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

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

January 31, 2019

Awarded By

Hawai'i Community Foundation

Award Amount

Approximately $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Students may reapply each year.


Two awards offered annually.

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.

Deadline Info

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please che ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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