Scholarships for American Indians

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LIKO A'E SCHOLARSHIPS

Liko A'e Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program

c/o Maui Community College

310 West Ka'ahumanu Avenue

Kahului, HI 96732-1617

(808) 984-3366                                                 Fax: (808) 984-3562

E-mail: ihokoana@hawaii.edu

Web: www.likoae.org/scholarship_info.asp

Purpose - To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to Native Hawaiian students.

Eligibility - This program is open to U.S. citizens who are descendants of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full- or part-time students in an accredited 2- or 4-year degree-granting institution of higher education. Undergraduate must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Selection is based on merit (as judged by GPA and responses to essay questions) and financial need. Preference is given to students working on degrees in professsions in which Native Hawaiians are underrepresented. Some of the scholarships are designated for students from smaller rural communitites who are working on a degree in education.

Financial data - A stipend is awarded (amount not specified). Child care assistance is also provided.

Duration - 1 year.

Additional information - This program was established in 2003 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is administered by Maui Community College.

Number awarded - Varies each year.

Deadline - Deadlines are in May, August, November, and February.