Scholarship Program



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.

Process Timeline

Applications are reviewed by a committee in May/June and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors. Awardees are notified by August 1.


  1. Preference to students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry.
  2. Enrollment full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education.
  3. High school seniors or college students may apply.
  4. 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.

Additional Requirements

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?”