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Scholarships are seasonal, widely available, competitive, and another source of college funding. The scholarship season begins in OCTOBER 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 2017-2018: 

DEADLINE:  November 15, 2016.  Live YOUR Dream, education & training awards for women.  Open to women enrolled in an undergraduate or vocational skills training program who have overcome poverty, domestic violence, divorce, death of a spouse or other life challenges and are turning their lives around.  Three awards being offered – $2,000, $1,000, and $500 – to women who are the primary support for their household and at least one dependent who have financial need. Two references are required.  Download reference form here.


Ho`okahua Waiwai

A UH Maui College and CareerLink OHA Grant funded to assist Maui County’s Native Hawaiian community in achieving economic self-sufficiency through three key areas:  education attainment, career development, and financial literacy.  Preference given to Native Hawaiians to the extent permitted by law and students with income below the 300% Federal (Hawaii) Income Guidelines.  Click on link to review details of the grant and to download an application.

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  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, including Hawaii, 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 instead of three times as much for non-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.