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.
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: