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.
Applications are Open!
Detailed instructions on how to apply are outlined in the online application. All application materials must be submitted by midnight on March 29, 2020. Required materials include: essay(s), teacher recommendation form, most recent transcript*, and online application.
*Transcripts are now optional for both the Tangen and Honda scholarships. Applicants who have access to past transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or any other documents that shed light on academic performance are highly encouraged to submit them. If you are able to request a transcript from your school electronically, please do so. If you are unable to access to your transcript, please note that somewhere in your application. Do not go to school to request a transcript in person. We encourage all students to practice smart social distancing precautions.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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 Jason Shon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COMPONENTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM INCLUDE