One application that will match you to HawaiiCC and UH System online scholarships!
Available December 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017
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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Applying for Scholarships
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Hawaii Community College Scholarship Opportunities
Hawaii Community College and UH System Online Scholarship Application (Deadline: March 1)
|A sample of HawaiiCC scholarships included in the online application:|
|Barbara Bongo Arthurs Scholarship Endowment |
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to students pursuing a degree or certificate in any area of study at Hawai‘i Community College. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
|Caterpillar Hawthorne Hawai'i CC Scholarship|
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to new and continuing students pursuing a degree in the Diesel Mechanics Program at Hawai'i Community College. Funds shall be used to assist the student with any expenses related to cost of attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, uniforms, etc.).
|Fred Stone Scholarship|
The purpose of this fund is to assist full-time, undergraduate students enrolled in the Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Management (Forest TEAM) Program in the Department of Math and Natural Sciences at Hawaii Community College. If there are no eligible applicants from the Forest TEAM Program, students enrolled in an environmental studies program shall be eligible.
|HawCC Alumni & Friends Scholarship|
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to new and continuing students pursuing a certificate or degree at Hawaiʻi Community College. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, uniforms, etc.).
|Hawaiʻi Automobile Dealers Association Auto Tech Scholarship - Hawaiʻi CC|
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing studies in the Automotive Technology program at Hawaiʻi Community College. Funds shall be used to assist the student with any expenses related to cost of attendance.
Henry & Dorothy Castle Memorial Early Childhood Education Scholarship
Hilo High School Class of 1940 Endowed Scholarship
|Oceanic Time Warner Cable Scholarship |
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing a degree in a vocational and/or technology-education discipline at Hawai‘i Community College. Funds shall be used to assist with any expenses related to cost of attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
Richard Nip Endowed Scholarship in Accounting Fund
|Ronald H. and Irene M. Nagata Scholarship Endowment|
Both Ronald and Irene, residents of the Big Island, attended the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa before continuing on for additional studies on the mainland. They both received their master's degrees at
Kansas State University. After having been away for a time, they took up residency in Hilo where Irene taught at Hawai‘i Community College as a professor emeritus in the Trade and Industries and Liberal Arts, and Ronald started an architectural practice. The scholarship is a mahalo for the kōkua given to the family when they first moved back to Hawai‘i. They want to help deserving individuals who plan to further their education.The purpose of this fund is to increase access and expand learning opportunities for students enrolled in career or technical programs at Hawai‘i Community College. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition,fees, books, etc.).
|Suisan Company, Ltd./Rex Y. Matsuno Culinary Scholarship|
The purpose of this fund is to assist students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Hawai‘i Community College. Funds shall be used to assist the student with any expenses related to cost of attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
Pālamanui Only - Community of Christ Scholarship - HawCC West Hawaii
|Pālamanui Only - Ryan Part-Time Scholarship|
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support to students pursuing a degree or certificate in hospitality, culinary, or business at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus, and are a current non-managerial employee at any resort in West Hawai‘i. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
Pālamanui Only - West Hawaii Marine Science Endowed Scholarship
External Scholarship Opportunities
|Hawaii Community Foundation|
Hawaii Community Foundation's scholarship program consists of over 120 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, businesses, and organizations to assist Hawaii residents in obtaining a college education.
|Kamehameha Schools/Ke Ali‛i Pauahi Foundation Scholarship Opportunities|
Kamehameha Schools/Ke Ali‛i Pauahi Foundation scholarship opportunities are for students that are pursuing a certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
|Scholarships of the Hawaii Education Association|
Each year HEA awards scholarships to individuals (or their dependents) who have been members of HEA for a full year or longer. The deadline for applications is usually in March or early April.
|Abbot & Fenner Scholarship Program|
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing their efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.
|Alu Like–Hana Lima Scholarship|
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a "living wage."
|University of Hawaii Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) Scholarship Program|
$10,000 in scholarships for five deserving students We're excited to announce the advent of the UHFCU Scholarship Program! As the University's credit union, our scholarship endowment will create a lasting legacy – potentially benefiting generations of students as well as the UH System we serve. In 2016, we will grant a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five deserving students.
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 have been accepted as a recipient to receive a scholarship, send a "Thank You" letter to the organization, foundation or business.
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.