A college degree is considered a necessary prerequisite in the Hawaiian community. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club offers post-secondary scholarships to its members, families, and the community at large as an outcome of the value that education can provide in this turnaround time. These are need-based scholarships awarded to students who bestow the promise of learning the royal status or leader-servant attitude that is so important to their nation’s well-being, regardless of their field of study. The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club makes every effort to provide three $500 to $1000 scholarships every year; the actual amounts are determined by the success of their annual Poi & Pale Scholarship Fundraiser.
These scholarships are established in honor of Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club members who have been influential in creating, rebuilding, and encouraging the club during its 70-year history. The Māhoe-Trask Scholarship is named after Solomon Māhoe and James Trask, the founder and first president of KHCC. The Charlie Rose Scholarship is named after Charles Rose, the club’s president who was crucial in establishing the club’s curatorship ofUlupō Heiau. The Clara and Doc Burrows Scholarship honors Clara lāua and Charles Borrows, our club’s recently recognized Hulu kūpuna, whose years of commitment to Kawainui motivate them to carry on with equal, courageous resolve.
The Kailua Hawaiian Club also offers Youth Scholarships. Depending on the availability of scholarship funds, the club president can grant need-based scholarships to KHCC youth members in good standing upon a proposal of the scholarship committee chair and confirmation by a majority vote of the BOD.
The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, founded in 1959, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the Hawaiian people, culture, and natural resources. In its more than five decades of existence, they have remained committed to three goals: to enhance the understanding, study, and practicing of Hawaiian culture, to improve the lives of Hawaiians and our Kailua community, and to take care of the lands, seas, and landmark of their Ahupua’a.
The brief information is given in the table below:
|Organization||The Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club|
|Amount||500 to $1000/ $3000|
|Number of Awards||2|
|Application Deadline||September 15, 2021|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements-||A photocopy of the current transcript and letter of recommendation|
Who is Eligible?
Students that meet the required criteria are eligible to enroll in this initiative:
If attending a school outside of Hawai’i is crucial, a letter of explanation is necessary for a potential waiver of this criterion.
Post Secondary Scholarship
- To candidates who are of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry,
- or or are current KHCC members,
- are ‘ohana to KHCC members in good standing.
- To those, who have taken part in community service at Ulupō
- or who is involved in Hawaiian cultural activities
- or who submit the necessary scholarship essay in ‘lelo Hawai’i, in whole or in part.
Requests for cultural-based activities, like tuition support for a Pnana Leo school year, a Ka Pahuhopu o Kawainui intersession, a study-tour in Aotearoa, or a Kamehameha Schools summer adventures program, will be prioritized.
How to Apply?
If you want to apply for a KHCC Post-Secondary Scholarship, please view and print this file: KHCC Scholarship 2020-21.pdf. Fill in all the fields, respond to all questions, attach all needed credentials, and mail to:
Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club
ATTN: SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 1123
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
Youth scholarship applications should be sent to the scholarship chair and include a statement explaining what the request is for and why it is crucial to the applicant, and supporting documents to demonstrate participation in the program/classes/activity for which help is required. A parent or guardian of the applicant should write this letter, but the applicant is invited to submit a supplemental letter of explanation to the best of his or her abilities. Before filing a formal application, parents and guardians of potential scholars should contact the scholarship chair to confirm the availability of money for their requests.
- A copy of your birth certificate or other proof of Hawaiian ancestry.
- KHCC Academic Scholarship Application Form
- Essay for the KHCC Academic Scholarship
Proof of enrollment:
- A photocopy of your confirmation letter to an academic program or a photocopy of your fall semester class schedule that shows your name and student ID number,
- copy of your most current transcript,
- a letter of recommendation.
The qualifying candidate will be awarded three $500 to $1000 scholarships every year, the actual amounts depending on the profitability of their annual Poi & Pale Scholarship Fundraiser. The fund can be used by students to cover their study expenses and make their learning experience more pleasant.
Distribution of Scholarship Awards
During the autumn semester, scholarship winners will receive 50% of their scholarship. After post-selection commitments are satisfied, the remaining 50% will be given in the spring semester.
Post-selection obligations are actions/activities that all scholarship recipients must perform before receiving the second half of their scholarship.
The application must be postmarked by September 15, 2021. Please try to send it as soon as possible.