The mission of the HACAC Scholars Program is to provide professional development opportunities that support under-resourced and high-impact HACAC members who are helping to facilitate access to higher education for students in the state of Hawaii.

Funding for the HACAC Scholars Program is made available through support from the HACAC Scholars Program and the NACAC Imagine Grant, and various other organizations that support HACAC through generous grants and sponsorships.

Mahalo for considering these opportunities. We hope to see your application soon.

2022 NACAC Conference

Would you like a scholarship to attend the 2022 NACAC Conference in Houston, TX from September 22-24? HACAC is offering four (4) $2000 scholarships to help cover registration, airfare, lodging and other costs associated with attending the conference. Details about the conference, associated college tours, and other related events can be found at 

Priority will be given to public school counselors, first time NACAC attendees, and counselors serving on the neighbor islands. Applicants must be current HACAC members. Membership can be attained by going to

Submit your completed application by Friday, April 1st. Recipients will be notified in early April. Contact Cindy Montgomery at with questions.

Please take good care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Please use the google document attached as a template for your application. 

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Questions? Scholarship assistance?

Contact Development Chair: Cindy Montgomery


Members of the 2019 HACAC Executive Board with NACAC Scholarship recipients at the 2019 NACAC National Conference in Louisville, KY. From left: Todd Fleming, Alycia Kiyabu, Judy Watanabe, Andrew Marchetto-Ryan, Farris James, and Dayna Kaneshiro.

Members of the 2018 HACAC Executive Board with NACAC Scholarship recipients at the 2018 NACAC National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. From left: Dayna Kaneshiro, Donna Wong Yuen, Rebecca Himuro, Todd Fleming, Teresann Taua, Cindy Montgomery, and Eleyne Fia.

Members of the 2017 HACAC Executive Board with NACAC Scholarship recipients at the 2017 NACAC National Conference in Boston, MA. From left: Todd Fleming, Cindy Montgomery, Linda Fujitani, Lynelle Tanoue, Joan Shaw, Monica Yasuda, Eleyne Fia, and Gina Cobb. 

HACAC Scholarship Recipients

  NACAC National Conference

Summer Tour Scholarship


Arlene Fujioka
Alana Haitsuka
Eunice Fukunaga
Pua Shimabukuro
2015 Jaime Gomer
Anya Ishida
Tad Iwata
Momi Kaehuaea
Jo-Lyn Mehau
Kayleen Morita
Judy Watanabe
2016   PNACAC
Stacy Jones
Momi Kaehuaea
Jennifer Martin
2017 Linda Fujitani
Joan Shaw
Lynelle Tanoue
Monica Yasuda

Kanoa Castro
Kei Hayashi
Rebecca Himuro
Amanda Wilson


Rebecca Himuro
Teresann Taua
Donna Wong Yuen

Kei Hiyashi
Renate McMullen
Linda Kawakami


Alycia Kiyabu
Andrew Marchetto-Ryan
Judy Watanabe

April Inoue
Ronda Makua
Karla Okazaki

Contact us

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


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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