***2017 Scholarship Application is now closed.*** Please see the scholarship information below.

This year, the Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club offered six scholarships to help students from our community with expenses at an accredited school, college or university. Below are the scholarships our club is offering. Click on the scholarship of choice to read more information and to apply.

George and Philemina Kawelo Georgette Kawelo Frosch Nani Kelekolio Hitzeman
Paige Kawelo Barber Gloria Gabrillo Kawelo  WHCC-Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole

 

George & Philemina Kawelo Memorial Scholarship

Pelekikena for the years 1980 to 1982 – both George and Philemina served the Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club with great love and aloha. A tribute was paid to them and the club at the dedication of the Ku‘ilioloa Heiau, Kaneilio Point in Poka‘i Bay, Wai‘anae. Their tireless efforts to further the interests of the Wai‘anae Community - the Kawelo Ohana were presented the Outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club Family of the Year – the coveted Pualeilani Award.

This scholarship is a memorial to George and Philemina Kawelo who believed in furthering the education of Hawaiian students. The recipient of this scholarship will be in a technical, trade, business, or vocational training program.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to Hawaiian community and civic involvement, volunteering for election events/registration, etc. Also include your immediate family background.

Paige Kawelo Barber Memorial Scholarship

Paige Kawelo Barber was a 1958 graduate of Waipahu High School.  In 1984 Paige obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Antioch University and in 1986, Paige received her Masters’ Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii – Manoa. She was the founder of Nanakuli Housing Corporation; Director and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society – Hokule‘a; Recipient of the 2006 O‘o Awards and received many honors for Outstanding Native Hawaiian accomplishments. This scholarship is a memorial to Paige who passed away on August 3, 2005. In her memory, this Na Lei Kaiaulu Award will continue her legacy to cultivate, educate, and inspire the Hawaiian people. The recipient will promote Paige’s vision of financial literacy, home ownership and self- sufficiency for Native Hawaiians.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to Hawaiian community and civic involvement, volunteering for election events/registration, etc. Also include your immediate family background.

Nani Kelekolio Hitzeman Memorial Scholarship

Nani Hitzeman was a 1966 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, and resident of Makaha. As a member of the Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club, she shared her many talents as a singer, musician, hula dancer and chanter with club members, family and friends, and taught us to embrace the Hawaiian culture, as was her passion. This scholarship is a memorial to Nani who passed away on June 6, 2007. As a tribute to her memory, the recipient will be studying the arts and be involved with Hawaiian music, dance and oli.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to Hawaiian culture, history, and language. Also include your immediate family background.

Gloria Gabrillo Kawelo Memorial Scholarship

A wife, mother and grandmother, Gloria Kawelo was a 1968 graduate of Radford High School and member of the Radford Alumni Association.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawaii, West Oahu in 1993.  Gloria worked as a pharmaceutical computer analyst for Kaiser Medical Center for 39 years. As a member of the Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club, she chaired the health committee and shared valuable health information on current health issues affecting native Hawaiians. Gloria was given the Outstanding Non-Hawaiian Award from the Oahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs in 2010 and was a life time resident of Wai‘anae. 

This scholarship is a memorial to Gloria who passed away on October 4, 2011. The recipient of this scholarship will be in an accredited health related program that will benefit Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to health issues for Hawaiians. Also include your immediate family background.

Georgette Kawelo Frosch Memorial Scholarship

Gege Kawelo was a 1958 graduate of Waipahu High School and in 1987, she obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Professional Studies from University of Hawaii -West Oahu. In 1989, Gege received her Master’s in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. As President of the Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club 2002-2012, Gege was the community liaison for Ku’ililolo Heiau; project director for E Ala Canoe; and coordinator for the Wai‘anae Ahupua’a committee. Her passion was to serve the Hawaiian people and this E Ala award is one of many endeavors that have enriched the educational pursuits of our Wai‘anae students. This scholarship is a memorial to Gege who passed away on November 15, 2012. The recipient of this E Ala scholarship will be enrolled in a program of study to benefit the Native Hawaiian community.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to Hawaiian culture, history, and navigational skills (canoe, sailing, paddling, etc.) Also include your immediate family background.

Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarship ~ Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole

The Wai‘anae Hawaiian Civic Club (WHCC) is proud to offer a scholarship that fosters the ideals of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole, founder of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs and Hawaiian Homesteads.  These principles embrace good government and citizenship, an active interest in community,  and the civic, commercial, social, and moral welfare of the indigenous people of Hawai‘i. This recipient will be involved in studies that embody these values.

  • Minimum of a one page typed essay on work you intend to accomplish that contributes to Hawaiian community and civic involvement, volunteering for election events/registration, etc. Also include your immediate family background.