Clubs & Academic Scholarships


PAAC clubs represent the traditional form of PAAC’s outreach into high schools. Many clubs are student-initiated and driven. The overall goal is to increase club members’ awareness of international affairs. Clubs participate in PAAC-sponsored events such as inter-school conferences and competitions, and tailor the program to meet the needs of their school. If you are interested in having a PAAC club at your high school, contact us at or (808) 944-7759. 


NEW PAAC Club Fund
PAAC has established a PAAC Club Fund to support clubs to 1) undertake Global Action Projects that make a positive impact on the local community; 2) learn about international affairs, other countries and cultures, and global issues; and 3) increase club membership and participation. Requests for funding are limited to $500 unless a larger sum can be justified. Requests must be submitted before the proposed activity/project takes place and require PAAC’s approval before funding is granted.  
Download the PAAC Club Fund Request Form and Example Proposal and Report Here.

SDG Design Challenge
PAAC and the Hawaiʻi Institute for Human Rights are hosting a Club Challenge to redesign the UN Sustainable Development Goal symbols to Hawaiʻi themed symbols. Winning designs will be showcased on PAAC's website and displayed at PAAC's 2018 Fall Global Vision Summit.  Submit your designs by May 1, 2018.  
Download Contest Details and Instructions Here.



Paul S. Honda Scholarships 

The late Paul S. Honda, a distinguished member of PAAC’s Senior Advisory Council, established an endowment for this scholarship fund to promote Asian Studies and International Studies in higher education.  Every academic year, four $1,000 scholarships are given in his name to graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership in international affairs and plan to pursue degrees in Asian Studies, International Affairs or a related field.   


Eddie Tangen Award

The legacy of Eddie Tangen, a pioneer in the development of Hawaiʻi’s labor movement and past member of PAAC’s Board of Governors, is honored with a $300 award given yearly in his name to one PAAC student in grades 9-11.


Scholarship Applications Due April 2, 2018
Eligibility, requirements, and instructions are included in the application packet. Please read thoroughly.
Download the 2017-18 Academic Scholarship Application Packet here. 


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners:










Kiara Alonzo, Farrington High School 

Megan Backus, Sacred Hearts Academy

Arden Patoc, University Laboratory School

Mahina Smith, Mid-Pacific Institute

Erin Terada, Kalani High School