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    Top 28 Hawaii Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Lisa Freedland

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    Updated: June 3rd, 2024

    Aloha! Hawaii is home to so many amazing things, including gorgeous scenery, an incredibly diverse culture, and amazing universities (and scholarship opportunities!). If you’re attending college in the Aloha State or it’s your future goal, keep on reading to learn about the top Hawaii scholarships available to you.

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

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    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
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    Hawaii Promise Program

    Offered by University of Hawaii Community Colleges

    Multiple awards worth Tuition + fees + books and supplies' costs
    Deadline Automatically awarded if eligible
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by University of Hawaii Community Colleges

    Are you currently or will soon be attending one of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges? If so, the Hawaii Promise Program may be a…Show More

    Are you currently or will soon be attending one of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges? If so, the Hawaii Promise Program may be a…Show More

    Are you currently or will soon be attending one of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges? If so, the Hawaii Promise Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the program covers the direct education costs (including tuition, fees, and an allowance for books and supplies) for many UH Community College Students. It is a “last dollar” scholarship, meaning that it covers financial needs not met by other forms of financial aid such as federal grants and scholarships from UH, employers and other private sources. To be considered, interested students must simply submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and will receive the scholarship if they are deemed eligible. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA and apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Tuition + fees + books and supplies' costs
    Deadline Automatically awarded if eligible
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Get Started

    Hawai’i B+ Scholarship

    Offered by University of Hawaii

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by University of Hawaii

    Are you a Hawaii resident who will be attending a University of Hawaii campus and has earned a minimum 3.0 high school GPA? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident who will be attending a University of Hawaii campus and has earned a minimum 3.0 high school GPA? If so,…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident who will be attending a University of Hawaii campus and has earned a minimum 3.0 high school GPA? If so, you may be eligible for the Hawai'i B+ Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple Hawaii public high school graduates who are incoming students at a University of Hawaii campus. Applicants must have also completed a "rigorous high school curriculum," which is defined as 4 credits of English, 3 credits of math (including Algebra I and Geometry), 3 credits of science (including Biology), and 3 credits of college preparatory coursework, such as foreign languages, fine arts, and social sciences. To apply, interested students must complete the UH Common Scholarship Application. If you're an incoming University of Hawaii student from Hawaii, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    JWSF Academic Scholarship

    Offered by Japanese Women's Society Foundation

    1 award worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Japanese Women's Society Foundation

    Are you a Hawaii resident who is enrolled or has been accepted to a graduate degree program in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, or…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident who is enrolled or has been accepted to a graduate degree program in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, or…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident who is enrolled or has been accepted to a graduate degree program in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, or the Arts and Sciences? If so, you may be eligible for the JWSF Academic Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 to multiple graduate students who also demonstrate an interest and commitment to the field of Gerontology/Geriatrics based on coursework, research, and/or volunteerism. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and submit an essay addressing "the applicant’s plans for further academic training and how this would have an impact on the services for the elderly in Hawaii" to be considered. If you're a Hawaii resident with a passion for gerontology and/or geriatrics, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    Are you a student teacher intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education? Further, will you be enrolled in a State-Approved Teacher Education…Show More

    Are you a student teacher intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education? Further, will you be enrolled in a State-Approved Teacher Education…Show More

    Are you a student teacher intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education? Further, will you be enrolled in a State-Approved Teacher Education Program or in a Hawaii SATE alternative licensure program for the upcoming academic year? If so, the Hawaii Education Association’s Student Teacher Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, they award $2,000 to two (2) student teachers aspiring to teach in the Hawaii State Depratment of Education who (a) will continue their enrollment in a State-Approved Teacher Education Program or in a Hawaii SATE alternative licensure program for the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are awarded to student teachers to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. If you’re a student teacher aspiring to teach in Hawaii and are currently enrolled in a teacher education or licensure program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Ascent’s $10,000 Summer Scholarship Giveaway

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Ascent Funding

    Easy Application

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship…Show More

    As you soak up the summer vibes and look ahead to the next school year, it's never too early to start thinking about your internship or job! Whether you're figuring out what interests you, checking out career resources, or picking up skills for your dream job, we want to know: Do you have what you need to enter the next phase of life, post-graduation? Ascent is committed to your long-term success and is giving away $10,000 to one lucky winner for sharing your feedback and ideas on what you need to build the skills and confidence to thrive in the workplace. To apply, complete these three easy steps below: Step 1: Visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” to complete a quick survey and contact form. Step 2: Follow @ascentfunding on Instagram and like the post. Step 3: Tag 3 friends below that would benefit from this scholarship! Be sure to end your comment with #AscentSponsored. Disclaimer: Deadline to apply for Ascent’s $10,000 scholarship prize (1) is September 2nd at 8:59AM PT. To apply and see official rules, visit the “Summer of Success Scholarship” link here: AscentFunding.com/Scholarships.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Sep 2, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Apply

    Honolulu Community College Hawaiian Tuition Waiver

    Offered by Honolulu Community College

    Multiple awards worth Full-time Hawaii resident tuition cost
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Honolulu Community College

    Are you a Native Hawaiian student who has been accepted into a degree-seeking program at Honolulu Community College and demonstrates financial need? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a Native Hawaiian student who has been accepted into a degree-seeking program at Honolulu Community College and demonstrates financial need? If so, consider…Show More

    Are you a Native Hawaiian student who has been accepted into a degree-seeking program at Honolulu Community College and demonstrates financial need? If so, consider applying for the Honolulu Community College Hawaiian Tuition Waiver! Each year, the waiver covers up to the cost of full-time (15 credits) resident tuition for the fall and spring semesters for selected recipients. To be considered, interested students must simply submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by May 1st, hold a minimum 2.0 GPA, and have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less. If you're of Native Hawaiian descent and are an incoming or current student at Honolulu Community College, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Full-time Hawaii resident tuition cost
    Expected deadline May 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
    Get Started

    ALU LIKE, Inc. Hana Lima Scholarship

    Offered by ALU Like, Inc.

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Underclassmen

    Offered by ALU Like, Inc.

    Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii?…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii?…Show More

    Are you a Hawaii resident of Native Hawiian descent enrolled full-time (12 credits min.) in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii? If so, you may be eligible for the ALU LIKE, Inc. Hana Lima Scholarship! Each year, their scholarship awards $1,500 each to multiple such students who are enrolled in a 2-year vocational program at an eligible institution of higher education in Hawaii (a full list of eligible institutions can be found on the ALU Like, Inc. website). Applicants must also hold a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered. If you're a Native Hawaiian student and resident of Hawaii who will be attending a 2-year vocational program in your home state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Underclassmen
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

    Offered by Asian Pacific Community Fund

    4 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Asian Pacific Community Fund

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California,…Show More

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California,…Show More

    The Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program annually awards $1,000 each to four college-bound high school seniors from select counties in New York, New Jersey, California, Nevada, Illinois, and Hawaii. Eligible counties include New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond County in New York, Middlesex County in New Jersey, Orange, Los Angeles, and Ventura County in California, Clark County in Nevada, Cook County in Illinois, and Honolulu County in Hawaii. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a household income at or below the County Low Income Level. If you're a high school senior from an eligible county and will be enrolling in college in the upcoming Fall, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    4 awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Celebrate The West

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Western Governors' Foundation (WGF)

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More…Show More

    Are you a high school student residing in the American west or U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA)? More importantly, do you love where you live and have a passion for art? If so, you might consider applying for the Celebrate the West Contest! Each year, the scholarship awards between $200 and $1,500 to 23 lucky students who create a piece of artwork that most thoughtfully reflects an insight about the West or the applicant’s relation to the West. In order to apply, you simply need to email a digital copy of your artwork and your entry form to [email protected]. If you’re passionate about art and have some insights about where you live, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Hawaii Education Association Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who will be enrolling in any two- or four-year college or university in the upcoming academic year? Further,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who will be enrolling in any two- or four-year college or university in the upcoming academic year? Further,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who will be enrolling in any two- or four-year college or university in the upcoming academic year? Further, are you an HEA (Hawaii Education Association) member, or the child or grandchild of a member? If so, the Hawaii Education Association's Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, they award $2,000 to two (2) graduating high school seniors who (a) will be enrolling in any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning in the upcoming academic year and (2) are HEA members or the children/grandchildren of members. Members must be in good standing and have been members for at least one year. While preference will be given to those intending to major in education, it is not a requirement to apply. If you're a college-bound high school senior with an affiliation to HEA through your own or your parent/grandparent's membership, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Hawaii Education Association In-Service Public School Educators Scholarship

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Hawaii Education Association

    Are you a tenured and/or permanent Hawaii State Department of Education preK-12 teacher, school administrator, or educational assistant in good standing? Further, do you either…Show More

    Are you a tenured and/or permanent Hawaii State Department of Education preK-12 teacher, school administrator, or educational assistant in good standing? Further, do you either…Show More

    Are you a tenured and/or permanent Hawaii State Department of Education preK-12 teacher, school administrator, or educational assistant in good standing? Further, do you either have a Baccalaureate degree or are enrolled in an Associate in Arts in Teaching or Certification of Competence teaching program? If so, the Hawaii Education Association In-Service Public School Educators Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to two (2) in-state Public School pre-K – 12 teachers, school administrators, and educational assistants who plan to continue their post-graduate education. Preference is given to candidates who are completing a State Approved Program leading to teacher licensing, school administrator certification, or HIDOE ParaPro minimum qualifications. If you're a pre-K-12 teacher, school administrator, or educational assistant in Hawaii who is pursuing a post-graduate education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Hawaii Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Hawaii Community Foundation

    The Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund is funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, an organization that helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit…Show More

    The Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund is funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, an organization that helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit…Show More

    The Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund is funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, an organization that helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community. Thus, every year, their Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund awards up to $5,000 to multiple postsecondary students of Chinese descent who are studying gerontology. While students from any state may apply, those from Hawaii will be given preference. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Fukunaga Scholarship

    Offered by Servco

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Servco

    Are you an incoming or current college student from Hawaii hoping to pursue a career in business? If so, consider applying for the Fukunaga Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you an incoming or current college student from Hawaii hoping to pursue a career in business? If so, consider applying for the Fukunaga Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you an incoming or current college student from Hawaii hoping to pursue a career in business? If so, consider applying for the Fukunaga Scholarship! The scholarship is open to college-bound residents of Hawaii looking to obtain a degree in business at an accredited college or university. Current college students from Hawaii who are pursuing business degrees are also eligible. Through this scholarship program, Servco hopes to support students in their educational pursuits. Thus, every year, multiple applicants are chosen to receive $5,000 to help offset tuition and other costs. The scholarship can be renewed up to three times, for a total of $20,000 throughout a four-year degree program. If you're a Hawaii resident with a passion for business, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $5,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply
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    How to win Hawaii scholarships

    Do you want to say “Aloha” to Hawaii scholarships? The best way to win Hawaii scholarships is to focus on how unique Hawaii is- which shouldn’t be too hard with the beautiful beaches, majestic volcanoes, and a vibrant culture that is quite different from the rest of the United States! 

    After you have used Scholarships360 and other valuable resources to find Hawaii scholarships, be sure to emphasize your personal connection to Hawaii in your essays. Throw out some details that are unique to Hawaii to incorporate into your essays. For example, if you grew up immersed in Hawaiin culture,  maybe write about your experiences and how you will continue to enrich yourself in this culture while studying at university. Ultimately, you should be connecting your own personal experiences to the uniqueness of Hawaii in order to win Hawaii scholarships. 

    Top Easy Scholarships of June 2024

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    Deadline
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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
    Amount:

    $10,000

    Deadline:

    June 30, 2024

    Jun 30, 2024

    Apply
    Scholarship Details +

    Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.

    Scholarship:
    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
    Amount:

    $2,000

    Deadline:

    June 30, 2024

    Jun 30, 2024

    Apply
    Scholarship Details +

    Easy $2,000 monthly scholarship. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school!

    Scholarship:
    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
    Amount:

    $10,000

    Deadline:

    July 31, 2024

    Jul 31, 2024

    Apply
    Scholarship Details +

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Resources for writing scholarship essays 

    It may be necessary to write an essay about yourself in order to win Hawaii scholarships. Therefore, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships and our overview of common scholarship essay prompts to help ensure you are prepared to win Hawaii scholarships! Everything you need is at your fingertips with Scholarships360 from guides on how to start a scholarship essay to how to write a 500 word essay

    Hawaii college loan debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, Hawaii residents owe $4.5 billion in federal student loan debt, with student borrowers owing an average of $36,765 each (this does not include private loans). In Hawaii, 51.1% of student loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take less loans. Make sure that you apply to as many as you qualify for. 

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships from colleges in Hawaii as well as some notable Hawaii scholarships!

    Merit scholarships at Hawaii colleges and universities

    University of Hawaii at West Oahu

    • Eligibility: Students entering UH West Oahu. Must have a 3.5+ GPA and demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and community service
    • Amount: $4,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: Mid-January 

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    • Eligibility: First-year students entering UH Manoa with impressive academic achievement
    • Amount: $2,000 up to full tuition
    • Deadline: January 24 annually

    University of Hawaii Maui College

    • Eligibility: Must be a Pacific Islander student enrolled at least part-time 
    • Amount: $1,000 per year
    • Deadline: March 1 annually

    Chaminade University of Honolulu

    • Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered based on academic success and rigor in high school
    • Amount: $4,000 up to $17,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Chaminade University of Honolulu

    Hawaii Pacific University

    • Eligibility: Decision made based on admission application and academic abilities 
    • Amount: $3,000 up to $11,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Hawaii Pacific University

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

    In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Hawaii universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs: 

    University of Hawaii at West Oahu

    • In-state tuition: $3,672
    • Out-of-state tuition: $10,152

     University of Hawaii at Manoa

    • In-state tuition: $5,652
    • Out-of-state tuition: $16,668

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    Being a resident of Hawaii has its perks when it comes to drastically reducing the cost of tuition. So, how can you become a Hawaii resident for tuition purposes? To qualify for resident tuition, you need to be a bona fide resident of Hawaii for at least one calendar year prior to the semester for which you want residency status. Bona fide residency is similar to the legal concept of domicile. Therefore, to be a bona fide resident of Hawaii you must be physically present in the state and demonstrate during the calendar year in question your intent to make Hawaii your permanent residence. Some examples of demonstrating intent include having a Hawaii lease agreement, Hawaii voter certificate and filing personal income tax for the state of Hawaii. 

    Ultimately, the university of your choice in Hawaii will have more details regarding their requirements for residency status for in-state tuition. Therefore, double check with your intended university to answer any questions you may have regarding your residency status. 

    Does Hawaii offer tuition reciprocity? 

    Yes, Hawaii is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange which allows a limited number of qualified students to pay 150% of in-state tuition in other member states. However, it is important to note that many popular universities do not participate in this tuition reciprocity exchange. Therefore, double check with your intended university on their rules regarding tuition reciprocity with Hawaii. 

    Hawaii scholarship spotlight

    Frank Der Yuen Aviation Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Hawaii residents pursuing aviation-related education and training
    • Amount: at least $1,000
    • Deadline: Mid-January

    Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students who either: were born in Hawaii, a resident of Hawaii for at least 5 years, have a parent that has lived in Hawaii for at least 20 years. Be enrolled full- or part-time at an institution of higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area or Northern California
    • Amount: $3,000
    • Deadline: Late spring of each year

    Big Island Federal Credit Union Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Be a member in good standing of Big Island FCU (people who live, work, or attend school on the island of Hawaii are eligible to join the credit union). Applications are reviewed based on academic and personal achievement, community involvement, academic and career goals, and letters of recommendation
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Early June  

    Japanese Women’s Academic Society Academic Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Hawaii residents who are pursuing a graduate degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, or the Arts and Sciences. 
    • Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Deadline: Mid-June

    Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Student teachers intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education who are enrolled in a State Approved Teacher Education Program as a full-time undergraduate or graduate candidate
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: Mid-June 

    Korean-American Scholarship Foundation, Western Regional Chapter

    • Eligibility: Students who are of Korean heritage and attending school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, or Washington
    • Amount: $500 -up to $5,000
    • Deadline: June 30

    The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students enrolled part-time or full-time in any Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, or Doctorate degree program offered by an institution in Hawaii. Preference given to students who are of Hawaiian descent or are members or related to members of the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: Mid-September 

    The Gromet Foundation Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Seniors at a Hawaii high school and resident of Hawaii. Must demonstrate financial need and apply through your high school guidance office 
    • Amount: $2,000 to in-state students; $5,000 to out-of-state students
    • Deadline: Late October

    Pauahi Foundation Scholarships

    • Eligibility: The Foundation awards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, and some are for students who demonstrate financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions
    • Amount: Varies 
    • Deadline: Early December

    Honolulu Community College Hawaiian Tuition Waiver

    • Eligibility: Students of Hawaiian descent who are attending Honolulu Community College. Must enroll at least part-time. Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Amount: Full-tuition
    • Deadline: Must complete the FAFSA application by the deadline for consideration 

    ALU LIKE, Inc. Hana Lima Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students of Native Hawaiian ancestry who are residents of Hawaii. Enroll full-time in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program in Hawaii (this scholarship is not applicable for undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees)
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline: Varies

    Hawaii Promise Program

    • Eligibility: University of Hawaii community college students taking  6+ credits per semester who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must apply to FAFSA to be eligible and qualify for resident tuition
    • Amount: Varies. Average $1,629
    • Deadline: Automatically awarded if eligible

    Celebrate the West Art Competition

    • Eligibility: High school students in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming who submit an original two-dimensional art piece informed by their experience living in the West
    • Amount: $200 up to $1,500.
    • Deadline: Varies

    Additional Hawaii resources

    University of Hawaii System common scholarship application

    The University of Hawaii System offers scholarships for different schools, areas of study, and achievements. Complete the common application and required materials by March 1 to be considered.

    Kamehameha Schools scholarship resources

    The Kamehameha Schools website provides scholarships and resources for Native Hawaiians. There are also internship resources!

    Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships

    There are hundreds of scholarships available for Hawaii residents, those of Hawaiian ancestry, or those interested in studying in Hawaii! Use the search tool to find what you’re eligible for!

    FAFSA guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Florida students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

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    Frequently asked questions about Hawaii scholarships

    Does Hawaii offer free college?

    There is not a full-cost scholarship offered by the state of Hawaii, but there are many other opportunities to attend college in Hawaii with free tuition. The University of Hawaii Regents Scholarship covers full tuition for in-state students. The Hawaii Promise Program helps students with financial need cover the costs of community college in the state.

    Can I get a full tuition scholarship at the University of Hawaii?

    Yes! Whether you’re interested in the Manoa, West O’ahu, or Hilo campus, both the Regents and Presidential Scholarship offer full tuition. However, it is important to note that these do not cover the full cost of attendance (which would include housing and other college-related expenses), instead they award students enough money to cover tuition plus a $4,000 stipend per year.

    How hard is it to get into the University of Hawaii?

    How difficult it is to get into the University of Hawaii depends on many factors: GPA, standardized test scores, extracurriculars, and more. Also very important is what campus you’re looking at because each University of Hawaii campus has a different acceptance rate. While the U of Hawaii system is awesome, you can receive a great college education and a similar college experience at a number of other universities as well!

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