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 usand we would be glad to assist you individually or in workshops. Also see scholarship tips for additional information.
Listing of Scholarships
- DEADLINE: November 7, 2013. Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Open to college sophomores or recent community college graduates (2009) transferring as a full-time student into a 4-year baccalaureate program at an accredited institution in Fall 2014. Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have a teacher or counselor submit an online recommentation.
- DEADLINE: December 15, 2013. Eve’s Addiction Scholarship. Open to high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate college students. Must complete a 500 word essay.
- DEADLINE: December 15, 2013. Hispanic General Scholarship Fund for graduating high school seniors. A variety of scholarships open to graduating Hispanic high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA and will be attending college full-time.
- DEADLINE: December 15, 2013. Hispanic Scholarship Fund for Community College/Transfer Students. A variety of scholarships open to Community College/Transfer students who are Hispanic, U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, attending college full-time, and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- DEADLINES: December 15, 2013 and January 20, 2014. Hispanic Scholarship Fund for Graduate students. Open to Hispanic students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, attending college full-time for their first graduate degree. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- DEADLINE: December 15, 2013. Soroptimist International of Maui Women’s Opportunity Awards program. Open to women with the primary financial responsibility for themselves and dependents. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills training program and have financial need. Applications available at EOC and online.
- DEADLINE: January 10, 2014. APIASF Scholarship Fund (Asian & Pacific Island American Scholarship Fund). Open to Asian and/or Pacific Islanders who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. Must be enrolling in the Fall 2014 semester and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
- DEADLINE: January 15, 2014 (round 2). Early Childhood Education Scholarships 2013-14. This Reimbursement Scholarship reimburses monies to applicants who have passed eligible college coursework. Funding is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Eligible coursework include early childhood or child development coursework taken between June 2013 and May 2014.
- DEADLINE: January 15, 2014. Gates Millennium Scholars Program. More than 1,000 awards given to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American high school seniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with at least a 3.3 GPA who will enroll at a U.S. college or university as a full-time, first-year, degree-seeking student. Must have financial need and demonstrate leadership abilities. The award covers the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid, including graduate school funding for continuing Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Three part application: Student Application (Nominee form), Educator’s evaluation (Nominator), and Evaluation of student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form).
- DEADLINE: March 1, 2014. Filipino Women’s League Comunity Scholarship Program. Open to students current high school students of Filipino ancestry with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Must be enrolling in a college in Hawaii as a full-time student. Application available at EOC.
- DEADLINE: May 31, 2014 (round 3). Early Childhood Education Scholarships 2013-14. This Reimbursement Scholarship reimburses monies to applicants who have passed eligible college coursework. Funding is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Eligible coursework include early childhood or child development coursework taken between June 2013 and May 2014. Send transcripts no later than June 30, 2014.
Other sources of aid
Kahikina O Ka La: 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.
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.
Odd scholarships: Website with odd, little known scholarships. Various criteria and deadlines.Republic of the Marshall Islands Scholarship, Grant, and Loan Board: Application for Republic of Marshall Islands citizens. Application available at EOC. Applications available at EOC.
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. See UHMC WUE for eligibility requirements.
National Web Search Sites:
- Eureka! Scholarship Listing site: must be an EOC client and have set up a Eureka account with EOC. Searchable database.
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
- The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid
- USA Fund’s Database of Scholarships
- NASFAA/Peterson’s Scholarship Search