Hawai'i Association for
College Admission Counseling

`A `ohe hana nui ke alu `ia

No task is too big when done together by all


  • 03/10/2017 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hawai`i Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (HCCNC) is offering their annual scholarships for 2017.  

    Eligibility requirements:

    Be a kama`aina, defined by meeting any of the following criteria: was born in Hawai`i, was a resident of Hawai`i for a minimum of five years, or has a parent that has lived in Hawai`i for a minimum of 20 years.

    • Be a United States citizen, or permanent resident.
    • Have a high school diploma (or its equivalent).
    • Be enrolled full-time or half-time, or accepted, as a student in any accredited two- or four-year San Francisco Bay Area degree-granting institution of higher education.
    • Satisfactorily meet the HCCNC program’s academic requirements: a minimum grade point average, on the 4.0 scale, of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students.
    Applications, which require a written essay describing each applicant's strengths and how their education will benefit the Hawai`i community, are evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities
    • Involvement in the community
    • Clarity of direction and goals
    • Academic achievement
    • Letters of recommendation


    Students can apply electronically on-line.  

    All materials for the 2017 HCCNC Scholarship must be submitted on the website by Friday APRIL 7, 2017.  HCCNC hopes to reply to all who applied by April 16th.

    If any counselors or students have any questions regarding this program, please email HCCNC directly at

  • 09/17/2015 5:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Forwarded email to Eleyne Fia (Campbell High School):

    Government Relations Colleagues, I wanted to pass along a PDF of a GRC-related article that comes from this Summer's Journal of College Admissions.  Inspired in part by the First Lady's call for improved counselor training in college counseling, Michigan ACAC passed a list of competencies that should be covered in any pre-service graduate class in college counseling, or in any continuing education course that attempts to offer a comprehensive view of the essential college counseling skills a school counselor should possess. 

    Combined with the premise that every graduate program in counseling should offer a course focused exclusively on college counseling, this list of outcomes makes a brief outline that can come in handy when discussing the importance of such a course with policy makers and counselor educators.  Other state and regional affiliates are invited to review the list of competencies and consider adopting this list or their own, a step that can go a long way in solidifying the foundation for improved training in college counseling.

    This is also a good time for Michigan ACAC to extend heartfelt thanks to Illinois ACAC for their precedent-setting endorsement of Michigan House Bill 4552, which would require all new school counselors in Michigan to demonstrate proficiency in college counseling within their first three years on the job.  IACAC President Beth Gilfillan and GRC Chair Paul Welsh have extended profound support for this groundbreaking legislation; the fact that professionals beyond Michigan see the value in this bill has had a strong effect on the hearings the bill has received to date.

    A copy of the current draft of the bill can be found at http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-HB-4552​ 

    Many thanks,

    Patrick O'Connor, MACAC GRC Co-Chair
    Cranbrook Schools
    Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • 11/07/2014 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This organization seems to be agenda driven, still... this is interesting.


  • 11/07/2014 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NPR posted this story about for-profit colleges suing the government.  At issues is whether the government can penalize for-profit institutions if they fail to meet "gainful employment" benchmarks.


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Address: P.O. Box 236052, Honolulu, HI 96823-3520

Email: HawaiiACAC@gmail.com

About us

HACAC is a non-profit organization of professionals working in the realm of college admissions, both on the secondary and post-secondary levels. Like our parent organization, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), we are dedicated to helping students transition to post-secondary education through education, collaboration, and community building.

"Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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