Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association

KIAA is a dynamic organization that provides its member firms beneficial,  vital, and innovative services.

It is our goal to successfully develop  world-class member firms by partnering with others while preserving and  enhancing our unique way of life.


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Larry Kono Scholarship

The Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association is accepting applications for the 2017 Larry Kono Scholarship. Applicants for the Larry Kono Scholarship need to demonstrate a desire to work on the Big Island of Hawaii and pursue a vocational career by attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo or Hawaii Community College.

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Must attend HCC or UH Hilo
  • Must demonstrate desire to work on the Big Island
  • Deadline to apply:  Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Margaret pahio scholarship

The Kanoelehua Industrial Area Association is accepting applications for the 2017 Margaret Pahio Scholarship.  Applicants for the Margaret Pahio Scholarship should be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution and demonstrate a desire to work on the Big Island of Hawaii after receiving their education.

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Must be enrolled in or will enroll in accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Must demonstrate a desire to work on the Big Island after receiving education.
  • Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Important Considerations

Selection Criteria:

  1. First consideration will be given to students who are immediate family members or themselves a member of KIAA who meet the criteria.
  2. The KIAA Education Committee with the Board of Directors approval, shall make and select the recipient.
  3. Students should already be accepted into the program of their major.
  4. Finalists may be asked for a personal interview with the KIAA Educational Committee.

Use of Scholarship:

  1. Tuition at an accredited College or University
  2. Books for your classes
  3. Special tools and supplies
  4. Airfare

Application Deadline:

All completed applications, including all attachments must be received or postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Awards will be announced on June 10, 2017 and recipients will be recognized at the KIAA Annual Meeting and Installation Ceremony in July.

Please call the KIAA Office for more information.

KIAA | 820 Piilani Street, Suite 201 | Hilo, HI 96720 | Tel: 808-961-5422 | Fax: 808-935-9740 | Email: info@kiaahilo.org | Website: kiaahilo.org