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HAHPERD Student Scholarship


The Hawaii Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance offers two $750 scholarships for
high school seniors and two $1250 scholarships for college/university students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching health, physical education, dance or recreation leadership for the 2024-25 school year.

For eligibility requirements and more information go HERE!

HAHPERD High School Scholarship:

HAHPERD College Scholarship:

HAHPERD Graduate Scholarship:

Applications are Due February 29th. 2024!

Delores M. Curtis Undergraduate Travel Grant

Dr. Delores Curtis has established the Undergraduate Travel Fund to introduce students in physical education teacher education to the lifelong learning opportunities of attending conventions of professional organizations. Find more information about the Undergraduate Travel Award HERE!

To apply, check out the application HERE. Applications for the 2023-2024 School year are due February 2nd, 2024.

HAHPERD Presentation Grant

To provide financial support to HAHPERD members who give a presentation at an SHAPE America National or District Convention or a Professional national or district convention, HAHPERD sponsors two $500 grants a year.

The criteria:
  1. Is a current HAHPERD professional member and has been for at least two consecutive years
  2. Has not received a grant in the last five years
  3. Agrees to also present your presentation at the HAHPERD State Conference or a workshop within a year of receiving funding
  4. Agrees to write an informational piece for the HAHPERD Newsletter within a year of receiving funding 

If you are interested in applying for a grant:

  1. You may get an application form HERE
  2. If you have questions please email

Deadline for submitting an application is no less than two months before the conference/convention you are presenting at. 

HAHPERD 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients! These scholarships are awarded to candidates interested in teaching health, physical education and dance. College applicants receive $1250 and high school seniors receive $750.  Congratulations to this year’s recipients.  If you know of anyone interested in applying for the HAHPERD Scholarship, applications for the 2023-2024 are posted further up on this webpage. If you would like to check out past scholarship winners, please CLICK HERE.

Anela Mosqueda

Here is a little about herself:

I am very honored to be a chosen recipient of the HAHPERD scholarship.

I have been dancing as long as I remember myself- since I was 4 years old. I have done jazz, tap, contemporary, hula, but the love of my life is classical ballet. I have been blessed to dance in my high school, have after-school dance rehearsals, catch a bus to a class at my ballet studio (Hawaii State Ballet) and later have a rehearsal there until nighttime. The times when I was able to teach dance to my peers and assist with beginner ballet classes for small children I found especially rewarding. I loved every moment of my journey, and it was only natural for me to continue as a ballet dance major at UNCSA where I was accepted this year.

I am grateful to the HAHPERD scholarship for helping me to pursue my dream. In the future I would like to become an educator and be able to share my love and knowledge of dance with children and adults and pass on the opportunities that we presented to me.

Judah Kaio

Here is a little about note from Judah:

Aloha Hawaii Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Scholarship Committee,

I am extremely grateful for the recognition of my educational goals and journey by all of you. This award now puts my total over $50,000 in scholarships and grants towards my first year at college and even though I still have over $10,000 to fill, I remain hopeful there will be more awards to come. None of my parents, siblings, cousins, aunties, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents, and more generations from before, have achieved a Bachelor's degree, so this helps me to complete a generations-old dream and every bit of funds provides my family with a sense of relief from financial burdens so we truly appreciate it all.

HAHPERD 2021-2022 Deloris M. Curtis Undergraduate Travel Grant Recipient

Shaun Kojima was selected as the 2021-2022 Deloris M. Curtis Undergraduate Travel Grant Recipient. In addition to this HAHPERD award, he was also named as a 2022 SHAPE America Undergraduate Major of the Year. Congratulations Shaun!

Check out the video that Shaun put together to discuss the impact that the SHAPE America National Convention had on him! Find the video here!

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