Scholarship and Program Opportunities

Local Scholarship

Link below provides you ongoing local scholarships! Check for updates several times a month to get the latest and greatest

Hawaii Community Foundation

Our 2018-2019 application period will re-open in November, 2018.

Annually, HCF distributes over $4.5 million to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state. Our scholarships support students who are pursuing degrees from colleges and universities, as well as those obtaining career and technical education at a community college.

For more information about how to apply, read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and download our scholarship flier.



Kamehameha Schools

Kauaʻi Resource Center


Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


3201 Akahi Street

Līhuʻe, HI 96766-1380

Phone: (808) 245-8070

Fax: (808) 245-2848

Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarship

Need-based scholarship available to students pursuing an under-graduate or graduate degree.

Application opens Monday, October 1, 2018.

‘Imi Na’auao Scholarship

Merit-based scholarship available to students pursuing a graduate degree.

Application opens November 2017.

Other Opportunities

A selection of scholarships & programs administered through affiliated organizations.

Hālau Holomoana 2018-2019 Application Deadline: September 15, 2018

Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy 47-705 A Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe 96744 (808) 286-4176

Student Eligibility: • Native Hawaiian preference • Current high school junior or senior • Interest in attending a maritime academy or a career in the maritime industry Completed Application: • All questions answered on form • Personal Essay (combined minimum word count of 500 words) • Interview for select students

Hālau Holomoana is a youth maritime training program that immerses students in Hawaiian culture, double-hull canoe sailing, and traditional wayfinding. Students will also explore college and career opportunities in the maritime industry. The maritime industry can also provide a livable wage while allowing the time and opportunity to give back to the community to keep the culture thriving into the next generation.

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship Deadline: December 15, 2018

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Plus, a $1,000 grant will be made to every scholarship winner's school. Learn more about the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship. +

AXA Achievementsm Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. They share these qualities:

Ambition and drive

Determination to set and reach goals

Respect for self, family and community

Ability to succeed in college

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017 or until 10,000 applications are received. Apply today.

Apply online


OHA is helping Native Hawaiian students pay for college.

More Information:

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Pacific Step-Up Internship: Application Due February 15, 2019

Are you interesting in a summer internship on Oahu or Kauai?

STEP-UP INTERNSHIP for Juniors and Seniors

Student accepted into the program will be paired with an experienced research mentor affiliated with their local partnering institution (see below for a list of partnering institutions). The research internship typically starts in early June (or as early as late May) and spans 8 weeks over the course of the summer. Student interns will work with their mentor to design and execute a research project using the scientific method. Interns are required to submit an abstract in early July that breifly outlines their project as well as create a powerpoint presentation to be submitted at the completion of the internship. Interns that have just completed their senior year of high school will also be required to make a scientific poster summarizing their research project and findings. Interns chosen to participate in the National High School STEP-UP Summer Research Symposium will travel to Bethesda, Maryland in early-mid August to present their projects in both oral and poster formats amongst student peers as well as industry professionals.




October 15 Online Application Portal Opens

February 15 Application Deadline

March 15 Notification of Acceptance

Late May/Early June Academic School Year Ends

Early June Start of Internship

Late July/Early August End of Internship

Early August Local High School STEP-UP Summer Research Symposiums

Mid-August National High School STEP-UP Summer Research Symposium in Washington, D.C.

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