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Apply Now: HGEA Union Strong Scholarship

June 15, 2021

Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who graduated from a high school in the state of Hawaii and plan to pursue post-high school study on a full-time basis at a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school.

The following criteria will be used to determine the scholarship awards:

  1. An essay of not more than 1,000 words as to the importance of labor unions in Hawaii. The essay may be written from a personal point of view or from a historical perspective.
  2. Cover letter with relevant information: name, address, phone number, email address and what type of school you plan to attend or are attending.
  3. Include the full name of a parent or guardian who is an HGEA included bargaining unit member in good standing.*

All applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, July 30, 2021.

Applications can be submitted two ways:

Electronic applications and documents (essay, cover letter & HGEA member info) may be emailed to Please include “HGEA Union Strong Scholarship” as the subject of your email and attach your essay and cover letter as PDF files. 

USPS mail
Hard-copy applications may be mailed to:
HGEA Union Strong Scholarship
Attention: Ms. Wes Aki
888 Mililani Street, Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96813

For more information, please contact Ms. Aki at 543-0088.

A decision will be made by Friday, September 3, 2021 and winners will be notified shortly thereafter. Those who have been awarded the C.R. Kendall or R. K. Okata Scholarship are not eligible for the HGEA Union Strong Scholarship. Thank you for your understanding.

*Applicants must be a member or dependent, for tax purposes, of an HGEA included bargaining unit member who has been in good standing for at least one year prior to July 30, 2021.

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