Hawaii Scholarships

For many of us, it would be difficult to imagine a better setting for getting your college education than Hawaii. Scholarships are going to be something you will want to look for, though, so you don't have a lot of student loan debt upon graduating. If you are from Hawaii, scholarships from local colleges are definitely one option and many of the community colleges in Hawaii are very inexpensive for local students. Scholarships.com can help you find information about colleges on the islands, as well as scholarships especially created for those living there. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Hawaii scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Hawaii residents pursuing degrees in Business Administration, or other business-related fields, at any accredited four-year college or university.

    Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $5,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $20,000 will be awarded over four [...] More

Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarship program consists of more than 170 different funds, with each scholarship fund having specific eligibility criteria that were defined by the donor when the fund was established. Most scholarships require students be a resident of the State of Hawai'i, plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university as either an undergraduate or [...] More

Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/17/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) and the family of Helen MacKay have established a Student Teacher Scholarship to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Employees, officers & directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employee, officer or director are not eligible to [...] More

Korean University Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/18/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Founded in 1936, the Korean University Club of Hawaii has been providing academic scholarships to students of Korean ancestry since 1950. The Korean University Club of Hawaii is a multi-generational group of Americans of Korean ancestry continuing the intent of its founders in promoting understanding of ancestral heritage and culture, participating in community affairs, and providing educational [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/28/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The R.W. "Bob" Holden Scholarship is a tribute to the continuing leadership in the hotel industry and dedication to education of those entering the industry as expressed by Bob Holden.

    Applying students must be U.S. citizen and a Hawaii resident, be enrolled as a full-time junior or senior at a U.S. accredited university/college majoring in hotel management and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. [...] More

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Last Reviewed: September 2019