Hawai’i Community Foundation Offers Students Over $4 Million in Scholarships

Starting Monday, Dec. 2, Hawai’i Community Foundation (HCF) will begin accepting online scholarship applications from Hawai’i students seeking financial assistance to fund their higher education. With more than 180 scholarship opportunities and $4 million in scholarships available, Hawai’i Community Foundation is the third largest private scholarship provider in the state. HCF has provided scholarships to students to achieve higher education for over 30 years, with individuals receiving an average scholarship reward of $2,200 in 2013.

HCF Scholarships“For over 30 years, Hawai’i Community Foundation has been proud to provide students with opportunities to pursue a college education through scholarships made possible by our generous donors,” said Amy Luersen, director of philanthropic services at HCF. “As costs associated with college tuition and expenses continue to be top of mind, we hope that parents and students will take advantage of this opportunity to alleviate some of those financial pressures.”

Students can apply for scholarships at www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholarships. In addition to the application, students will be required to submit supporting documents, including: a full Student Aid Report (SAR) generated when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), grade transcript, and personal statement. Approximately 60 – 90 minutes should be allotted to complete the application and upload the required documents.

This year, students who submit their online application by Jan. 31, 2014, will have their applications reviewed by HCF’s scholarship team, who will verify if the SAR and transcript are acceptable. The team will notify the applicant of missing or incorrect documents so that they are able to resubmit their application for consideration by the final deadline to apply for scholarships – Feb. 20, 2014.

HCF’s scholarship program consists of more than 180 different scholarship opportunities established by generous individuals, families, businesses and organizations to assist Hawai’i’s residents in obtaining a college education. HCF also provides contract services to private foundations and organizations to administer its scholarships. Students apply online with one common application and, if eligible, can be awarded from one or more of these funds.

To submit an online application, search for a scholarship, or learn how to start a scholarship fund, please visit www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholarships.


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