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Offered by Hawaii Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (HCCNC)
Are you Kamaʻāina (either (1) born in Hawaiʻi, (2) a resident of Hawaiʻi for a minimum of five (5) years, or (3) have a parent that has lived in Hawaiʻi for a minimum of twenty (20) years) and will be attending an institution of higher education in Northern California? If so, you may be eligible for the HCCNC Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards ~$3,000 to multiple such students who submit an essay regarding their strengths, and how their education will benefit the Hawai‘i community. In addition to the monetary award, recipients will be assigned a HCCNC mentor who will “encourage ongoing dialogue and connection over the course of the scholars studies and career pursuits in addition to helping them stay plugged into the Hawaii community in Northern California.” If you’re Kamaʻāina and are/will be pursuing your postsecondary education in Northern California, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.
HCCNC was officially organized as a California mutual benefit nonprofit corporation that was formed as a result of several discussions and meetings among the three founders, all originally from Hawai'i and now living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over twenty years, their mission has been to serve as a bridge, connecting Hawai‘i and Northern California. During that time they've put on over 100 business mixers and community events, hosted 20 annual Five Star Aloha Galas, and given over $100,000 in scholarships to Hawai‘i students studying in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
Applicants must (1) be Kamaʻāina (either (a) born in Hawaiʻi, (b) a resident of Hawaiʻi for a minimum of five years, OR (c) have a parent that has lived in Hawaiʻi for a minimum of twenty years) and (2) will be enrolled in an institution of higher education in Northern California.
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