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"Aunty" Geri Kuhia Scholarship

2 winners, $1,500 each
Application Deadline
Nov 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Dec 31, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Pacific Islander
Field of Study:

The arts bring beauty, meaning, and happiness to the world, directly impacting countless lives every day.

Creativity drives expression, producing the music, films, books, plays, sculptures, and other art that spread joy throughout the world. As college has grown more expensive, artistic careers have become increasingly reserved for students from wealthy backgrounds, leaving the average student unable to pursue their dreams.

This scholarship aims to honor “Aunty” Geri Kuhla by supporting students who have creative dreams for their futures. 

Any Pacific Islander high school or undergraduate student who is pursuing an arts-related major may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but applicants who have GPAs over 2.5 and volunteering experience are preferred.

To apply, tell us about your interests in the Polynesian community or culture and what “Aloha Happens” means to you.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published June 12, 2024
Essay Topic

What interests do you have in the Polynesian community or culture? What does the term "Aloha Happens" mean to you and how do you make it happen?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Dec 31, 2024.