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Scholarships are seasonal, widely available, competitive, and another source of college funding. The scholarship season begins in January with the release of federal financial aid forms (FAFSA) and scholarship applications for the next academic year (Fall through Summer). The majority of scholarships are out in January and due March 1st or earlier, although you will find scholarships with deadlines throughout the year. Lately, more scholarships are being made available in November or December for the next academic year.
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) has been researching and compiling a list of available scholarships that have been grouped by academic year and by deadlines. Need help? Please, contact us and we would be glad to assist you individually or in workshops.

Listing of Scholarships for 2015-2016:

  • DEADLINE:  March 25, 2015.  National Leased Housing Association Education Fund Scholarships.  Four scholarships open to current residents of affordable housing meaning the resident family must have been income qualified to move onto the property or is receiving rental assistance through a recognized Federal housing program (Section 8, Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payments, or Low Income Housing Tax Credit program).
  • DEADLINE:  March 27, 2015.  Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship.  Open to minority or economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines (Art direction, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, photography).  Must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien and have financial need.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  ASIST (Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition).  Open to non-traditional students entering or already enrolled in a college, university or trade school program or who are re-training due to changes in the workplace.  Must have financial need, be socially, physically, or economically challenged.  Preference given to individuals with children residing in the home.  Form-fillable ASIST application available here.  Please send the completed application to the Hawaii Chapter whose address is in the first link above.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  Emma Veary Music Scholarship.  Open to UH Maui College students who are enrolled full-time, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and are taking at least one music class during the 2015-16 school year.  Must be interested in music and submit materials that demonstate an interest in music.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Scholarship.  Open to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing further education with the desire to promote and perpetuate Japanese culture.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors and Maui Culinary Academy students.  Must be a Maui County resident, have graduated from a high school on Maui with 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  Maui Puerto Rican Association Scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors planning to continue their education and to adult students ennrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution.  Open to Puerto Rican and part-Puerto Rican students.  Applications available at EOC office.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2015.  Portugese Association of Maui Scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors planning to continue their education and to adult students ennrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution.  Open to Portugese and Portugese students.  Applications available at EOC office.
  • DEADLINE:  April 1, 2015.  Buckfire & Buckfire Disability Scholarship.  Open to a U.S. citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university who has a disability diagnosis, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and at least one-semester of college.
  • DEADLINE:  April 1, 2015.  HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Scholarship.  Open to either senior secondary or postsecondary/collegiate HOSA members who plan to continue or further their education in the health professions.  Must be a HOSA member.
  •   DEADLINE:  April 1, 2015.  Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship.  Open to graduating Hawaii seniors attending public or private school who will be majoring in life sciences at an accredited college or university.  Majors include agriculture, agronomy, biology, botany, genetics, horiculture, plant physiology, chemistry, crop science, and soil science.
  • DEADLINE:  April 20, 2015.  Kamehameha Schools Na Hookama (need-based scholarship).  Scholarship opens January 2, 2015.  Need-based scholarships available to Native Hawaiian students who are Hawaii residents, enrolled full-time, and have a demonstrated financial need.   Registration with the Hooulu Hawaiian Data Center required.  The CollegeBoard CSS Profile is used to determine financial need.  A $25 fee is required for processing.
  • DEADLINE:  May 1, 2015.  Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship.  Monsanto Hawaii scholarship open to currently enrolled or newly accepted full-time college students majoring in agricultural sciences or a related discipline (such as botany, genetics, horiculture, plant physiology, crop science or soil science.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • DEADLINE:  May 21, 2015.  Nurse Corps Scholarship Program.  Open to nursing students who can commit to a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortgage of nurses.  Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be enrolled in a nursing program, and does not have judgment liens or other service obligations.
  • DEADLINE:  June 8, 2015.  Makaala Scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate college students with an interest in Okinawan experiences and/or culture.
  • DEADLINE:  July 1, 2015.  R.W. Bob Holden Scholarship.  Open to college juniors or seniors enrolled in a travel industry management program who has a commitment to citizenship and leadership as demonstrated through activities and college performance.  Additional information available here.
  • DEADLINE:  September 1, 2015.  Karmenhealthcare 2015 Scholarship.   Open to college students with a mobility disability who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device on a regular basis.  Must be 16 years or older and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Other sources of aid

Kahikina O Ka La STEM Merit-based scholarships:  Assists students interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or related fields, who also have an interest in Native Hawaiian language, culture, and history.  Programs include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nursing, Dental, Engineering, and Applied Business and Information Technology.  Priority given to Native Hawaiian students in a STEM field.  2.5 – 2.9- GPA – eligible for $1,750 – $2,500 per semester.  3.5 or higher eligible for up to $5,000.  Academic cohorts are limited to 40 students.  Best way to get into the cohort is through their High School Summer Bridge program http://maui.hawaii.edu/hikina/.  Once they start at UHMC, students can transfer and still receive support.  The money goes with them.  They have students that are in Masters and PHd programs.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)A listing of UNCF scholarships, programs, internships, and fellowships for UNCF member colleges and others.  Varied scholarships, awards, deadlines, and criteria.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Scholarship listing page:  UH Manoa Financial Aid Services (FAS) office scholarship listing page with UH Scholarships, Local, and National resources.

Western Undergraduate Exchange: WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICH).  Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two year and four year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institutions regular resident tuition. At UH Maui College, Reduced WUE tuition is currently only available for freshman and transfer students applying for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in the Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) program.