The White House advocates for access to summer and other enrichments activities at a young age as a way to increase the pool of college-eligible, low-income students.
That said, most scholarships today are awarded upon high school graduation after a student has already demonstrated achievement. This is why Hoku instead chooses to award "proactive" scholarships to students during elementary, middle, and high school as a way to develop their passion, leadership skills, and learning - not reward their historic existence. We financially support access to enrichment programs to students from the Waianae Coast at younger ages.
The benefits of such experiences compound over their future educational and professional years, making the impact of these opportunities significant.
We believe access to early enrichment experiences can help shape the post-secondary trajectory of Waianae Coast students.
What Can I Apply For?
Students can apply for scholarships for enrichment activities that promote their personal development, support their passion towards an extracurricular activity, increase their leadership skills, or increase the competitiveness of their college application. We strongly support students who find enrichment activities to complete over their school breaks. We prefer students keep busy during their breaks and surround themselves with activities that promote learning.
Some ideas to get you thinking:
- College Prep
- College courses while still in high school
- Software coding classes
- College visits
- Pursuing an entrepreneurial venture
- Extracurricular trip or project
- Test Prep
- Sports Camps
- Leadership Seminars/Workshops
- Youth Winter/Summer School Break Activities
Attention Activity Organizers: If you have an idea for an enrichment activity, and will host it on the Waianae Coast, please apply for funding. In as much as we want students to attend enrichment activities, we also want more enrichment activities to be available on the Waianae Coast.