2015 Scholarship Application for YWCA KauaiSince 1921, the YWCA of Kaua‘i has continuously provided programs and services to our rural island community. Our mission is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA of Kauai is a leader on issues of women’s empowerment and nurturing women’s leadership in our community. We work to improve the lives of women and girls through economic empowerment, community education and ending the types of violence that are prevalent against women and girls. The YWCA is passionate in the belief that women have a right to equal opportunity in pursuing their dreams and making decisions that best meet their personal goals. This scholarship is our commitment to encourage and support young women in achieving their educational pursuits.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000

Number Awarded: One per year


Girls who are Kaua`i residents, are planning to attend college, and have met graduation requirements (this includes public schools, private schools and home school, GED programs). We encourage girls who have a passion for women’s issues.


  1. Submit completed application and two letters of recommendation by 4 pm, Friday, May 1, 2015 to YWCA of Kauai.
  2. Applications can be e-mailed to director@ywcakauai.org, faxed to (808) 245-5961 or mailed to 3094 Elua Street (must be postmarked May 1, 2015).
  3. Selected candidate will attend the award dinner on Thursday, May 21 at the Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa.
  4. For questions or additional information please call (808) 245-5959.

Please Choose Your Application Method

1. 2015-ywca-kauai-nomination-form-printable-pdf PDF Application Form (due May 1st)

Click to download a PDF of the Scholarship Application in case you wish to print it out and fill it in manually. Completed applications should be sent to the contact listed above, under “Requirements”.

2. Online Form

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)


First Name*:

Middle Initial:

Last Name*:


Permanent Address*:





Mailing Address (If Different from Permanent Address above):





Telephone Number*:

Alternate Number:


E-mail Address*:



B. EDUCATION (Please list most current first)

* At least one is required.

School City, State Dates Attended

Do you plan on attending college ?

What Colleges do you plan on applying to or attending?

* At least one is required.

College City, State



Please list any school and/or community programs and activities in which you have participated in (i.e. clubs, publications, music, art, student government, public service, etc).

Program / Activity Brief Description


D. SHORT ESSAYS – 500 words minimum for each answer

What challenges do you think young women face today*?

How do your educational goals address the challenges you described above*?


E. Please submit two letters of recommendation with application