Office of Hawaiian Affairs Higher Education Scholarship Program

Hawaii Community Foundation

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs whose educational goal is to assure Native Hawaiians access to educational opportunities established this scholarship to assist Hawaiians in pursuing higher education. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability and financial need.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Be a classified undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
  • Residence:
    Be a Hawai'i resident or resident of the continental United States.
  • College:
    Be enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited two or four-year college; Attend a non-profit college or university located in the United States or its territories
  • Ethnicity:
    Be of Hawaiian ancestry

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Personal Statement: Submit a 900-word Personal Statement, which includes your educational, career, and personal goals. You should also include other information that will demonstrate that you are a worthy scholarship recipient. Your personal statement should describe any outstanding attributes and talents.Your Personal Statement is not limited to answering the following questions, but they must be addressed:What are your reasons for attending college?Why did you choose your course of study?What career goals do you have?New section: There is now a required short essay on our common application. Applicants must answer the following question in a one-page (max. 600 words) statement: How do you plan to give back to Hawai'I?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letter of recommendation
  • Other Materials:
    2016-2017 Student Aid Report (SAR): Your 2016-2017 SAR will be available to you after your completed 2016-2017 FAFSA has been processed.

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