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.

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

Register and apply for the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Scholarship Program


December 1, 2021, Wednesday

Scholarship information and application materials are available online.

January 4, 2022, Tuesday

Renewal application process opens for 2021, 2020, and 2019 Takitani Scholars.

February 1, 2022, Tuesday

Deadline for students to submit a hard copy of completed applications to their Senior Advisors/College Counselors.  Schools convene scholarship selection committees.

February 8, 2022, Tuesday

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

May 2022

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

June 1, 2022, Wednesday

Deadline for 2022 student scholars to submit college information online to the Takitani Foundation for check processing.

June 8, 2022, Wednesday

Deadline for renewal scholarship applications for 2021, 2020, and 2019 Takitani Scholars to be submitted.

July 2022

Scholarship checks mailed to respective colleges and universities.

Application Information for 2022 Students with Recommendation Forms, Deadline 2/1/2022

Renewal Information for 2019, 2020, and 2021 Scholars, Deadline 6/8/2022

Takitani Scholarship Program FAQs