Kūlia Scholarship Now Open for UH Community Colleges
Applications for the Kūlia Scholarship with the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges are now open.
The scholarship, worth $500, was created to assist unemployed or furloughed Hawai‘i residents, due to COVID-19 impacts, with tuition and fees at any of the seven UH community colleges.
More than 300 Hawai‘i residents were awarded Kūlia Scholarships for fall 2020 and spring 2021. One of the recipients was 27-year-old David Ochoco. The former commuter airline pilot is now enrolled at Kaua‘i Community College with the goal of eventually becoming an elementary school teacher.
“The Kūlia Scholarship itself has been a big help,” Ochoco said. “Just knowing that someone is there to support you, with all the negativity in the world, knowing that someone in the community is there to help you get to your goals is really beneficial.”
Click here for information on how to apply for the Kūlia Scholarship. applicants must apply by Aug. 8.
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Hawaiʻi. Individuals must have been furloughed or laid off from a job in Hawai‘i because of COVID-19 impacts (since March 2020) and have documentation. Priority will be given to those who were full-time employees.
Applicants must have graduated from high school prior to 2020. Priority will be given to those who are pursuing their first degree or obtaining an industry-recognized certificate.