Hawaii is one of the good places to chill and hang out with friends. It is full of culture and breathtaking landscapes, including Polynesian traditions, Hawaiian volcanoes, Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and more. Hawaii island binds all the 137 islands together.

The beauty and charm of the islands will attract students to universities, including the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), and the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH or UH Hilo).

But, the cost of living in Hawaii is one of the highest in the United States. For students who call Hawaii home, it may seem impossible to afford a college degree. So, there are many college scholarships available to the students who intend to pursue their education in the universities and other institutions in the state of Hawaii. Continue reading to know more about it.

What are Hawaii Scholarships?

If you are from Hawaii, scholarships from local colleges are definitely one option and many of the community colleges in Hawaii are very inexpensive for local students. 

Hawaii State helps the students to get into the college they want by providing different scholarships that help them pay for their education without any burden. 

There are a number of educational institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. These universities offer programs to the students who are pursuing academic programs in majors like oriental medicine, agricultural science, marine biology, and related subjects. 

It is granted to students in order to help them attain education and enhance their knowledge which might, in turn, help the state in improving in various ways. It can be considered as an investment in the future. Here are a few important points you might want to know about these scholarships.

  • The students who meet the eligibility criteria set by the different scholarships can attain financial aids as a help to pay the college costs.

  • The educational expenses are taken care of by different state and private organizations, federal groups, and universities and colleges.

  • The students who acquire the fund to meet the educational expenses through scholarships and work-study programs are not obliged to pay back the money unless stated beforehand. 

  • The scholarships are awarded to students based on the academic status, the financial status, and the different achievements the students have acquired in their past.

  • The students are given scholarships based on their financial needs as well as academic status. 

Are you wondering how to find such scholarships in your locality? These are some of the sources where you can find information or maybe even get some sort of help regarding the scholarship.

  • The financial aid office in the institution.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s

  • Federal agencies

  • Your state grant agency

  • Your library’s reference section

  • Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups.

  • Organizations related to your field of interest

Important tip: Be aware of the scams while looking for scholarships.

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February 19, 2020

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$20,000

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10

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June 30, 2020

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$2,500

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December 07, 2020

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855-670-4787

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March 16, 2020

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$3,500

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January 31, 2020

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$2,500

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April 02, 2020

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$2,000

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2

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hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org

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808-949-6657

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June 01, 2020

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$10,000

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10

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November 17, 2020

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$5,000

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50

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February 01, 2020

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3

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February 09, 2020

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16

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