The Takitani Scholarship applications are open on December 1!

An outstanding graduating senior will be selected by each qualifying high school to receive a $3,000 scholarship. From this group, finalists from each school district, the Hawaii Catholic Schools, and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools will be selected to receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. All Takitani Scholars are eligible to renew their scholarship for three years of undergraduate study for up to $2,000 a year.

Accredited schools with less than 100 students enrolled in grades 9-12 may also nominate a student with the understanding that their candidate will be grouped together with students from schools of similar enrollment size and considered for one of two $3,000 scholarships.

Counselors must register online EVERY YEAR, and by February 1, 2022 in order for their schools to be eligible to apply in 2022:

Three outstanding scholars will be selected from among the finalists for the following scholarships:

Mamoru Takitani Outstanding Student Award $10,000

Aiko Takitani Outstanding Student Award $10,000

Karen Uno Distinguished Student Award $8,000

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December 1
Scholarship information and application materials are available online.

January 1
Renewal application process opens.

February 1
Deadline for counselors to register their schools to be eligible to participate and for students to submit a hard copy of completed applications to their Senior Advisors/College Counselors.  Schools convene scholarship selection committees.

February 8
Deadline for schools to select their Takitani Student Scholar, and go online to designate and verify their student selection.

All $3,000 scholarship winners notified, scholarship finalists (total $5,000) and top scholarship winners (totaling $8,000, and $10,000) announced.

June 1
Deadline for student scholars to submit college information online to the Takitani Foundation for check processing.

June 8
Deadline for renewal scholarship applications for 2022, 2021, and 2020 Takitani Scholars to be submitted.

Scholarship checks mailed to respective colleges and universities.

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