Clubs & Academic Scholarships

PAAC clubs represent the traditional form of PAAC’s outreach into high schools. Many clubs are student-initiated and driven. The overall goal is to increase club members’ awareness of international affairs. Clubs participate in PAAC-sponsored events such as inter-school conferences and competitions, and tailor the program to meet the needs of each school. If you are interested in having a PAAC club at your high school, contact us at or (808) 944-7759. 



Paul S. Honda Scholarships 

The late Paul S. Honda, a distinguished member of PAAC’s Senior Advisory Council, established an endowment for this scholarship fund to promote Asian Studies and International Studies in higher education.  Every academic year, four $1,000 scholarships are given in his name to graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership in international affairs and plan to pursue degrees in Asian Studies, International Affairs or a related field.   


Eddie Tangen Award

The legacy of Eddie Tangen, a pioneer in the development of Hawaiʻi’s labor movement and past member of PAAC’s Board of Governors, is honored with a $300 award given yearly in his name to one PAAC student in grades 9-11.


Applications will be available early Spring 2018. 


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners:










Kiara Alonzo, Farrington High School 

Megan Backus, Sacred Hearts Academy

Arden Patoc, University Laboratory School

Mahina Smith, Mid-Pacific Institute

Erin Terada, Kalani High School