Recognizing outstanding students who exemplify the qualities of hard work, high academic achievement, commitment to excellence and dedication to our community.
The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping Hawaii’s youth achieve their educational and career goals by providing scholarships and other educational opportunities to Hawaii students. The Foundation also supports local programs that create innovative change in education.
Talented entrepreneurs Mamoru and Aiko Takitani, founders of Hawaiian Host, established the Foundation in 1993 to thank the people of Hawaii for their support of Hawaiian Host products. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $6.3 million dollars in scholarships to deserving students across the state.
The Foundation has two main branches of scholarships, a Legacy Scholarship Program and a Community Scholarship Program. Our Legacy Scholarship Program is offered through public and private accredited high schools across the State. Our Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program provides academic and vocational scholarships to students through universities, colleges, and non-profit organizations engaged in educational and career-building programs for youth.