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 scholarships that are funded by ACUW fundraisers and has been available annually.

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 2015 scholarship information.

2015 Regular Scholarships

posted Dec 27, 2014, 8:13 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

ACUW will be awarding  scholarships of $2,000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year. Awards shall be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, extra-curricular activities, and involvement in school and or community service. Payments will be made in two installments.

The  scholarship is open to full-time undergraduates students of accredited American universities and four year colleges. In addition the applicants must:

  • Be Chinese or interested in Chinese Culture

  • Be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and State of Hawai'i  resident.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.8.

A personal interview may be requested. Completed application packets for  Scholarships should be postmarked and mailed by  April 1, 2015 to ACUW Scholarship Committee, ℅ Mrs. Lily Lee, 45-640 Kapunahala Road, Kaneohe, HI, 96744. Please email Mrs. Lee,,  if you have any questions.

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