At the core of our mission is the vision of our patron, Prince Kūhiō, for the upward mobility of the Hawaiian people through education.
With this in mind, we make a commitment to fund scholarship recipients for their two or four years of higher education, provided that transcripts are submitted on a timely basis and that the recipient re-applies for each succeeding year until graduating.
We are currently working on moving to an online application. Please check back for when our new application process is live.
April 1 for the Fall start of the school year.
Applications are reviewed by a committee in May/June and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors. Awardees are notified by August 1.
- Preference to students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.
- Enrollment full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education.
- High school seniors or college students may apply.
- Community service or volunteer work highly desirable.
Varies from $500 to $1000 per scholarship.
Entry and ongoing college levels.
Place of Study
Hawaiian language, studies and culture; Journalism; and Education are encouraged.
Applicants must submit the following documents along with their application:
1. Verification of Hawaiian ancestry (i.e. copy of birth certificate, Ho’oulu Data Center letter)
2. A transcript of first semester grades
3. A resume
4. A letter of recommendation
5. Submit an essay to the following question “What Hawaiian issue influenced your decision to pursue your course of study in college/university?”