Scholarship Program

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Scholarship applications for 2023 are now being accepted from
November 15, 2022 to February 15, 2023.

Eligibility and Requirements   |   How to Apply & Submit   |   2022 Scholarship Recipients


Since 1996, the Hawaii State FCU Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students to support their efforts to pursue a higher education.

The Application Process

Once again, the Hawaii Community Foundation has been selected to administer the Hawaii State FCU Scholarship Program. Interested applicants may apply directly through Hawaii Community Foundation’s website.

Please see below for information about eligibility and requirements and how to apply.

Twenty Deserving Recipients will Each be Awarded $5000 Scholarships!

Qualifications and Requirements to Apply


• Open to Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents

• Must attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2023-2024 school year

• Must demonstrate financial need

• Must attend as a full-time student (as determined by your school’s financial aid office)

• May apply as an Undergraduate or Graduate degree-seeking student

• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Required Materials

• Personal Statements and Award Impact Statement

• Official Transcripts and Cumulative GPA

• 2023-2024 Student Aid Report (SAR)

• List of Achievements and Community Service

• Letters of Recommendation (optional)

How to Apply:

To apply, log into the Scholarship Manager via the Hawaii Community Foundation website to begin your 2023-2024 HCF Common Application.

Important: In order to be considered for the Hawaii State FCU Scholarship, you must indicate that you are a Hawaii State FCU member in the “Affiliation Questions” section of the HCF Common Application. If you are a dependent of a member, please include the member’s name and your relation to the member in the “Details” field.

Apply Now!


Complete and submit your application and all supporting materials by February 15, 2023 at 4 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

For more details and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please visit the Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarship page.

For further questions, please contact the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Scholarship Hotline: (808) 566-5570
Email: [email protected]


Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) is the third-largest scholarship provider in the state with over $4.5 million available for scholarships and over 200 individual scholarship funds. By completing Hawaii Community Foundation’s online Common Application, its software will automatically search for all scholarships that a student may be eligible for.

Have Questions About Applying for Our Scholarship?

Please email Sandra “Bunny” Tanaka, Hawaii State FCU’s Financial Educator,

at [email protected]

Congratulations to Our 2022 Recipients!

We’re happy to announce our 2022 recipients, who each received a $5,000 scholarship.

  • Cheyenne Aipoalani
    Cheyenne Aipoalani
    Pacific University
  • Photo of Kobey Arai
    Kobey Arai
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Seth Arakawa
    Seth Arakawa
    Oregon State University
  • Photo of Cierralyn Cabral
    Cierralyn Cabral
    University of Hawaii - Hilo
  • Irelyn Carba
    Irelyn Carba
    University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Daryl Jean Chun-Pescaia
    Daryl Jean Chun-Pescaia
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Jade Dela Cruz
    Jade Dela Cruz
    Grand Canyon University
  • Nalehua O Puna Donlin
    Nalehua O Puna Donlin
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Hokulani Garcia
    Hokulani Garcia
    University of Hawaii – West Oahu
  • Jailynn Hale
    Jailynn Hale
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Alisha Kaluhiokalani
    Alisha Kaluhiokalani
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Christina Kaleiwahea
    Christina Kaleiwahea
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Gavin Kawai
    Gavin Kawai
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Cheyenne Lewis
    Cheyenne Lewis
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Ryan Luu
    Ryan Luu
    University of Hawaii - Manoa
  • Leah Maddela
    Leah Maddela
    A T Still University of Health Sciences
  • Asia Makaawaawa
    Asia Makaawaawa
    Kapiolani Community College
  • Kamehalani Ortiz
    Kamehalani Ortiz
    University of Hawaii – West Oahu
  • Madisyn Polendey
    Madisyn Polendey
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Kanoe Wilson
    Kanoe Wilson
    University of Hawaii - Manoa

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