For Students

The Takitani Scholarship application process opens 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.

Register and apply for the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Scholarship Program

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


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.

Deadline for students to submit online and provide a hard copy of their application to their Counselor.

February 1 – 7

 School scholarship committees convene and select their Takitani Scholar.

February 8
Deadline for schools  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 to be submitted.

Scholarship checks mailed to respective colleges and universities.

Scholarship Application Information

Renewal Information

Deferral Information

Takitani Scholarship Program FAQs