The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation's scholarships are awarded to encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who intend to have a career in business to pursue higher education at any accredited four-year college or university. College students meeting the requirements are also eligible to apply. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $5,000 annually. Assuming that eligibility is maintained, a total of $20,000 will be awarded over four years. Students already enrolled in college will receive awards varying in amount and duration depending on individual circumstances.
In order to be eligible to apply for an award from the Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation, students must have graduated from a public or private school, charter high school, accredited online school, or be on track to graduate at the end of the current academic year. Homeschooled students are also eligible. The applicant’s class standing will be considered. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in his or her high school (and college, if applicable) career is required. U.S. citizenship is required. The applicant must be a resident of the State of Hawaii and plan to eventually return to Hawaii or the Pacific Islands region and contribute to its growth and welfare. This is renewable upon a 3.0 GPA.