Education

Bowfin Scholarship

USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship Application Window Opens for 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association proudly announces that the application period for USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarships has opened for Hawaii area assigned submarine families for 2016-2017 Academic Year. Started in 1985, this scholarship program has given over $700,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Hawaii area submariners and their families. This year, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Board of Directors has made available up to $50,000 in funds to support this scholarship effort that provides monies for tuition, books, and fees for Submariners, their spouses and children.

Scholarship applications are available online here by calling USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at 808-423-1341. It is important to note that complete scholarship application packages should be postmarked by Friday, April 8th to support an interview process on April 23rd, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in early May.

Key Dates:

  • April 8, 2016: Deadline to submit completed scholarship application.
  • April 23, 2016: Scholarship Interviews at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
  • Out of Area applicants who are unable to attend an interview should schedule a telephone interview by calling Mrs. Lana Vargas at USS Bowfin at 808-423-1341
  • Early May: Scholarship Award Ceremony at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.

 

Call 808-423-1341 for more information.

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Scholarships

USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship Application Window Opens for 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association proudly announces that the application period for USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarships has opened for Hawaii area assigned submarine families for 2016-2017 Academic Year. Started in 1985, this scholarship program has given over $700,000 in scholarships to hundreds of Hawaii area submariners and their families. This year, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum Board of Directors has made available up to $50,000 in funds to support this scholarship effort that provides monies for tuition, books, and fees for Submariners, their spouses and children.

Scholarship applications are available online here by calling USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at 808-423-1341. It is important to note that complete scholarship application packages should be postmarked by Friday, April 8th to support an interview process on April 23rd, 2016. Scholarships will be awarded in early May.

Key Dates:

  • April 8, 2016: Deadline to submit completed scholarship application.
  • April 23, 2016: Scholarship Interviews at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.
  • Out of Area applicants who are unable to attend an interview should schedule a telephone interview by calling Mrs. Lana Vargas at USS Bowfin at 808-423-1341
  • Early May: Scholarship Award Ceremony at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park.

 

Call 808-423-1341 for more information.

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Junior Submariner Quiz

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   We have created a Junior Submariner Quiz for children ages (5-12). Each child that completes the quiz will recieve a certificate of mastery and their very own submariner dolphin ensignia patches! Don't forget to add your mailing address  Click here to take survey

   

Outreach Program

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Outreach Program

We offer presentations on the history and science of submarines at schools or other educational groups on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands. There is no charge for this service, and weekday scheduling is flexible.  Homeschooling and scouting groups are welcome to participate in this program, as well.

  • Objective: To familiarize 4th or 5th grade students with the history and functioning of U.S. submarines
  • Formal Lesson Plan designed to fit into science and history studies
  • Hands-on, interactive demonstration of a diving and surfacing model submarine
  • Graphic and textual information, including photographs and posters
  • Educational handouts for each student

For more information, or to schedule a visit to your school or educational organization, please contact Charles R. Hinman, Education & Outreach, at (808) 423-1341 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Educator Resources

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Educator Resources

Teacher Workshops

Teachers on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands may be elegible to participate in Hawaii DOE-sponsored workshops at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.  The workshops are conducted twice a year, once in winter, and once in summer.

Bowfin Park Quiz

A ready-made, 20-question quiz on our submarine amd museum is available, appropriate for 4th Grade through Middle School students.  Answers are included with the teacher's version.

Research

Our archives and research library are available by appointment to upper-level students and adults who wish to conduct research on submarine-related topics.

 

For information on any of the resources listed above, please contact our education director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call (808) 423-1341.

   

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Secrets of the Sub

Hawaii Themed Submarines

Hawaii Themed Submarines

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USS Kamehameha (SSBN-642) was launched on 16 January 1965 and commissioned on 10 December 1965.  This submarine holds the name for King Kamehameha the Great.  It is fitting that one of our submarines bear the name of this striking figure in Hawaiian history.  His people were intrepid seafarers and knowledge of stars, winds and currents still arouse wonder and admiration.  For much of USS Kamehameha's service, she was based in Rota, Spain conducting deterrence patrols during the Cold War.  Commissioning gifts to the submarine are on display at the museum.

USS Honolulu

USS Honolulu (SSN-718), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States to be named for Honolulu, Hawaii. She was launched on 24 September 1983 and commissioned on 6 July 1985.  Honolulu’s patrols are commemorated by ten surfboards signed by the crews aboard her at the time. One of the four surfboards held at Bowfin Park is on display in the museum.

USS Hawaii


The USS Hawaii (SSN 776) is the first commissioned vessel of its name. Launched June 17, 2006 and Commissioned May 5, 2007 she is fortunate to be homeported in her namesake state. The submarine was named to recognize the tremendous support the Navy has enjoyed from the people and state of Hawaii, and in honor of the rich heritage of submarines in the Pacific.


Hawaii is the third of the Virginia Class submarines.  The Virginia-class of attack submarines surpasses the performance of any current projected threat submarine, ensuring U.S. undersea dominance well into the next century.

Bowfin Museum collections include models of all three submarines.