The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship

The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship

The founder of The Exclusive Hawaii, JF Benoist, knows how life-changing a book can be.


After reading The E-Myth, JF was motivated to start his own business. In 2010, JF and his wife, Joyce, founded The Exclusive Hawaii — a non 12 step, holistic residential treatment center that broke the traditional addiction treatment mold.


After reading You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting for, JF was inspired to think outside the box and create his revolutionary therapeutic methodology, Experiential Engagement Therapy™.

In 2018, JF wrote and self-published his own book, Addicted to the Monkey Mind, which has gone on to sell over 26,000 copies (and counting!) and has established JF as a thought leader in the addiction field.


Reading has been an integral part of JF’s success, and he wants to encourage students to take time to reflect on how much their own lives can be impacted by a good book.


For this reason, The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship is open to students going into any field. The requirement to apply is to submit an 800-1,000 word essay about how a book has made a significant impact on your life.


As The Exclusive Hawaii is founded on an experience-based learning concept, JF and the entire Exclusive Hawaii team hope that the reflection process of writing this essay will lead all applying students to foster a deeper appreciation for reading.

Scholarship Details




• All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

• All applicants must be currently enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college, university, or trade school for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.

• Students attending an accredited online university are welcome to apply.


• Please write an 800-1,000 word essay detailing how a book changed your outlook, inspired you, or positively impacted your life.

• Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter to an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill.



Please use the form link to submit your information to apply: 2021 The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment – Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  • Essay answering the above questions.  Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  • Confirmation and acceptance of the terms and conditions


All applications must be submitted by August 31, 2021.


A winner will be selected and notified via email by September 15, 2021.


• The winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from The Exclusive Hawaii.

• The scholarship application will be judged on the authentic and specific nature of the essay.

• Questions about The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship can be directed to [email protected]

• The scholarship funds provided by The Exclusive Hawaii will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.


By submitting an application, we are granted permission to send applicants information regarding their application only, via their submitted email address.


No applicants will be contacted regarding anything other than their application.


The winner will be asked if they will grant The Exclusive Hawaii permission to post their name, school, and photo (if submitted) on or in other marketing communications relating to the scholarship program. We will remove any information pertaining to applicants at their request.


All information (proof of enrollment, essays, and email) relating to applicants is destroyed as soon as a winner is announced.


Applicants emails will not be used for any marketing purposes. The Exclusive Hawaii and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.


All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to The Exclusive Hawaii Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.


As outlined in the Privacy Policy, once permission is granted by the applicant, The Exclusive Addiction Treatment Center, its agents and/or representatives have permission to:


• Use their name, photo, and college or university in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc.) issued by The Exclusive Hawaii.

• Post the applicant’s name, photo, and college or university on the The Exclusive Hawaii website.

• Email information to the applicant regarding their application.

• Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly, as well as on The Exclusive Hawaii’s social media pages.