CRITERIA & INSTRUCTIONS
Be of Native Hawaiian ancestry or descent.
No minimum percentage or quantum of Hawaiian blood is required.
Pursue an ocean-related career.
Intend to pursue an ocean-related vocation or career, which applicant will describe in the essay portion of their scholarship application.
Enrolling or already be enrolled in a marine career training school.
Currently be enrolled OR officially accepted into the upcoming term in a degree-seeking program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution. The above statement also qualifies for certification programs at a marine career training school.
Complete the Scholarship Application Form
Only completed applications will be accepted. No exceptions. Download and complete the Scholarship Application Form (Fillable PDF) below.
Provide the Required Documents
The required documents below must be submitted with your completed Scholarship Application Form.
Proof of Identity & Hawaiian ancestry or descent
Along with a copy of photo identification (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, or passport), include a copy of either (a) a birth certificate or (b) your Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) registry card to verify your Hawaiian heritage.
Transcripts or Letter of Acceptance
Official current academic transcript(s) from post-secondary school/programs attended (if continuing school or training). You must request that your school/program forward the transcript directly to you first. Official transcripts must include the school/program stamp.
If not yet in school or training, a letter of acceptance from the school/program that you intend to attend; or, if not yet accepted, an explanation of when and how you expect such acceptance.
One Letter of Recommendation
The letter should explain why you are deserving of financial assistance for your education/training, and should not be from a relative.
Essay (typed or legibly handwritten)
The essay should include:
- A statement of the ocean-related career or vocation that you intend to pursue.
- How the school/program will help you achieve your goal.
- Why you need financial assistance.
Mail your completed application and documents in one envelope.
P.O. Box 17251
Honolulu, HI 96817
You may also fax your documents to: