Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

There are many community groups and private organizations that offer scholarship and other types of financial assistance to students. Below are a few agencies that our office is aware of. In addition, you may be able to find other sources through family, friends, instructors, and counselors; however, please note that not all scholarship websites are legitimate. Most scholarships will not require payment or confidential information (ie, social security number, bank account number, credit card information).

If you are considering applying for outside scholarships then you must submit your application to the donor(s). Therefore, please contact these donors directly regarding availability of funds and/or any questions about their scholarships.

  • Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program – The Executive Women International (EWI) offers the ASIST Scholarship Program to benefit non-traditional students. Non-traditional students include persons who are past high school age and who are entering college or trade schools and/or the workforce for the first time, non-traditional students already enrolled in a college or trade program, are re-training due to changes in the workplace, or who otherwise are not the traditional college or trade school student, recently finished with high school.
  • Alu Like, Inc – The Hāna Lima Scholarship provides financial assistance to students participating in vocational or technical education program for occupations that can prove a living wage. This scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Honolulu Branch – American Association of University Women (AAUW) Honolulu Branch – The Honolulu Branch of the American Association of University Women offers additional fellowships and scholarships to assist women wishing to continue their education in Hawai‘i. Go to the ‘Scholarships’ page of their website for more information and to request a scholarship application.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Windward Branch – The Windward Branch of the American Association of University Women offers additional fellowships and scholarships to assist women wishing to continue their education in Hawai‘i. For more information, please visit their website at http://windward-hi.aauw.net/.
  • American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Onipa’a Chapter – The Onipa‘a Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association announces a scholarship program to benefit students. The Onipa‘a Chapter is sponsoring one (1) scholarship of $1,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. Deadline: May 1.
  • American Indian College Fund
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
  • Enhanced Insurance Scholarship Program – Enhancedinsurance.com understands the immense need for higher education and wants to do their part to mitigate the rising cost to the individual. Enhancedinsurance.com created a scholarship program and will award one $2,500 award for each 250 essays submitted.
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation: Hawai‘i Community Foundation helps people make a difference by inspiring the spirit of giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every island community. Every year HCF offers a number of scholarships to residents of Hawai‘i to further their education. We encourage all students to apply.
  • Hawai‘i Education Association (HEA) – Each year HEA awards scholarships to individuals (and their children or grandchildren) who have been members of HEA for a full year or longer. The deadline for applications is usually in early April.
  • Hawai‘i Government Employees Association (HGEA) – Students (and members) who are Hawai‘i Government Employees Association dependents may apply for the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship, Russell K. Okata Scholarship, HGEA Member Awards, AFSCME Family Scholarship, and Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship. Deadlines vary (check website for deadline).
  • Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union (HSFCU) – The Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union Scholarship program provides scholarships for HSFCU members or their dependents seeking a post-high school education. Scholarship recipients are selected based on financial need, academic merit, and extra-curricular activities. Application period is open from January through April each year.
  • Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
  • HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union – The Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to members who are graduating high school seniors or current college students. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, academic standing, leadership, financial need, and recommendations.
  • Health Resource and Services Administration Scholarship and Loan Programs – The HRSA has scholarship and loan resources for students interested in careers in the Medical, Nursing, Dental, and Mental/Behavior fields. Areas vary and the goal is to improve the health of under-served and vulnerable populations. Programs for Nursing include: National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program and NURSE Corps Scholarship Program. Deadlines vary – but know if it has passed, review the information so you don’t miss the opportunity next time.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Job-Applications.com is offering a scholarship for working parents who are pursuing a higher education. Applicants must write a 600-1000 word essay explaining how they balance work, school, and parenthood.
  • Kamehameha Schools Scholarships – The Kamehameha Schools provides financial assistance to students including Post-High Scholarships. KSBE’s policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. Application period opens January. Deadlines vary – see website for details.
  • Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation (KAPF) – Merit or need based scholarships with a preference for applicants of Hawaiian ancestry. This foundation strives to generate new and diverse sources of income to support the increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.
  • Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
  • Liko A‘e – Liko A‘e is a Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program administered by Maui Community College. Funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Education via the Native Hawaiian Education Act.
  • Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grant – Beta Beta State of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 Selective Recruitment Grant Program open to students pursing careers in education. Criteria includes: Academic achievement; Leadership qualities; Commitment to education as a profession; Financial need; Potential for success; Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 enrollment in an accredited college or university (preference to Hawai‘i institutions); Preference given to Hawai‘i residents and military personnel stationed in Hawai‘i. Past recipients not eligible.
  • Making College Affordable: An Online Guide For Hispanic Students includes college affordability, scholarships, and other educational resources.
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship – The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.
  • Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program – NHHSP is a federally funded, scholar-centered, support service-oriented scholarship program for Native Hawaiian college students interested in serving their Native Hawaiian community as primary health care professionals. Funding fields include Associate Degree in Nursing; Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing; Master’s of Science in Nursing Public Health, Nurse Practitioner, Midwifery; Medicine.
  • O‘ahu Retired Teachers Scholarship – The O‘ahu Retired Teachers Association (ORTA) announces the availability of scholarship grants of $1,000 for community college students enrolled in Hawai‘i for the school year 2015-2016. Please see eligibility, requirements, and deadline if interested in applying.
  • Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF) – Scholarship Grants – The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation offers Scholarship Grants to students who have participated in select competitive sports (canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo, and volleyball). Application period is open from January 1st to April 1st each year.
  • Pālama Settlement Scholarship – Palama Settlement offers educational scholarship program opportunities.
  • Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club – Deadline: April 1 for the Fall start of the school year.
  • Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers’ Single Mother Scholarship – Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities. If interested please read the application process, criteria, and requirements to apply for a scholarship.
  • SeniorHomes Caregiver Scholarship – Caregiving is a full-time job unto itself. And then when you add the challenges of being a full-time student—in addition to managing your own life—you are facing three full-time jobs and only 24 hours in the day. Yet you cannot walk away from any of these responsibilities. SeniorHomes.com understands what you are facing and would like to support you in achieving your goals of graduating and providing the best care possible for your loved one.
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program – Students in the Natural Science – Life Science major are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Typology Central – Personality Type Scholarship 2015:  TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The scholarship will be issued for the fall quarter, semester, or trimester in 2016. Deadline:  June 3, 2016
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Wellcentive Medical Scholarship for Veterans – Wellcentive is proud to support future healthcare providers with our Medical Scholarship for Veterans. This annual scholarship will be awarded to one achievement-focused student intending to pursue a career in Medicine.
  • Women’s League of Central Union Church – Rewick and Scudder Scholarships – The Women’s League of Central Union Church will make multiple awards for the Kenneth O. Rewick Educational Aid Grant and the Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will review applications based on the following criteria: 1.) Scholarship, 2.) Evidence of real financial need, 3.) Character, 4.) Community Service, 5.) Evidence of personal effort to supplement educational funds. Deadline is last day of February.

Resource Materials

  • Campus Partners – Students who have loans from Federal Perkins or the State Higher Education Loan (SHEL) through the University of Hawai‘i System may download deferment forms, check balances, and make payments.
  • FastWeb Scholarship Search – Automatically matches your circumstances with different types of scholarships and advises you on how to apply for them. More than just a scholarship search, it also contains an extensive college directory with over 4,000 listings.
  • Federal Student Aid: General information about Federal financial aid and the application process.
  • Financial Aid Calculators – Online financial aid calculators, such as expected family contribution (EFC) calculators, college cost estimator, and a loan comparison calculator.
  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Deferments or Forbearance – Federal Direct Stafford Loan Borrowers have deferment options to postpone payments on past student loans. Learn more about your options.
  • Guide to Financial Aid – A comprehensive source of information on financial aid, including loans, scholarships, and the application process.
  • Health Resources & Services Administration – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) – Find out the cumulative amount of loans that you have borrowed.
  • Tax Benefits for Education – IRS publication 970 explains tax benefits that may be available if you are saving for or paying education costs. Most benefits apply only to higher education.
  • Scholarship America – This scholarship database has many scholarships with specific requirements and deadlines for each scholarship.
  • The Student Guide – Federal student financial aid at a glance.

 

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