Scholarship Program

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Hawaii State FCU awards $2,000 college scholarships to 20 deserving Hawaii students pursing higher education each year. Scholarships are open to all members and their dependents planning to attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school.

Applications for our 2019 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program will be available beginning January 1, 2019.

Congratulations to Our 2018 Recipients

Since 1996, the Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program has awarded more than $600,000 to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students. We’re happy to announce our 2018 recipients, who each received a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Aaron Lieu
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Alana Nuuanu
    Alana Nuuanu
    University of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • Allyson Kuwana
    Allyson Kuwana
    University of San Francisco
  • Brandon Veles
    Brandon Veles
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Bryson Shishido
    Bryson Shishido
    California Polytechnic State University
  • Caylee Honda
    Caylee Honda
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Chasyn Aipoalani
    Chasyn Aipoalani
    University of Portland
  • Christina Pedro
    Christina Pedro
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ciara Welch
    Ciara Welch
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Dana Morita
    Dana Morita
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Devan Iyomasa
    Devan Iyomasa
    Gonzaga University
  • Dylan De Pretto
    Dylan De Pretto
    Kapiolani Community College
  • Elijah Bernardo Flores
    Elijah Bernardo-Flores
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Leanne Dunn
    Leanne Dunn
    University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Noah Cosson
    Noah Cosson
    Santa Clara University
  • Seika Matsuda
    Seika Matsuda
    Kapiolani Community College
  • Tara Correa
    Tara Correa
    Honolulu Community College
  • Tiare Kaopua
    Tiare Kaopua
    University of Southern California
  • Titus Kaleikini
    Titus Kaleikini
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Wendy Naruse
    Wendy Naruse
    Leeward Community College

Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official transcripts (most recent)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal essay (Tell us about yourself; minimum 350 word count)
  • Student Aid Report
  • List of your personal achievements and community service

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Applications for the 2019 Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship program will become available on January 1, 2019. Applicants must apply online at

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Applications must be submitted online at Applications that are printed and mailed to the branch will NOT be accepted. Only online scholarship application submissions will be accepted. However, only official school transcripts must be mailed to the Main Branch (Attn: Marketing Department; 560 Halekauwila St., Honolulu, HI 96813).

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Applications and required attachments will be accepted from January 1, 2019, and must be received by 11:59 p.m. HST March 31, 2019.

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As long as you are a member of Hawaii State FCU by the time you apply, you will be eligible to apply

and be considered for Hawaii State FCU’s 2019 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program. The children and spouse of Hawaii State FCU members who have active Hawaii State FCU accounts (checking or savings) are also eligible to apply for the Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, and are NOT required to be members of Hawaii State FCU, themselves.

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Where Money Has a Heart

Unlike a bank that’s more concerned with profit, we’re a not-for-profit concerned with our member’s financial and personal well-being. We’re all about people helping people. We hope that it shows in everything we do.

Grants & Scholarships

Hawaii State FCU has already awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships since 1996. Recipients each receive $2,000 to be used toward a university, college or trade/vocational school.


It’s important to recognize and appreciate everything our Hawaii teachers do for our kids. That’s why we created the Investing in Education Grant. The money can be used to buy classroom supplies, books, electronics and more.


We believe in volunteering for worthwhile causes in our local communities. Look for us out in the community year-round as we do our part to improve the lives of others.

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