Scholarship & Financial Aid
The Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club offers this scholarship annually to provide post-secondary financial aid to deserving students living in the Kāneʻohe-Kualoa area. In keeping with the mission and spirit of the Civic Club, two important aspects of the scholarship are the emphasis placed on completed volunteer community service and commitment to the preservation, cultivation, and perpetuation of Hawaiian culture. Also, recipients are expected to complete an additional 12 hours minimum of volunteer service in the 12 months following their award.
Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be submitted by April 15. Awards are announced in the beginning of July. To download the scholarship application, please see the link below.
2017 Recipient Highlight
In 2017, the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship program awarded Celeste Akana. Celeste is pursuing a AA in Hawaiian Studies at Windward Community College. She is an outstanding student committed to becoming a positive influence in the lives of Hawaiian youth and families. She has demonstrated excellence through her academic ability, leadership and community service. She is most active in ASUH as a student senator, planning student activities and events. Celeste has attended numerous membership meetings and club events to provide her support. As a loving mother of 3 keiki, she is a great example of a positive, hard working community member passionate about her culture and Hawaiian traditions. She is determined not only to grow her own naʻau, but to foster pride and knowledge in all things Hawaiian within our native community. Mahalo Celeste for your perseverance, strength, and aloha to our Hawaii community! The Ho’oulu Ko’olaupoko Campaign raises funds for the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship Program so we may help to grow our community in positive ways. Students such as Celeste reflect the dedicated, intelligent, and caring members of our area.
In 2017, the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship program awarded Kristal Brown. Kristal is pursuing a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration at Chaminade University. She is dedicated and motivated to becoming a positive influence in the lives of troubled youth. She has also been a very active member in community service projects with organizations such as Palama Settlement, Na Kama Kai, Kids Hurt Too, Friends of Missing Children, Cop on Top, and Sustainable Coastlines. Kristal has even given time to the civic club helping with our 80th anniversary celebration dinner, our yearly cleaning of Lunalilo Crypt, sewing leis for events, and talking to the community about the club at the Mango Jam! As Kristal says, “humility, courage, and selflessness are ingredients to help anyone that crosses your path. I believe in these values. These are my values.” Mahalo Kristal for your motivation, dedication, and aloha to our Hawaii community! The Ho’oulu Ko’olaupoko Campaign raises funds for the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship Program so we may help to grow our community in positive ways. Students such as Kristal reflect the dedicated, intelligent, and caring members of our area.