2021 Student Scholarships
We are humbled to provide this new scholarship program to support undergraduate and graduate-level students and those in trade and vocational studies. We’re offering three $2,000 scholarships, which will be available for the Fall 2021 semester. We’re excited to get these scholarships started and look forward to providing them annually.
Application Open: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM, ET.
Award Notification: July 15, 2021
Award Disbursement: August 1, 2021
Review eligibility and FAQs
Write your Personal Statement
Submit the online application with all required documents before July 1, 2021, 11:59 PM, ET. deadline.
STEP #1: CONFIRM ELIGIBILITY
Review eligibility - To be considered for our RISE! Scholarship applicants must meet our general eligibility requirements as outlined below.
Applicant must be:
U.S. citizen age 18 or older as of the date of the application deadline.
Accepted to, enrolled in, or attending an accredited two-year, four-year, or graduate institution or trade/vocational school listed in the US Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home).
Must attend as a full-time student, as defined by their institution or trade program.
STEP #2: APPLY ONLINE
Required documents - Applicants must submit the following required documents no later than our program date/time deadline.
The online application requires two personal statements and a resume to include GPA.
Do I need to be an E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center (EHCC) Member to be eligible?
Yes, to be eligible for a 2021-22 RISE! Scholarship, EHCC membership must be established no later than April 1, 2021, *UPDATE: Upon receipt of your scholarship application, you will automatically become an EHCC Membership for 2021. A reminder that membership is free for this year.
How many scholarships are available this year?
Three $2,000 Scholarships
Do I have to be a Hawai’i state resident to apply?
No, this application is open to all U.S. citizens.
Do I need to be of Hawaiian ancestry to apply?
No, this application is open to diverse ancestry.
FAQ: Online Application
I completed an application but did not receive a confirmation email. What do I do?
Please send an email to email@example.com with questions regarding your application.
Can I make changes to my online application once it has been submitted?
Requests for edits can only be made (1) day before the application date/time deadline. Submit edit requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
I attached/uploaded the personal statement with my online application; how can I confirm that the attachment and application were complete?
If the confirmation statement is not sufficient, send an email to email@example.com.
FAQ: Personal Statement
What would make for an impressive personal statement?
Short and Long Term Career Goals
Community Service Efforts and Impacts
Explain how you were able to RISE! against a challenging situation in your life.
What are the personal statement parameters?
All personal statements are limited to 2,000 characters.
Award Selection and Notification Process
Completed applications submitted by the date/time deadline are provided to our selection committee for review.
An email is sent to all applicants who completed an online application with either an award or denial communication.
All funds awarded must be used for educational expenses such as tuition, fees, and books during the applicable scholarship year.