Scholarships for American Indians

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Hawaiian Civic Club Of Honolulu

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1513
Honolulu, HI 96806
E-mail: newmail@hotbot.com
Web: www.hvvhonolulu.org/scholarship

Purpose

To provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate studies to persons of Hawaiin descent.

Eligibility

Applicants must be of Hawaiian descent (descendants of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778), residents of Hawaii, able to demonstrate academic achievement, and enrolled or planning to enroll full time in an accredited 2-year college, 4-year college, or graduate school. Graduating seniors and current undergraduate students must have a GPA  of 2.5 or higher; graduate students must have a least a 3.0 GPA. Along with their application, they must submit a 2-page essay on a topic that changes annually but relates to issues off concern to the Hawaiian community; a recent topic related to the leadership, cultural and governmental, of the Hawaiian community. Selection is based on the quality of the essay, academic standing, financial need, and the completeness of the application package.

Financial data

The amount of the stipend varies. Scholarship checks are made payable to the recipient and the institution and are mailed to the college or university financial aid office. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses.

Duration

1 year.

Additional information

Recipients may attend school in Hawaii or on the mainland. Information on this program is also available from Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation, Attn: Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, 567 King Street, Suite 160, Honolulu, HI 96813, (808) 534-3966.

Number awarded

Varies each year; recently, 54 of these scholarships, worth $34,800, were awarded.

Deadline

May of each year.