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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 2016-2017:

  • DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016.  University of Hawaii at Manoa scholarships on STAR.  Available to the University of Hawaii at Manoa students.  Over $9 million in funding and over 450 scholarships available.  420 incoming freshmen eligible.
  • DEADLINE:  February 17, 2016.  Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union Scholarship.  $2,000 scholarships available to graduating high school seniors, and undergraduate and graduate college students who is a primary member with their own Hawaii USA FCU account.  Awards are based on academics, leadership, service, merit, and credit union membership.
  • DEADLINE:  February 18, 2016.  Hawaii Community Foundation.  Over $4 million available in scholarships from more than 200 scholarships.  Complete one online application and be matched to multiple scholarships.  Required documents:  2016-17 FAFSA Student Aid Report and grade transcript.  Start early.  If your application is submitted by January 29, 2016, HCF will review your application for all required documents and notify you if revisions are needed.
  • DEADLINE:  February 26, 2016.  Women’s League of Central Union Church Scholarship – Kenneth O. and Doris A. Rewick Educational Aid Fund.  Grants are awarded primarily on character, scholarship, evidence of financial need, and community service and NOT on religious affiliation.  This is a multi-file document.  Click on all links.
  • DEADLINE:  February 26, 2016.  Women’s League of Central Union Church Scholarship – Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a woman of Christian affiliation who is currently enrolled in the University of Hawaii system as an undergraduate.  Applicant   This is a multi-file document.  Click on all links.
  • DEADLINE:  Aichi University Exchange Program.  One year (9/16-7/17) or one semester (Fall, Sept. 2016 – Jan. 2017, or Spring, March – July 2017) exchange program.  Open to UH Community College students who have completed at least one semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Must have completed Japanese 201 with a C or higher and have proven academic excellence and character.
  • DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016.  Hakuoh University International Study Tour.  Ten-day summer homestay in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  Tentative dates are June 6-16, 2016.  Open to fulltime, UH Community College students who have completed at least one semester at a UHCC campus.  Must be a Hawaii resident and U.S. citizen with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Open to 7 UHCC students who have demonstrated leadership in their communities and want to learn first hand about Japan and its culture.
  • DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016.  Honda Study Abroad Scholarship.  $2,000 – $8,000 in financial assistance to study anywhere in the world.  For program starting between May 2016 and April 2017.  Open to UH Community College students who are Hawaii residents and have completed at least one semester at a UHCC campus.  Open to students who are looking at study abroad programs of at least 3 credits or six weeks in length.  May be enrolled part-time.  Open to all majors.  Minimum GPA 3.5.  Consideration given to volunteer service in the community and other activities and experience.
  • DEADLINE:  March 1, 2016.  University of Hawaii System Scholarships.  Over 600 UH Foundation scholarships, 50 system scholarships using one common application.  Must be accepted as a University of Hawai`i student (as of March 1, 2016), have completed a 2016-2017 FAFSA, a personal statement, and at least two references.
  • DEADLINE:  March 18, 2016.  Pauahi Foundation College Scholarships.  Scholarship opens February 3, 2016.  Over 90 scholarships with varying criteria available to Native Hawaiian students.  Open to full-time, degree-seeking students enrolled in two- or four-year accredited programs.  Must demonstrate an interest in Hawaiian language, culture, and history as well as have a commitment to contribute to the greater  community.
  • DEADLINE:  March 21, 2016.  `Imi Na`auao Scholarship.  Kamehameha Schools merit-based scholarship for graduate students.  Must be a Hawaii resident, enrolled full-time as a graduate student at an accredited post-high school institution in the U.S.  Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • DEADLINE:  March 21, 2016.  Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grant.  Two $1,000 awards being offered to future educators.  Selection criteria includes:  academic achievement, leadership qualities, commitment to education, financial need, potential for success.  Open to Hawaii residents and military personnnel stationed in Hawaii.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2016.  Maui Puerto Rican Association Scholarship.  Open to Puerto Rican or part-Puerto Rican high school seniors attending college in the fall or adult students already enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.  Five scholarships available.
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2016.  Na Kilohana ‘O Wahine Chapter Impact Scholarship.  Open to women who are U.S. citizens and Hawaii residents attending a four year accredited college or university in Hawaii.  Must be a college junior and have a 3.25 cumulative GPA.  Interested applications must request a scholarship login for by emailing
  • DEADLINE:  March 31, 2016.  Portuguese Association of Maui.  Two $1,000 scholarships available to Portuguese or part-Portuguese high school seniors attending college in the fall or adult students already enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
  • DEADLINE:  April 1, 2016.  Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) 2016 Scholarship.  Open to students of Chinese ancestry who are interested in Chinese culture who are pursing a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents, residents of Hawaii, and have demonstrated high scholastic achievements, character, community/school community service, and have financial need.
  • DEADLINE:  April 20, 2016.  Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarships.  Scholarship application opens January 4, 2016.  Open to Native Hawaiian students with financial need.  Early preparation and application suggested.  The CSS Profile will be used to determine financial need.  Registry with the Ho`oulu Database required. Last year more than 2,900 students were awarded with average awards of $6,000.
  • DEADLINE:  April 22, 2016.  Monbukagakusho Scholarship.  One year of extensive Japanese language study followed by two years at a Senshu-gakko (specialized training college) in in your chosen field in Japan.  Ope to UH Community College students who have completed Japanese 101, English 100, Math 100 and are interested in the areas of study.  Applicants will be required to take proficiency tests.  Up to 3 Hawaii students will be selected.  Must be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diplomaa or GED, and be between the ages of 17-21.  Must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan between April 1-7, 2017.
  • DEADLINE:  May 15, 2016.  American Business Women’s Association Amanda Lizzio Legacy Scholarship.  Open to women majoring in Hospitality.  Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  National scholarship.  Online application.
  • DEADLINE:  May 15, 2016.  2015-16 Legacy Scholarship in Memory of Jane Ann Winchell.  Open to women who are U.S. citizens and will be at least a college sophomore in Fall 2016 who will be studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). National American Business Women’s Association national scholarship. Online application.
  • DEADLINE:  May 15, 2016.  2015-16 Women of Vision Scholarship.  Open to women who will be college sophomore’s studying education.  Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. National American Business Women’s Association national scholarship.  Online application.
  • DEADLINE:  June 1, 2016.  Na Kilohana `O Wahine Chapter Outright Grant.  Open to female, U.S. citizens with a 3.0 cululative GPA and a college junior standing who is attending an accredited U.S. college or university. Interested applications must request a scholarship login for by emailing sources of aid

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 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.