Scholarship FAQs

Information for Applicants

Submitting an application for a HAPA Scholarship? Here are answers to some common questions you may have:


Q: Will HAPA accept unofficial transcripts?

A: Yes!  We will accept electronic, unofficial transcripts.  We will also accept scanned electronic copies of your official transcript.


Q: Should I request that my school mail my transcript to HAPA?

A: No.  HAPA only accepts electronic submissions.


Q: Can my teacher or adviser submit their recommendation letter in a confidential email to HAPA?

A: Of course.  Letters of recommendation emailed by the applicant or by the author of letter are both acceptable.


Q: Can I submit my resume, rather than answering certain questions on the application?

A: No!  For your application to be considered, you MUST answer each questions on the application thoroughly.


Q: Can I submit my resume or other supporting documents in addition to my completed application?

A: Yes.  If you feel it adds value to your application, we will add the documents to your application packet.  However, these supporting documents cannot be submitted in lieu of your application form.


Q: I'm having trouble filling in the PDF application form.  May I type my answers in a word document?

A: No.  If you have difficulty with the PDF application form, please email for acceptable alternatives.


If you have any additional questions, please email


Information for Recipients

Congratulations on your HAPA Scholarship Award!

Here are answers to some common questions you may have as a HAPA Scholarship Recipient:


Q: When will I be notified if I am awarded a scholarship?

A: Recipients will be notified by April 15th.


Q: What is expected of me as a HAPA scholarship recipient?

A: All scholarship recipients and select family members are invited to attend our Annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon, which is a fundraiser for our scholarship awards.  We would be honored to have you join us!


Q: How do I claim my scholarship award?

A: Recipients must claim their scholarship by submitting proof of enrollment and tuition bill or receipt for the Fall semester to which the award is given to  A check will be mailed directly to your university on your behalf.


If you have any additional questions, please email


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