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. 


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.

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 at PAAC’s annual reception in April 2020. 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.


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 Jason Shon at for more information. 



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.


Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners:

Dominic Arzadon, Farrington High School

Cheyanne Cabang, Nanakuli High School

Beigie Lam, Farrington High School

Elarie Ranido, Farrington High School

Yoo Ra Sung, 'Iolani School

Kezia Burgoyne, Waialua High School