The HSGA Scholarship Fund provides assistance to promising steel guitar students in their studies with acknowledged masters of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please use the PayPal button below to donate an amount of your choice. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated – thank you!
Roberto Alaniz, Secretary Treasurer
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association
2145 Tiffany Walk
Manteca, CA. 95336
Isabella Bertlemann – Scholarship recipient
Isabella often saw boys and men playing the steel guitar. It wasn’t till she saw Mālie Lyman and Ho’ ailona Mahuka (of the Barney Isaacs family, that she saw girls play the steel guitar and this was the inspiration for her to ask Kumu Alan Akaka to take lessons.
Videos: Scholarship recipient Alexis Tolentino performs with Alan Akaka.
Bottom: Young students of Mr. Hong Yishi perform in Du Ying’s steel guitar program. Shanghai, China, 2004.
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To apply for a Hawaiian Steel Guitar player scholarship
please complete this Scholarship application
Non-profit Organization Statement of Purpose:
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association is a registered, nonprofit educational corporation in the State of Hawai`i under IRS tax code 501(c)(3). Its purpose is to develop a global communications network of players and lovers of traditional Hawaiian music and to encourage the study, teaching, performance, and manufacture of the Steel Guitar. Its primary financial goal is to provide scholarship assistance through donations and bequests to steel guitar students who demonstrate the ability and intent to become accomplished performers.
HSGA Scholarship Fund Resolution as adopted September 2017.pdf