Scholarship & Community



A family business since 1909, Deja Vu Surf Hawaii created the Deja Vu Surf Hawaii Scholarship Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation to support the success of Kauai students. The scholarship criteria gives preference to students who have been in foster care, followed by students who are the first generation in their family to attend college.

To qualify, applicants must attend an accredited two- or four-year, nonprofit institution within the United States as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, be a resident of Kauai, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

To apply, students must complete the online application at:

The online application period for the 2024-2025 academic year will open in December 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Past recipients:
2023-2024: Trachelle Iwamoto, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Criminal Justice & Criminology
2022-2023: Nicholas Uribe, Kauai Community College
2021-2022: Nicole Young, Kauai Community College, Criminal Justice & Criminology
2020-2021: Bryden Kaauwai, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Business
2019-2020: Gilia Brede, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Criminal Justice & Criminology & David Texeira, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, Political Science
2018-2019 Gilia Brede, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Lalea Joel, Leeward Community College, Mackenzie Fugett, Kauai Community College, Jacky Lin, Stanford University, & Kari Noe, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
2017-2018: Mitchell Alves, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Meleane Moala, Henry Kupihea, Kelsey Ann Vea, & Patricia Duh
2016-2017: Rheif Callahan, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, Marlon Cudiamat, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Samantha Hawkins-Tabian, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Mitchell Alves, University of Hawaii-Hilo, & Patricia Duh, University of Hawaii-West Oahu
2015-2016: Mitchell Alves, University of Hawaii-Hilo, Yako Funaki, University of California Santa Cruz, Dean Brown-Aiwohi, Kauai Community College, Jana-Lynn Kolo, Kauai Community College & Jennie Waiwaiole-Vega, Kauai Community College



Deja Vu Surf Hawaii is an active member of the community. We are members of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Economic Development Board, Friends of Kauai Community College Advisory Team, and Hawaii Community Foundation Leadership Council. In 2015, Deja Vu Surf Hawaii established the Deja Vu Scholarship Fund.


Deja Vu Surf Hawaii is active in the community and is dedicated to supporting charitable and other community efforts through in-kind and volunteer activities. Deja Vu Surf Hawaii’s community and charitable priorities on Kauai include:

• Youth organizations (versus individual requests by youth)
• Education
• Water-related activities
• Employee-related activities


Contribution requests are to be emailed to:

We have supported the following organizations:

  • Aloha ‘Ike
  • Boy Scouts of America – Aloha Council
  • Bully Free Kauai
  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
  • County of Kauai-Employee Council
  • East Side Family Summit
  • E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha
  • Freedive Spearfishing Tournament
  • Hanalei Canoe Club
  • Hawaii Foodbank
  • Hawaii Surfing Federation-Kauai
  • Healing Horses Kauai – 2014 Summer Gala Fundraiser
  • Island School
  • Kahuna Valley
  • Kapaa High School // KHS Project Grad
  • Kapaa Middle School
  • Kauai Fire Department-25th Recruit Class
  • Kauai High School | KHS Project Grad | Athletics | PAIRS PTSA
  • Kauai Hospice
  • Kauai Humane Society
  • Kauai Philippine Cultural Center
  • Kauai Police Activities League
  • Kauai Senior Center – Food & Craft Fair
  • Kauai Splash
  • Kauai Surfing Association – Hoonua O Ke Kai Ocean Festival
  • Kauai United Way – 14th Annual Just for Fun…Just for Kauai Golf Tournament 2014
  • Kauai Chapter-State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers
  • Kauai All-Island Band
  • KCC Waiʻaleʻale Project Scholarship Fund
  • Keala Foundation
  • Kekaha School
  • Nawiliwili Yacht Club – Keiki Fishing Tournament
  • Women in Need
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Garden Island Trollers
  • Waimea High School Media Production Class
  • Kauai North Shore Community Foundation
  • Kauai Farm Bureau
  • Parents and Children Together
  • Kauai Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Kauai Historical Society
  • Kauai Independent Daycare Services
  • Koloa-Kalaheo Pop Warner Association
  • Koloa Plantation Days
  • Kula Elementary, Intermediate, and High School
  • Lihue Christian Church
  • Lihue Pop Warner Association
  • Lihue Public Library
  • Kauai North Shore Community  Foundation
  • Not Even Once Mural Project
  • Pacific Lutheran University-Hawaii Club
  • PONO/YAPP Youth Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Prevention Project
  • Rotary Club of Kapaa // Rotary Club of Poipu Beach
  • Special Olympics-Kauai Area
  • Storybook Theatre of Hawaii
  • Surfrider Foundation-Kauai Chapter
  • UH-Cancer Research Center of Hawaii-REAL Hawaii Youth Movement Against the Tobacco Industry
  • Waimea High School // WHS Project Grad
  • Wilcox Elementary School
  • YWCA of Kauai
  • Zonta Club of Kauai
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Heiva I Kauai International Tahitian Dance Competition
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Kauai Aces Baseball
  • Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Healing Horses
  • Kauai Island Ladies Adult Soccer Breast Cancer Tournament
  • Kapaa Elementary School PTSA Fun Run/Walk
  • Kauai Invasives Species Eradication Dive Tournament
  • Swim Kauai Aquatics
  • Kauai Lifeguard Association
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