The Legacy of Charles R. Kendall

In 1966, HGEA established the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund to honor the late Charles R. Kendall, who dedicated his life to the improvement of public employees throughout the state of Hawaii. HGEA continues his efforts by providing educational benefits to members and their immediate families. So far, HGEA has given more than 2,000 awards to deserving individuals.

The application window has closed for the Charles R. Kendall & Russell K. Okata Scholarships. 


Awards are available to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend on a full- time basis a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school, or pursue other post- high school study. Member must be in good standing for at least one year.


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  1. Financial Need (30 points)
  2. Academic Achievement (40 points)
  3. Personal Letter (20 points)
  4. Recommendations (10 points)

Important Dates

Application Available
September 18, 2023

Application Deadline
January 16, 2024

Awardee Selection
Spring 2024

How can I contribute?

The Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund needs your support! Please help us continue to make these invaluable educational opportunities possible. Your time and contribution will make a difference in the lives of fellow members and their families.


A majority of the annual contributions to the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund are due to the efforts and hard work of HGEA members. Fundraising events such as cookie bakes and golf tournaments are held year round to fund the scholarships.

If you would like to volunteer, please call: Oahu 543-0000, Hawaii 935-6841, Kauai 245-6751 or Maui 244-5508.

Payroll Deduction

Voluntary payroll deduction is a simple way to contribute to the Charles R. Kendall Scholarship and Education Fund. All you need to do is complete the Voluntary Payroll Deduction form and designate an amount to be automatically deducted each pay period.

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If you wish to make a monetary donation, make your check payable to "C.R. Kendall Scholarship Fund" and mail it to:

HGEA - Kendall Scholarship Fund
P. O. Box 2930
Honolulu, HI 96802-2930

(Your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax preparer.)