About the Scholarship

Hawaii GEAR UP Scholars Program is assisting the students of Hawaii state economically to overcome the financial burden that the people are facing towards achieving an academic education The Hawaii Community Foundation is honored to provide a wealth of financial support to qualified students and nonprofit organizations throughout Hawaii. The foundation's goal is to provide effective, efficient, timely, and fiscally responsible services to their clients and customers.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • In order to access the scholarship award, You must create an online account with a username and password that will help to access the online scholarship application form. A student must fill that scholarship application form to be considered for this award.

  • To get this scholarship funding opportunity you must demonstrate the financial need as specified by the financial aid department.

  • In addition to that, he/she must provide an official transcript of a high school where he or she is enrolled in.

  • Additionally, you must give a recommendation letter from the faculty member.


Award Amount:

The Organization is providing $1000 to scholarship eligible applicants per annum.

Deadline Information:

The deadline date for this scholarship award is 15th February 2019. All applicants are required to apply for this scholarship before the given deadline date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Hawaii.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more.

  • The applicant must be eligible for Pell Grant.

  • The applicant must have a State of Hawaii Board of Education Recognition Diploma.

  • The applicant must be a Gear Up scholar.


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