The Duke Award is a one-time award of up to $15,000 created to recognize an outstanding Hawaii high school senior who exemplifies the character and personality traits of Duke Kahanamoku. Duke Award scholars fulfill the Ambassador of Aloha Scholarship requirements at the highest level. This scholarship will help raise awareness about Duke and inspire individuals to emulate his character.
Applicants for the Duke Award must be nominated by a school or athletic official. Each school may nominate up to 3 candidates to be considered for the Duke Award. Only 3 to 6 Hawaii high school seniors are selected as finalists each year for this prestigious award. Those students who are not selected as a finalist will automatically be considered for the Ambassador of Aloha Scholarships. Scholars applying to the Duke Award who do not have a nomination from their school official will only be considered for the Ambassador of Aloha Scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered for either scholarship. Applicants should be sure to complete every field.
Once a nomination is verified, a link to the Duke Award application is emailed to the student. This may take a few days. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.