Scholarship applications are once again available for our Big Island high school seniors!
Applications must be turned in to the Credit Union, postmarked, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, February 27, 2021. Applications can be picked up at any one of our six branch locations, downloaded online, or ask your high school college counselor for a copy.
Any Big Island high school senior that meets the following requirements is eligible to apply:
A) Current HFS Federal Credit Union member with his/her own account in good standing prior to the application deadline
B) Will attend an accredited 2 or 4-year Vocational-Technical School, College, or University in 2021-2022 as a Full-Time student (12+ credits)
C) Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
D) Financial Need
A) Completed Application
B) Current Transcript
C) First page of FAFSA Student Aid Report showing EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)
E) 2 Letters of Recommendation (must include 1 non-academic, ex: employer, church leader, etc.)
F) Personal Statement (maximum two typewritten pages) addressing 2 or more of the following prompts:
1) Why should you be a recipient of the HFS Federal Credit Union Scholarship?
2) Describe your career and personal goals, what has inspired you to set these goals, and how you plan to achieve them.
3) Choose any community service, extracurricular activity, or work experience that you have participated in and tell us how this has impacted your life.
4) If applicable, describe any extenuating circumstances or barriers (personal or financial) to obtaining your goals.
There are seven (7) $2,500 scholarships available to help our Big Island high school students pursue their dreams of higher education. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Credit Union at (808) 930-1400 for more information.