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My son passed away last Friday, and I would like to

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My son passed away last Friday, and I would like to establish a scholarship trust in his name. His family are residents of Hawaii. Where can I find documents compliant with Hawaii law?
JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: I already said, Hawaii
JA: Sorry about that. I must have missed it. Could you tell me again?
Customer: What is the problem? I said, Hawaii
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: NO, just started a search for Trust docs
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not yet
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  LegalGems replied 8 months ago.

Hello! I will be reviewing your question and posting a response momentarily; if you have any follow up questions please respond here. Thanks!

Expert:  LegalGems replied 8 months ago.

My sympathies for your loss; that is a very kind gesture to help keep a loved one's memory alive; a few minutes please.

Expert:  LegalGems replied 8 months ago.

This is referred to as an endowment, as opposed to a trust-which is an estate planning document. Normally the contributor will provide the funds, and the organization will assist with the paperwork and with screening applicants (unless the contributor wishes to play a part in choosing the recipient and/or presenting the award)

An endowment sets up a permanent fund (Contributions are carefully invested to ensure the endowment retains its value forever, and the scholarships created by the endowment are funded through the income generated by the investment).

Annual scholarships are for situations where one wishes to commit to funding a scholarship for a certain number of years.

Here is a link to the statewide, non profit organization that will help establish a scholarship and will allow one to pick one of particular interest, ie a field of study, sports, leadership, ethnicity, religion, hobbies, etc

That includes their mission statement, and here is their contact information:

Other foundations can be located by geographic location here:

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Expert:  LegalGems replied 8 months ago.

Hello again; just checking in to see how things worked out;
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