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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 $8,000  in ASIST scholarships to 4 deserving individuals in July of 2020.

ASIST awardees from 2019-2020:
1st Place - $3,500
2nd Place - $2,500
3rd place - $1,000
3rd place - $1,000

Inthava Phanthanouvong
Tehani Keanini
Sophia Siddiqui
Jamie Manzi
Click on the August 2020 Connect for more information on the ASIST Award Winners.
2020 Corporate Winners:  
1st Place $8,000 Melanie Anderson, EWI of Phoenix
2nd Place $4,000 Marina Mack, EWI of Omaha
3rd place - $2,500 Shalene Canning, EWI of Houston
3rd place - $2,500 Mark Alexander, EWI of Richmond
4th place - $1,750 Micaela Sanchez, EWI of Dallas

Award Amount: $18,000
One $6,000 award & six $2,000 awards
Application site opens: January 4th, 2021
Application site: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/asist

For more information, please contact:
Kirsten Brenner
E-mail: kirsten@islandeventshawaii.com


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