Scholarship Program

Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA recognizes the role of education in the ongoing viability of agriculture in the state of Hawaii. We remain committed to agriculture and to help show our support we offer two $1,500 scholarship each school year. To be eligible for the scholarship the following guidelines apply – Candidates must:

  • Have graduated or will be graduating from High School in the year of application.
  • Supply proof of enrollment at the college, university, or trade school they will be attending.
  • Have the intent to further their education in an agricultural related field.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (other than family members).
  • Provide a copy of their last report card or transcripts.
  • Submit a short essay on “What future does Tropical Agriculture have for the young.” (500 word minimum).
  • Provide a list of agriculturally related activities (4-H, Future Farmers of America, etc.) they are involved in, or have been involved in.

Note – This scholarship can be used at the school of the recipient’s choice, (i.e. college, university, or trade school) to begin or continue their education as an underclassman (graduate students are not eligible).

The Candidate will need to submit the above required items and their Scholarship Application to:

Linus Tavares – Branch Manager, Hilo
Farm Credit Services of Hawaii, ACA
P O Box 5059
Hilo HI 96720

Or you may submit it in person at our Main Branch office, 99-860 Iwaena Street, Suite A, Aiea, HI 96701 or at our Hilo Branch office, 988 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

Any questions, please feel free to call us at (808) 961-3781 or toll free at 1-800-894-4996 ext. 0.

The deadline for submission has been extended to May 30, 2019 – Thursday. 
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Abigail Sipes of Honolulu and a 2018 graduate of St. Andrews Priory, who will be attending Purdue University.

Ariana Dolan of Pearl City and a 2018 graduate of Pearl City High School, who will be attending University of Hawaii at Hilo.