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Oct 26, 2017  

Spring 2018 ETV

Nov 1, 2017 -  SHAKATown open to receive ETV Applications 

January 15, 2018  Last day to file a completed applications, ["completed" means application information and ALL the required documents]. 

January 25, 2018 – ETV benefit checks issued

Awards based on need up to $5,000.00 per year.

You can file an ETV application even if you participate in another DHS program, like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care)! and Extended Assistance (AA/PA)! or Higher Ed ! 

Not sure if you might be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out if you are eligible.

Basic eligibility criteria: 

  • AGE: 18 – 21 [& up to 23, if Youth received an ETV when 21]
    • Aged / transitioned out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older
    • Adopted at age 16 or older
    • Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older
    • Attending an accredited institution of higher education
    • Making satisfactory progress [“C” or better] – specifically not on FAFSA academic suspension / probation
    • Budget is reasonable and for allowable cost of attendance

  

Mar 24, 2017  

Summer Youth Employment 2017

Summer Youth Employment 2017 pg 2

Mar 16, 2017  

chaminade scholarship

Nov 01, 2016  

Spring 2017 ETV

Nov 1, 2016 -  Applications opened 

December 15, 2016  Last day for applications, including submission of ALL required documents. 

Awards based on need up to $5,000.00 per year.

You can file an ETV application even if you participate in another DHS program, like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care)! and Extended Assistance (AA/PA)! or Higher Ed ! 

Not sure if you might be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out if you are eligible.

Basic eligibility criteria: 

  • AGE: 18 – 21 [& up to 23, if Youth received an ETV when 21]
    • Aged / transitioned out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older
    • Adopted at age 16 or older
    • Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older
    • Attending an accredited institution of higher education
    • Making satisfactory progress [“C” or better] – specifically not on FAFSA academic suspension / probation
    • Budget is reasonable and for allowable cost of attendance
Sep 16, 2016  

Honolulu Pride

 

The 2016 Honolulu Pride™ Parade and Festival will be held on OCTOBER 22, 2016.

 

 

The Honolulu Pride™ Festival brings together Hawaii’s diverse and vital LGBT community, our friends, families and allies. It’s a week of festivities celebrating our bonds of friendship and aloha.

For more information http://hawaiilgbtlegacyfoundation.com/pride/

Jul 08, 2016  

Fall 2016 ETV

May 1, 2016 -  Applications opened 

August 19, 2016  Last day for applications, including submission of ALL required documents. 

Awards based on need up to $5,000.00 per year.

You can file an ETV application even if you participate in another DHS program, like Imua Kakou (Extended Foster Care)! and Extended Assistance (AA/PA)! or Higher Ed ! 

Not sure if you might be eligible? File an application and DHS will figure out if you are eligible.

Basic eligibility criteria: 

  • AGE: 18 – 21 [& up to 23, if Youth received an ETV when 21]
    • Aged / transitioned out of DHS Foster Care at 18 or older
    • Adopted at age 16 or older
    • Legal guardianship to a relative at age 16 or older
    • Attending an accredited institution of higher education
    • Making satisfactory progress [“C” or better] – specifically not on FAFSA academic suspension / probation
    • Budget is reasonable and for allowable cost of attendance
Dec 30, 2015  

 ShakaTown will be down for maintenance tomorrow (Thursday 12-31-15) morning from 7am to 8am HST.  

Thanks and Happy New Year from your SHAKA development team.

 

Oct 29, 2015  

Higher Education and ETV Applications are NOW Open for Spring 2016

  • 12/31/2015 - Last day for ETV applications. All ETV applications and all required documentation must be completed by this date.
Jun 09, 2014  

Watch this video on DHS' new program called Imua Kakou. Log into ShakaTown to Apply Now.

 

imua kakou video

May 08, 2014  

UH Maui College Software Development Center (The tech support department for ShakaTown) is currently seeking applicants for their Fall 2014 Internship Program.  For more information about this internship please go to intern.dhshawaii.net

May 05, 2014  

ETV applications for Fall 2014 are now available.

  • 08/15/2014 - Last day for applications. All applications and all required documentation must be completed by this date.
  • During the week of 09/22/2014,  ETV benefits will be issued.
May 05, 2014  

EPIC’s E Makua Ana Youth Circle Program serves current and former foster youth in Hawai‘i who are transitioning out of the foster care system, into adulthood. The program provides a group process for youth to celebrate their emancipation from foster care and to assist them in planning for their independence.

For more information click here

Apr 17, 2014  

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education: Proud sponsor of the American mind.

http://studentaid.ed.gov/

Foster Youth Vouchers

www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/more/contacts

www.statevoucher.org/

www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth

www.nrcyd.ou.edu/state-pages/search

Jan 15, 2014  

Higher education and ETV applicants must apply for FAFSA and at least two (2) other scholarship/grants. 

The Hawaii Community Foundation is a good place to start. From the Foundation’s webpage:  In 2011, [the Hawaii Community Foundation (including The Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation Scholarship Program) distributed more than $4.6 million to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarships in the state.

Hawaii Community Foundations Scholarships: (http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org//scholarships/how-apply-scholarships):

NEW EARLY DEADLINE: Start early!
Submit your application by January 31, 2014 and HCF will review it to ensure that all required supplementary materials are properly submitted (i.e. SAR and grade transcript).  HCF will notify you if your supplementary documents are not acceptable and you will have an opportunity to make any necessary revisions. Please note that you must resubmit by the final deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The FINAL DEADLINE to submit your complete the online application is 4:00 p.m. (HST) on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

If you have questions, please email HCF Scholarships or call
808-566-5570 (or toll-free from neighbor islands: 1-888-731-3863).

Jan 02, 2014  

ShakaTown will be down on Saturday January 4, 2014 from 5:00am to 4:00pm

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 
Dec 04, 2013  

HAWAII'S ROBERT PONO HEANU-TOYAMA, NANGLAR NOY WORACHIT, & GERNANI YUTOB RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

FosterClub works and learns from countless young people from the foster care system who are true inspirations. These young leaders have persevered through challenging circumstances and are now finding different ways to give back to their community and disprove negative stereotypes about  young people in foster care. On November 22th, 2013 it was announced that Robert Pono Heanu-Toyama, Nanglar Noy Worachit,  & Gernani Yutob were  selected as one of FosterClub’s 100 Outstanding Young Leaders of 2013.


Congratulations to Robert Pono Heanu-Toyama!!

Congratulations to Nanglar Noy Worachit!!

Congratulations to Gernani Yutob!!

Nov 06, 2013  

The Spring 2014 Higher Ed and ETV Applications are Now being Accepted

Aug 14, 2013  

The ETV application period for the Fall 2013 academic session will close at midnight on August 15, 2013.

No ETV applications will be accepted after that point.

Jan 15, 2013  

Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation Scholarship Deadline for Fall 2013

 

The spring deadline (for fall scholarship awards) has been moved up to February 22, 2013.

For more information go to http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholarships/additional-scholarships

Nov 19, 2012  

Nov 19, 2012  

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Sep 14, 2012  

FALL 2012 ETV awards are being finalized.

Change in issuance schedule

Benefits will be issued during the week of September 24, 2012. 

All benefits will be issued by September 28, 2012.

Aug 16, 2012  

ETV Applications for Fall 2012 are now Closed! 

You can still apply for Higher Education!!

May 11, 2012  

The Higher Education/Education Training Voucher(ETV) Application for Fall 2012 is now Open!!

6/28/2012:  ETV award allocations announced

7/1/2012 - 8/15/2012:  ETV applications completed & submitted by youth

8/15/2012:  Last day for youth to complete ETV applications and submit all required documentation

9/10-15/2012:  ETV awards will be issued.  ETV awards will not be issued prior to those dates.