Scholarship Applications Accepted Until August 12, 2019

Click here for a PDF application. Click here for Word doc application. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to apply too!

Happiness U seeks four Oahu residents to embark on a journey to transform their lives. A cohort of scholarship recipients will be selected for the 2019 class and will be part of an effort to measure the impact of their life and the lives of their coworkers, their families and their community. 

A program will be offered that includes life planning, healthy money mindset development, stress management, finding one’s life purpose, exploring spirituality, guilt relinquishment and decluttering of home and life.

Anyone may apply who is 18 or older. Organizations including businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are encouraged to incorporate this search as part of their workplace wellness programs. If employee nominees are selected, they can take a leadership role within their organization to teach what they’ve learned. Scholarship term is from September 1-December 31, 2019.

If you are ready to make a commitment to changing your life, don’t let finances get in the way! As long as you are open to learning and self-growth and want to experience your life in a new way, Happiness U may be for you. Please look through our website, read about our membership program and what we have to offer, and if it resonates with you, we invite you to apply. To learn more, contact

Why is Happiness U Offering Scholarships?

Most of us are surviving in various states of happiness. This scholarship program aims to find people who are ready to take then next step up in their journey to really thrive in a way that not only helps them personally but helps those around them. Pushing personal well-being to the next level is contagious.

Happiness has become much more than a personal aspiration. It has become a  national and global priority. Leaders worldwide are studying happiness and heralding it as an important measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. The personal-finance website WalletHub released its state of happiness in August and studied all 50 U.S. states across 28 indicators ranging from depression to sports participation to income growth. Hawaii scored 67.9 out of a 100 points in the analysis with high marks in the area of emotional health, physical well-being and work environment. Hawaii was also recognized as having the lowest share of adult depression and the fifth lowest divorce rate in the nation.

These joyful statistics are in contrast to a global study on happiness, which found that overall, Americans are increasingly unhappy.  In 2007, the United States ranked 3rd and in 2016 it came 19th. The reasons are declining social support and increased corruption. Published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations, the first World Happiness Report was issued in April 2012, in support of the UN’s focus on happiness and well-being.

Meet the Graduates

Meet recent scholarship beneficiaries and read about their journeys.

Support Scholarships

Watch this video and help others make a positive change in their life by supporting our 2019 scholarship drive for those individuals who want to make that personal commitment, but cannot afford to do so. Happiness U is a place for those that want to make positive changes in their life, are willing to commit to attending the school in person regularly to do so. A gift today will help make the difference in someone’s life as they work towards bringing more happiness and positivity to Hawaii.

Donate Happiness

Looking to make a greater difference in your community by creating opportunities to help others make positive change in their life and intern better the community we all live in?

Click the below button and enter the amount you wish to donate on the next page. Thank you for your contribution!*

* Happiness U is classified as a For-Profit organization and donations are not tax-deductible.


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