaiian culture-based educational teaching.

Click on the logo to learn more.

Deadline - January 31, 2020.

ROTC Scholarships
  • Full tuition, fees, books, uniforms, yearly allowance
  • Check each for participating colleges and universities.
  • 4-8 years active service obligation.
  • Additional benefits
Click on their logo to apply.
Navy deadline - December 31, 2019
Air Force deadline - January 17, 2020
Army deadline - February 4, 2020
For the 2020 year, each participating Rotary Club will select a student to receive a $5,000 HRYF scholarship for tuition only. From these selections made by Rotary Clubs, an HRYF committee then selects one student attending a mainland university to receive a $10,000 Maurice J. Sullivan scholarship and another student attending a university in Hawaii to receive the $10,000 Joanna L. Sullivan scholarship, instead of the $5,000 Club award.
See the application in the sidebar.
Click here or the logo to apply.
Deadline - February 7, 2020.

Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2020.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Participate in at least one sport recognized by their league during their high school career.
  • Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.
  • Submit an official transcript with the GPA verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty.

Click here or on the logo for more information; also see the flyer and application in the sidebar.

Deadline - February 7, 2020
$5,000.00/year for 4 years = $20,000.00


Students who have a goal of a career in Business.

An actual major in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or any other Business field is no longer a requirement provided the student can explain how they plan to achieve their goal.

Submit a two-page business plan sharing information on a proposed business they would open.  

Deadline February 14, 2019.
Click here or the logo for more information.
Mānoa STAR Scholarships
Over 400 scholarships available for freshmen.
Click on the logo to see what you can get!
Deadline - February 15, 2020.
Click here or the logo to apply.
See the app in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 15, 2020
Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college (U.S. based only).
Click here or on the graphic to apply. See the application in the sidebar.
Deadline - February 20, 2020
University of Hawai‘i System Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities are available for students attending any of the University of Hawai‘i campuses.
Deadline - March 1, 2020.
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.

Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.

Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.

The finalists will again be decided by voting!

Click here or the logo to enter.

Deadline - March 2nd, 2020.


Demonstrate support for, as well as to commemorate the historic achievements of, the ILWU

Encourage greater awareness and understanding among young people about the ILWU’s economic, social, and political contributions to Hawaii.

For children of ILWULocal142 members whose struggles made Hawaii the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic community it is today.

Open to the family members of existing, retired and deceased ILWULocal142 members.


Deadline - April 1, 2020.

Click here or on the logo to apply.


  • Intended to encourage more women to pursue career paths in information technology.
  • The program is currently available in Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii.
$2,500 per year, renewable for up to four years for a total value of $10,000.
Questions? contact Parker Leavitt,
Click here or on the logo to be notified when the scholarship window is open.

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: