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Hawaii Scholarships

Hawaii is known as the Aloha State. Aloha is a word that means both hello and goodbye, making it one of the hardest states in which to end a conversation. Also, it is our nations youngest state, entering the union in August of 1959.

There are over 20 schools in Hawaii's higher education system. These run the gamut from small trade schools to large universities offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. This sunny paradise can be the perfect spot to study marine biology, oriental medicine, agricultural science or a host of other academic pursuits.

Education can be expensive in Hawaii. This may have something to do with the fact that students seem to want to attend college in Hawaii more than they want to move to Oklahoma. Puzzling. Luckily there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available for all types of students. These include merit-based, achievement-based and need-based grants and scholarships. Keep reading below to find out more. 

Tesoro Corporation Scholarship

 Minimum GPA 2.0  Be a public high school graduate (including charter schools)  Interest in starting a career in a trade industry including electricians, welders, machinists, pipeline inspectors to support the process technology industry in Hawai`i  Attend a two-year or less licensed and certified vocational or technical educational program in Hawai`i  Submit a one-page essay documenting how the Hawaiian culture has prepared the applicant for the workforce Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Hawaii Chapter/David T. Woolsey Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of David T. Woolsey, an alumnus of California Polytechnic University and former principal in the firm of Woolsey, Miyabara and Associates. The award provides funds for educational or professional development purposes exclusively. Eligible applicants are third-, fourth-, or fifth-year undergraduate or graduate students of landscape architecture at Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited programs, whose permanent residence is Hawaii.

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

William J. and Marijane E. Adams, Jr. Scholarship

# of awards available: 1 award $ Amount: $3,000 Student Status: for study in the sophomore, junior or senior year. Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a mechanical engineering baccalaureate program. The award recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic ability (minimum GPA 2.5), demonstrated interest in product development and design, and financial need. Locations: Attending a college or university in California, Hawaii or Nevada and demonstrates a special interest in product development and design. Scholarship Description ASME will award annually one scholarship to an ASME Student Member attending a college or university in California, Hawaii or Nevada and demonstrates a special interest in product development and design.

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship for Ordained Protestant Ministers

The Board of Directors of the Atherton Family Foundation sets aside a portion of the Foundation's income each year to be used for scholarships. These scholarships perpetuate Mrs. Atherton's interest in sustaining Protestant Christian endeavors in Hawai'i. Requirements: Be an ordained Protestant minister. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii. Be a graduate of an accredited school of theology. Be pursuing an advanced degree (generally a doctorate) related to your ministerial profession at an accredited institution. Please note that the Atherton Foundation no longer supports continuing education (conferences, trainings, seminars and/or programs not terminating in an advanced degree) for ordained ministers.

Laura N. Dowsett Fund

This fund memorializes Laura Dowsett who was instrumental in creating the first occupational therapy program in Hawai'i. She was the director of the occupational therapy department at Queens Hospital for 16 years. She also founded the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawai'i and served as its president for seven years. Requirements: Be in an Occupational Therapy program. Be a college junior, senior or graduate student. Be a full time student. Demonstrate financial need. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii. Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.

Allan Eldin & Agnes Sutorik Geiger Scholarship Fund

The Allan Eldin & Agnes Sutorik Geiger Scholarship Fund was created in 2005, by the Agnes Sutorik Geiger Revocable Trust. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to qualifying students attending accredited colleges and/or universities studying veterinary science. Requirements: Major in Veterinary Science. Minimum GPA 3.0. Preference given to renewal applicants Be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii Be a full time student Demonstrate Financial Need

Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship for Foster Youth

This scholarship was established in 2005 to benefit applicants who have been permanently or temporarily separated from their birth parents and aged out of the foster care system in the state of Hawai'i. Requirements: Be permanently or temporarily separated from birth parent(s) and aged out of the foster care system in the state of Hawai'i. Be between the ages of 18 and 25. Minimum GPA of 2.0. Be a resident of the state of Hawai'i. Be a full time student. Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship - Minister's Sons & Daughters

The Board of Directors of the Atherton Family Foundation sets aside a portion of the Foundation's income each year to be used for scholarships. These scholarships perpetuate Mrs. Atherton's interest in sustaining Protestant Christian endeavors in Hawai'i. Requirements: Be a dependent son or daughter of an ordained and active Protestant minister in an established denomination in Hawai'i. Be a resident of the State of Hawai'i . Be an undergraduate student. Applicants must provide on the application the following information: minister's current position, church/parish name, denomination, place & date of ordination and name of seminary attended. Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited two or four year college or university. Be a full-time student. Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.

Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship Fund for Dependents of Hospitality Workers

This scholarship was established in 2005 to benefit dependents of employees of Outrigger Enterprises in Hawaii working in a hospitality industry position. Requirements: Be a dependent of an employee currently employed by Outrigger Enterprises in Hawai'i working in a hospitality industry position. Demonstrate financial need. Be a resident of the state of Hawai'i. Minimum GPA of 2.7. Be a full time student. Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

ABC Stores Jumpstart Scholarship

Created by ABC Stores, Inc. to support the employees and their dependents in the support of post high education pursuits. Requirements: Be an employee or dependent of an employee of ABC Stores or Company Island Gourmet Markets. Applicants must be residents of Hawai'i, Nevada, Guam or Saipan. Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited two year or four year college or university as an undergraduate student. Maintain a minimum of 2.7 GPA

Alma White - Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

Alma White was a long-time teacher and principal in Hawai'i. When she died, she left a great part of her assets to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Delta Chapter, of which she was a member. The Society is an educational society dedicated to the advancement of women educators. The Chapter members established this scholarship which will enable future generations of Hawai'i students to pursue teaching as their life's calling. Requirements: Major in Education. Be a college junior, senior or graduate student. Applicants must submit a letter from their school confirming enrollment in the Education program. Two letters of recommendation required. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii Be a full-time student Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Honolulu Chapter Scholarship Fund

The Jane Suganuma Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1987 by her friends and colleagues to honor Jane, an outstanding print production person in Honolulu. With additional assistance from the American Institute of Graphic Arts Honolulu Chapter this scholarship supports students who demonstrate a commitment to print production, especially those who will stay in Hawaii and share what they have learned. Requirements: Major in Graphic Design, Visual Communication or Commercial Arts. Be a Hawaii resident. Minimum 2.7 GPA. Demonstrate financial need Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student Be a full-time student

Arthur Jackman Scholarship

This fund was set up by the granddaughter of Arthur Jackman, a man who came to this country in the early 1900s and built his business working from the bottom up in the steel industry. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students seeking training specifically to gain employment. Career & Technical programs include (but are not limited to) culinary arts, auto repair, diesel mechanics, business technology, carpentry, and a certificate or associates in nursing. Requirements: Residents of the island of Hawaii. Enrolled in an AS or AAS career and technical degree program at Hawaii Community College. Demonstrate financial need Be a full time student Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA Preference for renewals

Blossom Kalama Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created by the family of Blossom Kalama Evans with donations from the Big Island Girls Golf Club. Blossom Kalama Evans was a long-time resident of Hilo and a leading woman golfer on the Big Island where she formed the Big Island Hawaiian Girls Golf Club. She was devoted to assisting the people of Hawai'i. Requirements Supports students of Hawaiian ancestry. Be a college junior, senior or graduate student attending a college or university in Hawaii. Applicant must include a statement on how their knowledge will be used to serve the needs of the Native Hawaiian community. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii . Demonstrate financial need. Attend an accredited four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student. Be a full-time student. Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA. Preference given to students studying Hawaiian language or Hawaiian Studies.

Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund

The Candon, Todd, & Seabolt Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to benefit applicants studying Accounting or Finance. Requirements: Major in accounting and/or finance. Be a college Junior or Senior. Minimum GPA 3.2.

Castle & Cooke George W.Y. Yim Scholarship Fund

Castle & Cooke Properties created this fund when they built the Mililani Technology Park as a way of recognizing outstanding students from Central O'ahu and to encourage studies in high technology fields. Requirements: Be a dependent of a current employee with at least one year of service with a Castle and Cooke Hawaii affiliated company. Minimum GPA 3.0. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii Demonstrate financial need Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student Be a full-time student

Community Scholarship Fund

This is a pooled fund supported by many donors. It awards scholarships to students who are the first in their families to attend college or have other unique circumstances. Requirements: Be a first-generation college student (meaning that no parent has a college degree) Preference for college sophomores Maintain a GPA between 3.3 - 3.8 Demonstrate a commitment to our community in Hawaii Demonstrate financial need Be a resident of the State of Hawaii Attend an accredited four year college or university as an undergraduate student Be a full-time student

Doris and Clarence Glick Classical Music Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 through the will of Clarence Glick, a long time teacher at the University of Hawai'i, this scholarship perpetuates the Glicks' love for classical music. Requirements: Major in Music with emphasis on classical music. Be a resident of the State of Hawaii Demonstrate financial need Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student Be a full-time student Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA

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