HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), Hawaii’s largest credit union lender with more than 106,000 members on Oahu and Maui, has issued a call for scholarship applicants for its Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Doubling its scholarship grant funding from $40,000 in 2018, Hawaii State FCU will award $80,000 to 20 deserving Hawaii students planning to attend a fully accredited university, college, or trade/vocational school. Each student will be awarded $4,000 each. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.
“Investing in Hawaii’s youth and helping our keiki succeed are a priority for Hawaii State FCU because it sets children on the trajectory for future academic and professional success,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “That is why we’re proud to double our scholarship grant funding for the second consecutive year and give students the opportunity to achieve their higher education goals.”
The Lowell Kalapa Scholarship is open to all Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents. There is a convenient online application, which requires a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, student aid report and a list of achievements and community service activities. Applicants are selected based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities. For more information about eligibility or to apply, please visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com/scholarships.
In honor of the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and former Hawaii State FCU board member, Hawaii State FCU has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to help students pursue their higher-education goals.