Scholarships for Hawaii Residents

Life is pretty good in the Aloha state – unless you are struggling to find a way to pay for the education you’ve always dreamed of. Luckily, you can scholarships available just to residents and students of the beautiful islands of Hawaii, if you are willing to put in the time and effort to research and apply to them. Some of these scholarships are offered by state or local governments, as well as nonprofit organizations. Others are awarded by in-state schools, and still others by local companies who want to support the education of Hawaiian locals. To apply to many of these scholarships, you will need to show your commitment and service to your state. Check out the list below to get an idea of the scholarship opportunities available to students living or studying in Hawaii.

Showing 1-20 of 180 scholarships
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  • 2,800
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hawaiian|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Non-Profit College|
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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs whose educational goal is to assure Native Hawaiians access to educational opportunities established this scholarship to assist Hawaiians in pursuing higher education. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability and financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|North Kona District, HI|South Kona District, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited US Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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Patrick Duarte established this scholarship in 2002 in memory of his parents Joseph & Alice Duarte. This scholarship benefits undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories). Preference is given to graduates of Holualoa Elementary School.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|Maui, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established by Laura Rowe Burdick who was a principal and teacher at Wailuku Elementary School. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit graduating high school seniors from a school in Maui County who are planning to attend an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories). Students who can preserve and complete a program of study are preferred. Individuals who want to return to Maui County after completing their education or training in order to contribute to the community that formed them are also given preference.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Laura Jean Armstrong Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship was started in memory of Dr. Laura Jean Armstrong, a nurse extraordinaire. Dr. Armstrong was a public servant who passionately worked to improve the health and welfare of the underserved until her untimely death. This program is open to graduate students attending an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kolohe David Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|Non-Traditional Students|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories). Non-Traditional students are also eligible to apply. Preference are given to students who demonstrated community service, renewal applicants and Boys & Girls Club participants (Statewide).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • Aug-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hawaiian|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Clem Judd, Jr., Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior college student of Hawaiian ancestry. Applicants must be pursuing major in hotel management lodging management with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • Aug-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Major: Study |Hotel Management|Lodging Management|
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The R.W. Bob Holden Memorial Scholarship is available to college junior and senior resident of Hawaii. Applicants must be pursuing major in hotel management, lodging management with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 15 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|Two-year|Four-year|
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing study in the field of Business Administration at an accredited two or four-year college institution in Hawai`i or the continental U.S. Applicants must demonstrate interests in Hawaiian language, culture, history and commitment to contribute to the greater community.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Ouida Mundy Hill Memorial Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |University of Hawaii Community Colleges|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing an AS or AAS degree program at any of the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. The scholarship is part of the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Vocational Education Scholarship Program designed to teach students skills for a specific segment of employment.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details K.M. Hatano Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|Maui, HI|Lanai City, HI| as a |Moloka`i, HI|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Institution|Not-for-profit|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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Through the generosity of Mr. Yasuji Hatano, President of Kokusai Motorcars Company of Japan, this scholarship was established in 1987. The scholarship was designed to recognize men and women from Maui, Lana'i and Moloka'i who have excelled academically and have shown leadership and community involvement. Students majoring in Business Management or visitor industry are given preference.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Neil Tepper Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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This scholarship was started in March 2012 in honor of Neil Tepper who worked as a consultant, life coach and author. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students attending an accredited institution and pursuing a four-year college degree. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Laura N. Dowsett Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Major: Study |Occupational Therapy|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Laura Dowsett who was instrumental in creating the first occupational therapy program in Hawai'i. She also founded the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawai'i and served as its president for seven years. This scholarship benefits college junior, senior or graduate students enrolled in an Occupational Therapy program at an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kohala Ditch Educational Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (K-12): |Kohala High School, Kapaau, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
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The Kamuela Kayak Corporation established this scholarship in 1999 to assist graduates of Kohala High School. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (K-12): |Lanai High School, Lanai City, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
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The Pacific Business Institute for Business & Culture started this scholarship in memory of Kurt Schneider, former President and CEO of Lana'i Company and Lana'i Resorts and is for seniors at Lana'i High School. This scholarship is open to graduating high school Senior of Lanai High School and undergraduate students planning to attend or attending an accredited, two or four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Kona Culinary Arts Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii| as a |Kona district of Hawai`i island, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|
  • Major: Study |Culinary Arts|
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The Kona Culinary Arts is awarded to a resident of the Kona district of Hawai`i island. Applicants must be student major in field of culinary arts and demonstrate financial need
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Lilian B. Reynolds Scholarship Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
  • Major: Study |Nursing|Medicine|
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This scholarship was established to financially assist graduate students pursuing study in the field of Medicine and Nursing. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, four-year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (College): |LAAB Accredited College|
  • Major: Study |Landscape Architecture|
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This scholarship was started in memory of David T. Woolsey to benefit residents of Hawaii who are in their third, fourth, and fifth-year undergraduate or graduate study. Applicant must be studying landscape architecture at an LAAB accredited school.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (K-12): |Waianae High School, Waianae, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
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This scholarship was created in memory of Lily and Raymond Torii, two dedicated educators in the Waianae community. Ope to Waianae High School graduates who exemplify compassion and service for others. Applicants must be plannin gto attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories).
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (K-12): |Moanalua High School, Honolulu, HI|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
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This scholarship was established in 2004 to financially assist seniors of Moanalua High School that are active participants in Math League activities and events. Applicants must attend an accredited, two or four year, not-for-profit institution within the US (including US territories). Preference is given to previous year recipients.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Matsukawa Family Scholarship Fund Hawaii Community Foundation
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Residence: Live in |Hawaii|
  • School (K-12): |Aiea High School, Aiea, HI|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Not-for-profit|Accredited U.S Institution|
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This scholarship was started to financially assist graduating senior from 'Aiea High school who are planning to attend an accredited, four-year, not-for-profit institution in the continental US (including US territories). Students must be enrolled full-time and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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