External Undergraduate Scholarships

External Undergraduate Scholarships 

Deadline Date

 (if 2017 not yet posted, 2016 given for reference) 

Program Name and Website Link

Award InformationEligibility  Notes
January 18, 2017Asian & Pacific Islander American ScholarshipScholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Must live at or below the poverty level, be the first in their families to attend college, be representative of the AAPI community’s diversity (especially those from underrepresented groups), must have community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement. 
January 31, 2017ʻImi Naʻauao ScholarshipAward amount varies depending on the availability of funds.Must be a Hawaii resident and a full-time, degree-seeking student expecting to earn bachelor’s degree by Spring 2017. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
January 31, 2017Alan Church Environmental Steward ScholarshipAnnual award of $800 for tuition and registration fees (including up to $300 for supplies).Must be a full- time junior or senior enrolled at UHM/SOEST with GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must be interested in marine sciencePreference given to students interested in sea turtles or coral reefs.
January 31, 2017National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate ScholarshipAward of up to $9,500/year for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) summer internship at a NOAA facility.Must be a U.S. citizen, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program. Must have/maintain a 3.0 GPA each term and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in your major. Major must be related to NOAA’s mission (see website for long list of eligible majors). 
January 31, 2017NOAA Educational Partnership ProgramAward of up to $45,000 for two academic years to support tuition and fees, attendance at a conference to present research, and other allowable expenses.Must meet all requirements for NOAA Hollings Scholarship (above), and also be enrolled at a minority-serving institution and earn/maintain a slightly higher GPA (3.2). 
February 1, 2017 (FAFSA priority deadline) UH Manoa Scholarships and GrantsMaximum annual award is $4,000. Must be enrolled at least half-time in UHM courses (6 credits as an undergraduate or 4 credits as a graduate student). Preference is given to students who meet FAFSA priority deadline of February 1 and are Hawai‘i residents.There is no separate application (just the FAFSA). There are 4 opportunities: Mānoa Opportunity Grant, Pacific Islander Scholarships, Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships, UHM Merit Scholarships/UHF Scholarships. 
February 17, 2017UH Student Scholarships (all campuses)Large number/variety of scholarships. Login to see the scholarships for which you may be eligible.Must be a UH student. 
February 17, 2017Osher Foundation Reentry ScholarshipAwards of ~$3,800 (approximately 50% of UH Manoa tuition) for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Awards to part-time students will be proportional.Must be a classified UHM undergrad working towards their first bachelor’s degree with at least a 5-year gap in their education (ideally aged 25-50). May be full-time or part-time. Must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants are encouraged to file a FAFSA for priority consideration.  
February 17, 2017Na Ho‘okama a PauahiMaximum award amount is $8,000 for up to 5 years.Must be a Hawai‘i resident, and be a full-time, classified, degree-seeking student with financial need. 
March 1, 2017American Association of University Women (AAUW)Award amounts of typically, $1,000 to $4,000. Must be a female resident of Windward O’ahu, enrolled in or accepted for admission at a Hawai‘i college or university. Must be enrolled in a classified degree program and not have previously earned a baccalaureate degree. 
March 1, 2017Kua’ana Tuition Waiver (also see merit scholarships)Needs-based tuition waiver. Must be of Hawaiian ancestry and enrolled on the UHM campus, be a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.5 or a full-time graduate student with a GPA of at least 3.0.Must complete a FAFSA application.
March 15, 2017Udall ScholarshipAwards of up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses, plus travel funds to attend mandatory Scholar Orientation in Tucson, AZ from August 8-13, 2017. Should be a college sophomore or junior interested in conservation, environmental stewardship, or environmental policy. Should have demonstrated their commitment to the environment through participation in campus activities or service to their community, and should be working towards a career that will enable them to address environmental issues on a local, national, or global scale.Will award ~60 scholarships (up to $7000 each).
March 31, 2017Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Lowell Kalapa ScholarshipScholarship award of $2,000. Must be a credit union member or a member’s dependent planning to attend a college or university in the upcoming school year. 
April 18, 2017 (Applications accepted February 1)University of Hawaii Federal Credit UnionScholarship award of $2,000.Must be a member, or family member thereof. Must have applied to (or be enrolled in) a UH System campus as an undergraduate. If awarded, must become a credit union member.Will award $10,000 (5 scholarships @ $2000 each). Three scholarships are reserved for incoming freshmen. Two are for continuing undergraduates.
~September or October 2017Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer ScholarshipAward of up to $40,000 per year, for generally up to  2 to 2.5 years. Must be a current student at a two-year college with sophomore status by the end of the year, or a recent graduate with plans to enroll full time in a 4-year program in the fall following the application submission. Must have a GPA of at least 3.5, must demonstrate significant unmet financial need (applicants with family income up to $95,000 are considered), and must have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.~55 scholarships are awarded each year. Applicants are judged based on achievement and academic ability, financial need, persistence, leadership, and service to others.
~November 2017Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service (sponsored by the Department of Defense) Award of between $25,000 to $38,000, depending on the degree, plus full tuition, health insurance, supplies, mentoring, and employment placement after graduation. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or a commonwealth country, be 18 years or older, be a student in good standing at a U.S. college or university (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0), be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant major (see webpage for list), be able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories and be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.  
Various (including Spring and Fall)Student Veterans of America (SVA) Approximately 10 different scholarship programs. Awards range from $2,500 to 12,000. Must be a veteran. Other requirements vary per scholarship. Check website for details.