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 fundraiser and are 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 Hawaii. 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 2016 scholarship information.

2016 Scholarships

posted Dec 27, 2014, 8:13 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 10:44 PM ]

ACUW will be awarding a number of scholarships of $2,500 each for the 2016‐2017 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.

The scholarship is open to full‐time undergraduate students of accredited American universities and four year colleges. In addition, the applicant must:
  •  Be Chinese or interested in Chinese Culture
  •  Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and resident of the State of Hawaii
  •  Have a minimum GPA of 3.8

A personal interview may be requested. Completed application packets for the Scholarship should be postmarked and mailed by April 1, 2016 to ACUW Scholarship Committee,
c/o Mrs. Shyrlene Lee, 46‐236 Kalali St., Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744. If you have any questions,
please email Mrs. Lee at

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