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.

HACAC 2024 Annual Conference Scholarship Information

The 2024 HACAC Conference & Reception 2024 will be at Kapiʻolani Community College on April 12, 2024. Conference registration and details can be found at:
To make the conference and social more accessible for all our members, we are once again offering HACAC Conference Scholarships. To apply for the HACAC Conference Scholarship, please fill out the form attached no later than February 9, 2024. 
HACAC 2024 Scholarship Application:
If applying for a scholarship, you may go ahead and register for the conference and select “Check/Invoice (PO) Payments” option at the end of the registration. That way, you can still take advantage of the early bird rate. If approved for a scholarship, the registration fee will be waived. The scholarship can also help with travel costs for those living on our neighbor islands and hotel costs for one night. The travel, housing and ground transportation costs will be covered via reimbursement (more details on the application). 
As I often remind my students this time of year, only people who apply for scholarships are eligible to receive them. Please apply if you need a scholarship because we hope to see you all at the conference and social! 
Mahalo nui,

HACAC Executive Board

NACAC 2024 Annual Conference Scholarship Information

The 2024 NACAC Conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 26-28, in California. Note that many secondary counselors who attend opt to arrive early to take part in college tours that are likely to be offered by area colleges around the time of the NACAC Conference. The scholarship covers up to $2500 in expenses toward registration and travel costs associated with the conference and is provided on a reimbursement basis to awardees. More information about the 2023 NACAC Conference is available online:

In addition to the NACAC National Conference Scholarship, we are offering scholarships to attend the NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) conference. GWI will be held July 30 – August 1 at the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, Louisiana. Funds up to $2,500 will be provided to scholarship awardees via reimbursement to attend this conference, including registration, airfare, and on-the-ground costs. More information about the GWI Conference will be posted on the website:

NACAC is a large, bustling conference usually attended by approximately 6,000 people. The GWI conference is a smaller, interactive, engaging event. Both are fantastic professional development opportunities for those committed to college access.

Beyond these two fantastic conferences, this year’s scholarship application also allows HACAC members to propose another professional development opportunity of interest. For these, preference will be given to conferences related specifically to the work of HACAC and its mission, and especially for other NACAC affiliate conferences and events.

All in-state current HACAC members are invited to apply for these scholarships. Preference will be given to members who have not attended conferences previously. If applying for both scholarships, please indicate which conference you would prefer to attend on the form. Or, you may apply to just one of them.

The application for both scholarships is linked here:

The priority deadline to apply is March 10, 2024. After that time, additional applications may be considered if we have remaining funds.

Questions? Scholarship assistance?

Contact Development Chair: Farris James
[email protected]

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