Kahuku High and Intermediate School





 What is a scholarship? 


Scholarships are awards of financial aid for a student to help pay for their college education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid They are also FREE to apply for.



  • Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record. The most common merit-based scholarships, awarded by either private organizations or directly by a student's intended college, recognize academic achievement or high scores on standardized tests. Most such merit-based scholarships are paid directly by the institution the student attends, rather than issued directly to the student.
  • Need-based: Some private need-based awards are confusingly called scholarships. However, scholarships are often merit-based, while grants tend to be need-based.
  • Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based upon gender, race, religion, family, grade, and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category
  • Career-specific: These are scholarships a college or university awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study. Often, the most generous awards to students who pursue careers in high-need areas such as education or nursing. Many schools in the United States give future nurses full scholarships to enter the field, especially if the student intends to work in a high-need community.
  • College-specific: College-specific scholarships are offered by individual colleges and universities to highly qualified applicants. These scholarships are given on the basis of academic and personal achievement. Some scholarships have a "bond" requirement. Recipients may be required to work for a particular employer for a specified period of time or to work in rural or remote areas.
  • Athletic: Awarded to students with exceptional skill in a sport as well as academics. Often this is so that the student will be available to attend the school or college and play the sport on their team, although in some countries government funded sports scholarships are available, allowing scholarship holders to train for international representation. 
  • Brand Scholarships: These scholarships are sponsored by a brand that is trying to gain attention to their brand, or a cause. Sometimes these scholarships are referred to as branded scholarships. The Miss America beauty pageant is the most famous example of a brand scholarship.
  • Creative Contest Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to students based on a creative submission. Contest scholarships are also called mini project based scholarships where students can submit entries based on unique and innovative ideas


When should students apply for scholarships? 

NOW! Don't wait until you're a senior to start applying for scholarships. There are scholarships available to all grade levels of students at KHIS. 



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The Gates Scholarship:

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DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 (Friday)

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.  Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  To apply, students must a high school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American, pell-eligible, a US citizen, national or permanent resident, and have a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3. 





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DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 (Wednesday) 

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.



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DEADLINE: There are two phases of the application. Phase 1 is due OCTOBER 01, 2017 (Sunday

Wendy’s High School Heisman is looking for all types of high-achieving seniors from more than 29,000 public and private high schools within the U.S. We consider young men and women who participate in a wide range of sports, as well as school and community activities.


To achieve Award Eligibility for the 2017 WENDY’S HIGH School HEISMAN, Students MUST Be Seniors during the 2017-2018 Academic Year, graduating with the class of 2018. APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better. 
  • Participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school.
  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman. 

The Turtle Bay Foundation Scholarship
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DEADLINE: OCTOBER 13, 2017 (Friday)

The Turtle Bay Foundation Scholarship is designed to award one-year educational scholarships. The amount of the scholarships will be determined by the availability of funds. Determination of award winners will be made by the Turtle Bay Foundation Scholarship Committee in its sole discretion.  Scholarships funds will be released once confirmation of registration into educational program has been received by the foundation.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the following competitive basis by using a combination of criteria, depending on class level:
  • Academic Performance: includes high school/college grades, class rank
      3.3 or better on a 4.0 grading scale GPA. Consideration will be given to applicants who are high school seniors                  however current college students are encouraged to apply.
  • Financial Need, Academic & Personal References
      Extracurricular activities will help the Committee further evaluate the candidate's interest and abilities
  • Community Involvement:  
      Contributions to the community may be demonstrated by involvement in local clubs, organizations and association                 Extracurricular activities should be documented by type and years of service.

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship

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DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25th, 2017 (Wednesday) @ 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

The Gromet Foundation Scholarship

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DEADLINE: Post marked no later than OCTOBER 28, 2017 (Saturday)

The Gromet Foundation Scholars Program is for low income students who excel academically (GPA of 3.8 or higher) for students attending Hawaii and mainland universities. This scholarship is renewable throughout fours years of undergraduate 
education as long as student maintains cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

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DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2017 (Tuesday) @ 5pm eastern time

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 29th class in 2017, the Foundation has provided over 5,850 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $63 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


The Elks National Foundation 



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DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 27, 2017 (Monday) 

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. 


The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.


  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.



The 20 top finalists will participate in an all-expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.


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To qualify an applicant must:

  1. Be a Hawaii High School Senior.
  2. Plan to attend an accredited 4-year college or university as a full time student.
  3. Have participated and intend to continue participating competitively as an amateur in the sports of swimming, surfing, paddling, kayaking or water polo and have a record of accomplishments.
  4. Be a resident of Hawai`i.



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 HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program

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The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship.



HMSA Kaimana Scholarships

For student athletes, the HMSA Kaimana Scholarship rewards those who not only shine in the classroom and the playing field, but also in their communities through volunteer work. Special consideration is given to students who participate in lower-profile sports.

Recipients can use their scholarships to pay for college tuition, books, computers, and room and board. Scholarship use is subject to NCAA rules and regulations for those who are participating in collegiate sports.


Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2018.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Participate in at least one sport recognized by their league during their high school career.
  • Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.
  • Submit an official transcript with the GPA verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty.

The Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Program (NHAP) Scholarship

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 The Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Program 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).


Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following five (5) eligibility requirements.

  1. Hawaiʻi resident-Applicants are required to be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission. A Hawaiʻi resident is defined as living continuously in the State of Hawaiʻi for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the date of application.
  2. Full-time student-Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is required, however, non-traditional students enrolled half-time at a Hawaiʻi institution may be considered.
  3. Classified, degree-seeking student-Enrollment in a classified, degree-seeking program or a Teaching Certificate program is required.  All other Certificate programs are not eligible for funding. Applicants must also be attending an accredited educational institution in the U.S. that is recognized by KS.
  4. Have financial need-Applicants must demonstrate financial need through submission of a completed CSS Profile online application.
  5. Meet Maximum Funding guidelines-The number of years a student is eligible for an award is limited and is based upon the degree the student is pursuing. When determining the number of years a student has received funding from KS, both the NHAP and ʻImi Naʻauao scholarships are included in the calculation.  The following table provides the number of years a student may receive KS funding by degree.
The Kahuku Medical Center Clinic Scholar Award
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DEADLINE: MARCH 01, 2018 (Thursday)   
      Award- Apple MacBook
  • Applicants must be enrolled as a senior of Kahuku High and Intermediate School class of 2018.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application accompanied by an essay of 800-1000 words promoting a practical approach to a healthy lifestyle after high school and how such habits can be sustained over a lifetime.