The scholarship program, which has been administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation for at least eight years, will be terminated as soon as the remaining $140,000 is spent. Of that amount, $126,000 will be available to distribute to scholarship program applicants. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, and cost of living allowances.
The most recent annual report of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (2011) has this brief item regarding the scholarships:
The Hawaiian Homes Commission Scholarship Program (HHCS) made awards to 93 eligible students enrolled full-time in post-high school educational institutions with demonstrated financial need and/or academic excellence. In FY 2011, the HHCS average award was $1,747.
I didn’t find any indication of the scholarship program termination on the DHHL web site.
It is worth noting that DHHL finally started making Hawaiian Homes Commission minutes available online in September 2011, but many minutes have not been posted for every meeting, and the most recent set of minutes is for a meeting on February 21, 2012. So far, I haven’t found minutes where termination of the scholarship program was discussed. Maybe someone in the know will point me in the right direction.