Update: 2016-2017 Scholarship Program Application and information will be available February 2016…Webpage currently being updated.
About the Program: The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu (HCCH) was founded on December 17, 1918 by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole. Today, Club members strive to continue the mission established by Prince Kūhiō by improving and enhancing the lives of Hawaiians through active social and civic participation. The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to recognize academic achievement and to facilitate Hawaiians in their quest to attain higher levels of education, thus improving representation of Hawaiians at post-secondary schools and equipping them with the academic tools necessary to improve their economic welfare. Please note that an award from the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu scholarship award is granted only for full-time (minimum 12 credits) enrollment, and covers “educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board.” In addition, the award is subject to the policies of the school and other federal and state regulations that are applicable to post-high school financial aid. It is the policy of HCCH to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry. Proceeds from the Club’s annual Holokū BallSM are dedicated to scholarships for Native Hawaiians. In the past four years, the Club has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships. HCCH is committed to offer continued support to returning college students as well as offer new scholarships to first-time college students.