Higher Education Scholarships

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Annual Scholarship Program

Maui Federal Credit Union is dedicated to improving our members' financial lives. Our financial resources for young adults, as well as the annual Scholarship Program, were developed to assist members with early financial milestones, such as attending college.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all our Higher Education Scholarship Recipients and to all 2022 graduates. We wish you the best in all your future endeavors!

2022-Scholarship-Altene-TumacderAltene Jacob Tumacder
Nursing, UH Manoa

“Maui Federal Credit Union is there to serve the community. They are there to promote a financially literate community who is ready to accomplish their goals. In my case, Maui FCU was and is the most responsible and beneficial financial institution, as they have given my parents a second chance. In fact, they are the family that my parents found, providing us with a second chance to pursue the greater things in life.”

2022-Scholarship-Celiessa-PanganCeliessa Pangan
Nursing, University of Hawaii Maui College

“I vividly remember the day I opened an account with Maui Federal Credit Union back in 2018. I felt a welcoming family-like atmosphere when I opened the door as the employees greeted me. From personal experience, MFCU provided the most effortless process of becoming a credit union member. It was indeed a worthy decision to become a member, which allowed me to explore the services provided by MFCU.” 

2022-Scholarship-DMarco-RabangD’Marco Rabang
Hospitality Management, UNLV

“I’m glad that I was able to open up an account with Maui Federal Credit Union. It was easy to do and the staff was friendly and helpful, as this was my first time opening an account. I was surprised by the other services that were offered other than just a savings account. I’m sure I’ll be able to take advantage of more of these services once I complete school, but I can certainly rest easier knowing my accounts are secure at Maui Federal Credit Union.” 

2022-Scholarship-Dustin MetzlerDustin David Metzler Jr.
Exploratory Business, UH Manoa

“As a proud member of Maui Federal Credit Union since the age of 14, I can say that this financial institution has some of the most important values we look for in Hawaii. As a freshman in high school, I needed to find a bank that would not only keep my money safe, but also one that could be trusted. I saw first hand MFCU’s involvement with our community. I noticed their culture. Always warm and friendly to all members, including our kupuna, is a special aspect of our culture in Hawaii.”

2022-Scholarship-Korey-HinakeKorey Hanaike
Travel Industry Management, UH Manoa

“[T]he quality of service at Maui FCU is what sets this institution apart from the others. Maui FCU has proven to be reliable, while continuing to be warm and welcoming each time I walk through the door. The employees at Maui FCU have made it a point to create personalized experiences with members by creating and maintaining relationships. Such small gestures can make all the difference for members and Maui Federal Credit Union makes sure that they do it.”

 

 

Maui FCU’s Higher Education Scholarship Program is open to primary members of Maui FCU in good standing for at least one year and attendance must be on a full-time basis during the award year. Applicants submitted an application form, a resume, and a media submission, along with their acceptance letter to the college of their choice. This year, our scholarship committee was assisted by Attorney Paul Horikawa in selecting the 2022 scholarship recipients. 

Requirements

We are no longer accepting higher education scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year. All students who applied during the application period have received a decision letter in early July 2022. The application for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in February 2023. If you are interested in re-applying or applying in the future, please review eligibility and entry requirements. 

Maui FCU will award five (5) - $1,000 associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree scholarships for the Fall 2022 term for a total of $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A Maui FCU primary member in good standing1 for at least a year prior to the deadline for submitting the scholarship application and must continue to be a primary member at the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Attendance must be on a full-time2 basis during the award year.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed scholarship application must be received via online application, email, main branch drop-off, or received by mail by June 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

    Mail to: Maui Federal Credit Union, Higher Education Scholarship, 107 East Wakea Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
  • Applicant must submit an essay, video, or photograph with completed application. Scholarship Requirements and topics can be found within the application.
  • Applicant must submit a resume, headshot, and proof of college/university enrollment2.

Application Process

Submit scholarship application via mail, email, online application, or branch drop off.

Entry Form

Eligible members may request an official scholarship entry form:

All scholarship entries become the exclusive property of Maui Federal Credit Union

Important Dates

  • Application deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2022 by 11:59 PM (or postmarked by June 1, 2022)
  • Scholarship winners will be notified no later than Friday, July 15, 2022.

For More Information

 Deadline Passed: June 1, 2022
(NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS)

Disclosure

1 Member is current with all obligations outstanding with Maui FCU and has not caused the Credit Union a loss. Parental membership does not qualify applicant. 

2 Full-time is defined by the specific college or university. For example, the University of Hawaii requires a minimum of 12 credits per semester for full-time status in undergraduate programs.

Note: To provide opportunities for all members, the Maui FCU member scholarship is restricted to one award per member per lifetime.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients 2021

Maui Federal Credit Union CEO and president Clayton Fuchigami announced $1,000 higher-education scholarships were awarded to three credit union members who were chosen during a random drawing.

“It’s been a tough year and we wanted to continue helping our members reach their higher education goals,” Fuchigami said.

The recipients and their respective university programs are:

  • Jerome Butac, Pacific University, Applied Sciences
  • Mary Jicel Butac, UH Maui College, Nursing
  • Kainalu Yoshida, Seattle University, Biology
Maui FCU -Scholarship 2021

Maui FCU’s Higher Education Scholarship Program is open to primary members of Maui FCU in good standing for at least one year and attendance must be on a full-time basis during the award year. Applicants submitted an application form, a resume, and a media submission, along with their acceptance letter to the college of their choice.


View Press Release: Maui Federal Credit Union Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients 2020

Five members of Maui Federal Credit Union were awarded $1,000 scholarships to help them pursue higher education, Maui FCU President and CEO Clayton Fuchigami announced.

“It was important to make sure we continue this program during the pandemic. The awardees, who were selected by random drawing were diligent about submitting their completed applications by the deadline so we felt it was equally important for us to notify them in a timely manner,” said Fuchigami. “We’re proud to be able to award scholarships to these deserving students.”

The recipients and their respective university programs are:

  • Jeannyne Palecpec, UH Maui College, Accounting
  • Breanna Alviedo, UH Maui College, Education
  • Bryant Nakagawa, Saint Martin’s University, Civil Engineering
  • Ashley Anne Andres, UH Manoa, Business Management
  • Lennel Joy Alvarez, UH Maui College, Nursing
Maui FCU -Scholarship 2020

Maui FCU’s scholarship program is open to primary members of Maui FCU in good standing for at least one year and applicants must be a full-time student during the award year. They submitted an application form, an essay or video, along with their acceptance letter to the college of their choice.


View Press Release: 2020 Maui FCU Scholarship Recipients Announced

Scholarship Recipients 2019

“We are happy to continue this program and provide financial support to our members pursuing higher education,” Fuchigami said.

The recipients and their respective university programs are:

  • Mary Joy Butac – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Accounting
  • Katrina Mae Tolentino – University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Molecular Biology
  • Lindsay Lau – Linfield College, Nursing
  • Chealeen Obrero – University of Hawai’i Maui College, Nursing
  • Jacqueline Agorilla – University of Hawai’i Maui College, Nursing
Scholarship-Winners-2019

View Press Release: Maui Federal Credit Union Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients 

Scholarship Recipients 2018

Five members of Maui Federal Credit Union, selected at random drawing, were awarded $1000 scholarships to help them pursue higher education.

Qualified applicants for the scholarship program, which includes this year’s recipients, are primary members of Maui FCU in good standing for at least one year. They submitted an application form, an essay or video, along with their acceptance letter to the college of their choice.

“As a credit union, the scholarship program is another way that we give back to our membership,” said Maui FCU CEO and president Clayton Fuchigami. “We are proud to be part of our scholars’ educational journey and we will continue to serve them at every milestone of their careers.”

The awardees are:

  • Micah Jio - Oregon Institute of Technology, Pre-medical Imagining
  • Lisa Morton Whitten – Liberty University, Education Specialist in Curriculum & Teaching
  • Jaymar Quedding – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Taylor Pazcoguin – Pacific University, Exercise Science
  • Kiley Pazcoguin – Saint Martin University, Environmental Science

“We are happy to continue this program and provide financial support to our members pursuing higher education,” Fuchigami said.

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