The Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu (HCCH) was founded on December 6, 1918 by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole. Today, club members 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 inspire 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.