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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 $11,000 to ASIST winners in 2013

2013 ASIST Winners:  
1st Place - $4,000 Angela Tuika
2nd Place - $3,000
Haiju Mukai
3rd Place - $2,000 Melissa Lockyer
2013 ASIST Finalists (Awarded $500 each) :
  Olivia Santa Monica
Laura Haltom
Elizabeth Brown
Kahiapo Tavares
Corporate ASIST Winners:  
Angela Williams - Shreveport-Bossier City
Barbara Lugen Bearden – Knoxville
Bruce Bochicchio – Atlanta
Courtney Flanagan – Phoenix
Daniell Brown – Houston
Elizabeth Fregoso – Chicago
Joan Williams – Detroit-Windosr
Lashauna Bellamy – Washington DC
Natalie Marie Jimenez – Milwaukee
Nichole Baltazar – St. Paul
Rhiannon Weilbacher – Columbus
Sheila Keopke – Wichita
Sherry Flowers – Mobile
Stephanie Mudd – Oklahoma

For more information, please contact:
Adele Tasaka, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, (808) 924-0225
E-mail: atasaka@hvcb.org

Click here to download the Application.

Please send the application to:
Executive Women International
Honolulu Chapter

PO Box 2295 Honolulu, HI 96804

Applications are due in April.


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