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How to Apply for Scholarships

2014-2015 Academic Year Scholarships
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

Create an Account or Login Here

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 2014-2015 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 31, 2014 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 Thursday, February 20, 2014.

If you have questions, please email HCF Scholarships or call 808-566-5570 (or toll-free from neighbor islands: 1-888-731-3863).