What is a scholarship? FREE money for college, usually awarded based on merit and academics (that means grades) or based on other eligibility requirements, such as financial needs (that means your family's income). This is only one type of financial aid a student can receive.
When should students apply for scholarships? ASAP during senior year, but some are even offered for younger grades. Research all throughout high school.
Where & how should students look for scholarships? Visit the College & Career Center for the “Scholarship Binder,” listen for announcements in the bulletin, check out the school website www.kahukuhigh.org, and visit online sites. Stay organized and keep track of dates and deadlines.
1. College & Career Center in the “Scholarship Binder”
2. Search on the internet, but AVOID SCAMS—never pay for a scholarship!
For a full listing of scholarships-come see the "Scholarship Binder" The following sites are just a few to get students started!
In-House KHIS Scholarships:
Some scholarships are made available on campus and are specific to Kahuku seniors. All eligible students may apply and a scholarship committee will read application and select students. See bottom links and files on the right for details or visit the College & Career Center Q3.
Scholarships Currently in the "Scholarship Binder":
Summer programs--check "Events" page
Please check ALL eligibility requirements and deadlines. Contact these companies/organizations for exact details.
Other Ethinicity-Specific Scholarships:
Lumana'i Awards for Samoan students, see link below and get hard copies of application in Q2
http://mufihonthemove.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Leadership-Award-App.pdf (for Samoan students, Mufi Hannemann award)
Ramos Memorial Scholarship (hardcopies only in Q3, for students of Filipino ancestry)
Local, national, general:
kiewit-accepting-applications-for-2500-scholarships (article is from 2014 but still current. See PDF links on side for more information)
www.abwa.org (search for scholarships)
Rainbow Schools (Hardcopies in Q3, or see side bar for application)
www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com (for nursing students)
http://www.polynesia.com (for students of PCC employees or PCC employees)
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART from the DoD) - http://smart.asee.org/about/eligibility
Xerox Minority Scholarships - http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minority-scholarships/enus.html
$1,000 College Scholarship from Rover - https://www.rover.com/blog/rover-college-scholarship/
CANFIT Scholarships - http://canfit.org/scholarships/
American Culinary Federation Scholarships - https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Education/Scholarships/ACF/Education/Scholarships/
FINANCIAL PLANNING RESOURCES: Creating Your Budget (Worksheet and Tips) - https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/budgeting/creating-your-budget
54 Ways to Save Money - http://www.americasaves.org/for-savers/make-a-plan-how-to-save-money/54-ways-to-save-money
College Savings Calculator - http://www.mortgagecalculator.org/calcs/college.php
Repayment Estimator - https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/understand/plans#estimator
www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html (Army ROTC scholarships)
www.nrotc.navy.mil (Navy ROTC scholarships)
www.afrotc.com (Air Force ROTC scholarships)
Boy Scouts/Eagle Scouts only:
www.davidsishiifoundation.org (for golf team members)
http://mufihonthemove.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Scholar-Athlete-App1.pdf (scholar athletes, Mufi Hannemann award)
Juniors & Teachers:
The following are also very helpful sites
Other Search Engines:
Why should students apply for scholarships? Because it’s FREE money for college!
Updated 11/01/16 RF