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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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Honolulu Chapter of Executive Women International

Honolulu Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) offers the 2020-2021 Executive Women International Scholarship Program. EWI strives to encourage and assist high school seniors in their pursuit of a higher education degree in any business or professional field of study at an accredited college or institution.
One senior may be selected to apply for this scholarship.

Selection of EWISP winners is based on a number of factors, with special emphasis on each individual’s character, personal merit, and background. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways: leadership in school, civic, and other extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors.
The EWI Scholarship Program is open to:
High school seniors enrolled in a public, private, or parochial school located within the boundaries of a participating EWI Chapter, or students who are homeschooled, who:
Plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution
Have a demonstrated financial need
Have a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Have contributed to their community as demonstrated by their involvement in extracurricular activities, work, religious, civic or volunteer activities
Are a United States Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen (includes United States permanent Resident, United States Refugee or Asylee, or United States Dual Citizen)
 
DEADLINE: INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST EMAIL A RESUME TO MS. KANESHIRO AT kaneshiro@k12.hi.us by MARCH 18, 2021 (12:00 p.m.)
The selected student will need to apply to the EWI Scholarship by March 25, 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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MANAWA KU PONO NATIVE HAWAIIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
 
The primary intent of the Manawa Kūpono Native Hawaiian Scholarship is to provide
financial support to full-time classified undergraduate and graduate students of
Native Hawaiian ancestry who are enrolled at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
during the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2021
 
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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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ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
 
Dr. Ernest J. Harris was a Research Entomologist and obtained his PhD in entomology from the University of Hawaii in 1975. He worked at the USDA-ARS Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, Honolulu, Hawaii for over 40 years in different capacities including as a research leader of the Biology and Ecology Research Unit, Tropical Fruit and Vegetables Research Laboratory, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Harris is internationally renowned for his work on the biology and area-wide management of tephritid fruit fly pests using bio rational tactics such as sterile fly releases (SIT), male annihilation (MA), and augmentative biological control. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards. Dr. Harris was a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mu Beta Lambda Chapter. Dr. Harris and served over 50 years in the fraternity.
The Alpha Foundation, Mu Beta Lambda Chapter, offers a $1,500 scholarship for high school students entering college. Students must demonstrate that they met the minimum requirements to graduate from high school in Hawaii. Also, students must show proof of acceptance and attend an accredited college or university to receive our scholarship. Finally, scholarship recipients are required to attend the Alpha Phi Alpha Black and Gold Scholarship presentation which will take place after completion of the 2020-2021 academic school year.
● Applicants must be entering his/her first year of college.
● Applicant must be a United States citizen and enrolled in an accredited United States college.
● Applicant must possess a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 system (most recent transcript).
● Immediate family members of Alpha Phi Alpha Mu Beta Lambda Chapter to the first degree of consanguinity are not eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship.
● All applications must include all required materials to be considered. The scholarship committee will not be responsible for making copies of applications and/or collecting required materials. If required materials are not included with your application, your application will be considered incomplete and disqualified.
● Only selectees will receive official result notification.
● Scholarship will be paid in August or September directly to the college or university.
● Applications must be completed electronically in the PDF format and emailed directly to Lewis Boatner lboatner1@gmail.com
● Applications must be completed and received by 30 April 2021.
 
 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
 
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Lunalilo Scholars Program
 
The Lunalilo Scholars Program at Kapiʻolani Community College is a unique program whose mission is to
provide opportunities for transformative college experiences for students who have not considered higher
education as a viable alternative because of financial or other barriers limiting college access. Through
scholarship, academic and personal support and a sense of community, students will build a foundation for
success in the first year of college as measured by student engagement, learning, and achievement.
Preference is given to Native Hawaiian applicants.
If accepted into this program, students are eligible to receive up to 13 credits of tuition assistance, as well
as, assistance with fees, textbooks and supplies, along with many other types of support and access to
campus services.

 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
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JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION
 
The Japanese American Veterans Association is pleased to announce an additional scholarship to the 2021 JAVA Scholarship Program – the Tak and Carolyn Furumoto Scholarship in honor of Tak’s late father, Sam Kiyoto Furumoto. JAVA will award 11 scholarships in 2021 to graduating high school seniors.
 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
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LUMANA'I AWARDS
 

Open to all O’ahu high school seniors of Samoan ancestry, who are in good academic standing.  A student may select only one category.  Eligible student must also be an active candidate for acceptance into an accredited post-high school institution (i.e.: business/technical school, community college, or 4-year college/university).

Applicants must: 

  • Have a strong record of scholastic achievement and potential.

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, co-curricular or other activities.

  • If selected, in order to receive a check, the recipient must attend the banquet and submit a letter providing proof of acceptance to the college, trade/technical school of choice by Friday, April 30, 2021.

  • Must participate in the Virtual Awards Banquet to be aired on Friday, June 4, 2021.

 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
 
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I'M A BRIGHT KID FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
 
There are two awards for students who are pursuing a major course of study in either:
- Education or
- Performing Arts (Theater, Dance, Vocal Performance, Musical Theater)
 
 
DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 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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XI PSI ZETA SCHOLARSHIP
 
Xi Psi Zeta will award scholarships based on meeting the required criteria and completing all needed com-
ponents in the scholarship packet.
High school students residing in Oahu and graduating in May of 2021 are eligible to apply with a minimum GPA
of 3.0. Students must provide three (3) letters of recommendations. Letters may come from an employer,
volunteer organization, community leader (local government official or religious leader) or high school faculty
member. In addition, a current sealed official or unofficial high school transcript must be included in the packet.
Applicants must submit a written or visual essay on one of the essay questions given on page 3. Written essay
should include a clear and concise thesis statement, 500 - 1000 words in length, double spaced, font size 12 font
style, and Times New Roman. Video essay should be 5-7 minutes in length, uploaded to YouTube with a
working link included in your application submission.
 
 
DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2021
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ALOHACARE HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP
 
This annual scholarship aims to support individuals pursuing a career in healthcare.
Examples include mental health counselor, nurse, pharmacy technician, physician,
community health worker and social worker.
ELIGIBILITY:
- Be a current member or an immediate family member of an AlohaCare member
- Demonstrate intention to pursue a career in health care or social services
- Be enrolled at (or applying to) an accredited university, college, technical or vocational school
 
 
 
DEADLINE: MAY 12, 2021
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2021-2022 Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program
 

Kaiser Permanente will provide 20 scholarships to Hawaii students at $5,000 apiece.  Note that the scholarship application website will go live on April 15th. 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.

APPLICATION/INFORMATION

DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2021
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LONGS SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
 
Longs Drug Stores has an established tradition of commitment to the communities in which their stores are located.  One of the major challenges facing the communities is the demand for an educated workforce.  Not only are a larger number of jobs requiring education and technical training beyond high school, but also the costs associated with this continued education are escalating at an alarming rate.  To help meet this challenge, Longs is offering the 2021 Longs Senior Scholarship Program.  Under this program, each of the stores may offer a $500 non-recurring Senior Scholarship to a graduating senior from a high school in the community.
 
 
DEADLINE:  MAY 21, 2021 3:00 P.M. HST
 
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vCORE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
 
vCORE Technology Partners is once again accepting applications for our Women in Technology Scholarship Program! This year, we are targeting young women who reside in the state of Hawaii and who plan to study technology in college. If you know of any worthy candidates, please forward the link below. We would love your assistance to get the word out. The application opens on April 20th at 6:00 a.m. CT and closes on May 18th at 3:00 p.m. CT. Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
 
DEADLINE:  MAY 18, 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