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HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program

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The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school seniors who are athletes and their schools and coaches for their excellence on and off the field.

There are three parts of the program:

  • HMSA Kaimana Awards for schools.
  • HMSA Kaimana Scholarships for student athletes.
  • Support for coaches’ education and training.

HMSA Kaimana Awards for High Schools

These awards recognize Hawaii high schools with student athletes who excel both on and off the field.

Schools will compete within their own league and division earning points in:

  • Athletics
  • Academics
  • Sportsmanship
  • Community service

All high schools in Hawaii‘s five interscholastic leagues can participate and compete for an HMSA Kaimana Award:

  • Big Island Interscholastic Federation
  • Interscholastic League of Honolulu
  • Kauai Interscholastic Federation
  • Maui Interscholastic League
  • Oahu Interscholastic Association

HMSA Kaimana Scholarships

For students, the HMSA Kaimana Scholarships reward those who not only shine as students in the classroom and athletes on the field, but also lend their talents to help their communities through volunteering and giving back to those in need. Special focus is given to students who participate in lower-profile sports.

Recipients can use their scholarships to pay for college tuition, books, and room and board.

Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a Hawaii high school in 2014.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Participate on at least one sports team recognized by their league during their high school career.
  • Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.

Twenty-one students will be awarded general education scholarships for $3,000. An additional $2,000 is awarded to five of the winners who are outstanding.

Interested? You can apply by filling out an application. Follow the directions attached to the application for due dates and where to send your completed application.