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2023 Paubox Kahikina Scholarship: FAQs

2023 Paubox Kahikina Scholarship: FAQs


Here's a post that answers frequently asked questions for current and prospective Paubox Kahikina Scholarship recipients. 

What's happening: Now in its fifth year, the Paubox Kahikina Scholarship is expanding in reach.

The primary objective of the scholarship is to encourage Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

The scholarship is recurring in nature. In other words, recipients receive $1,000 per year until they graduate.

Why it matters: As the scholarship gets larger, blog posts like this will assist in its growth.

By the numbers: We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Native Hawaiian
  • Pursuing a STEM-related major
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Annually publish content on your college journey



  • If I'm a current Paubox Kahikina STEM Scholarship recipient, do I need to reapply? No.
  • When is the deadline to apply? Wednesday, May 31st.
  • Do I need to be Native Hawaiian to apply for this scholarship? Yes.
  • How do I apply? Apply here
  • What is considered a STEM related major? 
    • Here are some examples of STEM-related majors:

      1. Science:

        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Physics
        • Geology
        • Environmental Science
        • Biochemistry
        • Astrophysics
        • Forensic Science
        • Microbiology
        • Zoology
        • Neuroscience
      2. Technology:

        • Computer Science
        • Information Technology
        • Cybersecurity
        • Data Science
        • Information Systems
        • Network Engineering
        • Software Engineering
      3. Engineering:

        • Mechanical Engineering
        • Civil Engineering
        • Electrical Engineering
        • Chemical Engineering
        • Aerospace Engineering
        • Industrial Engineering
        • Computer Engineering
        • Environmental Engineering
        • Biomedical Engineering
      4. Mathematics:

        • Mathematics
        • Statistics
        • Applied Mathematics
        • Actuarial Science
        • Mathematical Physics

      STEM-related majors are intended to prepare students for careers in related industries. These industries often offer high-paying roles and are considered critical to economic competitiveness and technological advancement. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are many other disciplines and specializations within each category.



The bottom line: For existing recipients, there's nothing to do until June.

For new applicants, apply here by May 31st (Wednesday).


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