Scholarships for Native Hawaiian Students

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Geoscience IDEA Scholarship

The Geoscience IDEA Scholarship program aims to address the reality that the geosciences community is the least diverse of the STEM fields and seeks to increase diversity within it.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1
Winner announcement
August 2022

CAA’s Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts

CAA's Professional Development Fellowship in Visual Arts was created to help multicultural artists and artists from underrepresented minority groups and culturally diverse communities in the various aspects of their work.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 15

Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance offers prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000 to three undergraduate BIPOC students to pursue any degree at an accredited higher institution in the U.S.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 29

L’Oréal Professionnel Empowering Diversity Scholarship

Students majoring in cosmetology at an accredited institute are eligible for the $5,000 scholarship from L’Oréal Professionnel.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 30

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES) is a renewable award of up to $4,000 a year to minority students in Florida pursuing education-related bachelor's undergraduate or graduate programs.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 30

Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Scholarship

Students that identify as black indigenous or persons of color and are pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation, and/or cosmetic chemistry are eligible for a $5,000 award.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
November 30

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America offers one student of Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian heritage up to $12,000 to pursue nursing or healthcare.

Amount
$1,500–$12,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 1

Minority Fellowship Program for Mental Health Counselors Doctorate

The NBCC Minority Fellowship Program is a $20,000 scholarship and fellowship program that supports mental-health counselors pursuing doctoral studies in the United States.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
20 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 15
Winner announcement
March 2023

Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

In partnership with the American Water Works Association, Jacobs Holly A. Cornell Scholarship offers $10,000 to a minority postgraduate student interested in waterworks.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 20

Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

The Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship is available to minority students who are incoming freshmen pursuing degrees in veterinary medicine.

Amount
$250
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
December 31

Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship

The Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship is awarded to students from underrepresented minority groups and of all educational levels enrolled in accredited post-secondary institutions to further their education.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
January 1

Bertha Parker Cody Award for Native American Women

The Bertha Parker Cody Award for Native American Women is giving one Native American female student specializing in archaeology or museum studies $4,000 towards their tuition.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship

Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship offers $3,000 grants to three underrepresented minorities wishing to or undertaking archaeology courses.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
3 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
April 2023

Interpublic Group Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to two qualified undergraduate or graduate female students enrolled in a full-time communications-related field of study. It’s accompanied by a summer internship in New York City.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
3.2
Deadline
January 31

​Minority Natural Resource Scholarship

The Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust offers the Minority Natural Resources Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to undergraduate minority students to pursue natural resources management-related programs in Missouri.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

National Science Foundation Scholarship for Archaeological Training

The National Science Foundation Scholarship for Archaeological Training will fund up to four Native American students or tribal employees with up to $6,000 for archaeological training or archeological research programs.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
4 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship for Archaeological Training awards one Native North American, Alaska Tribe, or Native Hawaiian student or employee for an archaeological training program of their choice.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

The SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship will be providing one Native American archaeology or museum studies student with $10,000 to contribute towards their studies.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31
Winner announcement
May 2023

SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

The SAA Native American Archaeology Scholarship provides one Native American undergraduate student a $6,000 scholarship to obtain a degree in archeology or museum studies without the burden of education loans.

Amount
$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
January 31

Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail Endowed Scholarship

The Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail Endowed Scholarship offers one scholarship to a female high school senior or undergraduate student from the U.S or Canada.

Amount
$1,000–$6,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
February 1

LPA Scholarship

LPA, Inc offers scholarships of $5,000 to high school seniors in California and Texas accepted at an accredited institution for a degree program related to design or building industry.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
February 2

Diversity in Hospitality Scholarship

The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality, Diversity in Hospitality Scholars Program offers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
February 7

Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Foundation Scholarship

The Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Foundation Scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students of Hawaii to advance their education in education, Hawaiian studies, or the Hawaiian language.

Amount
$20,000–$60,000
Scholarships awarded
400 winners
Required GPA
2
Deadline
February 17

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The $3,750 scholarship is awarded to 40 graduate students who identify as minorities to pursue their studies in PR, marketing, and advertising. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.20.

Amount
$3,750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.2
Deadline
February 28

ACS Scholars Program

The American Chemical Society offers the ACS Scholars Program of $5,000 to full-time undergraduate minority students in need pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1
Winner announcement
May 15

Miller Johnson Diversity Law Scholarship

The Miller Johnson Diversity Law Scholarship awards one $5,000 scholarship to a student of color who has been accepted to or is enrolled at an accredited law school within the U.S.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 1

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship

The MTI Scholarship offers up to $5,000 to minority students in higher education institutions in Illinois who are studying to become teachers. Eligible students must have a 2.50 GPA.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 1

Advocates for African Americans Carolinas Scholarship

The scholarship awards $2,000 to a graduating high school student to pursue undergraduate study in engineering, computer science, accounting, finance, or business administration at universities in North or South Carolina.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
March 4

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program offers $5,000 to high school graduates and undergraduate students pursuing higher education in transportation, Spanish language or literature, engineering, mathematics, and science.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3.5
Deadline
March 14

Mission North The Future Is… Fellowship

The Future Is… Fellowship awards $15,000 to one female BIPOC(Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) student pursuing studies in communications with an interest in tech or science.

Amount
$15,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 18

Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship

To preserve the heritage of a WOC and help her excel, the $1,000 Ashton Washington Women of Color Annual Scholarship was founded by an HBCU graduate and her grandmother.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
March 31

UNCF – Anthem Corporate Scholars Program

Students from minority ethnic groups and races are awarded $5,000 scholarships and internship programs by a Fortune 500 company.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
March 31

USPAACC – Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship

USPAACC offers Asian and Pacific Islander high school students this scholarship to assist them in continuing their education and to recognize those who demonstrate initiative and creativity in community-building ideas.

Amount
$10,000
Scholarships awarded
14 winners
Required GPA
3.3
Deadline
March 31
Winner announcement
May 2023

Hawaii Promise Scholarship

The University of Hawaii Community College offers the Hawaii Promise Scholarship of up to $2,000 to deserving undergraduate Native Hawaiian students to further their education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
April 1

Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship

The Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club offers the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship to Native Hawaiian undergraduates and graduate students majoring in journalism, education, communications, or Hawaiian studies.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 1

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship

Brown and Caldwell offer the Minority Scholarship to undergraduate students from minorities enrolled in engineering or environmental sciences-related programs at accredited colleges or universities in the U.S.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
April 15

EMPOWER Scholarships

The Courage Kenny Foundation offers the Empower Scholarship of $1,500 to three ethnic minority students to pursue a career in the medical or rehabilitation field in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.

Amount
$1,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 15

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

The Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program awards one $5,000 scholarship to full-time undergraduate and/or part-time graduate students enrolled in courses creditable to teachers. Licensed teachers are not eligible.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 15

Palama Settlement Educational Scholarship

Palama Settlement offers its Educational Scholarship to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in Hawaii to continue their education in their fields of choice.

Amount
$1,000–$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 29

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

The American Planning Association (APA) provides the APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship of $1,000 to female and minority students to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 30

APSA Minority Fellowship Program

The American Political Science Association offers the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program of $5,000 to 14 graduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to pursue their doctorate degrees in political science.

Amount
$4,000
Scholarships awarded
14 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
April 30

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Scholarship Program

The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards to undergraduate Native Hawaiian students to complete their education.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 30

Kona Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship

Kona Hawaiian Civic Club offers the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship, to Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Hawaiian studies and related fields.

Amount
$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 30

PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship

The PRSA Foundation offers the $1,000 PRSA Georgia Multicultural PRism Scholarship to republic relations, journalism, and mass communication students.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.5
Deadline
April 30

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship is an annual program to support students from underrepresented groups accepted or enrolled in a prelicensure registered nurse program.

Amount
$2,750
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.75
Deadline
April 30
Winner announcement
July 15, 2023

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

The Kansas Board of Regents offers the Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship of $1,850 to ethnic minority high school senior students in Kansas to pursue undergraduate degree programs of their choice.

Amount
$1,850
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 1

Kahikina O Ka Lā Scholarship

The Kahikina O Ka Lā Scholarship awards Native Hawaiian undergraduate students residing in Maui pursuing STEM-related degree programs or Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

Amount
$5,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2
Deadline
May 15

AICPA Fellowships for Minority Doctoral Students

Every year, the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students awards fellowships worth $12,000 to minority postgraduate students.

Amount
$12,000
Scholarships awarded
25 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31
Winner announcement
July 2023

AISES 3M Scholarship

The AISES 3M Scholarship is for incoming college freshmen from American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, and other indigenous communities of North America to enroll in a STEM-related degree.

Amount
$2,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

AISES Aristocrat-VGT Scholarship

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), in partnership with Aristocrat/VGT, offers the AISES Aristocrat Scholarship, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in a field related to casino gaming.

Amount
$2,500–$5,000
Scholarships awarded
15 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31
Winner announcement
August 2022

AISES Chevron Scholarship

The Scholarship is awarded to students who belong to the American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations, and other indigenous communities of North America to further their STEM education.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
18 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31

Hui Makaala Scholarship

Hui Makaala Organization annually provides Hui Makaala Scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, to deserving college-bound Hawaiian students who demonstrate an interest in perpetuating Okinawan culture.

Amount
$1,000–$21,000
Scholarships awarded
9 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

Illinois CPA Society Freshman Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded annually to brilliant minority students for their academic excellence to pursue a degree in accounting.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31

The Leon Bradley Scholarship

The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) offers the Leon Bradley Scholarship Program of $3,500 to two minority students of all levels pursuing teaching certificates in the U.S.

Amount
$3,500
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
May 31

Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship

The Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship provides $3,000 to a female or minority undergraduate student from the U.S in a STEM related field.

Amount
$3,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
May 31

Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship

Omega Phi Beta Sorority gives $1,000 to a woman of color to support them throughout the first year of college with the Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 1
Winner announcement
July 2023

First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship

The First in Family Humanist Scholarship: Freedom From Religion Foundation Forward Freethought Scholarship awards six $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate studies.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 24
Winner announcement
August 2023

Warner Norcross & Judd Law Scholarship

The scholarship, administered by Warner Norcross & Judd and Grand Rapids Community Foundation, is offered to a minority student enrolled at or pursuing a law degree at an accredited U.S. institution.

Amount
$5,000–$20,000
Scholarships awarded
2 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
June 30

BLM² Scholarship

The BLM² Foundation awards $1,000 to six successful applicants to address the financial needs of minority students to pursue higher education at accredited colleges or universities across the U.S.

Amount
$1,000
Scholarships awarded
6 winners
Required GPA
3
Deadline
July 3
Winner announcement
July 10th, 2022

Sherry R. Arnstein Underrepresented Minority Scholarship

Each year, the American Association of Colleges Of Osteopathic Medicine awards a financial scholarship of $5,000 to five osteopathic medical students who belong to an underrepresented minority.

Amount
$5,000
Scholarships awarded
5 winners
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
July 29
Winner announcement
September 2023

Phoenix AISES Scholarship

Phoenix AISES offers the Phoenix AISES Professional Chapter Scholarship to high school seniors and undergraduate students to further their education in STEM-related majors. Only two scholarships are awarded each year.

Amount
$500–$1,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
August 31

Foundation Education Award Scholarship

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society offers the $5,500 Foundation Education Award Scholarship to underrepresented minority medical students who are Pennsylvania residents and enrolled at a Pennsylvania medical school.

Amount
$5,500
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
Any
Deadline
September 30
Winner announcement
December 2022

Medical Diversity Scholarship Program

Every year, the Buckfire Law firm offers one available scholarship valued at $2,000 per recipient for undergraduate study across the United States.

Amount
$2,000
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
3
Deadline
October 1

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program of $2,800 is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students interested in advancing toward doctoral study upon completing their bachelor's degree.

Amount
$2,800
Scholarships awarded
1 winner
Required GPA
2.9
Deadline
October 1

Scholarships for Native Hawaiians

Indigenous people of Hawai’i, as it should be spelled, are referred to as Native Hawaiians. They are a minority group in the U.S. and so are underrepresented in many fields as well as in academics. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and numerous other organizations seek to increase the number of Native Hawaiian students attending and graduating from college and university by establishing scholarships. For many minority groups, lack of funding is the biggest obstacle to obtaining a degree or pursuing postsecondary education. We’ve created a database to help Native Hawaiian students find the perfect scholarship to suit their needs.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I'm eligible for Native Hawaiian scholarships?

It’s pretty easy to know if you qualify for Native Hawaiian scholarships as the island of Hawaii is much smaller in terms of population when comparing it to other demographics. However, Native Hawaiians may actually also qualify for scholarships for Indigenous or Native American students as Hawaii is an American state. They may also qualify for Pacific Islander scholarships. Be sure to double-check with the scholarship organizers. 



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