2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarships
The application period for 2016-2017 scholarships began December 1, 2015 and will end at 4 p.m. (HST) on Februrary 18, 2016. For successful submission of your online application please read ALL the instructions listed below.
Step 1 Create an Account & Log In
Create an account for yourself by providing a username and password. You will also need to provide a valid email address. You may save and return to your application at any time by using your login information.
First time applicants: Click on the link below to create a new account using a valid email address. You may save and return to your application at any time by using your login information.
Returning Applicants: Do NOT create a new account. Please use your existing username and password to log in. If you do not remember your login information or are experiencing issues logging in, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2 Complete the Basic Application
Complete all required Personal Information, Academic Information, Financial Information and the Personal Statement. Our online common application will match you to all the funds you are eligible for, based on the information you submit. We recommend that you complete the application as completely as possible, as it improves your chances of matching to more scholarships.
Step 3 Upload Supporting Materials
Upload an electronic or PDF copy of your most recent grade transcript or GED scores (if a transcript is not available) and your 2015-2016 Student Aid Report (SAR), generated by your processed FAFSA to your application. Your Personal Statement can be copied and pasted onto your application. Learn more about supporting materials.
Step 4 Complete the Optional Sections
Submitting Letters of Recommendation and completing the Additional Questions/Essays section may qualify you for additional scholarships.
Step 5 Review & Submit
Before you submit your application, please review your information and complete the certification section. Note: You will not be able to submit your application until all required supporting documents are electronically attached to your application. You can check the submission status of your application under Applicant Home. Once you submit your online application, you will not be able to make changes to your application or upload additional documents.
We recommend that you start early and avoid waiting until the last day to complete your application! Our deadline is final and we do not accept applications or supporting materials past the deadline.
NEW EARLY DEADLINE: Start early! Submit your application by January 29, 2016 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.
The FINAL DEADLINE to submit your complete the online application is 4:00 p.m. (HST) on February 18, 2016.
If you have questions, please email HCF Scholarships or call 808-566-5570 (or toll-free from neighbor islands: 1-888-731-3863).
Applicants must be college juniors, college seniors or graduate students. They must be majoring in public relations, journalism or communications. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required.