Terms & Conditions: Vocational & Certificate



Only completed applications submitted by the deadline will be considered. The award is non-transferable to another recipient or vocational or certificate program year. Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club-Scholarship Fund (PKHCC-SF) may request the submission of a completed IRS form 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Form as determined to verify applicant’s financial data if in the U.S. or similar if outside of the U.S. Award amount and Terms and Conditions may change from year-to-year and the amount is subject to the availability of funds. The award amount may be adjusted if PKHCC-SF receives information after the initial award that affects award determination or calculation. Examples of information may include, but is not limited to, a change in the recipient’s current program, change in institution, change in enrollment status, etc. Failure to meet the Terms and Conditions as stated may cause the recipient to be disqualified for consideration under the program in subsequent years. Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry and members or member relatives of the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club to the extent permitted by law. Any lawsuit or claim against PKHCC-SF must be brought exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i or in the state courts of the State of Hawai‘i. Any federal claims shall be governed exclusively by the federal law applied by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i, and any state law claims shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Hawai‘i, without reference to its conflict of law rules. Recipients must be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i; have a high school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent; and be enrolled at least half-time in a vocational degree program (including Associates degrees) or a certification program in one of the listed approved educational institutions and list of approved programs in Hawai‘i.

List Of Approved Educational Institutions
808 CDL Services, LLC
Advanced Care Training, LLC
Alluring Lash Academy
Applied Computer Training & Technology, Inc.
Big Island Beauty Academy, LLC
Caregiver Training School
Commercial Training School, Inc.
H2K Driver Training Services, LLC
Hawai‘i Cosmetology Academy
Hawai‘i Dental Assisting Academy, LLC
Hawai‘i Healing Arts College
Hawai‘i Institute of Hair Design
Hawai‘i Institute of Healthcare & Training Services
Hawai‘i Massage Academy
Hawai‘i Medical College
Hawai‘i Medical Training Center, Inc.
Hawai‘i School of Dental Arts, LLC
Healthcare School of Hawai‘i, LLC
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
Healthcare Training by Sir Larry A., LLC
Hoapili Trucking, LLC
Honolulu Nails & Aesthetics Academy, LLC
IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage
Island CPR, LLC
Kapolei Massage Institute, LLC
La‘i‘Ōpua Lapa‘au Health Academy
Lucky Mother Trucker’s, LLC
Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy, LLC
Maritime License Center, Inc.
Maui Academy of Healing Arts
Maui School of Therapeutic Massage
Mid Pacific Medical Training Institute, LLC
Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprenticeship Training Center
Paul Mitchell The School, LLC
Professional Healthcare Educators
Quantum School of Holistic Health
Ricky T’s CDL Services, Inc.
The Skin Institute Internationalé LLC
UH – Hawai‘i Community College – Hilo
UH – Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui
UH – Hilo – North Hawai‘i Education and Research Center
UH – Honolulu Community College
UH – Kapi‘olani Community College
UH – Kaua‘i Community College
UH – Leeward Community College
UH – Maui College
UH – Windward Community College
Windward Therapeutic Massage Center
List of Approved Programs
Administration of Justice
Auto Body Repair & Painting
Automotive Mechanic Technician
Barber Styling
Carpentry Technology
CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
Certified Nurses Assistant
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology
Exercise and Sport Science
Fashion Technology
Fire & Environmental Emergency Response
Health Information Technology
Human Services
Maritime License
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant
Mobile Intensive Care Technician
Occupational & Environment Safety Management
Office Technology
Professional Medical Coding
Radiologic Technology
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Small Vessel Fabrication and Repair
Welding & Industrial Mechanic

Award amount must be used for educational purposes only. Tuition, fees, books, tools, uniforms, or other supplies as required for the vocational or certificate program are covered by this scholarship program. Students who experience extenuating circumstances (e.g., hospitalization, jury duty, military obligations, etc.) that requires them to be enrolled part-time or to take a leave of absence may continue to receive funding on an individual case basis.

Disbursement check(s) are made payable to the recipient and are distributed at the awards ceremony each year. If the recipient cannot make the awards ceremony, then the recipient must make arrangements for delivery. Verification of recipients enrollment status is a condition of the disbursement. Unclaimed or returned disbursement checks will not be re-issued unless appropriate and timely documentation (as determined by PKHCC-SF) is received. Disbursements are made only when completion of all requirements have been met.
Failure to complete recipient kuleana (responsibilities) will cause the award disbursements to be held, cancelled and/or rescinded.
The following are the responsibility of the recipient:
Civic Engagement
Attend the Award Ceremony to receive the award disbursement. Only in exceptional circumstances will disbursement of the award be allowed outside of the Award Ceremony with prior approval from the Scholarship Chair.
Attend one meeting of PKHCC-SF to provide an update on the recipient’s program for the year of the award receipt. The nature and contents of the report shall be communicated to the recipient by the Scholarship Chair.
Hold membership in a Civic Organization that has a mission to honor and perpetuate the legacy of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. The qualification of such a Civic Organization is totally within the discretion of PKHCC-SF.
Each recipient is offered a career and/or academic mentor(s) that is an affiliate of PKHCC-SF. The Scholarship Chair will facilitate the selection of a mentor or mentors.
Timely Communication
Provide up-to-date contact information (e.g., address, phone number(s), e-mail address, etc.) to PKHCC-SF
Send written updates within 30 days of noted change
Submit associate degree transcripts no later than 30 days after the end of each funded academic term, if applicable, or a copy of the completion of the vocational or certificate program after completion
Submit vocational or certificate program brochure, schedule, or program overview
E-mail all communications and inquiries to the email address: scholarship@pkhcc.org
If the recipient is experiencing extenuating circumstances (e.g., hospitalization, jury duty, military obligations, etc.) that requires the recipient to be enrolled part-time or to take a leave of absence that impact the recipients kuleana (responsibilities), the recipient must communicate with the Scholarship Chair as soon as possible. The recipient may continue to receive funding on an individual case basis, but the occurrence of an extenuating circumstance does not exempt the recipient from the recipient kuleana (responsibilities), nor guarantee that an award will be disbursed if the responsibilities are not met.
Failure to comply with the recipient kuleana (responsibilities) may result in delayed disbursements and, ultimately, award suspension and/or termination.
PKHCC-SF reserves the right to request repayment of awarded funds or cancel/suspend awards if PKHCC-SF determines that the recipient has not met the Terms and Conditions of the award, has provided fraudulent information, or if PKHCC-SF receives information after initial awarding that affects award determination or calculation. Repayment must be made in full before any additional funds will be disbursed for an award for any subsequent years.
Recipients may receive awards up to half of the cost of the vocational or certification program and no more than $1,500 for any individual award. Recipients may receive up to two vocational and certificate awards from PKHCC-SF during their lifetime. The vocational and certificate awards granted by PKHCC-SF may be taken into consideration for award amount and eligibility of recipients for other PKHCC-SF awards.

All award decisions of the PKHCC-SF Scholarship Committee are final, subject to a review by the President of PKHCC-SF. If the applicant or recipient feels that the PKHCC-SF Scholarship Committee has made a non-substantive and/or procedural error in their decision, the applicant or recipient may appeal to the President. The President shall only review the application for compliance with the Terms and Conditions.

All appeals must be received in writing within 30 days of the decision of the Scholarship Committee. All appeal requests must be made to: scholarship.chair@pkhcc.org

All decisions by the President are final.