What is the Hokuala Scholarship?
The Hōkūala (rising star) Scholarship is the latest addition to the Maunakea Scholars program. This $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one or more top-performing seniors in the program who are going on to study astronomy in college. For students attending the University of Hawai’i, the scholarship award also includes an invaluable commitment of mentorship by a leader in Maunakea astronomy throughout each recipient’s undergraduate education.
“I have reviewed hundreds of scholarship applications over the years and know the great impact scholarships like this can have on students. It’s amazing to see how positively this can impact their lives.”Doug Simons – Canada France Hawaii Telescope Director
“Being a part of the Maunakea Scholars program for two years was an amazing experience that helped me realize my passion for astronomy. Receiving this scholarship goes beyond anything I ever imagined, and I am so grateful to the Maunakea Observatories for supporting my astronomy dreams.”JC Dumaslan – Scholar – Waipahu HS