Scholarships

Hiroshi and Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship

SY 2021-2022

Scholarship Requirements and Procedures

The Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship has been established for an education major, intending to teach in a Hawaii public school, elementary or secondary level. One $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student currently attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or better. A payment of $1,000 will be sent each semester to the credit of the recipient at the institution enrolled.

Selection will be based on the following information:

  1. Completed Hiroshi and Barbara Kim Yamashita Scholarship Form, including summary paragraph on financial need
  2. Personal statement
    1. Summarize your pursuit of education degree, etc.
  3. Recommendations (three required)
    1. Three recommendations are required, two from college instructors, and one from a club advisor or employer or a community leader. Applicant should provide each person with the Recommendation Form provided below.
  4. Official college transcripts

The following table of points will be applied in scoring:

1-10 points Financial Need

1-5 Points Personal Statement

1-5 points Recommendations

1-10 points Official College Transcript

The HEA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship winners. The Committee’s decision will be final.

If mailing or emailing applications, transcripts, forms and reference letters, please address them and any questions to:

HEA Scholarship Committee (Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita)
1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: 949-6657
or hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org

Applications, transcripts, forms and reference letters must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 14, 2021 via mail, email or submitted through the website.

SY 2021-2022 Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita Application Form

SY 2021-2022 Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita Recomendation Form

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