Scholarships can certainly help to defray your college expenses – but to receive them, you have to apply! Below are a list of scholarship prospects; take a moment to visit their websites to learn more about these opportunities.
Kamehameha Schools is providing this information to you for the sole purpose of informing you about resources for post-secondary educational scholarships. KS makes no representations, assurances, or warranties, express or implied, as to the quality of the products or services that these organizations provide. As links may expire or change, we suggest you contact the scholarship sponsor directly for current information about any scholarship listed.
Alu Like, Inc. – Hana Lima Scholarship – For students participating in a vocational or technical training program.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) – For female students residing in Windward Oʻahu.
Associated Chinese University Women – For students of Chinese ancestry or who are interested in Chinese culture.
Barney Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship – For students graduating from a high school on Hawaiʻi Island.
Captain David Lyman Scholarship – For students pursuing a career in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering
Dan Moriarty Memorial Scholarship – For students majoring in botany, zoology, history and related subjects concerning the Hawaiian environment.
The David Ishii Foundation – For students active on their high school golf team.
Farm Credit Services of Hawaiʻi, ACA – For students pursuing a career in the agricultural field.
Filipino Women’s League: Contact Filipino Women’s League, Community Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 419, Pearl City, HI 96782. For students of Filipino ancestry.
Gromet Foundation – For financially disasdvantaged students.
Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship Fund – For students who are members of, or who are a family member of a current or retired member of ILWU Local 142.
Hawaiʻi Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – For students who are pursuing a career in teaching health, physical education, dance, or recreation leadership.
Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce of Northern California – For students who will be attending a college in the Bay Area of California.
Hawaiʻi’s Credit Unions: Many credit unions in the state of Hawaiʻi offer college scholarships to their members. The credit unions listed below are among those known to provide a scholarship program to their members. If your credit union is listed, please contact them for additional information regarding scholarship application requirements and deadlines. If you don’t see your credit union listed below, please contact them directly to see if they offer scholarships to their members.
- Big Island Education FCU: (808) 935-9778
- Garden Island FCU: (808) 245-2712 or
- Hawaiʻi Community FCU: (808) 930-7700
- Hawaiʻi Federal & State FCU: (808) 930-1400
- Hawaiʻi State FCU: (808) 587-2700
- Hawaiʻi Schools FCU: (808) 521-0302
- HawaiʻiUSA FCU: (808) 534-4300
- Kauaʻi Community FCU: (808) 245-6791
- Kauaʻi Government Employees FCU: (808) 245-2463
- Oʻahu FCU: (808) 521-6727
Hawai’i Emergency Physicians Association (HEPA) Foundation – For high-school seniors with extreme financial and familial hardships who will be entering college. The purpose of the Education Foundation is to help students in the geographical areas served by our six hospitals become productive citizens by furthering their education.
Hawaiʻi Government Employees Association – For members or dependents of members of HGEA.
Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Association
- R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship
- Clem Judd, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – For students of Hawaiian ancestry majoring in hotel/lodging management.
Hawaiʻi Rotary Youth Foundation: Scholarship applications are available through your high school counselor, a Rotary Club in your area, or by calling the HRYF office at (808) 735-1073. For more information about application requirements and deadline, please contact the HRYF office.
Hawaiian Civic Clubs: Many Hawaiian Civic Clubs college scholarships to their members and/or members of the community. The clubs listed below are among those known to offer a scholarship program. If you don’t see your civic club listed below, please contact them directly to see if they offer scholarships.
- Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
- Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club
- Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club
- Kona Hawaiian Civic Club
- ‘Ahahui Siwila Hawaiʻi o Kapolei
- Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
- Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club
- Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club
Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship – For education majors.
Hui o Hana Pono College Scholars Program at UH Mānoa: Contact Ursula Quan at (808) 522-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kiewit Bulding Group: Email email@example.com. For high school seniors pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management.
Lumanaʻi Awards: Email Rev. Iese Tuuao at firstname.lastname@example.org. For high school seniors of Samoan ancestry.
Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi – For high school seniors living on the island of Maui.
North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital– For residents of North Hawaiʻi.
Randy Kalahiki Scholarship – For students who live or work in the Heʻeia/Kualoa area of Oʻahu.
Society of American Military Engineers – For students enrolled in accredited engineering or architecture programs.
Taito & Ruta Alofaituli Scholarship – For high school students of Pacific Islander descent.
University of Hawaiʻi Scholarships:
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Development Services
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Hawaiʻi Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Honolulu Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Kapiʻolani Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Kauaʻi Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Leeward Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Maui College
- University of Hawaiʻi Campus-Specific Scholarships – Windward Community College
- University of Hawaiʻi System-Wide Scholarships
Women’s Transportation Seminar – Hawaiʻi Chapter – For female students pursuing careers in transportation-related fields (e.g. engineering, planning, architecture, business administration, etc.)
Arizona State University/Kamehameha Schools Partnership (Preference is given to students majoring in Sustainability at the ASU-School of Sustainability).
Chaminade University-Hoʻoulu STEM Scholarship (Available to Hawaiian students who plan to major in Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Studies, Business, or Nursing).
Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship: For applicants who are majoring in Aviation and have completed at least one semester at a university.
Dr. Angela Grant Scholarship: For applicants who are cancer survivors, or for family members of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be the child or grandchild of an active or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.
Gates Scholarship: 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. It opens in July and closes in September the year PRIOR to the school year in which it will be awarded.
National Foster Parent Association: The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships to NFPA members whose birth, foster and US adopted youth wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college. Scholarships will be awarded to high school-level students who are graduating or getting their GED. The parents of a scholarship applicant must be a member, or join, the NFPA.
The following website was created by students at the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus, and lists multiple scholarship sources. Some of those sources may be duplicates of those on this site, but it’s worth taking a look!