Local Scholarships

Charles R. Kendall Scholarship & Education Fund

Deadline:  January 22, 2019

 

Eligibility:  Member or dependent of a member of the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), who is in good standing for at least one year, and must attend a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school, or other post high school study on a full-time basis for the school year 2019-2020. 

For the current 2018-2019 school year, the scholarship fund awarded 9 -- $2,500 and 27 -- $1,500. Awards differ from year to year. Applications are available at www.hgea.org/kendallscholarship. 

Hawaii Community Foundation

 

Deadline:  January 31, 2019

 

Apply here:  https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/students

 

This Foundation has a database of over 200 scholarships and you only need to complete one Common Application! Based on your personal information, you will be considered for the scholarships that you are eligible for. Before you begin the application, read the Scholarship FAQS, which includes the essay questions you will have to answer. You should start this application at least two weeks before the deadline since you will have to submit electronic requests for letters of recommendations. Be sure to complete your FAFSA beforehand since you will have to upload your Student Aid Report (SAR) from your processed FAFSA. You will also have to upload an official transcript. See Mrs. Davis if you need any help! 

Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship

Deadline:  February 1, 2019 (Complete online application, all documents uploaded, and give printed application to Mrs. Davis by 3:00 pm)

 

This foundation awards a $2,000 scholarship to a senior from each qualifying high school in the State of Hawaii (one from Kealakehe High School will be selected). Each winner will become eligible for additional awards of up to $10,000. Students must have a strong record of scholastic achievement and potential (high grades and test scores), as well as participate actively in extra-curricular and community service activities. Students must attend a four-year college, community college, or technical school in the Fall 2018 semester and demonstrate the need for financial assistance.

 

How to Apply

Students must go to http://takitanifoundation.org/for-students/ to download the student information and complete the online application. This requires students to upload their SAR from the FAFSA, test scores, tax forms, and transcript. Students must also send requests through email for letters of recommendation to be uploaded from their recommenders. Students are then required to print a copy of their application and give it to Mrs. Davis by the deadline. 

Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 6, 2019

 

This scholarship program is for Hawaii high school seniors who will be attending a 4-year university or college in Hawaii or on the U.S. mainland to earn a baccalaureate degree. Winners be selected based off of their academic achievement, financial need, and community/extra-curricular activities. Each Rotary Club awards one $5,000 scholarship each to a deserving high school student. There will also be two $10,000 scholarships awarded in the state of Hawai'i for the most deserving students. Check out their website for more information and to download the form-fillable application form:  https://www.hawaiirotaryyouthfoundation.org/apply-now/

 

* A completed application must be sent to only one sponsoring Rotary Club (Choose the Rotary Club that is closest to your residence). Applications are also available in the folders in the  College and Career Center or can be downloaded below. 

HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program - $5000

Deadline: Received by February 8, 2019 at 4pm. No exceptions

 

Eligibility:  Must be a high school senior graduating from a Hawaii high school in 2019 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Must have played on at least one school athletic team in a league-sanctioned sport during at least one of your high school years. Special consideration will be given to athletes in lower-profile sports. 

 

Up to 15 exceptional students will be awarded a Kaimana Scholarship worth $5,000. Recipients are selected from each high school athletic league statewide. Winners are selected based on academic and athletic achievements, community involvement, sportsmanship, essay, and letters of recommendation. Application forms are available at the College & Career Center (in the Bus Pass office) or can be downloaded at www.hmsa.com/kaimana

Kona Sunrise Rotary Club - Offering two (2) scholarships

  1. Francis Kuailani  - Two (2) one-time $1000 scholarships
  2. Dr. Clifford Kopp DDS - Two (2) one-time $1000 scholarships

 

Deadline: February 10, 2019

 

These scholarships are being offered to any West Hawaii High School Senior, including those home-schooled. Students applying for one or both of these scholarships, must be registered in a 2 or 4 year program at any school/College or University with a focus in the fields of biology, geology, or ecology.  The scholarship will be weighted based on three equal parts: 1) Financial need,  2) Merit (GPA & Test scores), 3) Community Service involvement. Two letters of reference are required. At least one should be from a teacher or instructor. Applicants must provide either FAFSA or EFC data.

Applications can be downloaded below or can be found in the folders in the College & Career Center.

*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.

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Hawaii Loa Chapter of the National Society 

Deadline: February 15, 2019 (processed electronically) Each scholarship has its own application form which is to be emailed directly to the national vice chair of each scholarship.

 

DAR has more than 26 college scholarships available to American citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship categories include Political Science, History, Government, Economics, nursing, education, and more.

Information about these scholarships and to apply can be found at the DAR website: www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union - $1000 scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2019 (submitted by of postmarked no later)
Each applicant must: 1. Be a member of Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union before the submission deadline; 2. Graduate from high school in 2019; 3. Be entering his/her freshman year in an accredited college or university located in the United States; 4. Have maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better; 5. Have a scholastic record of intellectual promise; 6. Submit a completed application before or by the deadline.
The scholarship application form can be found on their website at: www.hawaiischoolsfcu.org  (Click on scholarship application form highlighted in red)

HFS FCU (Federal Credit Union) Scholarship - Seven (7) $2500 scholarships

Deadline: Must be postmarked by Thursday, February 28, 2019
 
HFS Federal Credit Union is offering seven (7) scholarships to Big Island High School Seniors. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a variety of criteria including their academic performance, achievements, community service and financial need. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, who will be pursuing their education at an accredited 2 or 4-year vocational-technical school, college or university full-time in the 2019-2020 academic year, are encouraged to apply.  
Students must be a member of the HFS FCU in order to quailfy, however they may become a member in order to apply, if interested.
 
For more information and to get an application, you can visit their website at: www.hfsfcu.org
Applications are also available in the folders in the College/Career Center (bus pass office) or can be downloaded below.

Women's League of Central Union Church Scholarships

Deadline:  February 28, 2019 (postmarked - only first 50 applications considered)

 

This is one application for two scholarships with award amounts around $1,000 - $1,500. The Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Fund is awarded to students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in any accredited school for undergraduate or graduate college training, or for other specialized training beyond high school and may be full time, part time, or online students. The Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship is awarded to a woman of Christian affiliation with preference to the United Church of Christ and who is a student of the University of Hawaii system with preference to upperclassmen. For more information and to access the form-fillable application, go to http://www.centralunionchurch.org/scholarships/. Packets with all of this are also available in the folders in the college and career center.

Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union Scholarship - $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2019

 

There will be eight $2,500 scholarships awarded to seniors graduating from a Big Island high school! Students must plan to attend a two or four-year college. FAFSA must be completed and EFC must be verified before the deadline by Mrs. Davis. Check out their website for more information and to access their online application:  www.hicommfcu.com/scholarships

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation (for business majors) - $5000 per year for 4 years

 Deadline:  March 1, 2019 (Apply online)

 

This foundation offers four-year scholarships to qualified students from Hawaii who plan to pursue studies at accredited four-year colleges in preparation for a career in Business or Business related field (accounting, management, marketing, economics, finance, etc.. are included). Resident students already enrolled in college are also eligible. The current award is $5,000 per student per year, or a maximum of $20,000 over four years. To apply, visit  their website: www.fukunagascholarship.com and click on the "Apply Now" button. You will then need to create an account if you do not have one.  (Please note: The writeable form works best if student downloads it to their computer and then fills it in)

UH Hilo Chancellor's Scholarship - Full Tuition for 4 Years

Deadline:  March 1, 2019 (received by)

 

Eligibility:

  •      Accepted by UH Hilo.
  •       Graduating from a Hawaiʻi high school.
  •       Bona fide resident of Hawaiʻi.
  •       GPA of 3.5 or better, or 1800 old SAT (reading, writing, math) or 1280 new SAT (reading, writing, math), or a composite score of 27 on the ACT.
  •       Demonstrated leadership and/or community service. 

Go to this website for more information and to access the form-fillable application:  https://hilo.hawaii.edu/chancellors-scholars/application-and-eligibility.php

*In order to apply for the UH Hilo Regent's Scholarship (their top scholarship), you must do the University of Hawaii Common Scholarship Application as stated above.

 

Applications are located in folders in the College Career Center or can be downloaded below.

West Hawaii Association of Realtors (WHAR) 

Deadline: Received by March 1, 2019, 5pm
To be eligible, applicant must be: a graduating senior, a resident of West Hawaii as defined by WHAR Bylaws, have attended a Hawaii County high school or Charter school, and be applying to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
For more information and to download an application, visit their website at: www.KonaRealtors.com , click on 'Scholarships' to access the application.
Applications are also available in the folders in the College/Career office (Bus pass office) or can be downloaded below.

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 College & Career Center 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 College and Career center 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 College & Career Center)

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 College & Career Center.

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 College and Career Center.

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 College and Career Center.

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 the College/Career office (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 College and Career office or can be downloaded below.

 
 

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.