Hawaiian Airlines has established a $100,000 scholarship fund in collaboration with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in an effort to encourage students in Hawaii to pursue professions in information technology. Starting in the fall 2023 semester, the Hawaiian Airlines New Horizons Scholarship will offer $10,000 prizes each year to up to two undergraduate students enrolled in the school’s Information Systems programme.
Hawaiian – which has provided nonstop flights between Phoenix and Honolulu for two decades and, in 2020, opened a Technology Center in Tempe – has developed a strong relationship with Arizona State University and area colleges to support the school-to-career pipeline, including via a summer internship program.
The one-year scholarship is open to juniors and seniors carrying a 3.0 GPA or higher and whose primary residence is in Hawai‘i. Applications must be submitted to Arizona State University on or before Feb. 1, 2023. More information is available here. Hawaiian’s IT team of nearly 300 employees – out of a 7,000-plus workforce – includes software engineers, architects, database managers, business analysts, and many other positions.
Hawaiian’s scholarship at Arizona State University adds to the carrier’s portfolio of workforce development initiatives. Last summer, Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier announced an innovative program with Honolulu Community College in which airline mechanics teach classes for the school’s Aeronautics Maintenance Program. In September, Hawaiian joined the University of Hawai‘i’s IT/Cyber Leap-Start Experience Excelerator Program to welcome students into its operations and provide valuable on-the-job training.
Ranked as the top employer in the state of Hawai‘i last year by Forbes, Hawaiian is aggressively recruiting for hundreds of positions, including in IT. Click here to browse job openings. Internship information is available here.