Scholarship Program

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Now Accepting 2018 Scholarship Applications

We are now taking applications for our 2018 Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program.  Our convenient and secure online application system allows students to save their application and upload required documents at any time up until the submission deadline.

The Scholarship Program is open to all members and their dependents planning to attend a fully accredited university, college or trade/vocational school in the 2018-19 school year.

Here’s the checklist of required items:

  • Personal Essay (tell us about yourself, minimum 350 word count)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript
  • Student Aid Report (must include EFC number)
  • List of Achievements & Community Service

A Scholarship Selection Committee of educators will judge applications based off the above checklist. Student applicants are separated into five categories (incoming freshmen, returning college undergraduates, returning adults, graduate school students and community college/trade/vocational school students) with recipients awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2018.

To get started, click on “Start Application” in the box to the right (or below on mobile). To continue working on your application, click on “Applicant Login”.

For additional information, please contact the Jennifer Russo at (808) 447-7044 or email [email protected]

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Scholarship Program FAQs

  • 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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There are no paper application forms for the 2018 Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship
program. 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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All applications and required attachments must be received by 11:59 p.m. HST March 31, 2018.

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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 2018 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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Congratulations to Our 2017 Recipients

Since 1996, the Hawaii State FCU Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program has awarded more than a half million dollars to some of Hawaii’s best and brightest students. In 2017, we’ve awarded 15 deserving students with $2,000 each.

  • Scholarship recipient Student Aja Grande
    Aja Grande
    Brown University
  • Scholarship recipient Student Andrew Ancheta II
    Andrew Ancheta II
    Chaminade University
  • Scholarship recipient Student Caitlin Steele
    Caitlin Steele
    University of Southern California
  • Scholarship recipient Student Caroline Lee
    Caroline Lee
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship recipient Student Eric Quang
    Eric Quang
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship recipient Student Heather Kotok
    Heather Kotok
    University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Scholarship recipient Student Heather Lynn
    Heather Lynn
    Washington State University
  • Scholarship recipient Student Helam Baldomero
    Helam Baldomero
    Weber State University
  • Scholarship recipient Student Kayla Valdez
    Kayla Valdez
    Lewis and Clark College
  • Scholarship recipient Student Lexus Yamashiro
    Lexus Yamashiro
    Kapiolani Community College
  • Scholarship recipient Student Michelle Pii
    Michelle Pii
    Leeward Community College
  • Scholarship recipient Student Olivia Uchima
    Olivia Uchima
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship recipient Student Rebecca Kiili
    Rebecca Kiili
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Scholarship recipient Student Seaenna Correa-Garcia
    Seaenna Correa-Garcia
    California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Scholarship recipient Student Zaneta Williams
    Zaneta Williams
    University of Hawaii at West Oahu

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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