Hawaii Association of 
Public Accountants

Oahu Scholarship Committee

HAPA’s Oahu Chapter provides up to a total of $3,000 in awards to accounting scholars and future accountants each year. This includes a $1,000 scholarship for students to use toward tuition at a two-year college or university and a $2000 awards for students to use toward tuition at a four-year college undergraduate or graduate degree.


The applicant must:

  • be currently enrolled;
  • be a resident of the State of Hawaii;
  • have a grade point average of at least 3.0;
  • have completed a requisite number of accounting classes (3 for two-year program, 4 for four-year program and 3 for graduate program); and
  • not be a previous awardee of the scholarship

Part-time students will be considered if they provide a written statement on the circumstances preventing them from being full-time students.


The applicant should submit:

  • a completed scholarship application form;
  • a transcript of college record;
  • a resume; and
  • a one-page essay on the following topic: a lesson learned during the COVID pandemic that you feel will be useful in your future public accounting career.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following weighted criteria:

  • Overall presentation and essay – 40%
  • Academic achievement – 25%
  • Extracurricular activity- 20%
  • Financial need - 15%

HAPA, at its discretion, may request additional details and/or documentation supporting applicants’ submissions as considered necessary during its review process.

Applications will be accepted electronically until October 16, 2023. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. For submission instructions, please send your request to lynne@ltncpa.com

Download Application forms:

2023 Application for undergraduate or graduate degree scholarship

2023 Application for associate degree scholarship

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