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Update 3/31/2020

The application period for the 2020 HFS High School Scholarship Program has now ended. All applicants have been notified and the recipients will be announced to all members in July. Mahalo to everyone who applied!


2020 HFS FCU Scholarship Program

The time of year has come again – scholarship applications for our Big Island High School seniors are now available!

Applications must be turned in to the Credit Union or postmarked by Saturday, February 29, 2020. 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:

  • Current HFS Federal Credit Union member with his/her own account in good standing prior to the application deadline
  • Big Island High School Senior with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Will attend an accredited 2 or 4-year Vocational-Technical School, College, or University in 2020-2021 as a Full-Time student (12+ credits)
  • Financial Need

There are seven (7) $2,500 scholarships available to help our Big Island 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.

Coming Soon – We have some exciting news! We will be offering three (3) $2500 scholarships for current college students. Applications and more information will be available on our website in March.


Scholarship Recipients

Over the past 9 years, the HFS FCU Scholarship Program has helped over 50 members with their college expenses. The Credit Union has awarded over $127,000 in scholarships to help local students achieve their dreams.

2020 Recipients:

All of us at HFS would like to say Congratulations to the recipients of our 2020 High School Scholarship Program. Mahalo to everyone who applied. Selecting the recipients wasn’t easy, but we are very proud of the student-winners who are surely going to use these funds to study hard and accomplish wonderful things. This year’s winners impressed us with their dedication to academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and with their career and personal goals.

Our 7 winners are each recent graduates of Big Island High Schools. Each student is not only local to the island, but they will each be attending college for the first time. Some will be studying in Hawaii, while others will be pursuing their collegiate dreams on the mainland. We wish them well in their bright futures!

  • Nicholas Lucas
  • Lucy Yoes
  • Jake Nishimoto
  • Kiana Aniu
  • Ka’ala Deitch
  • Kiani Aburamen
  • Kylie Aurello

2019 Recipients:

  • Elaera Tamura
  • Ho’onani McClung
  • Kamuela Lindsey
  • Kyra Andrade
  • Majorette Umayas
  • Sam Marrack
  • Sophia Cash

2018 Recipients:

  • Chantel Balberde
  • Devynie Coloma
  • Isabel Fukushima
  • Jonah Hurney
  • kepola Ishikawa
  • Lia Wengler
  • Malakai Lurker

2017 Recipients:

  • Chayna Yoshida
  • Evyn-Bree Helekahi-Kaiwi
  • Gabbie Tabbada
  • Jasmine-Rae dela Cruz
  • Mary Pratt
  • Noah Wengler

2016 Recipients:

  • Abcde Matias
  • Erin Morikawa
  • Eve Paguirigan
  • Iliana Godoy
  • Kainoa Torres
  • Keakealani Pacheco
  • Lauren Villafuerte
  • Patrick Cootey

2015 Recipients:

  • Jaysha Alonzo-Estrada
  • KaMele Sanchez
  • Kayla Macadangdang
  • Marilu Mendoza
  • Moses Mackwelung III
  • Tyler Kerr

2014 Recipients:

  • Charlie Belmes
  • Khaila Moke-Sakamoto
  • Kundalini Nicholson-Walker
  • Misty Figueira
  • Pomaikai Iaea
  • Sara Kim
  • Sullivan Schuster

2013 Recipients:

  • Christina Chow
  • Dallas Tada
  • Kellie Iwasaki
  • Mahealani Yoshida
  • Natcha Srivichai
  • Owen Sandstrom
  • Zena Kiyota

2012 Recipients:

  • Aleysha Weber
  • Crystal Leopoldino
  • Hannah Trainer
  • Lexus Ujano-De Motta
  • Stetson Lindsey

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