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Pacific Islander Scholarship

Deadline: July 31st

Eligibility:

  • Be accepted by the UH Hilo Admissions Office with the residency status of Pacific Islander Non-Resident Exempt. The residency status is reflected on the acceptance letter issued by the Admissions Office.
  • Demonstrate financial need. Financial need is demonstrated by applying for financial aid using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and
  • Be a new student entering UH Hilo in Fall 2017 or later, or returning to UH Hilo in Fall 2017 or later after taking a break from enrollment at UH Hilo.
  • Enroll as a classified student in either an undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate program.
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 or more credits per semester)

Award: up to $2,500

Patsy Takemoto Mink Educational Support

Deadline: Open in April 2017

Eligibility:

  • Must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
  • Must be a mother, with minor children
  • Must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree
  • Must be enrolled in a non-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2017- 2018 academic year.
  • Must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)

Website: Patsy Takemoto Mink Educational Support website

Pan-American Education & Scholastic Foundation, Inc.

Deadline: April 1 of each year

Eligibility:

  • Be a United States citizen or legal resident
  • Preference is given to Pacific Islander heritage (Chamorro, Fijian, Hawaiian, Maori, Micronesian, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, and other Pacific Islander Groups.
  • Student must be in college or a senior in high school
  • Open to all ages.

Email: imuaka@aol.com

Tel: (619) 670-5937

Palau National Scholarship

Deadline: July 31

Eligibility:

  • Be a citizen of Palau (Submit a copy of the birth certificate or passport).
  • Applicant must maintain a full-time status.
  • Applicant must submit a copy of an acceptance letter (high school seniors, transfer students, first year graduate students only)
  • Must provide the most current official transcript(s);
  • Must have a: a. cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 if he/she is a Freshman in college; b. cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 if he/she is a Sophomore in college; c. cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 if he/she is a Junior or Senior in college.
  • The other four recipients must major in one of the following fields:
    1. Biological Science, Pre-med or Medicine or Marine Biology
    2. Physical Science, Chemistry (Teaching)
    3. Social Science, Economics, Pre-law/Law
    4. Math, Teaching

Address:
Palau National Scholarship Office
PO Box 1608 Koror
Republic of Palau 96940

Scholarship Application: Palau National Scholarship Board Application Form (PDF)

Updated On: 04-29-2015.

Pan Pacific & Southeast Asia Women’s Association Hawaiʻi

Deadline: May 1

Eligibility:

  • Be a woman
  • Two grants being offered:
    • PPSEAWA Hawaiʻi Open Grant
    • The Clorinda L. Lucas Memorial Grant

Address:
Tori Keegan
1012 Waieli St.
Honolulu, HI 96821

Peace Corps

Deadline: Anytime

Address:
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20526

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Program for Continuing Education

Deadlines:

  • August 20 to November 20: Online nominations accepted
  • May 1: Notification of awards sent to applicants and nominating chapters
  • August 1: First half of award payment sent to recipient after receipt of confirmation of enrollment
  • January 31: Final half of award payment sent after receipt of recipient's progress report and confirmation of enrollment

Amount: up to $2,000

Eligibility:

  • For females only
  • An applicant for a P.E.O. Scholar Award is required to be nominated by a local P.E.O. chapter and to be a citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • She must be within two years of completing her doctoral level degree and she must have one full academic year of work remaining at the time the award payment is made (August 1). She must be enrolled full time in her program at an accredited college or university.

Address:
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Ave,
Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899

Website: P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education website

Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship for Foster Youth

Eligibility: This scholarship was established in 2005 to benefit applicants who have been permanently or temporarily separated from their birth parents and aged out of the foster care system in the state of Hawaiʻi.

Requirements:

  • Be permanently or temporarily separated from birth parent(s) and aged out of the foster care system in the state of Hawaiʻi.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawaiʻi.
  • Be a full time student.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

Award: Varies (Needs Based)

Deadline: 2017-01-31

Website: Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship for Foster Youth website

Contact:
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813

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

scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org

Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship Fund for Dependents of Hospitality Worker

Eligibility: This scholarship was established in 2005 to benefit dependents of employees of Outrigger Enterprises in Hawaiʻi working in a hospitality industry position.

Requirements:

  • Be a dependent of an employee currently employed by Outrigger Enterprises in Hawaiʻi working in a hospitality industry position.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawaiʻi.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7.
  • Be a full time student.
  • Attend an accredited two or four year college or university as either an undergraduate or graduate student.

Award: Varies (Needs Based)

Deadline: 2017-01-31

Website: Perry & Sally Sorenson Scholarship Fund website

Contact:
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813

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

scholarships@hcf-hawaii.org

Presidential Scholarships

Deadline: Applications will open on December 1, 2017

Eligibility: Students meeting all of the following qualifications are eligible.

  • Classified full-time undergraduate student who will be a junior in the fall semester (i.e. has completed at least 55 and not more than 88 credits). For academic year 2017–2018; this scholarship is being refocused to support the transfer of UH System students, especially for UH community college students transferring to UH baccalaureate campuses. During this transitional year, we will allow current UH Hilo students to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.
  • Seeking a degree in any course of study at any baccalaureate campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
  • Grade point average of at least 3.7 for all college level work
  • Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor
  • Record of academic, co-curricular and community service activities in college
  • Bona fide resident of Hawaiʻi at the time of application

Students enrolled in degree programs offered through distance education are not eligible and the award does not cover tuition for non-UH Hilo programs or courses.

To apply, complete the UH System Common Scholarship Application.

Please be sure to complete the UH Hilo section, which contains specific questions for the Regents and Presidential Scholarships.

Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club

Deadline: April 1

Eligibility:

  • Hawaiian Ancestry
  • College-bound high school students or currently enrolled college students, enrolled full-time.
  • Have a cumulative GPA 2.5 for high school students/undergraduates and 3.3 for graduate students.
  • Demonstrate Academic and Leadership Potential

Community Service: if awarded a PKHCC scholarship, applicants are expected to embrace the PKHCC mission of community service, leadership, participation, and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture. Scholarship recipients are expected to commit to volunteer work in their community, whether in Hawaiʻi or away at a mainland college. Additionally, awardees are highly encouraged to participate in club activities such as helping decorate King Kamehameha Day Float decoration, assisting at scholarship fundraisers, attending monthly meetings, etc. The field of study the scholarship is most interested in funding for college majors are Hawaiian language studies and culture, Journalism and Education.

Address:
Cyr Pakele
C/O Kamehameha Schools
210 Konia Circle, Haleakala Counseling Center
Honolulu, HI 96817

Website: Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club website


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