Senator Richard M. & Dr. Ruth H. Matsuura Scholarship Fund

Application Information

Sign Up to View

ALREADY SIGNED UP? LOG IN

Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 1, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Hawai'i Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be attending Hilo High School or Waiakea High School.
  3. Must be a resident of the island of Hawai'i.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  5. Must demonstrate academic achievement with a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.
  6. Must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year accredited college or university as a full-time student (12 credits per semester).
  7. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for high school seniors who are residents of the island of Hawai'i and are attending Hilo High School or Waiakea High School. Students must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Application requirements for the Senator Richard M. & Dr. Ruth H. Matsuura Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Dr. Ruth Matsuura created this scholarship for high school graduates, who through higher education are able to pursue careers that positively affect the lives of many. Senator Matsuura worked in the field of agriculture, traveling to India as a missionary to teach people modern agricultural methods to grow crops and end famine. Dr. Ruth Matsuura helped many people as a pediatrician. After serving in India as missionaries, they made their home in Hilo where Senator Matsuura was a state legislator for over 16 years and Dr. Matsuura practiced pediatrics for more than thirty years. Education opened doors for them that would have been closed otherwise. 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: Approximately $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Students may reapply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 1, 2021

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. Note: Students WILL NOT be able to submit their application until all required supporting documents are electronically attached to the application. The application must be submitted by 4 p.m. HST on the deadline date.
Contact: -
Address: 1164 Bishop St. Suite 800 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

Start Your Search

Save time. Let us search for you.

Narrow down over 1,000,000 scholarships with personalized results.

Get matched to scholarships that are perfect for you!

START YOUR SEARCH