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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:  January 31, 2017.  Hawaii Community Foundation.  More than 170 different scholarship funds with varied criteria and varied requiements and one common applcation.  In general, must be a Hawaii state resident, demonstrate financial need, be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum 2.7 GPA.

DEADLINE:  January 13, 2017.  UH Manoa Presidential Scholarship.  Open to transfer students who will be full-time juniors at UH Manoa by the end of Spring 2017. Must be a Hawaii resident and have a minimum 3.7 GPA.  Scholarship is a full-time, 12 cedit per semester tuition waiver for undergraduate study.  All scholars receive a $4,000 per year stipend and a one time travel grant of $2,000.  Presidential scholarships are awarded to Hawaii resident college juniors, with preference to current UH System students, who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level coursework, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor.  ALL DOCUMENTS NEEDED BY UH MANOA FINANCIAL AID SERVICES BY JAN. 13, 2017.

DEADLINE:  February 17, 2017.  Na Ho`okama a Pauahi Scholarship.  Kamehameha Schools need-based scholarship open to full-time Native Hawaiian students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited post-high institution in the United States. Financial need is demonstrated by completing a CSS Profile online. Native Hawaiian eligibility is demonstrated by submitting a Hawaiian Ancestry Registry form.

DEADLINE:  March 1, 2017.  Kua`ana Tuition Waiver.  Open to Native Hawaiian students with need and enrolled full-time at UH Manoa with a 2.5 GPA or enrolled as a full-time graduate with a 3.0 GPA or better.

DEADLINE:  March 1, 2017.  Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program.  The NHHSP provides scholarships for Native Hawaiian students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment in eligible service obligation. The program provides: a. Funds to support school tuition and fees; b. An annual payment for Other Reasonable Costs (ORC) to cover expenses for books, clinical supplies, and instruments; and c. Monthly stipends to cover living expenses.

DEADLINE:  March 1, 2017.  UH Maui College and UH System General Scholarships.  Open to UH Maui College and other UH campus students. The common application is used for a number of scholarships with varied awards and varied criteria. Personal statements, two references, and transcripts are required for those who did not attend a UH institution.  See Scholarship Checklist for additional information.

DEADLINE:  April 1, 2017.  Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship.  Open to Native Hawaiian enrolled full-time in a two- or four- year college or university.  Community service desirable.  Essay required.

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2017.  Hawaiian Civic Club scholarship.  Estabablished to inspire academic achievement in Hawaiians so they may improve their economic welfare.  Open to Native Hawaiians.  Transcripts, copy of birth certificate, and esssay required.


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.