The scholarship program at Hawaii Community College is for incoming and currently enrolled students. Scholarships are offered each academic year. We encourage those students that have an eagerness to participate in community activities and demonstrate academic potential to apply. The scholarship funds come from various sources such as state and local businesses, private donors and foundations.
Scholarships are widely available and competitive. Most require an application and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Searching for Scholarship Opportunities
Use the Scholarship Guide [PDF] for further help.
Suggested Search Engines and Links
More Scholarship Tips & Tricks
Complete the Application and Return to the Appropriate Organization
Follow all directions and submit all documents on time! Know what needs to be sent (i.e. application, personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts).
- A personal statement introduces you as someone who is deserving of the scholarship that will be awarded. Please visit Scholarship Help for more assistance.
- A scholarship essay usually addresses any specific question that might require research, reading a novel and answering a question or have you talking about yourself in some broad or narrowly defined way.
- Letters of Recommendation show that people in your life respect your skills and accomplishments and that they are willing to say so in writing and sign their names. People to request this from are teachers, athletic coaches, club advisors, supervisors/employers and religious leaders. Don't forget to thank those who wrote for you.
Some scholarship programs will interview the top applicants. Be prepared to talk about yourself and what you can contribute to the community and how the scholarship will help you in your educational and career goals.
Notification of Awards
If you are notified that you are the recipient of a scholarship, send a Thank You letter to the organization, foundation or business.
If you are a recipient of a Hawaii Community College scholarship, please visit the University of Hawaii Foundation website for information on where to send your Thank You letter.
Stay on top of things by periodically checking the scholarship search sites and links.
WARNING! Many high schools and colleges provide a scholarship search service free or at low cost. However, be aware that there are offers that may resort to fraudulent and deceptive practices. Visit this Federal Trade Commission link on Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams for more information.