Scholarship Resources/Information and Internship Information
Specific Internships & Scholarships -- (scroll down to the bottom for Native Hawaiian Scholarship resources)

These scholarships do NOT require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. 
Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. 

To sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, go to this link:  and click "Get Started" to create an account or login to your College Board account.

Questions? Call 844-298-3554 or visit their website:

Deadline:  September 26, 2019
-top 5-10% of their class, most rigorous curriculum, and high standardized test scores
-low income- family income less than $65,000 for a family of 4
-personal circumstances- first in the family to go to college
-strong personal character, extra-curricular activities, and leadership

Deadline:  September 30, 2019
-Filipino or part-Filipino AND US Citizen
-3.0 GPA
-plans to attend a four year university or college
-major in journalism, mass communications, or media-related major

Gerald Niimi Scholarship
Funded by donation from Gerald Niimi who grew up in Hale'iwa
Deadline:  October 3, 2019 by 9:30am to CCRC 
Pick up application outside of CCRC in the library
-One (1) award; amount to be determined
-Must have applied to/been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college on the MAINLAND
-Scholarship, financial need, quality of college planning to attend

Masae and Yoshiji Yamada Scholarship
Deadline:  October 3, 2019 by 9:30am to CCRC 
Pick up application outside of CCRC in the library 
-Award:  One, $1000
-For WHIS Seniors only; must have attended WHIS for a minimum of 2 years and graduating from WHIS
-Planning to attend any COMMUNITY COLLEGE in the State of Hawaii
-NO minimum GPA requirement

Deadline:  October 11, 2019
Pick up application from CCRC
-low income, free or reduced lunch students only
-min 3.8 GPA

Deadline:  October 11, 2019 @ 3pm
-3.4 GPA or higher
-Academic performance, financial need, academic & personal references, extracurricular and community involvement

Opens:  September 15, 2019
Deadline:  December 1, 2019
-students involved in water sports or volleyball
-3.0 GPA or higher
-involved in community service
-intent to compete in sports in college
-financial need

Deadline:  midnight on January 21, 2020 (submitted online only)
-dependent of an HGEA member
-attend a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school or other post high school study on a full-time basis for the 2020-2021 school year
-applicants are pooled in two groups - those attending universities/colleges and those attending community colleges/vocational/trade schools
-financial need (30 points)
-academic achievement (40 points)
-personal letter (20 points)
-three recommendations (10 points)

Hawaii Community Foundation Grants and Scholarships-Opens: November 15, 2019-Deadline:  January 31, 2020 at 4:00pm -View the scholarship flier & process here:

Deadline:  February 7, 2020 (received by)
-Award: 15 scholarships at $5000 each
-GPA:  2.75
-Graduating Seniors in the class of 2020
-Have played on at least one school athletic team for at least one of your high school years
-participated in community service in addition to school activities
-2 letters of recommendation
-Official transcript
-Essay (see application for more details)

Opens:  October 1, 2019
Deadline:  March 2, 2020 at 4pm (online)
-If you are applying to ANY school in the UH System
-One application for multiple scholarships
-You must complete the FAFSA before applying because you will be required to input information from your FAFSA application

Native Hawaiian Scholarships
Each college/university may also have their own, private Native Hawaiian scholarships.  Be sure to contact your college to ask about them!

FIRST STEP!!  Apply and register with the Ho'oulu Hawaiian Data Center: must be done FIRST for certain Native Hawaiian Scholarships
CSS Profile - required to complete for Kamehameha Schools Scholarships AFTER completing the FAFSA:  https://cssprofile.collegeboard.orgOPEN: October 1, 2019  DEADLINE: January 31, 2020
Kamehameha Schools:
Pauahi Foundation: December 25, 2019  DEADLINE:  February 7, 2020
Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Scholarship:
Alu Like (for vocational programs):

Frequently Used Scholarship Websites and Articles - earn money for participating colleges by updating your profile with your school achievements and activities; check their website to see if the college you want to attend is a part of this program

College Board Scholarship Search 

Hawaii Community Foundation - scholarships by Hawaii Community Foundation

University of Hawaii Scholarships - UH school system scholarships