Scholarship Guide

For assistance on how to apply for scholarships, writing a personal statement, and securing letters of recommendation, please click on the link below.

How To Apply For Scholarships


UH System Scholarship Application

Scholarships available include need and merit-based awards, scholarships based on specific majors, preference for geographic location, campus and other unique criteria. Within the UH System, students can apply for UH System Scholarships, campus scholarships, as well as scholarships that vary by campus department.

Any questions about the website or application process can be sent to: scholars@hawaii.edu


The State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship

For students who graduated from a public Hawaii high school in May 2006 or later. The student must have a cumulative public Hawaii high school GPA of at least 3.0 or higher and be eligible for a federal Pell Grant. The student must submit their official Hawaii public high school transcript to the WCC Financial Aid Office in addition to filing a FAFSA. No additional application form is necessary. Funds are limited.


Rotary Club of Hawaii Kai Foundation Donald Aus Scholarship

Donald A. Aus was a lifelong member of Rotary International and strived to live the rotary motto of “Service above Self”.  He was committed to education, having been a Professor of Accounting at California State University at Chico, and encouraged students to seek degrees in higher education.  His dream was to be able to help as many students as he could to a better life through education.  This scholarship was established in his honor and continues his legacy of “Service above Self”.


Isamu Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education & Training Scholarship

The Isamu Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education and Training helps UHCC students who aspire to obtain a certificate in a sustainable technology program at Windward Community College (WCC). It was the desire of the late Isamu Shinshiro to help lower financial barriers that prevent students from accessing a good education and training in industries that sustain Hawai’i’s natural environment, ecosystems and resources.

  • Completed at least one semester at a UHCC campus
  • Hawai’i resident and U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits)
  • Major in a WCC credit program focusing on sustainable technology as follows:
    • Bio-Resources & Technology: Bio-Resources Development & Management (ASC)
    • Bio-Resources & Technology: Plant Biotechnology (ASC)
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at WCC
  • Demonstrated financial need based on a 2011-2012 FAFSA

UH Foundation Scholarships at WCC

Through the generous support of individuals and private organizations in the community, a variety of scholarships are available exclusively for Windward Community College students each year. The scholarships listed below range in value from $250 to $1,000 per year.

  • Dr. Inge White Endowed Scholarship
  • Charles Hemenway Scholarship
  • Hawaii Veterans Memorial Scholarship
  • Minami Community Foundation Scholarship
  • Barbara Kahana Scholarship
  • Windward Community College Scholarship Fund
  • Paul & Jane Field Scholarship
  • Gary Stice Excellence in Geoscience Scholarship
  • Garden Club of Honolulu Scholarship
  • Phil Hagstrom Scholarship
  • Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle Scholarship
  • Kitty Lagareta Student Fund Scholarship
  • Patrick & Janet Bullard Scholarship
  • Kaneohe Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Pete Dyer Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Rothstein & Ann Yoklavich Scholarship
  • Frances & Anthony Oliver Scholarship
  • Jacquie & Ted Maly Scholarship

John Young Scholarship in the Visual and Performing Arts

The John Young Scholarship was created to support graduates of Hawaii’s high schools who are pursuing a degree or certificate in any field of study related to the performing and/or visual arts at Windward Community College. There are two $2000 scholarships available each year, paid as $1000 per eligible semester. Coursework can include any of the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, color, design, gallery design, digital art, photography, ceramics, woodcarving, sculpture, theatre, music, voice, dance, and ‘oli and hula.

The scholarship committee looks at the developing talent of the student, as well as financial need. Students must have graduated from a Hawai‘i high school or hold a G.E.D. from Hawai‘i. Please contact Bryce Myers at brycenm@hawaii.edu or 808-236-9148 for more information.

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Scholarship Application Closed as of Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 11:55 pm


WCC Achievement Scholarship

The WCC Achievement Scholarship is for continuing WCC students who enroll full-time, have a previous semester and cumulative WCC GPA of at least 3.5 and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at WCC. Funds are limited and applications are available at the WCC Financial Aid Office from April through February.


The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program

For Military Spouses Only!
MyCAA Military Spouse Scholarships are available for up to $4,000 toward career training at Windward Community College for high-demand jobs in Agripharmatech, Business, Veterinary Technology, Cyber Security, Psych-Social Development, and more! Click here to go to the MyCAA website for application and information or call a Windward Community College counselor at 808-235-7413.


Phi Theta Kappa – Alpha Lambda Theta Chapter Summer Term Scholarship

Windward’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Theta, offers a limited number of scholarships ($125 per credit, $375 for 3-credit course) to students interested in enrolling for Summer term(s).

See the Phi Theta Kappa page for info and application form.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Websites – Hawaii

www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org
The Hawaii Community Foundation

www.ksbe.edu/finaid/posthigh.php
The Kamehameha Schools Post-High Financial Aid Web Page

https://uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com
UH System Scholarship Application

www.hawaii.edu/diversity/scholarships/index.htm
The University of Hawaii Student Equity & Excellence Diversity Scholarship Help


Scholarship Websites – National

cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
College Board Scholarship Search

www.gmsp.org
Gates Millennium Scholars

www.scholarship-page.com
The Scholarship Page – browse, search, and submit scholarships for free! Links provided to other free searches

www.finaid.org
FinAid! The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

www.studentservices.com
FastWeb: Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools and More!