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Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship Program

The Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) scholarship program has been providing financial support to adults in a variety of transitional situations since 1995 (The Honolulu Chapter began offering the program in 1996.) ASIST is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program based on financial need for non-traditional students. The goal of the ASIST scholarship program is to enable each recipient to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on their personal life, employment, family, and community.

Selection Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Socially, physically, and economically challenged adults
  • Displaced household with small children

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Utilize re-entry programs available through colleges, community agencies, and service groups or career professionals
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years of age or older


EWI of Honolulu awarded $20,000 to ASIST winners in 2016.

2016 ASIST Winners:  
1st Place - $5,500
2st Place - $4,500
3st Place - $3,500
4th place - $2,500
5th place - $2,000
6th place - $1,000
Brianne Nagamine *EWI Corporate Awardee of $2,000
Patricia Deluna
Cristine Natividad
Rachelle Winter
Erica Kurokawa
Madelyn Sheaffer
Honorable Mentions:
(Awarded $250 each) Leilani Carrero
Noelle Lum
Chelsea Kinimaka
Laura Young
Corporate ASIST Winners:  
$10,000 Eunjong Lee, Omaha
$2,000 each:

Suong Nguyen, Denver
Krista Baker, Columbus
Angela Dennis, Jackson
Jennifer Moats, Kansas City
Brianne Nagamine, Honolulu
Dorlisa Smith, Washington DC


For more information, please contact:
Kim Asuncion, Aston Hotels, (808)931-5421
E-mail: kim.asuncion@aqua-aston.com

Click here to download the ASIST application packet.


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