Sarah Keli'ilolena Lum Konia Nakoa Hawaiian Language Perpetual Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of the outstanding achievements and contributions made by noted Hawaiian language scholar, historian, educator, author, linguist, civic and church leader, Sarah Keli'ilolena Lum Konia Nakoa. The award recognizes the academic achievements of students pursuing the study and perpetuation of the Hawaiian language, including Hawaiian culture and history. Applicants must be a full-time student, resident of the State of Hawai'i, demonstrate a financial need, and show a commitment to contribute to the greater community.


  1. College Acceptance Letter (if you are attending a college or university for the first time or currently enrolled college student changing schools or degree programs)
  2. Official Transcript of Grades
  3. Student Aid Report (SAR)
  4. Major in Hawaiian language, including Hawaiian culture and history
  5. State of Hawai`i resident

Additional items required:
• Essay demonstrating applicant's achievements in studying Hawaiian language, culture and history; proposed action plan to complete college level Hawaiian language studies; and plan to share this knowledge with others in the Hawaiian community.