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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 $15,000 to ASIST winners in 2015.

2015 ASIST Winners:  
1st Place - $4,000
2st Place - $3,000
3st Place - $2,000
Brianne Nagamine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
LorMona Meredith, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ali Kaina, Maui Community College
2015 ASIST Finalists:
(Awarded $1500 each) Bernadette Pedro, Chaminade University
Noel Morris, Windward Community College
Leilani Carrero, Leeward Community College
Erika Noel, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Corporate ASIST Winners:  
$10,000 Anila Butt, Washington DC
$2,000 each:

Heidi Amos, Albuquerque
Kimberly Whitt, Birmingham
Naomi Xayavongsa, Denver
Anna Tucker, San Antonio
Janice Cole, Cinicinnati
Shalona Haygood, Huntsville


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

ASIST applications reopen in January 2017. Application information will be available soon. Come back to visit.


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