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Nā Leo TV is dedicated to fostering the talents of Hawai‘i Island youth and is excited to introduce the Ho‘o Lono Scholarship.  Ho‘o means "to make," and lono means "a report or news." This scholarship supports Hawai‘i Island youth who are passionate about creating and sharing stories that matter. It symbolizes our belief in the importance of nurturing our island youth as they embark on their journeys in the fields of broadcast, journalism, digital and creative media, or a related discipline. 

The Ho‘o Lono Scholarship is for Hawai‘i Island youth who are: 

  • Graduating from high school and accepted into a two- or four-year college pursuing a major that aligns with these fields, or
  • Currently attending a post-secondary institution and majoring in one of these fields with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Each year, we award multiple scholarships of $1,000 each, ahead of Fall and Spring semesters, to deserving students to assist with costs in attending college. Through this financial support, Nā Leo TV hopes to encourage and facilitate the educational and professional growth of future media professionals who will contribute to and enrich Hawai‘i's content ecosystem.

Application Requirements
The application for Fall Semester closes on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 5PM. Only completed applications will be given consideration. Be sure to answer all questions and attach the following: 

  • A letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your qualifications, character, and commitment to your field of study.
  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance letter from the educational institution you are or will be attending. 
  • Most recent academic transcript showcasing at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Optional: Portfolio of your work showcasing your projects including video clips, articles, photographs, or any other relevant media.

Click here to view the application questions.

Click here to submit your application.

Application Review
Your application will be reviewed by members of the Nā Leo Board of Directors and Executive Team. Selection will be based on a student’s commitment to their chosen field and service to our island community, overall academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Awards Information
Students will be notified by email of any scholarship award or denial on or before Friday, July 19, 2024. A luncheon and check presentation event will take place in late July or early August. The actual scholarship award will be transferred directly to the school the student is enrolled in.