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Our Future

Year End Youth Points Scholarships


In 2019, HICHA awarded three scholarships totaling $1,500 at the Annual Big Island Championship Show.


      THREE $500 Annual Scholarship Awards Available!!


General Criteria: 

  • Youth or a Direct Family Member Must be a HICHA Member.

  • Scholarship awards are to be used at recepient's discretion.

  • Youth’ Scholarship Entrants = Any member (or direct family relation of member) Under 18 years as of January 1st of each new HICHA year. 



$500- PANIOLO ESSAY Scholarship: 

Essay Application Guidelines: Applicant must Submit an Essay (no more than 1,000 words) “How has your participation in Hawaii horse events prepared you for success in your future endeavors”.   



 PO BOX 390008

KEAUHOU , HI 96739  


Essay Entry DEADLINE = OCTOBER 1st, 2019

*Paniolo Essay Scholarships can be awarded to same recipient unlimited annual wins. 



$500- MOST Season Classes Participation Scholarship: 

Awarded for Youth Most Overall Class Season Participation, youths who have entered the highest number of youth classes available, all season, will be selected for scholarship award.  


$500- HICHA Lottery Scholarship.  

Points Earned Year End Drawing!! Youth Barrel Racer's included!  ALL Youths earn ONE Ticket Per HICHA Class Entered during the Full Season of HICHA , Additional Ticket is awarded to Youth ‘Winner’ of each HICHA Class… tickets will automatically be entered for each youth class with a minimum of three (3) participants.  Scholarship drawing will take place at HICHA 2019 banquet awards dinner ** HICHA Lottery Scholarship cannot be won more than once. 

Dutch Shuman Big Island Paniolo Scholarship


The scholarship is accepting applications for the

2019-2020 school year.  It is open to any Big Island

high school senior who will attend an accredited two

or four year college/university.   The student must be

raised on the Big Island and have a background in

ranching, cattle and or horses.  The fund will provide

$2,000 per year to assist with tuition.   The deadline for submission is June 1st and the award will be made on

July 1st.

This scholarship was created in memory of Gustav "Dutch" Schuman, the third-generation leader of Schuman Carriage Co; owner of the SC ranch, Paauilo, Big Island; and former Hawaiian Home Lands commissioner.   Throughout his life Dutch's true passion was with horses and cattle.   While he was a successful businessman, he was a cowboy at heart.   He loved every aspect of ranching, and took particular interest in encouraging younger generations to pursue their interests in animal husbandry.   This scholarship fund is dedicated to preserve Dutch's legacy, and to acknowledge his numerous contributions to the people of Hawaii.


Please email: to obtain your 2019-2020 school year application.

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