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Additional Links:
There are MANY scholarship search engines:  
Three websites that advertise scholarships for Hawaii residents:
Search for: Dr. Oliver Lee Scholarship, Hawaii Self Storage Senior Scholarship,
Filipino Women's League Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship,
Barbara Lotze Scholarship, Vegetarian Resource Scholarship, Geraldine Putnam Clark Scholarship,
to name a few.
Raynae Fonoimoana

Updated: 11/30/23




This is a monthly newsletter with numerous scholarship
Horatio Alger Scholarship (for juniors)
Application Deadline:  March 15, 2024
Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded college to
deserving students. Through nationally recognized educational programs,
the Association reaches out directly to our nation’s young people with a
message of hope, opportunity, responsibility, and perseverance. In keeping
with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs
provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have
significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in
overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving
students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000.
Eligibility criteria include: high school junior, demonstrated critical financial
need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and United States
NEW Bottles4College Scholarship
Scholarship is for the students of Hawaii who have grown up on the islands 
and now looking to further their education to the next step.  Interested
students can to to: for the application,
criteria and all other information pertaining to this scholarship.
Application Deadline:  April 22, 2023 11:59pm HST
NEW Hawai'i Association for College Admission Counseling Scholarships
Application Link: 
Hawai'i ACAC -Hawai'i Association for College Admission Counseling
Scholarships for graduating Hawai'i school senior planning on attending
a regionally accredited college, community college or university.
Address all questions to:  [email protected]
Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
NEW Ko'olau Federal Credit Union
Application Request:  [email protected]
Ko'olau Federal Credit Union promotes education for Hawaii students is imp0rtant to us and we
would like to provide graduating high school O'ahu students with the opportunity for higher education.
Application Deadline:  February 23, 2024
HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program
The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school
seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community
service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship. $5,000 scholarships will be
awarded to 15 students this year.
Eligible students must:
● Graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2024
● Have a 2.75 or higher GPA verified by a school transcript that’s
submitted by a school faculty member
● Have participated in at least one HHSAA league-sanctioned sport
during one or more of their high school years
● Have participated in community service projects in addition to school
activities during their high school years
● Write a personal statement and an essay about community and
● Submit letters of recommendation from two faculty members,
coaches, or mentors from your school that detail your dedication and
determination, academic performance, and personal character.
Application Deadline: Feb 29, 2024
Common Application Scholarship
To encourage students to spend more time preparing for the Common App, Scholarship Guidance
has created an annual scholarship to reward students.
To be eligible for the Scholarship Guidance "Common App Scholarship" a student must:
A) Be in Grade 11 or Grade 12
B) Be attending college or university no later than October 1, 2025.
C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year
Application Deadline:  Thursday, February 29, 2024 (4:00pm HST)
Hawaii Community Foundation

The Hawaii Community Foundation distributes over $7 million annually to
deserving students. Complete their online application process to be
matched to their multiple scholarships. Log into the Scholarship Manager
via the Hawaii Community Foundation website to begin your 2023-2024
Hawaii Community Foundation online “common” application. The FAFSA
application MUST also be completed. Visit this link for more information:


Application Deadline:  March 1, 2024, 4:00pm (Hawaii Standard Time).

University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship

This UH common application encompasses various system and campus
scholarships that spans all University of Hawaii 4-year and Community
College campuses. We highly encourage you to apply to this scholarship if
you will be attending a UH campus next year. Scholarships will be matched
to the information that you put into your application (example: intended
home campus). You need to have applied to a home campus and been
accepted to complete this common scholarship application. A 900 word
personal statement, a transcript, at least one recommender who will write a
letter of recommendation, and completing the FAFSA are required
components. There may be additional essays or questions that need to be
completed depending on the campus.
NOTE: go to the scholarship tab and click on your intended home campus to
look for additional scholarships offered at each campus.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024.
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF)
Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school seniors or current undergraduates
planning to attend full-time studies in the upcoming school year at an
accredited college.
Eligibility Criteria:
● Hawaii resident
● U.S. citizen
● Participate in one or more of “Duke’s Sports” with a record of
accomplishments and an intent to compete in college. Duke’s sports
include volleyball, canoe paddling, swimming, diving, surfing, water
polo, sailing, kayaking.
● In need of financial assistance
● Maintaining a minimum of 3.0 gpa
● Actively demonstrating the aloha spirit through leadership and
community involvement
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Online Application: 

Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union is offering a $1000 scholarship for a
2024 high school graduate who exhibits educational promise and a
determination to complete post high school educational endeavors.
Applicants must be a member of Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union at
the time of submitting the application, entering his/her freshman year in an
accredited college located in the United States, and have a cumulative GPA
of 3.0 or higher. Required materials include: a completed application, an
essay, an official transcript, a completed high school background report and
two completed recommendation forms. 
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2024
The following are the eligibility requirements:
1. Applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school or homeschool program during
the 2023-2024 school year.
2. Applicant must be a dependent with a current identification and privilege card.
3. The sponsor of the applicant must meet ONE of the following eligibility requirements:
• Active-duty U.S. Military member currently assigned in Hawaii
• Active-duty U.S. Military member on a remote assignment from Hawaii
• Retired U.S. Military member residing in Hawaii
• Full-time Hawaii National Guard member**
• Full-time U.S. Military Reserve member residing in Hawaii**
• Deceased U.S. Military member with applicant residing in Hawaii
**Please contact [email protected] to verify eligibility.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024.
Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Foundation promotes the
pursuit of higher education by awarding over $30,000 in scholarships to
deserving Hawaii high school students. Applicants must be a Hawaii
resident, a 2024 graduating senior with a cumulative gpa of at least a 3.50
or higher through the first semester of the 2023-2024 school year. The
applicant must be accepted to a four-year college. The application requires
3 letters of recommendation and a two-page essay (the two-page limitation
is strictly enforced). Questions, email [email protected] 
or text (808) 478-9802.
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2024
Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship

Applications for the 2024 Bayer Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship are now
available for high school seniors who are graduating this year and planning
to pursue a college degree in life sciences. 
Application Deadine:  April 4, 2024.
NEW Carl's Jr Scholarship
Application Online:
Carl & Margaret Karcher, founders of Carl's Jr. provides scholarships
to students who are strong academically, are involved in extracurricular
activities and who need financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Application Deadine:  April 12, 2024.
NEW Lau Maiʻa Scholarship 
The Lau Mai'a Program is to promote culturally-grounded tech makers and problem solvers in pursuit
of their post-secondary academic goals. In the same way that lau maiʻa were used as lāʻau lapaʻau to
encase the body and offer an extra layer of healing and protection, we hope that the $2,500 Lau Maiʻa
Scholarship can help ease the burden of tuition and empower students to stand tall in their growth.

If you are (or know of) a graduating high school senior who will be attending a 4-year college and will be

majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or Entrepreneurship and committed to ʻāina, kaiāulu,

lāhui, then we encourage you to apply.

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2024 (POST MARK)
Ukulele Festival Hawaii College Scholarship Program

The Ukulele Festival Hawaii Scholarship Program is funded by Ukulele Festival
Hawaii, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Roy and Kathy Sakuma.
Ukulele Festival Hawaii builds public awareness and interest in the ukulele as an
instrument of virtuoso quality promoting Hawaii’s arts and culture through
education, scholarships, and the annual free ukulele festivals. Eligible applicants
must: 1. Be a graduating high school senior and resident of Hawaii. 2. Be
accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. 3. Enjoy playing the
ukulele. 4. Must be of good character. 5. Demonstrate financial need.
UPDATED: 02/23/24
 Hawaii Self Storage Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024.
Since 2005, Hawaii Self Storage (HSS) has awarded financial scholarships
to eligible students to pursue and obtain a college degree. This program is
designed to help and support students financially to develop into future
leaders in our community. 10 students will be selected for the $1,000
scholarships (renewable for up to 4 years). Awards will be based on the
required written essay and eligibility. Applicants must be a Hawaii resident
and current high school senior, graduating from a high school in the State of
NEW  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Application Link:
Application Deadline:  February 15, 2024 - 5pm 
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers students and parents with the
knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education,
while providing support services and scholarships.
Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline:  February 21, 2024 (11:59pm)
The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundations' scholarships are awarded to
encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who intend to have a
career in Business to pursue higher education at any accredited four-year
college or university. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just
entering college in increments of $5,000 annually. Assuming that eligibility is
maintained, a total of $20,000 will be awarded over four years. The
Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation anticipates awarding ten new
scholarships for the 2024-2025 school year.
Kamehameha Schools College Scholarships 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024. 
For these scholarships, applicants need to be a Hawaii resident, enrolling as a full-time, classified, degree seeking
undergraduate student with financial need for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. 
The CSS profile is the single-entry point to the available 2024-2025 KS college scholarship opportunities.
The CSS profile is a federal financial online application (different from the FAFSA) which requires a fee to
complete 2022 tax information. The deadline to complete the CSS profile is January 19, 2024 (there are fee
waivers for students who are eligible, you will be notified after completing the form). 
Pauahi Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2024 (4:15pm HST)
The Pauahi Foundation scholarships are created by private donors. Many
awards are determined based on merit (academic standing), while others
are restricted for students who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships
are available to the general public, however, it is the policy of the
Foundation to give preference to applicants with Hawaiian ancestry to the
extent permitted by law. To be considered for the Pauahi Foundation
scholarships, applicants must enroll in a two or four-year accredited
institution in Hawaii or the United States recognized by Kamehameha
Schools, enroll in a classified, degree seeking program, including
vocational and trade programs, and be a full-time undergraduate or
graduate student. Required documents include: Online application, one
personal essay, list of extracurricular/community service activities, FAFSA
submission summary, and high school transcript. Supplemental documents
such as letters of recommendations, art portfolios and additional essay.

Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation Scholarship

Application Link:

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

An outstanding graduating senior will be selected by each qualifying high school to receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

From this group, finalists from each school district, the Hawaii Catholic Schools, and the Hawaii Association of

Independent Schools will be selected to receive an additional $2,000 scholarship.

HGEA Charles R. Kendall Scholarship
Application Link: 
Application Deadline:  January 16, 2024
For over 50 years, HGEA has provided scholarship awards to deserving
students. To be eligible, applicants must be a dependent (for tax purposes)
of an HGEA member (whose membership has been in good standing for at
least one year from the scholarship application due date) and must attend a
university, college, community college, vocational or trade school on a
full-time basis for the school year 2024-2025. 
UH Manoa New Warrior Scholarships (Regents & Provost Achievement)
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2024.
High achieving students are eligible for academic scholarships from UH Manoa.
Students with at least a 3.7 GPA, who submit an application to UH Manoa by
January 5, 2024 can be selected to provide additional documentation (list of
activities/achievements & a short answer essay) for the Regents and Provost
Achievement Scholarships. The Regents Scholarship includes a full tuition
scholarship, $4,000 per year stipend, and $2,000 one-time travel grant. The
Provost Achievement Scholarship is a $10,000 per year scholarship. If a student
has applied for admissions by the deadline, is accepted to UH Manoa and is
eligible for these scholarships, he/she will receive instructions and information
about how to submit additional required documentation for the New Warrior
Scholarship consideration.  

APIA Scholarship Program

Application Link:

Application Deadline: January 09, 2024.

The 2024 APIA (Asian & Pacific Islander Americans) Scholarship
application is now open. APIA Scholars has two scholarship programs:
APIA Scholarship and the AANAPISI Scholarship. Both scholarships focus
on students who live at or below the poverty line, are the first in their
families to attend college, are representative of the APIA community’s
diversity and have placed a strong emphasis on community service and
leadership and also have strong academic achievement. There is one
scholarship application for both awards. Applicants eligible for the APIA
Scholarship will be considered for the AANAPISI Scholarship if they meet
eligibility requirements.  Note: USE your personal email address. 

Any questions, contact [email protected]

  • Violet Richardson Award
Application Link:
Application Deadline:  December 15, 2023.
The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who
make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts
such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment;
and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that
benefit women or girls are particularly encouraged. Choose between a
PDF or Google Form application (only one application needs to be
  • Elks Lodge “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship
The 2024 Elks “Most Valuable Student” scholarship is open for High School
seniors. Applicants are selected based on scholarship, leadership and
financial need. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the
Elks. The closing date is November 13, 2023 @ 11:59pm Pacific Time.
For eligibility and application please visit:
If you have any questions, please contact the scholarship committee at
[email protected]
  •  Levine Scholars Program
Application Deadline: 
Online Application:
The Levine Scholars Program supports the  brightest, most capable students of any major and gives them the tools,
resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel
across disciplines.  Through a commitment to ongoing volunteerism, internships with local nonprofits, grant projects with
community partners and customized curricula, Levine Scholars graduate fully prepared to begin their next chapter as
versatile intellects, thoughtful leaders  and compassionate humanitarians. 
  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship
Deadline: October 2, 2023, by 5pm EASTERN
This is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school.
Students are recognized for their leadership, community service, and their commitment to making
a difference in their schools and communities. Over 150 Coca-cola Scholars are selected nationally each year.
Applicants should have:
  • a minimum 3.0 cumulative gpa
  • plan to attend an accredited U.S. post secondary institution after graduating.
Children or grandchildren of current Coca-Cola bottling company employees, officers or owners are not able to apply. 
  •  2023 Quest Bridge National College Match
Application Deadline:  September 26, 2023
MUST MEET w/Mrs. Fonoimoana before applying.
The 2023 Quest Bridge National College Match for high school seniors is now open. The Quest Bridge National College Match
connects academically outstanding high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to the nation’s
leading colleges.
  • In the top 5-10% of their class and exhibit strong personal character,
  • SAT score 1260
  • 27 on the ACT 
  • households earning less than $65,000 per year (family of four),
  • may be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
  • may be part of the first generation in their family to attend college.
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