Scholarships

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Scholarships, like grants, are free money. There are many different types of scholarships available. Students are encouraged to apply for multiple scholarships. Following is a list of scholarships for your review. Most have deadlines, so apply early!

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS

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Amount: Amounts Vary

Opening Date: November 1, 2018

Deadline: March 1, 2019 @ 4 pm

Description: The UH Common Scholarship is open to any student seeking a degree at any of the ten UH Campuses. There are more than 40 different funds offered through the UH System scholarship application. To complete the application process you will need a personal statement and at least two letters of recommendations.

Where to applygo.hawaii.edu/ju4

Additional Tips

What to do before the UH Common Scholarship opens:

  • Prepare a personal statement in a word document. 
  • Find 2-4 people to write a Letter of Recommendation. 
  • Order transcripts if necessary.

Start your application early and do it in segments

  • It is never too early to start.
  • We recommend completing the application first. This typically takes less than an hour to complete.
  • Browse through additional essays. Less students apply for these, giving those that do a better chance!

A security features causes the application to time-out after 45 minutes, so save your application often!

You may save and continue your application at any time before submitting it, however, after submitting your application, you will not be able to return to make changes. 

Scholarship questions may be sent to the UH System Scholarship Office at scholars@hawaii.edu

Amount: Amounts Vary

Opening Date: November 15, 2017

Deadline: January 31, 2018 @ 4 pm

Description: Hawai'i Community Foundation has over $4 million available for scholarships from more than 200 funds to make the road to college easier.

Where to apply: Click here to apply 

Additional Tips

What you can do before the UH Common Scholarship opens:

  • Prepare a personal statement in a word document. There are 2 parts of the personal statement:
    • Personal Statement: Part I asks you to answer the following questions in 900 words or less:
      • What are your reasons for attending college?
      • Why did you choose your course of study?
      • What are your career goals?
  • Personal Statement: Part II asks "How have and/or will you give back to Hawai'i?" and should be answered in 600 words or less.
  • Find 2-4 people to write a Letter of Recommendation. 
  • Order necessary transcripts. 

Start your application early and do it in segments

  • It is never too early to start
  • We recommend completing the application first. This typically takes less than an hour to complete.
  • Browse through additional essays. Fewer students apply for these, giving those that do a better chance!

A security feature causes the application to time-out after 30 minutes, so save your application often!

You may save and continue your application at any time before submitting it, however, after submitting your application, you will not be able to return to make changes. 

For contact information click here

Amount: Amounts Vary

Opening Date: February 1, 2017

Deadline: April 13, 2017

Description: This scholarship is available to first-year students who start school in Fall and have been referred to Wai'ale'ale due to financial constraints or other barriers. The Wai'ale'ale Project is a special program funded by generous donors and community foundations. This program gives eligible Kaua'i and Ni'ihau residents an opportunity to take classes at Kaua'i Community College for "free." The Wai'ale'ale Project offers scholarships and academic support to participants who would like to take a few classes or complete an entire academic program to receive Certificates an Associate Degrees. Visit website.

Amount: Amounts Vary

Opening Date: May 1, 2017

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Description: The first year of college is critical because it forms a foundation for each student's success. At Kaua'i Community College, we help students by providing a variety of support services and resources in preparation for their first year. The Kīpaipai Program ensures that every student has the support needed to have an "amazing" first year at college. Visit website

HAWAIIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

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Description: This tuition and book assistance is awarded each semester through your local Alu Like office. For more information, please contact the Kaua'i Office at the information listed below.

Where to apply: Call the Kaua'i Office at 808-245-8545

Website: Alu Like Inc. 

Description: Unlike most scholarships, this scholarship is awarded each semester. The Hana Lima Scholarship Program (HLSP) provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a “living wage.” This scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment. This scholarship gives financial assistance toward tuition and fees, books and other required tools or uniforms for a vocational program

Where to apply: https://www.alulike.org/hlsp/

Description: The Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Program (NHAP) is a need-based scholarship available to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited post-high institution in the United States recognized by Kamehameha Schools (KS).

Where to apply: https://apps.ksbe.edu/financialaid/post-high/nahookama/#NHAP_about

Description: The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. The Foundation awards scholarships supporting college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted to those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions.

Where to apply: www.pauahi.org/scholarships/

Description: The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to inspire academic achievement and to facilitate Hawaiians in their quest to attain higher levels of education, thus improving the representation of Hawaiians at post-secondary schools and equipping them with the academic tools necessary to improve their economic welfare.

Where to apply: http://www.hcchonolulu.org/scholarship-program/apply-now/

Description: At the core of our mission is the vision of our patron, Prince Kūhiō, for the upward mobility of the Hawaiian people through education.With this in mind, we make a commitment to fund scholarship recipients for their two or four years of higher education, provided that transcripts are submitted on a timely basis and that the recipient re-applies for each succeeding year until graduating.

Where to apply: http://www.pkhcc.org/scholarship/

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics.