The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to “... further the cultural, social and intellectual welfare of its members and the community; and to assist, promote and participate in worthwhile community projects which are non-partisan and non-commercial.”
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 who have passed away and to recognize the growing community need for college scholarships.
Students may apply to as many scholarships as they are eligible, but must submit separate applicationsfor 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, character, school and/or community service and financial need. A personal interview may be requested.
See below for info 2013 scholarship information.