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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 $7,500 to ASIST winners in 2014

2014 ASIST Winners:  
1st Place - $2,000 Yvette Hamalian, Leeward Community College
2014 ASIST Finalists:
(Awarded $1500 each) Nolan Brown, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Yolanda Domingo, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Joy Lacanienta, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
2014 ASIST Semi-Finalists:
(Awarded $500 each) Valerie Kekahuna, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
LorMona Meredith, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Corporate ASIST Winners:  
$10,000 Jana Findlay, Oklahoma City
$2,000 each:

Debbie Newcombe, Detroit-Windsor
Nicole Elward, Ft Wayne
Kaarina Harkonen, Calgary
Morgan House, Northwest Arkansas
Beth Mees, Jackson
Jennifer Gray, Denver


For more information, please contact:
Wanda Sanchez, Bank of Hawaii, (808)694-4505
E-mail: wanda.sanchez@boh.com

Click here for the 2015 ASIST application.

Please send completed applications to: 
Executive Women International
Honolulu Chapter

PO Box 2295 Honolulu, HI 96804

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2015.


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