Awards and Recognition




First David Malo Award; Rotary Club of West Honolulu

Award of Merit;
City and County of Honolulu for Outstanding Service to the community in the preparation of the Pūku‛i-Elbert Hawaiian-English Dictionary 11-18-57

Order of Ke Ali‛
i Pauahi
; 6-1-58; Kamehameha Schools

Women of Communications Award
; Theta Sigma Phi Honolulu
Chapter 4-12-59

Ka Palapala Po‛
okela John Dominis Holt Award
; Hawai‛i Book
Publishers Association for Excellence in Book Publishing 1959

University of Hawai‛
i Doctor of Letters

Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Arts & Letters
Hawaiian Mission Academy Alumni Association 1963

Outstanding Hawaiian Award
,  Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs 1967

omau I Ke Ike Award, State of HawaiI;

Preservation of Hawaiian Language, Arts and Culture 1969

Aloha Week Certificate of Meritorious Service

Aloha Week Hawaii
25 Years of Active Participation 1947 – 1971

Women of Achievement in Community Relations Award
; Theta
Sigma Phi Honolulu Chapter 1972

Hawai’i’s Outstanding Native Born Citizen of the
 State of Hawai’i, 1972 Citizenship Day

Honorary Member; The Delta Kappa Gamma Society
of the
State of Hawai‛i 7-15-72

Order of Appreciation
; Alumni Association of Chaminade

College 10-4-72

American Association of University Women Award
Hawai’i Division 1973

Order of Distinction for Cultural Leadership
; State of Hawai’i

Doctor of Arts and Letters; Church College of Hawai‘

Honorary Membership; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu

Hawai’i Pioneer Award
; Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan  1974

A Living Treasure of Hawai‛
i; Honpa Hongwanji Mission of

Hawai’i 6-10-76

University of Hawai‛
i Foundation Award for contributions to the
University and Community of Hawai’i 1977

1st Annual Nani Award;
Hawaiian Music Awards Academy
Certificate of Excellence  1977

Na Hōku Hanohano Award !st Year of Award

Resolution; City and County of Honolulu; For many years of

Outstanding Contributions to the people of Hawai’i as author,
composer, linguist and translator 3-17-82 

Resolution, City and County of Honolulu; Recognition of Cultural Preservation and Understanding of the Native Hawaiian language and Culture  2-23-83


Message from Governor George R. Ariyoshi for contributions to the State of Hawai‛i 11-17-83

Agnes Baldwin Alexander Aw
for Service
to Humanity

Resolution of Acknowledgement
Office of Hawaiian Affairs 
Outstanding Hawaiian  1986

Resolution; City and County of Honolulu
; Recognition and
Condolence 5-28-86

olako Award
; YWCA of Oahu 1987

Inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame;
 First Year of Award; for Contributions to the Preservation and Perpetuation of Hawai’i’s Musical Culture  9=6=1995

Honolulu Centennial 100 Honoree
, Mufi Hanneman, Mayor, City &
County of Honolulu, 11-05-2005

uwai Aloha Award;
Hawaiian Mission Academy 2008


























Mary Kawena Pukui Cultural Preservation Society