Sunday, December 2, 2012


The Burns School of Medicine is offering a housing stipend of $2,000 and an additional stipend of $1,000 to study at the National Institute of Health in Washington DC- all expenses paid! (Full time position during the Summer doing biomedical research)
They are looking for students with:

  •  GPA of 3.0 (they may have some room for flexibility)
  • Students with an economic challenge
  • Native Hawaiians or minority ethnicity or a 1st generation college student (no one in your family has gotten a degree from college)
  • DEADLINE IS: January 10, 2013
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Declare a strong interest in a creer in health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership

Kaua'i Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Kaua'i Masonic Lodge 2013
This is an award for $1,000 that will be awarded to one student at each high school on Kaua'i.
Must have a GPA or 2.0 or above and complete a 250-500 word essay on the subject listed on the application form. Get your application at Mrs. Donahoe's office starting December 4th, 2012.

The American Legion

Money for college: financial aid handbook now available at this link

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mike Sakamoto Memorial Scholarship

  • Must pursue a degree in Marine, Oceanography or other field related to fisheries and the ocean

BK (Burger King) Scholars

University of Hawaii at Hilo, Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Due March 1, 2013
  • Must be accepted to UH Hilo
  • GPA of 3.5 or better, or 1800 on SAT or 27 score on the ACT
Kauai Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons-Due February 28, 2013

  • $1,000 to a Senior student at each high school!!!
  • Contact Chairman Karvel Rose at 
Mrs. Donahoe has not gotten the applications yet, but email this Chairman to get a jump on the scholarship

Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation Scholarship

  • Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship application: Due February 15, 2013
  • General application: Due March 15, 2013
  • Swimmers and water sport participants

NAACP, Honolulu Hawaii Branch- Due December 31, 2012

  • Scholarship is in the legacy of 5 distinguished African Americans
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Essay
  • Financial Information
  • 2 Letters of rec
  • Be a member of the NAACP
  • Must get application from Mrs. Donahoe
Hawaii Community Foundation

  • Deadline: February 22, 2013
  • 170 scholarship funds
  • Must have FAFSA & transcript

Students: I was sent this information at our school and I don't usually advocate these mass scholarship sites because they either cost money or send you a bunch of scholarship info that does not apply to you.  They say their services are free, but I have never used this service.  Use at your own will and please give me feedback if it is useful to you or not...
Mrs. Donahoe
Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation

  • Due January 31, 2013
  • FAFSA form needed, 2 letters of rec., academic achievement, personal involvement in the campus
Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Due March 1, 2013- Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • BOE diploma
  • Leadership activities

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Scholarships Available for Native Hawaiian Students


General Materials Required for the University of Hawai’I Financial Aid Department

1.     Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2.     Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FAFSA
3.     Institutional Supplemental Form
4.     Copy of income tax forms (done by random selection)

Scholarships Available for Native Hawaiians

1.   Kua`ana Student Services Tuition Waiver
Due date: May 1
Address: Queen Lili`uokalani Center for Studne Services, Rm 207
               2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5593

2.     Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation Financial Aid & Scholarships for Kamehameha non-graduates
Due date: May 1
Address: 1887 Makuakane Street, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96817-1887
Phone: (808) 842-8216

3.     Ke Ali’I Pauahi Foundation Financial Aid & Scholarships for Kamemehama graduates
Due date: May 1
Address: 1887 Makuakane Stree, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96817-1887

4.     Offices of Hawaii Affairs (OHA) Education Foundation Scholarships
Due date: March 1
Address: 711 Kapi’olani Blvd. Honolulu, Hawai’I, 96813
Phone: (808) 594-1912

5.     Native Hawaii Leadership Project (NHLP)
Due date: March 1
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2404 Maile Way, Bus. Ad. A405 (a)
Honolulu, HI 96822
Contact: (808) 945-1560

The Native Hawaiian Leadership Project (NHLP) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Higher Education Act. These funds will be used to implement various projects that will encourage and assist Native Hawaiians to attain undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees.

6.     Hawaiian Homes Commission Scholarships (DHHL)
Due date: March 1
Address: HHC Scholarships/DHHL
               P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96805
Phone: O’ahu: 586-3836, Kaua’I: 274-3131, Molokai: 567-6104, Maui: 984-2120
      East Hawai’I: 974-4250, West Hawai’I: 887-6053

7.     Vicki Wilder Trust Fund
Due date: March 1
Address: Hawai’I Community Foundation
               900 Fort Street Mall #1300, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96813
Phone: (808) 566-5570

8.     Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
Due date: May 15
Address: Scholarships Committee, Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
      P.O. Box 1513, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96720

9.     Aha Punana Leo – Lamaku
Due date: March 1
Address: 1744 Kino’ole Street, Hili, Hawai’I 96720
Phone: 966-6246

10.     Hawaiian Studies Scholarship
Due date: April 15
Address: Center for Hawaiian Studies
               2645 Dole Street, Room 209A
      Kamakakuokalani Building, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96822
Phone: (808) 973-0979 / 973-0989

11.   Mary Kawena Puku’I Scholarship Award
Due date: April 15
Address: Center for Hawaiian Studies
               2645 Dole Street, Room 209A
               Kamakakuokalani Building, Honolulu, Hawai’I 96822
Phone: (808) 973-0979 / 973-0989

Other Valuable Scholarship Resources

1.     Hawai’I Community Foundation (provides over 50 different scholarships)
Due date: March 1
Address: 900 Fort Street Mall #1300
               Honolulu, Hawai’I 96813
Phone: (808) 566-5570

2.     Operation Manong Tuition Waiver
Due date: June 30
Address: Lili’uokalani Student Services Center
               2600 Campus Road Rm 309
                Honolulu, Hawai’I 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7348

3.     University of Hawai’I Regents and Presidential Scholarship Program
Due date: February 1
Address: University of Hawai’I Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity
Phone: (808) 956-4642

University of Hawai’I – Manoa Financial Aid Services
2600 Campus Road SSC 112
Honolulu, Hawai’I 96822
(808) 956-3985

*FAFAS on web: www.fafsa.ed.gove
-need help filling out the FAFSA? info/SFA/FAFSA

*US Department of Education:
*Fast Web Scholarship Search:

*Scholarships available for the University of Hawai’i Manoa Campus only

US Department of Education:
Fast Web Scholarships search:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

  • Must have a 3.3 GPA to apply
  • Open to students of certain ethnic backgrounds: African American, Asian Pacific Islander & American Indian.  See full list at the link above

College Sports Scholarships & NCAA STANDARDS

College Sports Scholarships
  • Links to the NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Information and links for high school athletes
NCAA Eligibility Center new and upcoming academic rule changes that impact the classes of 2013-2016:

Division I Changes-Overview
1. Increase in the minimum required core-course GPA from 2.0 to 2.30

2. Ten of the 16 required core courses must be completed before the beginning of the seventh semester (senior year).
     a. Seven of these 10 required courses must be English, math or natural/physical science 
     b. A repeat of one of the "locked in" courses will not be used if taken after the seventh semester   begins.

3. Increase in the overall core-course GPA as it relates to the ACT or SAT score which results in a new sliding scale
This impacts the class of 2016 if they plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the Division I level.

Division II Change-Reminder
Increase in the number of required core courses from 14 to 16
     a. One additional course in English, math or science
     b. One additional course in any core academic area (English, math, science, social science) or foreign language, comparative religion/philosophy.
This impacts current seniors (class of 2013) must meet this new rule if they plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at the Division II level.

Eligibility Center Information and High School Portal Information at this link:

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Must have 3.0 GPA or higher

Friday, October 19, 2012

Farm Credit Services Of Hawaii Scholarship
  • Deadline for application: March 15, 2013
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Short essay
  • Agricultural activities (example: 4-H, Future Farmers)

Gromet Foundation Scholarship Deadline: 11/10/2012

  • You may only get this application from Mrs. Donahoe, no online applications available
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA to apply
  • Must be financially disadvanged (example: family of 4 earning no more than $38,000 a year)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kauai College & Career Fair November 12, 2012

Kauai College & Career Fair 2012
  • 9th-12th Grades please come!
  • This is a holiday, please find transportation and carpool
  • 10am-2pm @ Hilton Kauai Beach Resort, Main Ballroom
  • (808) 245-1955

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Financial Aid Workshop December 5th At Waimea High School 6:30pm Library

Bring your parents and your estimated taxes for 2012.  These kind folks will guide you through the FAFSA process. Sign up in the Counseling Office (2nd Floor of the main office).
Coca-Cola Scholars Program 

This scholarship is due October 31st, 2012! Halloween !!!!!
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents 
  • Must plan pursue a degree at a college institution after high school
  • GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Need to give them information on yourself: school activities, clubs, community, academic information and employment
Horatio Alger Scholarship

This scholarship is due Oct 25, 2012
  • Must display financial need
  • Be involved in co-curricular activities
  • Be involved in curricular activities
  • Show you have academic achievement- good grades
  • Be a citizen of the U.S.

Monday, October 15, 2012