The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to ”perpetuate Chinese culture” through its members and others who support educational and charitable purposes in Hawaii; and to “promote, support and contribute to educational and charitable services through organizations, events and activities.”
ACUW awards two types of scholarship.
1. The “Regular Scholarships” are funded by ACUW fundraisers and has been available annually.
2. The “Special Scholarships”, initiated in 2005, are funded by ACUW families and friends to honor certain ACUW members in memory.
Students may apply to both scholarships, but must submit separate applications for each. ACUW scholarship applicants must be persons of Chinese ancestry or interested in Chinese culture. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and also be residents of the State of Hawai‘i. They must demonstrate high scholastic achievement, good character, involvement in school and/or community service and financial need. A personal interview may be requested.
See below for 2014 scholarship information.