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Barbara Alice Mower Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1

Award: $1,000-$3,500


  • Barbara Alice Mower Memorial Scholarship is only for interested female applicants.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Hawaii
  • Applicant must be in her junior or senior year of college or graduate or professional school
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate strong interest in women’s studies and strong commitment to helping women.

Application Process:

Interested applicants will need to email Nancy Mower at nmower@hawaii.edu. Included in the email should be a brief introduction of the interested applicant, reason(s) for applying for the scholarship, and state if the applicant has fulfilled all the eligibility requirements. Through email the exchange of information will take place. All questions or concerns regarding the scholarship itself should be directed to Nancy.


Nancy A. Mower
1536 Kamole St.
Honolulu, HI 96821

Phone: (808) 373-2901

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: January 22, 2016


  • College students pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • Must be nominated by the institution’s Goldwater Faculty Representative


301 ACT Drive,
PO Box 4030,
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

Contact Person:

Steve Lundblad
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
(808) 974-7641

Website: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Frederic Duclos Barstow Foundation for American Samoans Scholarship


The purpose of the Barstow Foundation Scholarship is to provide awards for tuition and other costs associated with attendance for undergraduate Samoan students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Eligible students would be of Samoan ancestry, from American Samoa, who have financial need and are pursuing a degree that requires a math and/or science-related major. The scholarship would assist the student from their 2nd through 4th years of college. The objective of this scholarship is to encourage students to return to American Samoa and contribute to the work force.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been awarded.


  • Must be a resident of American Samoan and of Samoan ancestry
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree that requires a math or science major
  • Must be enrolled, full-time, in at least their 2nd year of college
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must maintain at least a 2.0 in their core courses

Amount of scholarship: Award to be determined

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Application procedures:

Complete the application form, including personal essay, resume, and list of two references

Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you haven't done so. The form is available at the Financial Aid office or apply online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Submit the application to the UH Hilo Financial Aid Office , fax to (808) 932-7459, or mail to:

UH Hilo Financial Aid Office,
200 W. Kāwili Street,
Hilo, HI 96720.

Contact: If you have a question or unsure about your eligibility, contact the Minority Access and Achievement Program office at (808) 932-7463 or the Financial Aid Office at (808) 932-7449.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Progam

Deadline: Fall: April; Spring: October

Eligibility: For Study Abroad programs.

  • Applicant may not be a permanent resident
  • Undergraduate in good standing in US based higher education school
  • Must have Pell Grant
  • Applying for/accepted into program for study abroad
  • Not studying in country located under the Travel warning issued by the US department of State and Cuba
  • Applicant is applying to single country based program.

Website: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

Big Island Portuguese Cultural Club

Deadline: June 1st


  • Be of Portuguese or part-Portuguese decent
  • Be a High School Senior
  • Be resident of Hawaii


HIPCC Scholarship Committee
P.O Box 1839
Hilo, Hi 96721

Big Island Portuguese Cultural Club,
PO Box 4401,
Hilo, HI 96720

Website: http://hipcc.org

Big Island Press Club Scholarship


  • Have residential ties to the Big Island;
  • Express a clear interest in and aptitude for a career in journalism or a related field;
  • Be pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field and enrolled full time at an accredited college or university;
  • Maintain a strong record of academic achievement.

All applications must include:

  • Completed application form;
  • A personal typewritten letter in which the applicant expresses career goals, extracurricular activities, and any other information that may be pertinent;
  • For recent high school graduates, an official high school transcript, including SAT/ACT scores;
  • A full transcript of college grades if now enrolled in college;
  • Work samples, if available. These may include published articles, photographs, audio and/or videotapes, or other relevant materials. Please do not send term papers or other unpublished work submitted to fulfill course requirements.
  • Deadline: The deadline to apply for the 2017 scholarships is March 31; applications must be postmarked by this date. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Send complete applications to:

Scholarship Committee
c/o Big Island Press Club
P.O. Box 1920, Hilo, HI 96721

Website: https://www.bigislandpressclub.org/

Big Island Sustainable Community Association (BISCA)

Agricultural Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: Feb or March (scholarship availability varies by year)

Contact: Claudia Rice for more info - (808) 963-6123

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st


  • Be a high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian)
  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation
  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing)
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college

Website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

Award: $5,000 annually

Blossom Kalama Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: 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.


  • Supports students of Hawaiian ancestry.
  • Be a college junior, senior or graduate student attending a college or university in Hawaiʻi.
  • 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.

Award: Varies (Needs Based)

Deadline: 2017-01-31

Website: http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/


Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 566-5570 / Toll free: 1-888-731-3863


Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Indian Education Programs(BIA/OIEP)

Deadline: Varies according to program


  • Must be American Indian
  • Be a full-time student in a four-year accredited college
  • Show financial need

Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/grants


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