HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), Hawaii’s largest credit union lender, announced today that the application period for its 2021 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program is now open through Feb. 1, 2021. Hawaii State FCU will award $5,000 scholarships to 20 deserving Hawaii students, planning to attend a fully accredited university, college, or trade/vocational school. The credit union increased is annual scholarship funding to $100,000 in 2020.
“While this year has been especially challenging for many in our community, we’re grateful to be able to continue to support the higher-education goals of our youth through our Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Whether it’s through our student scholarship program or teacher grants, we remain committed to providing opportunities for our keiki to thrive and succeed.”
The Lowell Kalapa Scholarship is open to all Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents. Interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2021-2022 school year;
- Attend as a full-time student;
- Apply as an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student;
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; and
- Demonstrate financial need.
The Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program is administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation. Interested applicants may view frequently asked questions apply directly through the Hawaii Community Foundation’s website at www.HawaiiCommunityFoundation.org/Students. The online application requires personal and award impact statements, most recent school transcript, 2021-2022 Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) filing, and a list of achievements and community service activities. Interested students must complete their application and submit all supporting materials by Monday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. HST.
Established in 1996, Hawaii State FCU’s Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $800,000 to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students to support their efforts to pursue a higher education. The scholarship program was created in honor of the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and former Hawaii State FCU board member.
For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com/scholarship.
About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), one of Hawaii’s largest credit unions, was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 118,000 members and $2 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and in Kahului, Maui. For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.