For student athletes, the HMSA Kaimana Scholarship rewards those who not only shine in the classroom and the playing field, but also in their communities through volunteer work. Special consideration is given to students who participate in lower-profile sports.
Recipients can use their scholarships to pay for college tuition, books, computers, and room and board. Scholarship use is subject to NCAA rules and regulations for those who are participating in collegiate sports.
Eligible students must:
A) Graduate from a Hawaii high school
B) Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
C) Participate in at least one sport recognized by their league during their high school career.
D) Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
E) Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.
F) Submit an official transcript with the GPA verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty.
HMSA will award up to 15 students $5,000 scholarships each. Applications are due at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019. All mailed applications, essays, and letters of recommendations must be postmarked by Friday, February 8, 2019.