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 for 2022, 2021, and 2020 Takitani Scholars.

February 1
Deadline 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 and deferred students 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.

Scholarship Application Information

Renewal Information

Deferral Information

Takitani Scholarship Program FAQs