Nick Van Pernis Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Hawai'i Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must major in marine sciences, biotechnology, health sciences or early childhood education.
  3. Must have a record of community service.
  4. Must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student (12 credits per semester for undergraduate; 9 credits per semester for graduate).
  5. Must demonstrate academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  7. Must be a graduate of a public or private high school in the districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala or Ka'u.
  8. Must be a resident of Hawaii.
  9. Must be a high school senior or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for undergraduate and graduate students who graduated from a public or private high school in the districts of North Kona, South Kona, North Kohala or Ka'u. Students must major in marine sciences, biotechnology, health sciences or early childhood education, and must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Application requirements for the Nick Van Pernis Scholarship are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: he scholarship fund was created by the family of Nick Van Pernis to honor his memory. The scholarship is for students from the west side of the island of Hawai'i studying Marine Science, Biotechnology, Health Sciences or Early Childhood Education. All applicants must demonstrate financial need and good moral character. Recipients will be notified after the scholarship selection committees meet, which could be any time between May and August.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Students may reapply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, January 31

Online application forms are available on the Hawai'i Community Foundation website. The student should visit the provider's website for detailed instructions on how to complete the online application. In addition to the online application form, the student must submit the following supporting materials: the printed confirmation page that is generated after applying online; a typed, double-spaced personal statement of two to three pages answering the questions listed online; an official copy of his/her most recent transcript; and a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report). The SAR is obtained by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Please note that for this scholarship, the applicant must include a description of how his/her career may benefit the lives of Hawaii residents upon completing his/her education in the personal statement. The application must be submitted by 4 p.m. HST on the deadline date. A student will not be able to submit his/her application until all required supporting documents are electronically attached to the application.
Contact: -
Address: 1164 Bishop St. Suite 800 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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