Skip nav to main content.

HFS FCU High School Scholarship Program

scholarship recipient announcement

2024 HFS Scholarship Program

Over the past 13 years, the HFS FCU Scholarship program has awarded more than $235,000 in scholarships to help Big Island students with their higher education expenses.  The Credit Union proudly supports our community’s future leaders and workforce members.

This year, the HFS FCU Scholarship Program awarded a total of $45,000 in scholarships to graduating Big Island High School Seniors and current college students pursuing higher education full-time at an accredited 2 or 4 – year Vocational-Technical School, College, or University. Recipients were chosen based on their academic achievements and honors, career and personal goals, extracurricular involvement, and community service.

2024 Recipients

Congratulations to our 10 High School recipients.  Wishing you all the best as you reach for new heights!

  • Leahi Coloma
  • Richard Gonsalves
  • Nali’ipo’aimoku Harman
  • Daphne Igloria
  • Lucas Kay-Wong
  • Avani Naleimaile
  • Cheydon Naleimaile-Evangelista
  • Kahilikuikala’i Paleka
  • Andrew Paresa
  • Elwin Shotts

Check out our 2024 College Scholarship Recipients!

high school scholarship recipients

2023 Recipients

Congratulations to the High School recipients of the 2023 HFS FCU Scholarship Program.  As the costs of higher education continue to rise, students face the decision of whether or not to pursue their college careers.  The cost of college should not discourage students from achieving their dreams.

Our 10 winners are each recent graduates of Big Island high schools.  Good luck to each of you and your future endeavors.

  • Kyra Valencia
  • Sara Igawa
  • Savanna Colliado
  • Dalilah Martin
  • Tia Tanimoto
  • Ciana-Lei Bence
  • Braysha Nobriga-Namihira
  • Weston-Jon Camara
  • Jaden Manuel-Basilio
  • Makaila-Lei Kunishige

Check out our 2023 College Scholarship Recipients!

2022 Recipients:

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2022 HFS FCU Scholarship Program. We know that the Big Island has many hard-working and talented students, which made it difficult for our scholarship committee to choose.

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. We wish them the best of luck as they embark on the next adventure!

  • Kieran Maesaka
  • Maribel Agpaoa
  • Ngirakederang Ueda
  • Tevita Hala Latu
  • Randy Jake Galzote
  • Maya Oishi
  • Sean Kobayashi

Check out our 2022 College Scholarship Recipients!

2022 High School Scholarship Recipients

2021 Recipients:

All of us at HFS would like to say congratulations to the recipients of our 2021 HFS FCU Scholarship Program. We know that the Big Island has many hard-working and talented students, but the number of excellent applications we received this year was astounding, and made it difficult for our scholarship committee to choose.

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. One will be studying in Hawaii, while others will be pursuing their collegiate dreams on the mainland. We wish them the best of luck as they embark on the next adventure!

  • Nicholas Barrick
  • Kyrie Bartolome
  • Alexander Bell
  • Reygenald Ines
  • Sophia Perry
  • Mersaydeez Rocha
  • Sheilyn Subia

Check out our 2021 College Scholarship Recipients!

high school scholarship recipient photos

(From top left: Nicholas Barrick, Kyrie Bartolome, Alexander Bell, Reygenald Ines, Sophia Perry, Mersaydeez Rocha, and Sheilyn Subia)

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 Hawai’i, 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

Fraudulent Text Messages claiming to be from HFS are being sent. If you received a text and are unsure of its legitimacy, please contact the credit union.