HACAC Student Scholarship 2023 Information

The Hawaiʻi Association for College Admission Counseling (HACAC) is pleased to offer five (5) $2,000 scholarships to students planning to attend a regionally accredited college, community college, or university. This one-time, non-renewable award is designed for applicants with demonstrated involvement in high school/college, the community, or service to others. 

Applications open on February 21, 2023. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by Monday, April 10, 2023, 11:59 PM HST. Awardees will be notified by the end of May 2023.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled student who is in their senior year of high school in Hawaiʻi and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in the coming Fall. International students and students with undocumented/DACA status who attend high school in Hawaiʻi are also eligible to apply.
  • Currently maintains a 3.00 cumulative, unweighted GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit the application and supporting documents by the April 10, 2023 deadline at 11:59PM HST.

How to Apply:

  • Complete and sign the scholarship application form.
  • Send the following items to the Diversity, Equity, and Access (DEA) Committee at [email protected] by April 10, 2023 deadline at 11:59PM HST. 
  • HACAC Student Scholarship Nomination Form – may be sent separately, by the HACAC member, to [email protected].
    • In order for the student to be eligible to apply for the HACAC Student Scholarship, they must be nominated by a current member of HACAC. All HACAC members are eligible to nominate students but applicants must either be a resident or attend school in Hawaiʻi to be eligible for the scholarship. (If your counselor/school is not a member of HACAC, please share this website (https://hawaiiacac.org/membership/) to obtain membership.) 
    • Applicants, please provide this Nomination  Form to your nominator/counselor. 
  • Nominator/Counselor, please email the Nomination Form  to [email protected]. An optional letter of recommendation may also be submitted.

Application Rules:

  • Applicants authorize the release of all information relative to this application process including high school transcripts/grade reports, forms, and letters of recommendation.
  • Once enrolled in the accredited institution of their choice, the scholarship recipient must forward a copy of the acceptance letter and Verification of Enrollment form to the DEA Committee.
  • Scholarship awards will not be processed without these documents.
  • Scholarship Awards will be disbursed in the Fall (September) of the student’s academic year. 
  • Decisions of the HACAC DEA Committee are final.

If you have any questions, please contact HACAC’s Diversity, Equity, and Access Committee at [email protected]

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