These are education-related funding opportunities open to all education majors with varying eligibility requirements. These opportunities are separate from funding available through COE scholarships & stipends. NOTE: KRS is an education major and KRS students may be eligible for these opportunities.

Dr. Niki Libarios #BeKindToAStudent Scholarship Commitment to Filipino community, 2 letters of recommendation

The Dr. Niki Libarios #BeKindToAStudent Scholarship assists UHM COE undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to serving the Filipino community.


  • Google Form, including short answers
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a member of an academic institution, another from a member of a community organization
  • Some degree of financial need, not necessarily determined by federal guidelines
  • Show academic merit as determined by the selection committee
  • UHM-COE Enrollment
  • Commitment to Filipinos
  • Preference given to Hawai’i HS graduates and Hawai’i CC transfers

$500-$1,000 for undergraduates. Amount for graduate students will vary.

Spring deadline varies by year

Learn more about the #BeKindToAStudent Scholarship

The Francisco D. Gueco Scholarship Fund Education majors

The purpose of this fund is to assist students enrolled in either the field of agriculture or education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The prospective recipient should have a major of Agriculture or Education. To the extent permitted by law, in cases where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference may be given to students of Filipino ancestry.

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Professor Anna M. Keppel Scholarship Fund Females, returning after a break in education

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to assist students at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa who are returning to earn a degree after a break in their education. Preference will be given to women returning to higher education after a break in their schooling. Preference may also be given to students preparing for a career which contributes to improving the status of women, broadly interpreted.

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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Hawaiʻi State Organization 2023 Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grant Program Academic achievement, 2 letters of recommendation

The Hawaiʻi State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce its 2024 Selective Recruitment Grant Program which is open to any college student pursuing a career in education.

Two Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grants of $1,000 per grant will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. The criteria for selection include:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Leadership qualities
  3. Commitment to education as a profession
  4. Financial need
  5. Potential for success
  6. Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 enrollment in an accredited college or university (preference will be given to Hawaiʻi residents attending Hawaiʻi institutions)
  7. Preference given to legal Hawaiʻi residents and military personnel stationed in Hawaiʻi
  8. Past recipients are not eligible

The application, official transcript(s), and two (2) letters of recommendation must be submitted on or before March 1, 2024. Applications (including recommendation letters and transcripts) sent via U.S. mail must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2024 and received by March 7, 2024.

Submit required documents by email to:

Or by U.S. mail to:

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Hawaiʻi State Organization Scholarship Committee
c/o Sandi Tuitele
2306 Coyne Street
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96826-1426

I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Education Award Education majors, 2 letters of recommendation

The awards are specifically for students pursuing degrees in either education or performing arts. These scholarships are available to students at any stage in their studies.

Learn more about the I’m A Bright Kid Foundation Education Award

Hawai'i Community Foundation Various scholarships, uses a common application for multiple scholarships.

HCF distributes over $7 million annually to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state.The following is a list of HCF education-related scholarships. Copy and paste scholarship titles into the HCF database search to find additional details on each scholarship. We also recommend using keywords to search the database as this list may not be exhaustive.

  • AAUW Honolulu Academic Scholarship
    Female students
  • Eizo & Toyo Sakumoto Trust
  • Hideko & Zenzo Matsuyama Scholarship Fund
    Students of Japanese ancestry
  • Hokuli`a Foundation Scholarship Fund
    Education, Kona
  • Ichiro & Masako Hirata Scholarship
  • Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship
    Female students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Inspired to Serve Scholarship Fund in Memory of Seigo and Hisaye Kagawa
    Kauai resident in Education graduate studies
  • Mildred Towle Scholarship for African-Americans
    African American students
  • Peter R. Papworth Scholarship Fund
    Campbell High School graduate
  • Senator Richard M. & Dr. Ruth Matsuura Scholarship Fund
  • Thz Fo Farm Scholarship Fund
    Students of Chinese descent
Pauahi Foundation (KSBE) Scholarships

All applicants must submit 1) three personal statement essays, 2) transcripts, 3) for KSBE high school students only: a letter of recommendation. Individual scholarship funds may require the applicant to meet other conditions. The following is a list of education-related scholarships offered through the foundation. Copy and paste all or part of the scholarship titles into the Pauahi Foundation scholarships listing search to find additional details on each scholarship. We also recommend using keywords to search the scholarships listing as this list may not be exhaustive.

  • Gladys Kamakakūokalani ʻAinoa Brandt Scholarship
    Junior, senior or graduate, demonstrate financial need, two letters
  • Hartwell Hewahewaokalani Lee Loy, Sr. Scholarship
    Graduate student
  • Isaac and Mary Harbottle Scholarship
    Interest in the native Hawaiian culture
  • Jalene Kanani Bell ʻOhana Scholarship
    2 letters
  • Kahalekuʻiinäihe Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
    Graduate student
  • Kamehameha Schools Class of 1970 Scholarship
    Involvement in community service, serve the Hawaiian community, 2 letters
  • Makuakāne-Drechsel Inspirational Educator Scholarship (fka Inspirational Educator Scholarship)
    Preference for teaching experience in Hawaiian language, 2 letters
  • Uʻilani Stender Scholarship
    Demonstrate financial need, 1 letter
  • Violet K. ’32 & Henry T. Hughes, Jr. Scholarship
    Graduate student
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Use the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program website to see if your employer qualifies.

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Educators Stipend

HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union recognizes the need within our educational community to provide support to professional and para-professional educators. Through a common commitment and desire, HawaiiUSA FCU and the Hawai‘i Department of Education’s (DOE) Personnel Development Branch (PDB) formed a partnership to extend opportunities for career enhancement for DOE personnel. This generous proposal fosters the commitment to professional growth by both parties and enhances the partnership between PDB and the Credit Union.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • A primary member of HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union with their own account in good standing and length of time as a member.
  • Employed by the Hawai‘i Department of Education as a professional or paraprofessional educator.(Emergency hires & substitutes are not eligible).

NOTE: The amount of funds awarded per recipient will vary based on the number of eligible applicants and funds available. Our goal is to ensure all eligible recipients receive some amount of funds.

Applications open on January 1st and end in March (Actual date varies each year, please refer to website for exact deadline).

To learn more or apply please visit our website for information about this stipend.