So you’re thinking of going back to school, taking a class, earning a degree, but finances are holding you back? Just remember you’re not on this journey alone. Here are some links and deadlines to help you finance your education.
Start here: FAFSA– free application for federal student aid. If you are filling it out before you do your taxes, use last year’s taxes as a base. Even if you don’t qualify for anything, scholarships want to see your FAFSA.
For Native Hawaiian educators:
ʻImi Naʻauao merit-based scholarship – deadline March 8
Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi – needs-based financial aid – deadline April 22
Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program – applications open March 4, deadline May 1
STAR – University of Hawaii scholarships (any campus) – deadline February 17
Hawaii Community Foundations scholarships – deadline February 22
UH System Scholarship bank – deadline March 1
If you know of any more resources, let me know and I will share it out.