Hawaii State Federal Credit Union launches annual scholarship program

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has launched its 18th annual scholarship program.

Members and dependents of the credit union attending a university, college or trade/vocational school can apply for a $2,000 scholarship. Fifteen scholarships will be given out based on financial need, academic merit and extracurricular activities.

Since 1996, the credit union scholarship program has awarded more than $419,000 to help members pursue a higher education.

Applicants must submit an application form, along with most recent official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, a student aid report, and a list of personal achievements and community service participation.

Applications can be downloaded at or picked up at any Hawaii State FCU branch. For branch locations, visit

Completed application packets can be mailed to Hawaii State FCU, Attn: Marketing, P.O. Box 3072, Honolulu 96802. Applications will be accepted until March 30.