Scholarship Program

Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program logo (a graphic combining a pencil with a graduation cap on it).

Applications for Our 2020 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program will be accepted November 15, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

Since 1996, the Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program has awarded over $700,000 to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students to support their efforts to pursue a higher education.

A New Application Process

This year, the Hawaii Community Foundation has been selected to administer the Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program. Interested applicants may apply directly through Hawaii Community Foundation’s website.

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

A graphic containing the words, Twenty Lucky Recipients will Each be Awarded $5,000 Scholarships!, in black text sitting within a light gray band behind it.

Eligibility and Requirements for Application Submission


•  Open to Hawaii State FCU members and their dependents

•  Must attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2020-2021 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

•  2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Common Application.


Important: In order to be considered for the Lowell Kalapa Scholarship, you must indicate that you are a Hawaii State FCU member in the “Affiliation Questions” section of the 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 January 31, 2020 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.


Call the Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarship Hotline: (808) 566-5570 or toll-free at 1 (888) 731-3863.

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.

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Congratulations to Our 2019 Recipients!

We’re happy to announce our 2019 recipients, who each received a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Scholarship-Anna-Chen
    Anna Chen
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Arianna-Bow
    Arianna Bow
    Bowdoin College
  • Scholarship-Brandon-Ragasa
    Brandon Ragasa
    University of San Francisco
  • Scholarship-Candace-Choe
    Candace Choe
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Scholarship-Chianti-Motta
    Chianti Motta
    Pacific University
  • Scholarship-Eugene-Marquez
    Eugene Marquez
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Haley-Evile
    Haley Evile
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Scholarship-Jasmyn-Lave
    Jasmyn Lave
    Leeward Community College
  • Scholarship-Jiaying-Yang
    Jiaying Yang
    Yale University
  • Scholarship-Justin-Loi
    Justin Loi
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Kara-Dawn-Iwamoto-Skelton
    Kara-Dawn Iwamoto-Skelton
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Kashies-Lee
    Kashies Lee
    University of Hawaii at West Oahu
  • Scholarship-Kylie-Tangonan
    Kylie Tangonan
    Barnard College of Columbia University
  • Scholarship-Kylie-Watson
    Kylie Watson
    Lincoln Memorial University of Veterinary Medicine
  • Scholarship-Leah-Madella
    Leah Madella
    Pacific University
  • Scholarship-Mari-Kotani
    Mari Kotani
    Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Scholarship-Riley-Nakasone
    Riley Nakasone
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Tanner-Souza
    Tanner Souza
    Arizona State University
  • Scholarship-Tarah-aniya
    Tarah Aniya
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship-Wendy-Naruse
    Wendy Naruse
    Leeward Community College

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