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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Information
 
 
 
 
Scholarship Information
 
Scholarships will be added to this page as they become available throughout the school year or you can check Naviance. Scholarships are in order based on deadline. Be sure to check the scholarship pages of the schools you may attend for scholarships available directly from the universities/colleges. 
 
Many scholarship applications are turned in incomplete which would disqualify you from the scholarship, so be sure to triple check your application is complete and all requirements have been fulfilled. 
 
As a reminder, never pay for financial aid services as many of these services are available for free in the College and Career Center.  See Ms. Kaneshiro in A1 for assistance or more details on any scholarship listed.   
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program 
 
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program - Hawaii residents can receive substantially reduced tuition rates at participating two and four-year public institutions in the western 14 states. A list of participating schools is available at http://wue.wiche.edu/search_results.jsp?searchType=all
 
Please be advised WUE qualifications vary greatly from school to school and may include a minimum GPA and SAT scores.
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The PB&J Scholarship
 
This scholarship is trying to fill in the gap for high school seniors who don’t have high GPAs and have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed (e.g. medical issues, peer issues, family issues such as divorce, death, homelessness, foster care, etc.)
 
 
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020
 
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GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
 
Applicants must demonstrate: Leadership, Drive, Integrity and be a U.S. citizen, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to a total $40,000 per student.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5, 2021
 
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Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholarship
 
Applicant must 1) be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, 2) be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident, 3) be enrolling as an undergraduate in a U.S. accredited college/university in fall of 2021, 4) have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (unweighted), 5) apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA, and 6) submit 1 letter of recommendation online.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2021 5:00 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME (12:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME)
 
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KS Scholarships
 
Multiple scholarships are available on one application.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2021
 
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University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
New Warrior Scholarship: Regent Scholarship and the Provost Achievement Scholarship
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2021
 
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HGEA Kendall and Okata Scholarships
 
Kendall Eligibility: Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a university or college on a full-time basis. Member must be in good standing for at least one year. Okata Eligibility: Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a community college or vocational, trade or other post-high school study on a full-time basis. NOTE: The application process for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship is the same as the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship. To be considered for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship, you must fill in the checkbox next to “I plan to attend one of the following: community college, vocational or trade school or other post-high school study. If other, please specify:” on the first page of the application, under the APPLICANT section.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2021
 
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Coolidge Scholarship  -- for JUNIORS   
 
“The Coolidge” is a merit based, full-ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited American University. To be eligible a student must be a JUNIOR in high school and an American citizen or legal permanent resident. Selection criteria s based on Academic Excellence, and an interest in Public Policy and Appreciation for Coolidge Values.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2021 5:00 P.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME (12:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME)
 
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Pauahi Foundation
 
The Pauahi Foundation offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduates students.
 
 
DEADLINE: JANUARY 29, 2021
 
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Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
 
Ambassadors of Aloha Scholarship: Federal tax return, and a color photograph.  Applicant must be a resident of Hawai’i, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and should demonstrate the spirit of aloha through leadership and community involvement. Application requirements: A personal statement, Transcript of grades, two letters of personal reference, athletic resume (last 3 years)
 
**Note: Both the Duke Award and the Ambassadors of Aloha scholarships require applicant to be active in at least one water sport: canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo, sailing or volleyball, with a record of accomplishments and intention to compete in college.
 
 
DEADLINE:  JANUARY 31, 2021
 
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Hawai’i Community Foundation
 
Hawai’i Community Foundation has over $6 million available for scholarships from more than 200 scholarship funds to make the road to college easier. Just complete one online application and be matched to multiple scholarships. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Criteria that apply to most scholarships include: 1) be a resident of Hawaii; 2) demonstrate financial need; 3) be a full time student; 4) attend an accredited not for profit institution within the United States; and 5) maintain a 2.7 GPA (unless otherwise stated). 
 
 
DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2021  4:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME
 
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Society of Women Engineers Hawaiian Islands section (SWE-HI)
 

This scholarship is for a student who is intending to go into engineering or technological fields. The minimum criteria to apply for this scholarship are the student has to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be a resident of the State of Hawaii, and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is preferred to be given to student who is intending to study or enrolled in an engineering or technological fields, seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree, attending a two or four years institution, and woman or other underrepresented gender in engineering or technological field, including, but not limited to: women, non-binary, transgender, two-spirit, and/or third-gender.

The student’s application will be reviewed for the SWE-HI scholarship as well as hundreds of scholarships distributed by the Hawai’i Community Foundation. HCF distributes over $6 million annually to deserving students, making HCF the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarship in the state of Hawai’i. HCF scholarships support students who are pursuing degrees from colleges and universities, as well as those obtaining career and technical education at a community college. In 2020, the average scholarship award was over $6,000 per student. The HCF 2021-2022 Common Application opened on Monday, November 16, 2020, and will close on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 4 PM Hawaii Standard Time. Also, many of the scholarships including our SWE-HI scholarship give priority to the awardee for 4 years so they don’t have to repeat the entire process every year. The FAFSA required to show financial need must be submitted and processed and that takes time.

APPLICATION/INFORMATION

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2021

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Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship Program
 
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and legal resident of Hawaii and plan to attend full-time at a college or university in Hawaii or on the U.S. Mainland. Criteria for selection include: academic achievement, scholarship merit or financial need, and personal involvement in campus, community activities and employment experience. READ and FOLLOW instructions fully.
 
 
DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2021
 
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Hawaii State FCU 2021 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation
 
To Apply, create an account at the Hawaii Community Foundation. In the "Affiliated Questions" section of the Common Application indicate you are a member of the Hawaii State FCU or if you are a dependent of a member, please include the member's name and your relation to the member in the "Details" field.
 
*Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, demonstrate financial need, attend college as a degree seeking, full-time student, provide personal statements, a list of achievements and community service. etc.
 
 
 
DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1, 2021 4:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME
 
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Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation
 
Candidates for these awards must: have a strong record of achievement and potential (GPA, SAT/ACT scores; participate actively in co-curricular and extracurricular activities; participate actively in community service endeavors; and demonstrate the need for financial assistance.
 
 
DEADLINE:  Application and required materials (pdf) to MS. KANESHIRO 3:00 p.m. by February 5 2021.
 
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Hawaii Self Storage
 
This program is designed to help and support students financially to develop into future leaders in our community. The scholarship will be awarded based on required written essay and eligibility. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. At least one student will be selected from each eligible school. 
 
 
DEADLINE:  Applications must be emailed to scholarships@hawaiiselfstorage.net by           February 14, 2021
 
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HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
 
  • Every year, HSF selects ~10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

Deadline: February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT

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Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
About HSF:

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $650 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Important information:

  • It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the Phase I of the HSF Scholar Application
  • No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
  • To get started, visit HSF.net and log into or create your MyHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Application

HSF Scholar Application Timeline:

  • January – The HSF Scholar Application opens January 1 and closes, February 15, 2021, 5:00 PM PT
  • February – Applicants are evaluated and the most competitive are selected as Finalists
  • March – Finalists are announced and asked to submit essays, recommendations, transcripts, FAFSA, and other related documents
  • June – HSF Scholars are announced (includes both funded and waitlisted Scholars)
  • June to December – Final Document Verification (financial aid award letter, enrollment verification, and related documents)
  • October to December – Awards are disbursed after verification process is complete
 
 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2021
 
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Chaminade University - Ho'oulu Scholarship
 
The Hoʻoulu scholarship offers full tuition to first year undergraduate or transfer students looking to pursue a bachelor of science degree at Chaminade University.
 
 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2021
 
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CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships
 
OPEN NOW: Earn a chance at a $1,000 scholarship for completing the FAFSA Complete the FAFSA scholarships will be awarded in October, November, and December. Click Earn Scholarships to join the program.
 
 
DEADLINE: Deadlines vary, depending on which portion is being submitted. Final deadline to have completed everything is February 28, 2021.
 
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University of Hawaii at Manoa STAR Scholarships
 
All University of Hawaii at MANOA students can apply for the STAR scholarships.
 
 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2021
 
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Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation
 
This scholarship is for students intending to Major in Business or other business related fields. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or better, must be a U.S. citizen, must be a resident of Hawaii, and submit a FAFSA report. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership qualities, a desire to attend college, special circumstances, financial need, and personal interviews.
 
 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2021
 
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HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program

The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding all-around achievements of public and independent high school students. The program measures success in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the many changes in the 2020-21 school year, we’re pleased to announce that we have relaxed the requirements to make the scholarship available to a wider pool of students.

APPLICATION/INFORMATION

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 26, 2021

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Women’s League of Central Union Church-Kenneth O. and Doris Rewick Educational Aid Fund
 
This Scholarship considers applicants from the following standpoints: Scholarship, Evidence of real financial need, character, community service, and evidence of personal effort to supplement educational funds. Awards are made without regard to religious affiliation.
 
Email cucwlscholarship@gmail.com with questions.
 
 
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021
 
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University of Hawaii SYSTEMS SCHOLARSHIPS
 
UH systems includes all the community colleges, and UH schools.
 
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021 4:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME
 
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AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION FUND
 
The AIEF program is one of the United States’ largest grantors of scholarships to Native Americans, providing nearly $450,000 to about 225 students each year. Of these, nearly half are the first in their family to attend college. In addition, we mentor and support scholarship recipients throughout the year, which makes a dramatic difference in their success rates.
 
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021
 
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University of Hawaii - Hilo CHANCELLOR'S SCHOLARSHIP
 
The Chancellor Scholarship is a prestigious award created for graduates from Hawaiʻi High Schools that covers four years of tuition.
 
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021
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JORDAN & CARA ODO LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
 
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). 
 
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021
 
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PALAMA SETTLEMENT 2021 EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Open to students attending private school in Honolulu, grades 9 through 12; students attending a trade school, community college, 4-year university or graduate school who currently live in the Kalihi-Palama area or who have participated in a Palama Settlement program.  Scholarships are awarded based on need, academic performance, and community service.
 
 
 
DEADLINE:  MARCH 1, 2021 5:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME
 
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THE YOUNG WOMEN IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (YWPA)
 

The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) award was established in 1990 and has given 971 awards, amounting to $1,109,250 to 819 young women from 58 countries. The winner at the local level is submitted to District and that winner is submitted to International. The really neat thing about this is the young ladies have few restrictions on what the grant money may be used for other than there are some reporting tax requirements when it is used for tuition. 

ELIGIBILITY

Women, aged 16-19 on 1 April each year, studying at a secondary school, college or university in a Zonta district/region, or who are studying elsewhere but are citizens of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply. 

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.

  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).

  • Volunteer leadership achievements.

  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.

  • Support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy

Use of the Award Funds 

1. There are no restrictions on the use of funds. 

2. Please note: If the applicant is studying at a secondary school, university or college, Zonta International is offering a “scholarship” type of payment to be used for tuition and/or living expenses. 

3. Recipients are not permitted to defer the YWPA Award. 

4. Recipients may accept additional grants and awards from other sources.

APPLICATION/INFORMATION

DEADLINE: MARCH 10, 2021

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INCOMING TIM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (UH-MANOA)

The School of Travel Industry Management at the Shidler College of Business recognizes that pursuing higher education is a big investment. In order to support students financially, the TIM School offers numerous ways to fund your education. Outside of the TIM School, multiple industry organizations also offer scholarships to students majoring in TIM.

APPLICATION/INFORMATION

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

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Roosevelt Alumni Foundation
 
2021 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RULES
 
PURPOSE
The purpose of this program is to provide financial aid to graduates of President Theodore
Roosevelt High School who demonstrate the ability and desire, and have a financial need in
order to pursue academic, trade or vocational school goals in the state of Hawaii. This year we
also have a limited amount of funds to award to graduates who are pursuing their post high
school education outside the state.
THE AWARD
The award shall be for monetary aid for one (1) year and is not automatically renewable. There
will be no less than one (1) and not more than five (5) awards in one year. The number of
awards each year will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
ELIGIBILITY
1. Any graduating student or graduate of Roosevelt High School.
2. The applicant must submit evidence of acceptance at any accredited institution of higher
learning. This may include institutions offering courses for study of a trade or vocation.
APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF AWARD
1. Applicants must apply for this scholarship using the approved application form. A
photocopy is acceptable.
2. A copy of the applicant’s most recent transcript of grades must be attached to the
application along with all other required attachments as requested on the application.
3. Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted via email to rafhawaii@gmail.com
4. Our goal is to conduct interviews of finalists within a few weeks.
5. The payment of any award will be made to the applicant and the applicant’s selected
school or any fiduciary designated by the applicant / awardee.
6. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Directors of the
Foundation are final.
 
 
 
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021 3:00 P.M. HAWAII STANDARD TIME
 
 
 
 
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ASSOCIATED CHINESE UNIVERSITY WOMEN
 

The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to “perpetuate Chinese Culture” through the members and others to “promote, support and contribute to educational and charitable services through organizations, events and activities.”

ACUW awards annual College Scholarships that are funded by the ACUW fundraiser, along with the Betty Mae Ling Charitable Trust.  In addition, ACUW awards monetary awards to Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair, History and Scholastic Art competitions.

ACUW will be awarding a number of college scholarships of $2,500 open to high school students who will be full-time undergraduate students in the 2021-2022 academic year and currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students of an accredited American four-year college or university, including a professional degree program administered by the Shidler School of Business, William S. Richardson School of Law, or John A. Burns School of Medicine ( JABSOM) for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Scholarship awards shall be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, extra-curricular activities, and involvement in school and/or community service. In addition the applicant must:

·       Be Chinese or interested in Chinese culture

·       Be a U.S. Citizens or permanent resident and resident of the State of Hawaii

·       Have a minimum GPA 3.6

·       Be first-time award recipient

 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 19, 2021
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USPAACC
 
Since 1989, over two million dollars in scholarship benefits have been awarded through USPAACC. Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the Scholarship Program and endow their own scholarships.
 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
 
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HUI MAKAALA
 
From its inception in 1947, Hui Makaala has been dedicated to the pursuit of higher education.  Over the years, it has awarded hundreds of scholarships to Hawaii's college students, who not only have the drive to succeed but also an interest in the rich tapestry of Okinawan culture.  Typically, Hui Makaala awards between 5 and 8 cash scholarship annually, in the approximate amount of $3,000.
 
Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in the Okinawan culture (some examples include: the Japanese language, karate, Okinawan dance, taiko, sanshin, the Okinawan Festival, or Okinawan food, history or art).  Describe this interest in the short essay requirement of the application.
 
 
DEADLINE:  MAY 31, 2021