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Students who plan to attend Leeward Community College during the fall 2023 semester may be eligible for tuition assistance through the college’s Access and Returning Adults Scholarships. These scholarships do not need repayment and do not require an application.

Since the inception of the Access Scholarship in fall 2021, more than $330,000 has been awarded to incoming high school students. This year, high school seniors graduating in 2023 from the list of eligible schools (below) can get up to $1,000 through the Access Scholarship, if they apply to Leeward CC by April 1, and register for at least six credits by May 1.

  • ʻAiea High School
  • Campbell High School
  • Hawaiʻi Technology Academy–PCS
  • Kamaile Academy–PCS
  • Kapolei Charter School PCS
  • Kapolei High School
  • Leilehua High School
  • Mililani High School
  • Nānākuli High and Intermediate School
  • Radford High School
  • Pearl City High School
  • Waialua High and Intermediate School
  • Waiʻanae High School
  • Waipahu High School

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Beginning in fall 2022, an additional $27,000 has been awarded to adults returning to school. Students who were enrolled at Leeward CC from fall 2015–fall 2022 but stopped out and did not earn an undergraduate degree from any University of Hawaiʻi campus are eligible to receive up to $1000 through the Returning Adults Scholarship if they apply to Leeward CC by April 1 and register for at least 6 credits by May 1.

If a prospective student misses the initial deadline, financial aid is still available for those who register later. These awards apply to both the Access and Returning Adults Scholarships:

  • $750 if registered between May 2–June 1
  • $500 if registered between June 2–July 1
  • $250 if registered between July 2–August 1

The award amount will be calculated during registration and paid out on the first day of instruction.

For more details about these scholarships, visit or contact the Outreach and Recruitment Office:

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