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Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, Inc., (“SASH”), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote education and appreciation of Scottish arts, history and culture in Hawaii, is offering scholarship awards to students attending an accredited post- secondary institution submitting a best essay on a notable person of Scottish ancestry who made a significant contribution in the arts, history or culture of Hawaii.

A scholarship grant of $2,250 will be awarded to a qualifying applicant for the essay judged best for each calendar year. The deadline for submitting completed applications is April 15 (by mail or email). Award winner will be notified by May 15.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Student entering/attending an accredited post-secondary institution

  2. U.S. citizen; current or former resident of the State of Hawaii

  3. Submission of application with essay to address below by April 15.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Subject of essay is a person of Scottish ancestry who made a notable contribution in the arts, history or culture of Hawaii (need not be ancestor or family member, preference given to a lesser-known or previously undocumented subject)

  2. Essay preferably includes personal interviews with subject or his/her descendants, original photos or historical documents, and/or offers personal insight, analysis, and/or research of subject

  3. Essay format may be memoir, biography, historical fiction, video essay, or video documentary

  4. Essay length should be 500 to 1000 words, not counting bibliography and any exhibits appended (submit single pdf file); video essay/documentary length should be 5 to 10 minutes run time (.pdf album or .std video file)

  5. Secondary criteria: student’s scholarship, financial need, related interests

General Information:

  1. Scholarship award disbursed directly to the institution of higher learning.

  2. Winners are eligible to reapply to years from the winning award year with new. No limit on other applicants to apply or re-apply with new or added work to their previous essay.

  3. Awardee grants SASH open license to use, post, archive or publish essay.

    Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, Inc. 

    ATTN:  Scots-in-Hawai‘i Scholarship

    P.O. BOX 3161, Honolulu, HI 96802-3161     

New Application Form available here!