TESTS, TESTS, TESTS
PSAT (PRELIMINARY SAT)
All Class of 2015, 2016 and 2017 students should plan to take the PSAT in the fall of 2013. This test is offered only once a year. Information available in August 2013. Space is limited. Registration forms are available at the front office and in room H-101. Completed registration forms and payment are due on October 4, 2013 or when space runs out. Please see your grade level counselor if you have any questions about the PSAT or visit the College Board website.
The PSAT will be offered at Kaiser High School for our students on October 19, 2013. Registration forms are available in H101. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 4 or whenever space runs out.
About the PSAT
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
Critical reading skills
Math problem-solving skills
You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE TEST?
All grade 9, 10,and 11 students should take the test.
ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SCORES, Sign into My College QuickStart
A free, personalized college and career planning tool powered by your PSAT/NMSQT results.
See your PSAT/NMSQT scores and your projected SAT score.
Review questions you got wrong—and why.
Practice for the SAT with hundreds of practice questions.
Save your college searches.
Take a personality test to find majors and careers fit for you.
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH? Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch may be eligible for a test fee waiver for the ACT and SAT. See Ms. Nii for more information.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) NOVEMBER 14, 2013 SIGN UP NOW IN H-101!
The ASVAB is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career. The test is free and administered during the school day.
This fall, the test will be administered on
Thursday, November 14, 2013 free of charge to students in Gr. 10-12 at Kaiser High School.Sign up in H-101 now!
For more information, and to take practice tests, go to Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB),
Advanced Placement (AP)
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Advanced Placement Exam Policy Understanding
All students who are enrolled in an Advanced Placement class are required and expected to take the exam and/or the final evaluation (i.e. Studio Art portfolio submission).
There is a fee for each AP Exam taken. The fees for the 2014 AP Exams are $89 per exam and will be collected at start of semester 2. Fee reductions for students who qualify may be available but are not guaranteed.
Failure to take the exam will result in the student being graded on a regular 4-point scale and not a 5-point scale as AP Classes are normally weighted AND the class being listed as a regular (non-AP) course on the student's official transcript.
INCREASED TEST SECURITY AND IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACT & SAT!
Go to www.act.org/idenhancements for information on ACT Test Security and Identification Enhancements.
Go to http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/photo-requirements for information on SAT Photo Requirements.
Changes have also been made to stand by, walk in, and test center change policies. Please go to the sites and read carefully!
College Prep Events
Please check the calendar on the Cougar Net home page for upcoming college visit to Kaiser High School dates.
If you already have a Naviance account, all visits are listed there.
Seniors are allowed to reserve a space on line.
Please read the instructions on the procedures carefully.
HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY PREVIEW DAYS
January 11, 2014 & March 29, 2014 at the Hawaii Loa Campus
Want to learn more about HPu? Learn about:
Academic Programs * Career Services * Scholarships * Financial Aid* Transfer Services * Music Programs * Athletics * Housing * Student Life * Parent Information
8:30am-9:00am - Check-in & Breakfast with Faculty
9:00am-12:00pm - Information Sessions
12:00pm - Guided Campus Tour (optional)
RSVP at HPU Preview Day
GPS: Girl Power STEM
Parents, Counselors, Administrators and Teachers of students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend this Dinner Forum to discuss Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Robotics
January 30, 2014
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sacred Hearts Academy
Ching Student Center
•Review trends in STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
•Discuss opportunities for girls in STEM fields
•Preparing young women in high school and college for STEM careers
•Review state, national and international perspectives on the future of STEM professions
Go to GPS:Girl Power STEM
Kaiser High School encourages students to take advantage of all course offerings on campus. Any credits taken for Running Start are not to replace required courses.
Interested students should:
1) Meet with your grade level counselor to review credits and discuss possible courses to be taken.
2) Submit and receive approval for an outside credit Approval of Outside Credit
3) Meet with the college counselor to discuss and work on next steps
The Kaiser High School Deadline to submit your request to attend the Spring 2013 session is October 18, 2012.
Running Start is a statewide program that allows public high school students to attend college classes during the fall, spring, and summer sessions while earning both high school and college credits. Academically qualified juniors and seniors can enroll in college classes through the University of Hawai'i (UH) system as part of their high school coursework.
RUNNING START SCHOLARSHIPS:
For more information on the GEAR UP Scholarship for Running Start, contact a high school counselor or call GEAR UP at 956-3879 or toll free at 1-866-808-4327. The deadline for the Spring 2013 scholarship is October 12, 2012.
COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOPS FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS!
College essay workshops are starting up again in the fall.
Workshops will be on MONDAYS and THURSDAYS at 2:30pm in H-101. Bring your thoughts, ideas, and any started essays! Sign up in H-101 during non-instructional time.
Recruiters from various branches stop by H101 on a regular basis and will be happy to share more information with you. If you are under 18, your parent will be contacted for permission.
The ASVAB test will be offered again at Kaiser High School this fall. Keep checking back for information on when and how to sign up.
Go to Military.com
for more information.
College Planning Guide for Potential Collegiate Athletes
Any students that are planning on participating in college athletics, you will need to register with the NCAA and the NAIA for eligibility. In order to declare eligibility, you will need to go to the websites NCAA Eligibility Center
(for NCAA) and NAIA Eligiblity Center
(for NAIA). You will need transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to complete the eligibility form.
Requesting a Teacher Letter of Recommendation
Here are the steps to request a letter of recommendation:
1) Read the "Letters of Recommendation" section in the College Toolkit column
2) Give the teacher a completed Letter of Recommendation Request Form with required attachment(s) and a properly addressed and stamped envelopes for each college/program/scholarship to which you are applying if the letter is being sent by USPS. Be sure that there is a Henry J. Kaiser High School return address on the envelopes. Forms are available in H101.
3) Follow up with the teacher check your application status to make sure that all documents have been received.
4) Remember to write a thank you note to your teacher(s).
College and Scholarship Transcript Request Procedure
Transcript Request Procedure for College & Scholarship Applications
1) Students pick up Transcript Request Form Packet (revised) from the College Counselor.
2) Students submit completed packet to College Counselor.
3) College Counselor prepares envelope with any required documents (counselor recommendation, secondary school report, etc.)
4) College Counselor forwards envelope to the Registrar for official transcript and mailing.
5) Students are advised to check the status of their applications until all documents have been received by the college/university/program.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ...
Complete and up-to-date COLLEGE AND CAREER EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PLANNING INFORMATION can be found on NAVIANCE.
ALL STUDENTS currently enrolled at Kaiser High School are provided with a Naviance Account. Students who need assistance accessing their Naviance Account, please see your Grade Level Counselor
PARENTS WHO WISH TO REQUEST A NAVIANCE ACCOUNT to assist their student(s) with College & Career planning and exploration may request an account by completing a Naviance Parent Account Registration Form
Parents may either download the Naviance Parent Account Registration Form
from our school website or send a request for the Form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to request a form.
Completed and signed forms need to be submitted to Suzanne Nii, College & Career Counselor at Kaiser High School, Room H-101.
Various Scholarship Websites
2013-2013 Internship Program Available to Current Seniors
[Application Period is Now Closed]
The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is launching a new Hawaii High School internship program known as "Schatz Seniors".
High school seniors interested in serving as 2013-14 interns for the Hawaii office may apply beginning August 6, 2013. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and involved high school seniors for internships statewide. The Senator will select 15 interns for this inaugural class. Public, private, charter and homeschool seniors may apply. Interns will work in Hawaii with our Honolulu and neighbor island outreach staff and will serve from October 1, 2013-May 1, 2014.
The purpose of this internship is to provide a hands-on learning opportunity about the U.S. Senate, to create a forum for students to share issues and information with the Senator and his staff, and to encourage students to be leaders and advocates in their schools and communities. Activities will involve working with outreach staff on community visits with the Senator, identifying issues of interest in their school and community, and attending and staffing special events and Issue Summits co-hosted by the Senator. This is not an office position and students should miss little or no class time in performing the tasks or assignments related to the program.
To apply, Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better and complete the application and will be selected based on their involvement in their community (jobs, activities, and responsibilities), diversity of interests and life experiences, and demonstrated leadership involvement. Interns must have personal access to email throughout the internship. Knowledge of U.S. Senate or national policy making is not required. The completed form must be mailed no later than September 13, 2013. Students will be notified in late September about their selection.
To download the application, go to
Please contact the Honolulu office by phone at 808-523-2061 or email@example.com
with any questions.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
Senator Brian Schatz
300 Ala Moana Blvd. Room 7-212
Honolulu, HI 96850
Attention: Kim Yoshimoto
Honolulu Fire Explorer Program Information Session
Students of all grade levels are invited to come to H-101 to an information session on The Fire Explorer Program on January 14, 2014 at 11:30am. If you are interested, you may pick up a pass in H-101 after the Winter Break.
All college visits will be updated on the Cougar Net Calendar and Naviance. Reservations are required to attend college visits.
Seniors will be able to reserve their space for a college visit via Naviance as early as ONE WEEK prior to the visit. They must pick up your pass in H-101 within 2 days of your reservation to secure your spot.
ALL STUDENTS can sign up a day later in H-101. Reservations close the day before the visit or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Sign up in H-101 during non-instructional time.
Go to Naviance
for a complete and updated list of college visits. You will be given your activation code for your Naviance account during Quarter1. If you don't have your Naviance account and would like to sign up for college visits, please go to H101.
Also refer to the College Planning Toolkit Questions to ask college representatives
Naviance Family Connection is for All Cougar Families!
Personalized and up-to-date information that will assist students with their College & Career Planning is available to both students and parents on Naviance
Current students already have an account. New students will get one soon after enrolling.
To log on, go the the Kaiser High School website. Scroll down and click on the Naviance logo.
Parents may request an account by submitting a Naviance Parent Account Request Form. This form is available as a download on this site, on Naviance, and in hard copy at the front office or room H-101.
Students having difficulty with logging in are to see their grade level counselor.
There is also a free iPhone app for Naviance Students! Check it out. Get connected! Plan your future!
Kaiser High School is pleased to introduce Family Connection to you and your family. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you can use to help in making plans about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that's specific to our school.
Students will be given access during Q1. Parents will be able to access Naviance through their child's account until further notice.
Family Connection will allow you to:
*Get involved in the planning and advising process
Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments like the Do What You Are test.
*Create plans for the future
Build course plans, create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals.
Family Connection also lets us share information with you about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information. You can also use the site to stay in communication with the counseling office. We will provide you with a personal access code and instructions for accessing Family Connection. You will use that code to create your own Family Connection account. We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact your grade level counselor.
These are sections you might find useful:
My Profile: Includes basic biographical data and grade point averages.
My Resume: By completing this resume with information about your accomplishments and talents, you can help us get a better understanding of how to help you effectively describe yourself to colleges. It may also help match you with local and state scholarship opportunities.
My Colleges: As you find colleges that interest you, we recommend that you add them to your list of "colleges I'm applying to." If one of your colleges of interest visits our school, you will automatically receive an e-mail alerting you to the date and time of their visit.
My Journal: As you investigate colleges and start to develop or refine your college list, this is an excellent place to chronicle your thoughts and questions.
My Account:If you would like to change your password, you can do so here.
College Search: More information on how to conduct a college search.
College Lookup: Start here to research a specific college. We always recommend that students visit the
college's individual website for the most up-to-date information. There is a direct link to the website on each
college's Naviance homepage.
College Match: This tool will allow you to use historical gpa and test score information about students from RHS and their college applications to match you with colleges that you may want to consider adding to your list. Please note that there are many factors which can affect admissions decisions and the results of this search do NOT guarantee in any way whether or not you will be accepted at a particular college.
College Compare: This tool allows you to compare average grade point averages and test scores for accepted students from RHS at up to ten colleges. School averages are displayed in green when your number is higher and in red when your number is lower. Your PSAT score, if available, has been converted to the equivalent SAT score and compared to the average single SAT score of an accepted student. The column labeled "Accept" shows the number of students accepted out of the number of students that applied.
Scattergrams: This amazing tool allows you to visually see how you compare to PPH students who have applied to a particular college based on your grade point average and ACT or SAT score.
Acceptance History: To see how many PHHS students have applied and enrolled at all colleges click here.
Visit Schedule: College admission representatives visit our school throughout the school year, especially in the fall, to meet directly with interested students. All students may attend if they pick up a pass for the visit no earlier than a week before the visit and no later than the day before the visit. Space is limited. Seniors may click on "sign up" next to the college name to receive an email that reminds them of the upcoming visit. Listing colleges on your "colleges I'm applying to list" allows us to send you an email notification of the visit. Visits are also posted in room H101.
Scholarship List: Click here for a complete listing of scholarships of which we receive notice. Many of these scholarships are from local, community, or state organizations.
Scholarship Match: Based on information in your profile, your resume, or your game plan, scholarships are matched with your qualifications. The more information you complete in Family Connection, the better the matches.
University of Hawaii Scholarships
UH and Shidler scholarships
There are also many UH Manoa and Shidler College of Business scholarships available through the UH STAR System
The STAR System helps students find scholarships they are eligible for and facilitates the online application process.
Applications are due in mid-February of each year.STAR
For more information, contact Irene Galinato
Freshmen Admissions Advisor
Office of Student Academic Services
(808) 956-4869 - firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA SCHOLARSHIPS
Regents Scholarship - Deadline: January 5, 2014
The Board of Regents established the Regents Scholarships to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Twenty scholarships will be awarded every year.
Regents Scholarships are awarded to 20 outstanding freshmen who receive an SAT combined score of at least 1950 on all three sections of the test or ACT combined score of at least 29, maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.
Each scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend of $2,000 per semester, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. The scholarship is renewable for a total term of eight consecutive semesters, providing that eligibility is maintained. Regents Scholars may be enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawai‘i.
Chancellor's Scholarship - Deadline: January 5, 2014
A maximum of 80 scholarships of $10,000 annually ($5,000/semester) will be awarded by the Office of Admissions to high-achieving Hawai‘i high school graduates. To be considered, students must meet the priority deadline for fall admission, the scholarship requirements, and be accepted to UH Manoa. A separate application is required.
Merit Scholarship - Deadline Januray 5, 2014
A maximum of 100 scholarships valued at $5,000 annually ($2,500 semester) will be awarded to high-achieving high school graduates who are entering the University of Hawaii at Manoa the Fall semester following their high school graduation. To be considered, students must meet the priority deadline for Fall admission, the Scholarship requirements, and be accepted to UH Manoa. A separate application is required. Please review the requirements, application process, and term/renewal conditions.
Students meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply. A 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average as calculated by the UH Manoa Office of Admissions. SAT scores or ACT scores (including the writing section).
Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor. Record of academic, co-curricular, and community service activities. Graduate from high school.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: March 1, 2014
The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System.
The UH System Common Scholarship Application is a single application for over forty different scholarships.
These scholarships are made available by the generosity of private individuals and organizations who wish to reward students for a wide variety of accomplishments, including, but not limited to, academic achievement, service to the school and community, leadership ability, first-generation college-going, and specific major and career choices. Some take into consideration financial need and unique personal backgrounds. Availability of certain scholarships is dependent upon the availability of funds.
UH System Common Scholarship
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MUSIC DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS - Deadline: February 1, 2014
Music Department Scholarships are available for full-time music majors who have shown strong commitment to the field. Incoming freshmen may also apply, and are considered music majors if they register for applied music (private lessons) and appropriate theory courses, and submit a completed declaration form. Full-time music majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for Music Department scholarships. Awards are generally based on academic achievement, musical accomplishment, and service to the department.
For more information, go to Music Department
Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships
HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2014 **See note below
With the changing economic landscape, HCF has seen an increase in the number of those in Hawaii seeking scholarships, including nontraditional students who are juggling families and jobs as they pursue their educational goals. We are witnessing a shift in the profile of today's college students as 75% of them are balancing school with work and parenting responsibilities. Exacerbating the situation, financial aid for college students is decreasing as the cost of education is mounting.
The Hawaii Community Foundation recognizes the growing challenge of supporting students who are motivated to attain their degrees and achieve their career goals. HCF's scholarship program consists of over 180 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, businesses, organizations, and private foundations. All of them are dedicated to making sure that educational opportunities are available to Hawaii students who need and deserve them.
In 2011, the Foundation distributed more than $4.6 million to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state. Many of the recipients are hoping to attend college or university, while some are pursuing career and technical education at a community college.
Students can apply to the scholarship program through a single, online application and, if eligible, be awarded from one or more of the funds housed at the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Hawaii Community Foundation
NOTE***NEW EARLY DEADLINE:
Start early! Submit your application by January 31, 2014 and HCF will review it to ensure that all required supplementary materials are properly submitted (i.e. SAR and grade transcript). HCF will notify you if your supplementary documents are not acceptable and you will have an opportunity to make any necessary revisions. Please note that you must resubmit by the final deadline to be considered for scholarships.
Kamehameha Schools Scholarships
At Kamehameha Schools we not only have scholarships to help the young keiki but we also have scholarships to help people that are pursuing undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degrees. Here on our website you will find all the information you will need to complete your application. We do encourage you to explore and apply for other scholarships and look at other various sources of assistance. KS will consider this additional financial assistance when determining individual awards.
Na Hookama a Pauahi (need-based scholarship) - Post high
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available in January 2014. Please check the website for all Kamehameha Schools Scholarship opportunities and required documents you will be needing to submit for this scholarship.
Go to Kamehameha Schools Scholarships
for more information, and to apply.
If you need kokua or have questions about the application process, please call the KS Applicant Services Center at 808-534-8080 or 808-541-5300.
On Oahu, you could also contact the
KS Resource Center Oahu
Ulupono Building B
1820 Makuakane St. HOnolulu, Hawaii 96817
2014 One-Stop-Shop and FASS Workshop Locations
BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM - Deadline: January 10, 2014
Created in memory of BURGER KING co-founder James W. McLamore, the BURGER KING Scholars program has awarded more than 17,000 scholarships-$17.6 million-to high school students, BURGER KING employees and their children across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Last spring, thanks to the support of the BK family and the McLamore Family Foundation, the Foundation awarded more than 2000 scholarships, totaling more than $2.2 million, nearly doubling the number of scholarships granted in 2011. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships are funded directly by the BURGER KING McLAMORES Foundation and are made possible thanks to our generous donors, including BK employees, franchisees, vendors and guests. Our largest annual fundraiser is the Fall Fundraiser in-restaurant promotion. Every dollar raised through this campaign is used to fund scholarships. Each year we inch closer to our goal of granting one $1,000 scholarship for every BK restaurant in North America. The application period for the 2014 school year begins on Nov. 15, 2013 and ends on Jan. 10, 2014.
BK Scholars Program
WACE 2013-14NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - DEADLINES VARY BY INSTITUTION SEE WEBSITE
WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Twelfth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,100,000.
These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed.Clarkson University ,Oswego State University of New York , Drexel University , University of Cincinnati, Johnson & Wales University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Rochester Institute of Technology, The University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. ***Please note deadline exceptions on website for Clarkson University, Johnson & Wales University and University of Massachusetts Lowell.
National Co-op Scholarship Program
Applications available in H-101 or online.
2014 NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - Deadline: December 18, 2013
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non - renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $1,000 an d $10,000. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. An applicant for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awa rds need to be a graduating high school senior who is entering his or her freshman year at an accredited two -or four-year university, college, or vocational institute in the fall of 2014 and who owns/operates an established business. Many applicants participate in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), among others , but this is not a requirement.The Award recipients are selected by an independent scholarship organization. Scholarships are merit-based, not based on financial need. Apply online at NFIB
AFSCME FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Knowledge Is Power Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study. Are You Eligible? To be eligible, you must: Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member; At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and Have taken the SAT or the ACT. How to Apply To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope. Applications available on-line at AFSCME
or in H-101.
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Deadline: January 9, 2014 Online Applications only. General Information available in H-101
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:
• demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
• demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
• demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services;
• be citizens of the United States of America;
• be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2013 or spring 2014 are also eligible.
• plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2014-2015 academic year.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
APIASF Deadline:January 10, 2014 Information sheet available in H-101
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE OCTOBER 1 Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF works to create opportunities for students to access, complete, and succeed after post-secondary education; thereby developing future leaders who will excel in their career, serve as role models in their communities, and will ultimately contribute to a vibrant America. Since 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $60 million in scholarships to deserving AAPI students. APIASF manages two scholarship programs: APIASF's general scholarship and the Gates Millennium Scholars/Asian Pacific Islander Americans funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
To see eligibility requirements and to apply, go to APIASF
THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM Deadline: January 15, 2014
The 2014 GMS Online Application is Open! Click GMS Application to register and apply. The deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.
For more information, go to GMS Scholars
CHARLES R KENDALL AND RUSSELL K OKATA SCHOLARSHIPS - DEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2014
In 1966, HGEA established the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund to honor the late Charles R. Kendall, who dedicated his life to the improvement of public employees throughout the state of Hawaii. HGEA continues his efforts by providing educational benefits to members and their immediate families. So far, HGEA has given more than 1,800 awards to deserving individuals. Charles R. Kendall Award Eligibility: Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a college or university on a full-time basis. Member must be in good standing for at least one year. Criteria: 1) Financial need, 2) Academic ability, 3) Personal letter, 4) Recommendations Russell K. Okata Award A small town boy from Pepeekeo on the island of Hawaii, Russell K. Okata grew up to lead the largest union in Hawaii and serve as HGEA's executive director for 26 years. During his tenure HGEA became a "full-service" union, offering members an array of benefits, including support for HGEA members and their dependents to continue their education through the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund.
To carry on his effort, HGEA now offers the RUSSELL K. OKATA SCHOLARSHIP. Eligibility: Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a community college or vocational, trade or other post-high school study on a full-time basis. Criteria: 1) Financial need, 2) Academic ability, 3) Personal letter, 4) Recommendations Application process: The application for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship is the same as the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship. To be considered for the Russell K. Okata Scholarship, you must fill in the checkbox next to -I plan to attend one of the following: community college, vocational or trade school or other post-high school study. If other, please specify: - on the first page of the application, under the APPLICANT section. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN H-101 or at HGEA
AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: MUST BE RECEIVED IN H-101 BY 12NOON ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 22, 2014
The Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship is a one-time $10,000 award that was created to recognize one outstanding Hawai‘i high school senior each year who exemplifies the character and personality traits that made Duke Kahanamoku such a well respected athlete and individual. The applicant must have participated and intend to continue participating competitively in the sports of canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo, or volleyball and have a record of accomplishments. ODKF hopes that this scholarship will help raise awareness about Duke and inspire individuals to emulate his character. Each Hawai‘i High School is invited to nominate one graduating senior for this scholarship. Four to six finalists will be interviewed from the nominated students. One finalist will be chosen to receive the Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship. All other interviewed finalists will receive an ODKF scholarship and every nominated student will be considered for an ODKF scholarship. Applications are available in H-101. Application and other required documents that are listed on the application are due to H-101 by 12noon on January 22, 2014.
THE HAWAII ROTARY YOUTH FOUNDATION 2014-15 SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline:January 31,2014 Applications available in H-101
The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation was chartered as a non-profit charitable corporation in 1976 when Maurice J. Sullivan was the Rotary District Governor in Hawaii. One of it's objectives is to provide scholarships for Hawaii's youth to further their education. HRYF administers a scholarship aid program for Hawaii's high school students attending a 4-year university or college in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Funds are derived from gifts and investment income from Hawaii Rotarians and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. The 2013-2014 scholarship application forms are available in H-101. Please read application procedures carefully. An application must be sent to only one Rotary club where you live or attend high school. A list of Rotary Clubs and contacts are attached to the application.
MAMORU AND AIKO TAKITANI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Applcations must be received in H-101 by February 5, 2014
ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT TAKITANI FOUNDATION WEBSITE OR PAPER APPLICATIONS IN H-101. PLEASE SEE MS. NII IN H-101 IF APPLYING FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP Founded in 1993, the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation has provided more than $1.6 million dollars in scholarships to students from every accredited, eligible high school in the State of Hawai'i. The Foundation offers individual scholarships of $1,000 to an outstanding graduating senior nominated by each qualifying high school in the State. Ten finalists chosen by the Foundation's Scholarship committee will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. From this group, three of the ten scholarship finalists will receive the Foundation's top scholarship awards, two (2) $10,000 awards (total amount), and one (1) $5,000 award (total amount). Criteria used in the selection process include consideration of financial need, academic and extra-curricular achievement, personal essay, and an individual's unique circumstances. Applications are available through the Counselors' Office at respective high schools or on our website and must be returned to each school's counselor by the stated deadline for consideration. Should you wish to apply for a Takitani Scholarship, an electronic application, a checklist of required documents and information on key dates can be found at their website at Mamoru and Aiko Takitani
and paper applications are available in H-101.
HAWAII USA FCU SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2014
The purpose is to encourage members of the HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union to pursue a college/university/professional education, including graduate degrees, at any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher learning. HawaiiUSA scholarship applications are now available! Nine (9) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and six (6) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students. Download our PDF Scholarship Application. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic school year based on Academic Standing, Leadership,School/Community Service, Merit, Recommendations & Financial Need, and Credit Union Membership. Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be a primary member with their own HawaiiUSA account in good standing for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the application deadline. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN H-101 OR AT HawaiiUSA FCU Scholarship
FILIPINO WOMEN'S LEAGUE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: March 1, 2014 APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN H-101
The number of scholarships and award amounts available under this program are determined annually by the Filipino Women's League.
The Filipino's Women's League is pleased to offer scholarships to two(2) graduating seniors of Filipino ancestry.The scholarship will provide for partial tuition payment to an institution of higher education in the State of Hawaii for the first and second semester. Payment will be made directly to the financial aid office to coincide with the academic semester pending verification of registration (and second semester, pending first semester GPA of 2.5 or higher) In the event of a tuition waiver, the scholarship must be forfeited.
ODKF SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2014
To qualify an applicant must: Demonstrate financial need. Plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full time student. Have participated and intend to continue participating competitively in the sports of canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo or volleyball and have a record of accomplishments. Be a resident of Hawai‘i. Minimum GPA 3.0. SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS are awarded only once a year. Applications are accepted from December 1st to March 3rd.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY AT ODKF Scholarship
BUFFALO SOLDIERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE: APRIL 23, 2014
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club of Hawaii, Inc. is pleased to invite you to take part in the Club’s Scholarship Competition. We look forward to reviewing applications from high school seniors across Oahu and awarding multiple scholarships based on academic performance, activity in the community and personal character. We hope this year’s competition will be a huge success in our continuing efforts to help Oahu students reach their goals. Eligible students are high school seniors who will begin college in the fall of 2014. Our chapter is committed to identifying and awarding scholarships to deserving students who will be furthering their education by enrolling at a college or university. Applications and more information available in H-101.