Are you a Hawaiian student enrolled in a vocational or technical education program?
If so, you may want to consider applying for financial support under the Hana Lima Scholarship Program (HLSP).
This article will describe in more detail the Hana Lima Scholarship, and answer the frequently asked questions about this opportunity.
Hana Lima Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who need financial assistance and are enrolled in vocational programs that prepare them for a specific type of job.
The headquarters is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. HLSP’s mission is to help kōkua native Hawaiians who are committed to achieving their potential for themselves, their families, and their communities.
If you receive this scholarship, you can put it towards the payment of tuition and fees, books, and any other necessary tools or uniforms for your program.
What are the Eligibility Requirements?
To satisfy the eligibility requirements, you must have the following:
- Be of Native Hawaiian Ancestry
- Be a resident of the state of Hawaii.
- Received a High School Diploma or equivalent
- Not currently receiving any Kamehameha Schools financial aid for post-secondary education
- Maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA)
- Be enrolled at least half time in a vocational degree (AA or AS – Associates Degree) or certification program in one of the approved educational institutions in Hawai’i listed on the application.
- They do not provide assistance with Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Professional Degrees.
Tips for Applying to This Scholarship
Again, applicants must be enrolled in a vocational or technical education program. Their field must have the potential to generate a “living wage”.
Therefore, students who plan to earn a degree in Liberal Arts or who are currently enrolled in prerequisite courses do not qualify.
It’s strongly recommended you choose a major of study in order to become eligible for additional support and services.
The grants are awarded on the basis of financial need
How to Apply for this Scholarship
The applications for the HSLP can be found online here. After you have reviewed the eligibility criteria, you can submit your HLSP application online and upload all of the required documents there directly.
Candidates often hear back 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.
What is the Frequency of this Scholarship?
This scholarship, in contrast to the majority of others, is given out on a semesterly basis. You will be notified through your application portal on the website.
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