Local Scholarships


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.




$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/

Hawaiian Lodge Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship - $1500

Deadline: May 31, 2019 (Postmarked by)


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 bus pass office on the counter, or can be downloaded below.

Kai 'Opua Canoe Club - Uncle Bo Scholarship - $1000 (1 boy and 1 girl)

Deadline: May 31, 2019
This award is in honor of the late Uncle Bo Campos: Long time Kai 'Opua President and kids Coach. The Kai 'Opua Canoe Club will be offering graduating seniors, from Hawai'i Island, an opportunity to apply for a $1,000 award to aid with continued education. 2 awards will be granted (1 boy and 1 girl).
The Scholarship is open to Hawaii Island graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who have demonstrated academic achievement, community participation, and have paddled at the club level or high school level in the past three years. In addition to strong academics, the candidate's merit of active volunteerism and leadership in the school, community, church, and/or employment will also be considered.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.kaiopua.org/uncleboscholarship.asp

Hui Maka’ala Scholarship – appx $3,000


Deadline:  June 1, 2019 (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 www.huimakaala.org or are available in the folders in the bus pass office.


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.