So much more than just a scholarship.

We believe that kids attending under-resourced schools in low-income communities need more support than simply financial aid.
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Hoku Scholars (formerly Waianae Coast Scholarship Fund) is an integrated, merit-based scholarship program that helps kids from America's most vulnerable communities get into college.

A few of our kids

How do Hoku Scholars perform?

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement

Hoku scholars average a 3.83 GPA. All students are enrolled in the proper college-required courses and on pace to pass AP level courses.

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

100% of Hoku Scholars are involved in extracurricular activities, with 53% of scholars holding leadership roles.

Community Service

Community Service

The average Hoku Scholar completes 32 hours of service per year. Each student leads a community service initiative that impacts their community.

Test Prep

Test Prep

Each Hoku Scholar must pass a quiz for every tested benchmark on the ACT/SAT prior to their junior year. 100% of the students will take the PSAT.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Hoku scholars complete 2 professional development workshops every semester spanning topics such as communication skills, financial assistance applications, and selecting fit-appropriate colleges.

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