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Na Hoʻokama Scholarship-Kamehameha Schools

Eligibility: All applicants must meet the following five (5) eligibility requirements:

**1. Hawaiʻi resident
** Applicants are required to be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission. A Hawaiʻi resident is defined as living continuously in the State of Hawaiʻi for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the date of application.

**2. Full-time student
** Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is required, however, non-traditional students enrolled half-time at a Hawaiʻi institution may be considered.

Non-Traditional Guidelines (Click to view)

**3. Classified, degree-seeking student
** Enrollment in a classified, degree-seeking program or a Teaching Certificate program is required. All other Certificate programs are not eligible for funding. Applicants must also be attending an accredited educational institution in the U.S. that is recognized by KS.

Qualified Schools (Click to view)

**4. Have financial need
** Applicants must demonstrate financial need through submission of a completed CSS/PROFILE® online application.

**5. Meet Maximum Funding guidelines
** The number of years a student is eligible for an award is limited and is based upon the degree the student is pursuing. When determining the number of years a student has received funding from KS, both the NHAP and ʻImi Naʻauao scholarships are included in the calculation. The following table provides the number of years a student may receive KS funding by degree.

Award: Varies (Needs Based)

Deadline: 2017-02-17

Website: https://apps.ksbe.edu/financialaid/post-highscholarships/ks-college-scholarships/na-ho%ca%bbokama-a-pauahi/


(808) 534-8080/toll free at 1-800-842-4682, press 2

Na Kilohana ʻO Wahine for Women Returning to School

Deadline: Please refer to website for specific scholarship deadlines.


  • Applicants must be female
  • Resident of Hawaiʻi for 5 years and a US Citizen
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate in a college or university in Hawaiʻi
  • GPA 2.5


Attn: ABWA Scholarship
PO Box 2241
Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Website: http://www.abwahawaii.org/scholarships.html

Award: $2000

National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship

Deadline:Opens August 25 and closes November 30


  • NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
  • NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible.
  • Employers may nominate NPSC fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master's or a PhD degree.
  • Applicants must be accepted at a participating NPSC-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the physical sciences or related engineering fields.
  • Fellows must complete one or two summer internships, as the sponsoring employer requires.
  • To continue in good standing, fellows must submit a transcript annually as well as any forms and information that NPSC requests.
  • Fellows must perform satisfactorily in their summer internship and during the academic year.
  • A fellow who switches his or her field of study to one not of interest to the sponsoring employer may have support terminated.

Website: https://npsc.onlineapplications.net/applications/

Award: Award: The charge to the employer for each student supported is $26,000 annually, of which $20,000 is the fellow's expense allowance and $6,000 is NPSC's fee to support its operations. The charge is subject to change at the discretion of the NPSC Board of Directors.

Native Hawaiian Leadership Project Scholarship

Deadline: February 16


  • Be Hawaiian - a descendant of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778 as evidenced by original, certified birth records,
  • Be a US citizen
  • Have a high school diploma (or its equivalent)
  • Be a classified student in any degree-seeking program
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time in a regionally accredited two- or four-year degree granting institution of higher education
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
  • Satisfactorily meet academic requirements: Minimum grade point average (Based on a 4.0 scale): 3.2 minimum for undergraduates, and 3.5 for graduates.

Address: The Native Hawaiian Leadership Project

University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

College of Business Administration

2404 Maile Way, BusAd A405a

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7258

Fax: (808) 956-9888

Email: nhlp@busadm.cba.hawaii.edu

Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/kalama/edacademy/nhlpscholarship.html

Deadline: Please contact them via phone for deadline information.


  • Qualify for training in a selected Navy rating as a non-prior service enlistee.
  • Enter active duty on or after 21 November 1989.
  • Agree to serve on active duty for 3 or more years (depending on the program for which the individual is selected).
  • Graduate from high school - no equivalency accepted.
  • Achieve an AFQT score of 50 or higher.
  • Be 17-35 years old.
  • Enroll in the MGIB Program and agree to pay the required $1,200 pay reduction.
  • Receive an "Honorable" Character of Service. This does not include "General Under Honorable Conditions."

Phone:(808) 935-5188

Award: Reflects time served and other terms

NCAA Enhancement Program Athletics Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2017


  • Are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility.
  • Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, including all undergraduate hours earned at all undergraduate institutions attended. The grade-point average may not include any graduate-level hours.
  • Are seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics (athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics).
  • Have not begun any initial postgraduate studies or graduate level hours.
  • Are U.S. citizens.
  • Must enroll in an NCAA member institution on a full-time basis.
  • Are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.
  • Applicants must have performed with distinction as a student body member at their respective undergraduate institution. The applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics and promise for success in such a career will be considered.
  • Additionally, a scholarship recipient may not use more than one NCAA award for postgraduate studies. Foreign applicants are not eligible to receive an NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship.

Website: https://www.ncaa.org/ethnic-minority-and-womens-enhancement-postgraduate-scholarship-careers-athletics

Award: $7500

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals From Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Deadline: Opens January 3-March 14, 2017 Recommendation are due March 28, 2017


  • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-yearundergraduate institution located in the United States of America
  • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
  • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office (Federal Register: Vol. 79; Wednesday, January 22, 2014 ) - see table (updated October 9, 2014).

Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

Award: Up to $20,000 a year

NSF Scholarship Application

Deadline: Application is now closed, check back in January for updated deadlines.


  • be a US citizen, US national, or permanent resident
  • intend to pursue a research-based Master's or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field
  • be enrolled in an eligible program at an accredited United States graduate institution, with a US campus, by fall 2015
  • have completed no more than twelve months of full-time graduate study (or the equivalent) as of August 1, 2014, or meet the criteria for the extenuating circumstance described in Section IV of the Program Solicitation.
  • meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the current Program Solicitation


Linda Hedden
Scholarship Foundation Director
1300 Hampton Drive
Summerville, SC 29483

Website: http://www.navywivesclubsofamerica.org/scholarships/


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