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Taka Domingo HLP Vocational Scholarship


The HLP Hamakua Community Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed to benefit the people of Hamakua.  Taka Domingo was one of the original board members when HLP was established after the closure of sugar.  He was an electrician and County Councilman representing the Hamakua District.  The Taka Domingo HLP Vocational Scholarship was established after his death in August 2016.  Graduating Seniors, Community College or Trade school students who live in the District of Hamakua are eligible to apply.

Possible trades include: welding, tourism, fire science, electrical, early childhood education, agriculture, auto body, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, carpentry, culinary and others not listed.


General Information:

  1. Individual award amount: $1,000.  The Scholarship will be awarded when proof of full time enrollment (12 or more credits) in a trade school/community college for the Fall semester immediately following graduation is received by HLP.  College students applying must be enrolled in the semester immediately following the scholarship award.

  2. A hard copy of the application below can be found at your schools counselor's office.

  3. Application deadline:  Complete application submissions need to be received by April 1.

  4. If you have any questions, contact Beverly Cypriano, scholarship chair, at 775-0382 or 987-5651.


Scholarship Questions:

As a requirement, you must answer a few questions regarding this scholarship.  Here is a list of the questions you must answer:

  1. What trade are you interested in? Why?

  2. Which person or experience has influenced you the most in your life? Explain.

  3. What clubs, sports or volunteer work have you done while in high school?

  4. Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship?


A minimum of 3 sentences are required for each question.

Form Instructions:

All fields in the form below are marked as required, so each box needs to be filled out.  When attaching a file to the form, you can either click the "Add files" button or drag and drop the file into the form.  Once all files are added to the form, you must click upload to completely attach the files; otherwise, we will not receive your files.

Please Attach the Following Documents to the Application Form:


  1. Answers to the scholarship questions.

  2. One letter of recommendation from any teacher.

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