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Hawaii High School Humanitarian Scholarship - $5,000

Deadline:  May 1, 2017
To apply for the scholarship award, students must meet the following criteria:
  • The student must be a legal resident of Hawaii.
  • The student must be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend college in the fall.
  • The student must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0. Beyond this minimum requirement, grade point average will not be a primary factor in selecting a recipient.
  • The student must have a proven record of dedicated service to the Hawaii community.
Check out their website for more information and to apply:



Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship - Monetary Award maximum amount $2500

Deadline: June 15, 2017 
This scholarship is for all graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education at a community college or technical school in Fall 2017. 
For more information, you can visit their website at:   
Students may apply at:


Merriman's Culinary Scholarship - Monetary Award

Deadline: May 14, 2017
The selection criteria for this scholarship is as follows: Financial Need, Academic Record, Career Goals & Education, and Non-Academic (Extra-curricular).
For more information about this scholarship, you can find applications in the folders in the College and Career center or can downloaded below.



Associate of Science in Natural Science (ASNS) Scholarship at HCC Palamanui - $6,000 total over two years

The founding cohort ASNS Palamanui Scholarships are to be funded with a combination of State of Hawai'i and University of Hawai'i Foundation donor funds, and will award up to 12 awards of:
  • $3,000 per year, total of $6,000 over two years
  • This amount is roughly equivalent to 80% of tuition at Hawaii Community College
With this ASNS program, students will be able to transfer to University of Hawaii to finish a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Bachelor's degree in just two more years. Applications are available in the folders in the College & Career Center or can be downloaded below. See Mrs. Davis if you are interested in joining this cohort.



Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship - $1,000


Deadline:  May 1, 2017


This scholarship is offered to high school seniors interested in a life sciences degree. As many as ten scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in 2017. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of all high schools in Hawaii who will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a discipline related to the life sciences (including agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science, and soil science). Applications are available in the folders in the College & Career Center or can be downloaded at




Gustav & Faiaso Hannemann Leadership Award (for Samoans) - $500


Deadline:  April 30, 2017


Mufi Hannemann will award $500 scholarship to two students, one male and one female, who demonstrate the academic promise and leadership potential Samoans will need to fulfill their roles as citizens and to contribute to the progress and prosperity of Hawaii and our nation. Information and applications are available at, under “Scholarships,” then scroll down for the "Leadership Award Applicant" link.




Hawaii Water Service Scholarship (for Waikoloa & Kukio residents) – Awards up to $10,000


Deadline:  May 1, 2017


California Water Service Group will award $60,000 in college scholarships through the company’s annual College Scholarship Program to eligible residents residing in the company’s service areas. Two grand-prize winners will receive $10,000 each, with additional recipients receiving smaller awards for study in the next academic year. Scholarship recipients will be determined by academic achievement, community service, and financial need. Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school. Hawaii students may access the online application at




Hui Maka’ala Scholarship – appx $3,000


Deadline:  June 5, 2017 (postmarked)


Hui Maka’ala awards between 5 and 8 cash scholarships annually, in the approximate amount of $3,000. It is not necessary that applicants be Okinawan, however applicants should have a demonstrable interest in the Okinawan culture (ex: the Japanese language, karate, Okinawan dance, taiko, sanshin, the Okinawan Festival, or appreciation of Okinawan food, history, or art). We highly encourage applicants to describe this interest in the short essay requirement of our application. Scholarship applications can be downloaded at or are available in the folders in the College & Career Center.





Auto Body of Hawaii Essay Contest - Chance to win $1000

Deadline: April 28, 2017
All West Hawaii High School Graduating Seniors: Showcase your writing skills for the chance to win $1000.
Write an essay between 650-750 words about your biggest "moment of awesomeness."
Email essay to:  by deadline.
Contest rules are available in the folders in the College Career center or can be downloaded below.


The "Dutch" Schuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship Fund - $2000 per year

Deadline: June 1, 2017
To be eligible, student must be a senior at any Big Island high school, academic year 2017-2018, who will attend an accredited two of four year college/university. The student must be raised on the Big Island and have a background in ranching, cattle and or horses. 
For an application, please email at: or call Richie Smylie, 808-381-2950.


Hawaiian Lodge Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship - $1500

Deadline: May 31, 2017 (postmarked)
Hawaiian Lodge will grant scholarship to a high school or undergraduate student within the state of Hawaii, who has been accepted for full time enrollment in an accredited college or university, leading to a Bachelor's degree. Must provide a transcript of your most recent grades, and must consent to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee if requested.
Applications are available in the folders in the College Career center or can be downloaded below.


Hawaiian Island Landscape Scholarship - $1000

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2017
Applicants for scholarship must be enrolled in their senior year at any high school on the island of Hawaii or are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in any college or university, or any institution of higher learning in a program in horticulture, landscaping, environmental planning or agriculture (The Green Industry) and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applications are available in the folders in the College and Career center or can be downloaded below.

Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union - Monetary Award

Deadline: May 31, 2017
Applicants must join the credit union on or before the application due date. Anyone is eligible to join using any of these three (3) connections. 1) Family of a firefighter in Hawaii, 2) Member of certain non-profits in Hawaii, 3) Family of anyone eligible for membership. 
Qualified applicants must have been accepted and intend to attend an accredited institution of higher learning. Includes vocational, junior, or community college; university; or technical school. Demonstrate commitments to community and/or school service. Disclose financial need for the HFDFCU Monetary Award. Students can download application packet at:

BIRMA-Mark Allen Traxler Memorial Scholarship - One $2,000 Scholarship


Deadline:  May 31, 2017 (Applications say March 31, but it has been extended)

1) High school GPA is 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading system.  
2)Hawaii Island high school senior who is child of a current active duty, reserve, or National Guard member of the armed forces of the United States of America, Or the child or grandchild of a person who retired from the armed forces of the United States with 20 or more years of active military service.
Is a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen and a resident of Hawaii County and has completed at least two (2) years in a JROTC or Civil Air Patrol program at the time of application.
Applications are available in the folders in the College & Career Center or can be downloaded below.