In its desire to give back to the local community, the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation's scholarship program for high school seniors recognizes students who embody hard work, innovation, and commitment to excellence and assists winners through financial contribution toward furthering their higher education.

Founded in 1993, the Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation has provided more than $1.9 million dollars in scholarships to students from every accredited, eligible high school in the State of Hawai'i. The Foundation offers individual scholarships of $1,000 to an outstanding graduating senior nominated by each qualifying high school in the State. Ten finalists chosen by the Foundation's Scholarship committee will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. From this group, three of the ten scholarship finalists will receive the Foundation's top scholarship awards, two (2) $10,000 awards (total amount), and one (1) $5,000 award (total amount). Criteria used in the selection process include consideration of financial need, academic and extra-curricular achievement, personal essay, and an individual's unique circumstances. Applications are available through the Counselors' Office at respective high schools or on our website and must be returned to each school's counselor by the stated deadline for consideration.
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The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc., is dedicated to helping Hawai’i high school seniors realize their goal of higher education and invites interested high school seniors residing in the State of Hawaii and their counselors to review application information and materials for its scholarships in the application section of this website.

We also invite web visitors to learn more about the remarkable founders of Hawaiian Host, Inc., Mamoru and Aiko Takitani, and the scholarship program they created for the children of Hawai’i in the legacy section of our website.

As all candidates for Takitani scholarships must be nominated by their respective schools, interested students should submit completed application materials directly to their high school college counselors.

Those needing additional information about our scholarship program can email the Foundation at


The Scholarship Committee
Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc.