Scholarship deadlines usually fall on, or near, the same day every year. It’s important to keep track of these dates and prepare all submission materials in advance, including forms, ancestry paperwork, personal statements, and recommendations. It’s also a good idea to look around your community for possible scholarship opportunities. Foundations, community civics clubs, businesses, etc., often have scholarships for which you may qualify. Spend some time researching all possible scholarship opportunities and put together a list. Then, begin gathering your materials. Below is a short list of resources to get started.
University Scholarships for Native Hawaiian Students
The Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships Award
As a Native Hawaiian-serving institution, we are proud to offer scholarships to new first-year students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. The Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships Award is renewable for a maximum of four years of attendance, provided the student remains in good academic standing and completes continuing eligibility requirements.
Ho`oulu STEM Scholarship
Ho`oulu is a STEM Scholarship Program funded by Chaminade University and Kamehameha Schools. Incoming first-year and transfer students, as well as current sophomores, and juniors at Chaminade University are eligible to apply for the Ho`oulu Scholarship.
Alaka’ina Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Alaka’ina Foundation Endowed Scholarship is for Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Open to incoming first-year and transfer students in the day undergraduate program, majoring in an eligible non-STEM program.
Other Native Hawaiian Scholarships
- Alu Like Hana Lima Scholarship
- Asian/Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
- Gates Millenium Scholarship
- Hawaii Community Foundation
- Kamehameha Schools ‘Imi Na’auao Scholarship
- Kamehameha Schools Na Ho`okama a Pauahi Need-Based Scholarship
- Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation
- Liko A’e
- The Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program