Clubs & Academic Scholarships



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 a desire to pursue Asian Studies, International Affairs, or a related field at the post-secondary level, and have been actively involved in PAAC.   


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 student in grade 9, 10, or 11 who has demonstrated interest in international affairs and is actively involved in PAAC.


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Scholarship Winners:

Fa Chanthalangsy, Kea'au High School
Braden Lee, 'Iolani School
Kayla Lim-Tam, Kalani High School
Reycajen Magbulos, James Campbell High School
Noriko O'Shea, Kalani High School
Jenny Peters, Waialua High School
Donna Telio, Kea'au High School



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.  

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about PAAC clubs.


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 $200 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.

Distinguished Clubs Awards
PAAC challenges its clubs to distinguish themselves by setting goals relating to participation, community impact, and reporting.  Clubs that reach any one of the three tiers will receive awards and be recognized. This is not a ranking of the “best” clubs; rather, we hope clubs will work together in a spirit of friendly competition and collaboration to reach their club goals. Download Details and Instructions here.  


Congratulations to PAAC Clubs at Farrington High School, University Laboratory School, and Keaau High School who earned the title of Distinguished Clubs of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year! Read more.


Farrington High School at 2018 Student Showcase. 


Guest Speaker Program
Want to learn more about food security?  North/South Korean relations?  Power Women in Singapore?  Invite a guest speaker to your club meeting!  PAAC can connect you with professionals in diverse fields who are willing to come to your school to share their knowledge and experience. Contact Roya Maroufkhani Dennis at for more information.