Palama Settlement offers scholarships to help local students achieve their educational goals. Thanks to generous annual gifts from private foundations and individual donors, our scholarship program has awarded more than $270,000 in assistance since 1998, helping over 200 youth further their education. In 2018, Palama Settlement awarded scholarships to 28 students from ninth grade to graduate school.
In 2019 Palama Settlement began a partnership with the Association of American University Women Honolulu Branch to offer additional undergraduate scholarship opportunities to deserving students. AAUW recognizes that while women in the 21st century are attending college and receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in record numbers, they are still held back by the gender pay gap. They may encounter it when they work to pay for college, or they may encounter it when they graduate and settle in their first jobs. AAUW’s research found that while women now make up a majority of the college population, they also take out more debt than men. The academic scholarship provided by AAUW Honolulu helps women in college graduate with less or no debt. To learn more about AAUW, visit their website at www.honolulu-hi.aauw.net.