Applications being accepted for Kulia Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Kulia Scholarship.

The $500 scholarships were created to assist Hawaii residents unemployed or furloughed because of impacts from COVID-19 with tuition and fees at any of the seven University of Hawaii community colleges.


More than 300 Hawaii residents were awarded Kulia Scholarships for fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Applicants must:

• Be a resident of Hawaii.

• Have been furloughed or laid off from a job in Hawaii since March 2020 because of COVID-19 impacts, and have documentation. Priority will be given to those who were full-time employees.

• Have graduated high school prior to 2020.

• Be admitted and enrolled as a UH Community College student for fall 2021. Priority will be given to those who are pursuing their first degree or industry-recognized certificate.


• Be new to the UH system or attended a UH system campus prior to 2020.

Apply online at by Aug. 8.

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