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The Hawaii High School Humanitarian Scholarship: $10,000 Awarded by the davis levin livingston charitable foundation

Giving Back To the Youth of Today

It is easy for the youth of today to believe they are too young or too powerless to make a difference. But, in the words of the Dalai Lama, “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” The law firm of Davis Levin Livingston is looking for Hawaii’s High School Humanitarian—a college-bound high school student who has demonstrated a profound commitment to making a positive difference in Hawaii.

The law firm of Davis Levin Livingston, founded in 1980 by a small group of public interest lawyers, has long focused on making Hawaii a better place. The firm’s lawyers and staff have been at the forefront of battles for civil rights, social justice, accountability, and equality. In addition to the law firm’s work within the judicial system, Davis Levin Livingston established the Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation, which helps to fund legal education and other projects designed to preserve and improve the civil justice system, and to support community engagement.

Davis Levin Livingston recognizes that there are many young students throughout the State of Hawaii who are devoting enormous time and energy to help solve the problems plaguing our Islands. Too often, such good deeds go unnoticed. The $10,000 Hawaii High School Humanitarian Scholarship is an effort to notice and reward a graduating high school student who has been a leader in making Hawaii a better place.

Are you a graduating high school senior who has put in just as many hours volunteering as you have studying? Have you perhaps devoted more time and effort to helping others than to helping yourself? If so, Davis Levin Livingston wants to hear from you.

Apply for the Hawaii High School Humanitarian Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship award, students must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must be a  resident of Hawaii.
  • The student must be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend college in the fall.
  • The student must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0. Beyond this minimum requirement, grade point average will not be a primary factor in selecting a recipient.
  • The student must have a proven record of dedicated service to the Hawaii community.
  • Eligible applicants will need to supply the following documents by the deadline of May 15, 2024.
  • A completed scholarship application form.
  • A typed essay one to three pages in length: In what ways do you give back to the community and how will you change the world? The essay should reflect the applicant’s background, academic interests, and commitment to community service.
  • An official copy of high school transcripts.

Scholarship Details

The recipient of the Hawaii High School Humanitarian Scholarship will receive a one-time grant of $10,000, payable towards college tuition in a check made out to the college or university of their choice. Applicant’s information will not be used for advertising or promotional purposes. With the applicant’s permission, Davis Levin Livingston may share applicants’ stories of service through publication, including on the firm’s website. The scholarship winner will be notified around June 30, 2024.

Complete the following application: DLL Scholarship Application

Application materials should be emailed to Lynne Agbalog, Trustee, Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation (   
Completed applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2024.


  • Sarah Hanako Yamamoto

    2019 Recipient

    Leilehua High School

  • Olivia York

    2018 Recipient

    Kahuku High School

  • Grace Yatsko

    2017 Recipient

    Kapaa High School

  • Leah Wong
    2015 Public Interest Scholarship Winner
  • Alyssa Simbahon
    2014 Public Interest Scholarship Recipient
  • April Youpee-Roll
    2014 Public Interest Scholarship Recipient

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