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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 2014-2015:

  • DEADLINE:  August 29, 2014.  Hana Lima Scholarship FALL 2014.  A competitive scholarship open to Native Hawaiian students enrolled in a vocational technical program that can provide a “living wage.”  Preference given to non-traditional students: single parents, disabled, houseless, sole income providers, wards of the court, and/or those who were previously incarcerated.  Must be enrolled at least half-time.  Non-traditional training also eligible, i.e. massage, CDL training, cosmetology, real estate.  See scholarship application for eligible educational institutions in Hawaii.
  • DEADLINE:  August 31, 2014.  College is Power Scholarship.   Open to college students 17 years and older who will be enrolled in college within the next twelve months.  Applicants may be full- or part-time and attend an on-line or campus-based college.
  • DEADLINE:  September 20, 2014.  Victoria S. & Bradley L. Geist Foundation Scholarship.  For the Spring semester only.  Established by the Geists to help students who have been in the foster care system.
  • DEADLINE:  October 7, 2014.  Gilman International Scholarship Spring 2015.  Offers awards for undergraduate study abroad.  Open to undergraduate students at 2- or 4-year collegs to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. 
  • DEADLINE: December 1, 2014.  Barbara Lotze Scholarship.  Open to undergraduate college students or a high school senior accepted into a college or university that is pursuing a career teaching physics in high schools.  Offered by the American Association of Physics Teachers.  Applications will be reviewed at their annual winter meeting.

Other sources of aid

Kahikina O Ka La STEM Merit-based scholarships:  An exciting new program offered at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) to assist 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.