Aloha and mahalo for your interest in the Turtle Bay Foundation Scholarship program.

– The Turtle Bay Foundation provides support for deserving youth and organizations who shape the sustainable future of our North Shore and Ko‘olauloa communities.

SCHOLARSHIPS – The Turtle Bay Foundation awards one-year scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students. The availability of funds will determine the amount and number of scholarships. The Turtle Bay Foundation Scholarship Committee will review the submissions received and select winners. Scholarships will be awarded after receiving proof of enrollment in an educational program.

SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS – Scholarship recipients will be selected on the following competitive basis by using a combination of criteria, including

  • Academic Performance based on high school and/or college grades depending on class level (3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading scale GPA).
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities and community service
  • Written statement
  • Video submission
  • Financial need


  1. Complete and submit the online application form below by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
  2. Upload a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript (official or unofficial transcripts). Please label your document with the following naming convention LastName_FirstName_Transcript. Here's an example: Muraco_Kiele_Transcript.pdf.
  3. Submit the 1-minute video entry portion of the application via the DropBox link below. Please label your video with the following naming convention LastName_FirstName_Video. Here's an example: Muraco_Kiele_Video.mp4.
  4. Each Applicant MUST:
    a.  Be a Hawai‘i resident who resides between Mokuleia and Kualoa
    b.  Or be currently attending college in Hawai‘i or out-of-state with your parental address between Mokuleia and Kualoa
  5. If you have any questions, please contact Kiele Muraco at
  6. Applicants who do not accurately complete the application, submit the proper documents and submit the application on time will not be considered.


Scholarship Application

Personal Information

First, Middle, Last
Have you received a scholarship from the Turtle Bay Foundation before?


Academic Information:

Have you been officially accepted at this college or university?


Supplemental Information:

Please copy and paste your student resume into this section. Your resume should include the following: list of accolades, list of extracurriculars and community service/volunteer work (organize by type and years of service), future college, degree and career goals, and anything else you’d like us to know about you.
At Turtle Bay Resort, we focus on six specific values:

  • Laulima – cooperation, many hands working together
  • Kamaʻāina – native born, can also mean host
  • Pono – righteousness, goodness, morality
  • Mālama – to care for, to take care of
  • Hanai – to raise, nourish or sustain
  • Aloha – love, compassion

Please answer the following question: Which one of those six do you think will help you the most during your college journey and why?  Copy and paste your 150 to 200 word statement into this section.

Please explain your financial situation and share why you will benefit from a scholarship. Copy and paste your 150 to 200 word statement into this section.
Maximum upload size: 78.64MB
Please upload a copy of your most recent high school or college transcript. We will accept official or unofficial transcripts.

Click the button below to submit the online application.  Don’t forget to complete and send us your video via the link below.

Video Submission

Your video submission must be original and created for the sole purpose of the scholarship application. Any inappropriate or non-related content will not be considered. Students applying must submit a 1-minute video in response to the two prompts below. Each part of your response should be roughly 30 seconds long.

You must submit your video as a part of this application via the DropBox link by 11:59 PM on February 28, 2023.  After your video has been submitted, don’t forget to return to this page and submit the application form, if you haven’t already.

Part A – Tell us about yourself!

Part B – We want to know something fun about you. Pick one question below and tell us more!

  • If you could travel to any historical time period and place, where would you travel to and why?
  • If you went viral on TikTok, what would your video be about?
  • If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for and how would it reflect your strengths and personality?
  • You’re stranded on a deserted island.  What are three things you can’t live on the island without?
  • If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?