Scholarship & Awards

Scholarship and Awards Committee

Goal/Purpose

To fulfill ACUW’s purpose in awarding monetary scholarships to students in undergraduate and graduate schools, and other non-college awards to students in specified subjects such as science, history, and art.

ACUW Scholarship Program

The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to “perpetuate Chinese Culture” through the members and others to “promote, support and contribute to educational and charitable services through organizations, events and activities.”


ACUW awards annual College Scholarships that are funded by the ACUW fundraiser, along with the Betty Mae Ling Charitable Trust. In addition, ACUW awards monetary awards to Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair, History and Scholastic Art competitions.


ACUW will be awarding a number of college scholarships of $2,500 open to high school students who will be full-time undergraduate students in the 2021-2022 academic year and currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students of an accredited American four-year college or university, including a professional degree program administered by the Shidler School of Business, William S. Richardson School of Law, or John A. Burns School of Medicine ( JABSOM) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarship awards shall be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, extra-curricular activities, and involvement in school and/or community service. In addition the applicant must:

· Be Chinese or interested in Chinese culture

· Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and resident of the State of Hawaii

· Have a minimum GPA 3.6

· Be first-time award recipient

ACUW Awards Program

Non-College Awards

Goal/Purpose:

These special awards are given to elementary, middle and high school students. The awards are administered independent of the college Scholarship Committee, but the Scholarship Chair shall include the award results in the scholarship final report. This Policy and Procedure may be amended as awards are added or deleted.

Hawaii History Day State Fair Award 2021

Hawaii Regional Scholastic Arts Awards 2021