Scholarship Program

The Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship was named in memory of Mrs. Atherton to ensure the continued association of her name and her special interest in Christianity with the Foundation. The scholarship benefits three categories of individuals: dependent sons or daughters of ordained, active Protestant ministers in Hawai‘i pursuing undergraduate studies; individuals from Hawai‘i pursuing graduate theological studies at a Protestant seminary with the goal of ordination; and active, ordained Protestant ministers residing in Hawai‘i wishing to continue their education. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their financial need and academic promise.

For the most recent academic year, scholarship awards totaled $132,500 to 28 students.  The Directors also award an annual grant to support the Community Scholarship Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

For sons and daughters of Protestant ministers and seminary students, applications are now available for the 2013-2014 academic year. Application materials, including the application, transcript of grades and personal letter must be submitted online by February 22, 2013.

Ordained Protestant ministers wishing to continue their education can also apply online.

Sons or daughters of ministers and ministers applying for continuing education grants must provide the place and date of ordination and name of the seminary attended to confirm eligibility.

To apply for the 2013-2014 academic year, go to