2019 Academic Scholarship Application Application Deadline: April 3, 2019
All materials must be received by PAAC by midnight on April 3, 2019. The following academic scholarships are available to public and private high school students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs, and are a member of a PAAC club or after-school class. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO UPLOAD ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO PAAC@PAACHAWAII.ORG with your name and subject: Scholarship Application Materials.
Eddie Tangen Award
The legacy of Eddie Tangen, a pioneer in the development of Hawaii’s labor movement and past member of PAAC’s Board of Governors, is honored with a $300 award given yearly in his name to one student in grade 9, 10, or 11 who is actively involved in a PAAC club or after-school class. Required materials: application, essay, transcript, and one teacher recommendation. Application Deadline: April 3, 2019 (midnight)
Paul S. Honda Award
Mr. Paul S. Honda, a distinguished member of PAAC’s Senior Advisory Council, established an endowment for this scholarship fund for the purpose of promoting Asian Studies in higher education. Four $1,000 scholarships are available to graduating public or private high school seniors. Students must be active members of a PAAC club or after-school class. Extra consideration is given to those planning to study abroad in Asia. Required materials: application, 2 essays, transcript, and 2 teacher recommendations. Application Deadline: April 3, 2019 (midnight)
Which scholarship are you applying for?
Eddie Tangen Award (must be in grade 9, 10, or 11)
Paul S. Honda Award (must be a graduating senior)
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Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
US Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
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FOR HONDA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: What school will you be attending in 2019-2020 (if undecided, indicate the school you are most likely to attend), its location (city, state), and your intended field of study:
PAAC Involvement (check all that apply)
Club (specify years involved and leadership positions held below)
Club Officer Workshops (specify which semesters below)
After-School Global Studies Class (specify which semesters below)
After-School Mandarin Language Class (specify which semesters below)
Fall Conference 2015: Microfinance
Fall Conference 2016: Plight of the Refugee
Fall Global Vision Summit 2017: Food Security
Fall Global Vision Summit 2018: The People of COFA
Academic WorldQuest 2015
Academic WorldQuest 2016
Academic WorldQuest 2017
Academic WorldQuest 2018
Global Vision Summit 2016: Homelessness & Design Thinking
Global Vision Summit 2017: South China Sea
Global Vision Summit 2018: Climate Change
Human Rights Academy (specify which years below)
PAAC Study Tour (specify year and country below)
Previous PAAC scholarship recipient (specify scholarship and year below)
Specify details here:
Attach a list of your extra-curricular and community activities (clubs, sports, student govenrment, volunteer work, part-time jobs, etc.). Indicate the grade levels (9, 10, 11, or 12) you were involved in each activity as well as any leadership positions you held.
Attach your most recent transcript (official or unofficial copy is fine). If your school uses a grading system other than A-F, please include information explaining your school's grading system.
Tangen Award applicants must address the first prompt. Honda Scholarship applicants must write both essays. Essays should be no longer than 1 page (single-spaced). You will not be interviewed for this scholarship, so make sure you express yourself well in your essay(s)! If you have trouble uploading any documents, please email them as attachments to email@example.com with your name and the subject: Scholarship Application Materials.
Essay 1: How has taking part in PAAC activities expanded your understanding of world affairs, and how will receiving a scholarship help you to continue learning about global issues?
Attach your essay here (both Honda and Tangen applicants)
Essay 2: Describe how one person active in international relations, today or historically, has influenced the way you think about the world and internatioanl affairs.
Attach your essay here (Honda applicants only)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Tangen Award applicants must have one teacher recommendation; Honda Scholarship applicants require two. Letters may be attached here or emailed to PAAC directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the teacher. The Teacher Recommendation Form is available at: https://www.paachawaii.org/sites/default/files/Teacher%20Recommendation%20form.pdf
Recommendation Form 1
Recommendation Form 2
NOTE: If your documents are too big to attach to this form or if you encounter technical difficulties, you may also email your required documents to PAAC at email@example.com.
By clicking here and submitting, you are certifying that all of the information provided in this application is true to the best of your knowledge.
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