It’s nearing the end of Scholarship Season for the next academic year 2013-2014 . .
Scholarships are seasonal, widely available, competitive, and another source of college funding. The scholarship season begins in January with the release of federal financial aid forms (FAFSA) and scholarship applications for the next academic year (Fall through Summer). The majority of scholarships are out in January and due March 1st or earlier, although you will find scholarships with deadlines throughout the year. Lately, more scholarships are being made available in November or December for the next academic year.
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) has been researching and compiling a list of available scholarships that have been grouped by academic year and by deadlines. Need help? Please, contact us and we would be glad to assist you individually or in workshops. Also see scholarship tips for additional information.
In May, many scholarships hold award ceremonies and announcement scholarship winners. EOC is pleased to congratulate EOC past and present participants who received awards from the UH Foundation and UH System scholarship programs. They include Alina Rhoades, James Pamplin, Kaimana Apo, and Wagner Nunes. In addition, Hana High School senior and EOC participant, Diana Naihe, was one of three Hana students awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
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Listing of Scholarships for 2013-14:
DEADLINE: Three months after on-line received (pdf will automatically insert the date you opened the application): California-Hawaii Elks Association Vocational Grant Program. Open to Hawaii and California residents who plan to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course. Must be a U.S. citizen. The vocational grant is good for one year and renewable. Applications are to be endorsed by a Hawaii Elks Lodge: http://www.chea-elks.org/hawaii.html
DEADLINE: May 31, 2013. Maui County Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Must be a Member of the Maui County Federal Credit Union and must continue to be a member at the time the scholarships have been awarded. Applicant (Dependent) and Entitlement Member(s) must also be in Good Standing with this credit union for at least 1 year prior to the deadline for submitting the scholarship application. Open to high school graduates or those with a GED certificate who will be full-time students pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Vocational degree. Ten (10) $1,000.00 Scholarships will be awarded. Selection to be made by RANDOM draw. Proof of Attendance with address for mailing of award.
DEADLINE: July 21, 2013. The Trimble Foundation. Available to State of Hawaii residents for a minimum of five years who are enrolled or planning to enroll at a Hawaii educational institution. Must have financial need and major in Education and Human Services (e.g. literacy, development, health/mental care, hygiene disease prevention, care of the aged, social welfare, human development, volunteer management, or related areas. Application available at EOC.
OTHER SOURCES OF AID
Kahikina O Ka La
: An exciting new program offered at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) to assist students interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) or related fields, who also have an interest in Native Hawaiian language, culture, and history. Programs include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nursing, Dental, Engineering, and Applied Business and Information Technology.
: Website with odd, little known scholarships. Various criteria and deadlines.Republic of the Marshall Islands Scholarshp, Grant, and Loan Board: Application for Republic of Marshall Islands citizens. Application available at EOC. Applications available at EOC.
Western Undergraduate Exchange: WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICH). Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two year and four year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institutions regular resident tuition. At UH Maui College, Reduced WUE tuition is currently only available for freshman and transfer students applying for the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in the Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) program. See UHMC WUE for eligibility requirements.
National Web Search Sites:
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Scholarships Available to Hawai’i High School Graduates