Local Scholarships

Hawaii Saddle Club Scholarships

Deadline: Postmarked March 11, 2019    Submit online: March 15, 2019
 
This scholarship is being offered to graduating seniors who will be enrolling in an accredited college in the Fall of 2019. Applicants must provide a detailed written explanation of their financial need and have a GPA 2.0 or above. Completed application with all required documentation, can be submitted online by March 15, OR postmarked by March 11. 
 
Applications are located in folders, on the counter, in the Bus Pass office, or can be downloaded below.
 

Chaminade University Ho'oulu Full Tuition Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2019
 
For specific majors and Native Hawaiian preference. Read all the details here:  https://finaid.chaminade.edu/scholarships/hooulu-stem-scholarship/

Panthera Edge Kealakehe Scholarship - (For Graduating Seniors)

Deadline:  March 15, 2019 (email essay to Natalie and give application/essay to Mrs. Davis)

 

 A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior at Kealakehe High to assist with tuition and fees at a 4 year college/university.The scholarship is accompanied with an ongoing relationship to foster mentoring and potential additional support, annually. Applicants should have financial need for tuition and the ability to demonstrate pursuit of excellence in scholastics, character, extracurricular, and personal life.

Students must write a 2,000-2,500 word essay and email it Natalie Kik-Brown by the deadline.

The essay and application must also be submitted to Mrs. Davis by the deadline.

 

Application packets are available in the folders in the bus pass office or you can download a copy below.

Panthera Edge Dual Enrollment Scholarship - (Juniors only)

Deadline:  March 15, 2019 (email essay to Natalie and give application/essay to Mrs. Rosenbloom)
 
A dual enrollment scholarship will be awarded to a high school Junior to assist with tuition, fees and books for one college course taken at Hawaii Community College during Fall and Spring semesters of 2019-2020, one class each semester. The scholarship will be paid directly to the Community College. 
Eligibility: 1) A high school Junior (i.e. a Senior during school year 2019-2020)  from the West Hawaii schools. 2) In good academic standing at the student's respective high school. 3) Completed Dual Enrollment Application and Essay. 4) Committed to pursue a 4 year BS/BA degree after high school graduation. 5) Demonstrated ability to excel in scholastics, character, extracurricular, and personal life. 6) Need for financial assistance.
 
Applications are located in folders in the bus pass office or can be downloaded below.

100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization Scholarships

Deadline:  March 22, 2019

 

Seniors who are graduating from the state of Hawaii who will attend an institution of higher learning in Fall 2019 are eligible. One award will be for $3,000 and one award will be for $1,000. Get more information and download the application here:  100thLegacy.org then click on 'Scholarships'. (copies are also available in the bus pass office)

Kona Japanese Civic Association Scholarship - Offering Two (2) $1500 scholarships

Postmarked Deadline: March 22, 2019

 

Kona Japanese Civic Association is offering two (2) scholarships to graduating seniors from a high school in West Hawaii who has been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning, i.e., community college, college, or university. The purpose of the scholarship is to support college bound students who wish to perpetuate and promote the Japanese culture. Each applicant must complete and submit the Scholarship Application and an Essay.

 

Applications are located in the folders in the Bus Pass office (on the counter)

ROTARY CLUB OF KONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - $2000 Scholarship ($1000 per semester)
Deadline: March 29, 2019

This scholarship is for individuals presently or planning on being enrolled at Hawaii Community College who are working toward their Associate Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree. High school students and current HCC-Palamanui students are
encouraged to apply. The student must have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 in the most recently completed semester.

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the Bus office on the counter.

ROTARY CLUB OF KONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - $2000 ($1000 per year for two years)
RON & KATHY HAWKES VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: March 29, 2019

We are looking for a community-minded individual with a sincere desire to attend an accredited vocational/trade
school. Candidates must be a graduate of any West Hawaii High School. This scholarship is renewable each year for up to two years of vocational/trade school study, or until graduation, whichever comes first. Scholarship funds may be used for any
educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies.

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the Bus office.

Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation - Offering Two (2) Scholarships

  1. Ken and Marge Clewett - $8000 over four years ($2000 per year)
  2. Jim and Sis Bedingfield - $4000 over four years ($1000 per year)

 

Deadline: March 29, 2019

 

Both of these scholarships are looking for a community-minded individual that placed an emphasis on community service during high school, and has a sincere desire to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Candidates must be a graduate by June 2019 of a West Hawaii High School. 

Selection Criteria: Community service, scholastic and academic achievement, leadership, personal involvement on campus, extracurricular activities , employment experience and financial need.

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the Bus Office.

*Note - In order to apply for both scholarships, you must complete both application forms, but you will only need to submit one set of the required documents. The letters of recommendation can be printed out by the recommenders instead of filing out the scholarship recommendation form.

Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) Scholarships

Baccalaureate (4 yr) Degree - Award $1000

Associates (2 yr) Degree - Award $750

 

Deadline: March 30, 2019

 

All eligible students must be pursing a career in accounting, be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year, have a satisfactory academic record, and be a Big Island high school graduate (or will be graduating in May 2019) OR will be attending the University of Hilo in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Both application forms can be found in folders in the Bus office area.

Big Island Federal Credit Union Scholarship - $1,000 & $2,500

Deadline: March 29, 2019 (received by)

 

The BIFCU invites all of its eligible members to apply for cash scholarship awards. A total of seven awards (two at $2500 each and five at $1000 each) will be made among the following categories:  two-year post-secondary (community college), undergraduate (four-year college), and graduate division, who are members and in good standing with the Big Island Federal Credit Union. Winners will be selected based on their academic excellence (transcript required), achievements, essay on academic and career goals, community involvement, and two letters of recommendation. 

Application forms are available at: www.bigislandfcu.com (under resources,click on 'scholarship application'), or located in the folders in the bus pass office.

Hui Okinawa - $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

 

Hui Okinawa will award a scholarship to a qualifying, graduating senior who will be attending an accredited two or four year College in the Fall of 2018. The applicant or applicants parent or legal guardian must be a current resident of the County of Hawaii.  For more information, contact Gerrie Morishita at huioscholarships@gmail.com.

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the bus pass office.

Jack and Otome Miyashiro Scholarship - $2,000

Deadline: March 31, 2019 (postmarked)

 

This scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying, graduating senior who will be attending an accredited two or four year College in the Fall of 2019. The applicant or applicants parent or legal guardian must be a current resident of the County of Hawaii. Applicant will need to describe involvement and participation in cultural activities, also involvement and contact with Okinawan culture.

 

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the bus pass office.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Scholarship - $2500

Deadline: Postmarked by March 31, 2019
 
This scholarship is being offered to high school seniors who want to pursue a degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, accepted as a full-time undergraduate student to an accredited four-year university, intends to pursue a major in engineering, architecture, or construction management, and have two letters of recommendation. For more information, please email kbghawaii@kiewit.com
Applications are located in  folders in bus pass office or can be downloaded below.

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

(Big Island Retired Military Association)

 

Deadline: March 31, 2019 

 

Eligibility:  

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.

 OR

 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.

 

Application available in the bus pass office or can be downloaded below.

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

 

Deadline:  March 31, 2019

 

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 mufihannemann.com, under “Scholarships.”

Please include, transcripts or other documentation showing GPA and class rank, and letters of recommendation. 

Hawaii Education Association (HEA) - (2) $2000 scholarships

Deadline: Must be received by 12:00 Noon, Monday, April 1, 2019

 

The HEA is offering (2) scholarships to deserving high school seniors who are HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members. Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year. These one-year scholarships are offered to graduating students who will enroll in any two- or four-year state of nationally accredited institution of higher learning in the 2019-2020 academic year. 

To download an application, visit their website: www.hawaiieducatioinassociation.org  

Applications are also located in folders, on the counter, in the Bus office.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Kona Branch - $2000 scholarships

Deadline: Must be postmarked by Monday, April 1, 2019

** New Scholarship, Palamanui - $ 1000 scholarships

Deadline: April 10, 2019 (for the Palamanui Scholarship)

The Kona Branch of the AAUW is able to award a scholarship to a female, college-bound high school senior, with financial need, who attend a West Hawaii high school.

The criteria for choosing the scholarship recipient are: academic achievement, high school and community involvement and/or employment performance, essay and financial need.

 

** Palamanui Scholarship -  This scholarship is being offered for the first time for women desiring to complete a two-year vocational or certificate program leading to a marketable skill. Available to high school graduates and also those women who may have been in the workplace or women who are returning to school for better employment opportunities.

 

For an application and more information, visit their website at: https://kona-hi.aauw.net/

Applications can also be found in the folders in the Bus Pass office (on the counter)

The Big Island Press Club Scholarships

Deadline: Postmarked by April 1, 2019

 

The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. To qualify applicants must: have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest in journalism or related career, be enrolled as a full-time student and show a record of academic achievement.

Application forms and instructions are available at the BIPC website: https://www.bigislandpressclub.org/scholarships/

Kona Business and Professional Women Scholarship - $1000

Deadline:  April 1, 2019

 

The Kona Business and Professional Women’s Club will award four Educational Scholarships to qualifying High School Seniors. Applicants must be a graduating senior of a West Hawaii High School who will be attending a four-year accredited college during the next school year. Applicants must be able to attend an interview, which will be announced at a later date.

Applications are available in folders on the counter in the Bus Pass office.

Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: April 2, 2019
 
The Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship is offered to high school seniors interested in achieving a life sciences degree. As many as ten (10) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded this year.

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 degree in a discipline related to the life sciences including agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science and soil science.
 
For more information and to apply, visit the website:  www.monsantohawaii.com/community/education/scholarships/ 

Ho'oilina (Legacy) Scholarship / Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism and Hawai'i Tourism Authority

Deadline: April 9, 2019 (applications received by 12 noon)
 
The Ho‘oilina Scholarship Fund, a partnership of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and Hawai‘i
Tourism Authority, awards scholarships to college-bound, Hawai‘i public school graduates based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills, and an expressed interest in pursuing a hospitality, tourism, or culinary education and career.
 
For high school graduates attending a Hawai‘i university, we will be awarding a total of five, four-year scholarships of $12,000 per person per year for those admitted to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s School of Travel Industry Management or the hospitality programs at Brigham Young University Hawai‘i or Hawai‘i Pacific University.

Beyond having a commendable GPA, leadership skills, volunteer service, and internship experience, prospective candidates must agree to enroll in ‘Ōlelo Hawaiian language and culture classes. 
 
For more in formation and to apply, visit their website at: http://www.hawaiilodging.org/scholarship-opportunities.html
Applications are also located in folders in the bus office on the counter.

Merriman's Culinary Scholarship - Monetary Award

 

Deadline: April 12, 2019

 

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 bus pass office.

Kona Visayan Club (KVC) Scholarship - Up to $1000

Deadline: April 15, 2019 (received by) - the sooner the better!

 

KVC awards scholarships to eligible High School seniors who are pursuing a post-secondary education,  have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must be able to prove academic ability, interest in scholarship leadership in relation to school and community affairs.

Applications are located in the bus pass office or can be downloaded below.

Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Assoc. Scholarship 

Deadline: Postmarked April 20, 2019
 
     The Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association announced it is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to continue their post high school education this fall. These are sponsored by the Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization dedicated to honoring and perpetuating the legacy of the Americans of Japanese ancestry veterans during World War II.
     Applicants must be a senior at any Hawaii island public or private high school and must enroll full time at any accredited college or university in the state of Hawaii for the 2019-2020 academic year, registering for 12 credits or more. (Online educational programs ineligible.) In addition to the application and other documents, an essay of no more than 1000 words is required describing the significance and role of Americans of Japanese ancestry in the 100th Infantry Battalion, Military Intelligence Service or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II (focusing on a minimum of one) and their legacy.
 
Applications are located in the folders in the bus office or can be downloaded below.
 

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

Deadline: May 1, 2019

 

To be eligible, student must be a senior at any Big Island high school, who will attend an accredited two of four year college/university, for the 2019-2020 school year. 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: dutchschuman@outlook.com 

KEEP MOVING FORWARD WITH THE MOMENTUM SCHOLARSHIP!

The new Momentum Scholarship supports Hawaii high school graduates with University of Hawai‘i credits to continue their progress toward a college degree.

 

Eligible students:

  1. Be a 2019 Hawai'i public high school graduate
  2. Have earned 3 or more credits from a University of Hawai‘i college by Fall 2018 or are enrolled in 3 or more credits as of Spring 2019
  3. Enroll at a University of Hawai’i Community College for Fall 2019 and register for at least 6 credits by May 31, 2019.

 

 

Scholarship:

$200 scholarship for UHCC tuition and fees--at any one of seven UH community colleges-- for Fall 2019.
 
For more information, visit their website at: http://www.uhcc.hawaii.edu/momentum/
 
 

Scholar's App

On this site, students create profiles and are instantly matched with the scholarships for which they are eligible to apply. Go to https://www.scholarsapp.com to get started. Some local scholarships are using Scholar's App to take care of the application process.

 

UH Manoa Scholarship Resources Page (not just for UH Manoa students)

This website has lots of great resources for local scholarships:  http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.php

 

 

The Hawaii Island Landscape Association (HILA) - $1000 scholarship

Deadline to apply each year is July 31.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Enrolled in their senior year at any high school on the Island of Hawaii or currently enrolled or planning to enroll in any college or university, or any institution of higher learning in a program of horticulture, landscaping, environmental planning or agriculture (The Green Industry).
For more information and to download the application, visit the website: www.hilahawaii.com   then click on 'scholarships'.  
Applications are also located in folders in the College and Career Center.