Hawaii State FCU awards $100,000 in scholarships to Hawaii students

20 students received $5,000 each toward their college tuition

HONOLULU, HI (August 30, 2023)Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), today announced the 20 recipients of its 2023 Hawaii State FCU Scholarship program who will receive a combined total of $100,000 in scholarships. The students will be awarded $5,000 each to help with tuition at an accredited university, college, or trade/vocational school for the 2023-2024 school year.

“We created the Hawaii State FCU scholarship program more than 25 years ago because we believed then, and still do today, that by investing in education we are helping to set Hawaii’s youth on the trajectory for future success,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Congratulations to these 20 deserving scholarship recipients, and we wish them the best as they embark on their academic and professional journeys.”

The scholarship recipients were selected based on financial need, academic merit, and extracurricular activities. This year, 13 recipients are undergraduates and seven are graduate students pursuing advanced degrees. The following is a list of the 2023 Hawaii State FCU Scholarship recipients who attended public or private high schools on Oahu and Maui:

Sienna A., Pacific University

Adriana A., Pomona College

Kammiee-Marie A., Carnegie Mellon University

Nalehua O Puna D., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Sai F., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Hokulani G., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Keely G., San Diego State University

Dandi H., University of Phoenix – Arizona

Deanna J., Chaminade University of Honolulu

Christina K., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Tatum L., University of Hawaii – West Oahu

Sasha L., University of Hawaii – Manoa

Leah M., A T Still University of Health Sciences

Briana O., Leeward Community College

Kamehalani O., University of Hawaii – West Oahu

Kekoaponoka’ilanilua P., Creighton University

Madisyn P., Chaminade University of Honolulu

Tasha R., Chaminade University of Honolulu

Ashley T., University of Hawaii – Manoa

2023 Scholarship Recipient

Since 1996, Hawaii State FCU has awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to help Hawaii’s best and brightest students pursue their higher education goals. For more information about the scholarship program, visit

Adriana A.

Ashley T.

Briana O.

Christina K.

Dandi H.

Deanna J.

Hokulani G.

Kamehalani O.

Kammiee-Marie A.

Keely G.

Kekoaponoka’ilanilua P.

Leah M.

Madisyn P.

Nalehua O Puna

Sai F.

Sasha L.

Sienna A.

Tasha R.

Tatum L.

About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 120,000 members and $2.3 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and Maui. For more information, visit


Angela Behm
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