External Undergraduate Scholarships

External Undergraduate Scholarships 

 Deadline Date

 (tentative dates based on previous year’s deadline) 

Program Name and Website LinkAward InformationEligibility  Notes  
January 2018 (tentative)American Association of University Women, Honolulu Branch ScholarshipStarts from $1000, but award amount is variable. Average award is approximately $2500 per student.Open to women pursuing college degrees (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral). Must be a resident of Hawai‘i and have financial need. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Apply from AAUW through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/students


N/ALunalilo Scholars Program

Provides scholarships, support services, peer mentoring, transportation, books, software and supplies.



Must be a first year KCC student or first year entering KCC student. Must exhibit financial need.


Support, scholarship, and opportunities for students with financial or other barriers, which limit college access.


For more questions, contact Linh Hoang Poe, Senior Director of Development, at 734-9570 or linh.hoang@uhfoundation.org.

January 2018 (tentative)Asian & Pacific Islander American ScholarshipScholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. Must be a US citizen, national or legal resident, of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or earned a GED. Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify as having financial need. 
January 2018 (tentative)ʻImi Naʻauao ScholarshipAward amount varies depending on the availability of funds.Must be a Hawai‘i resident and a full-time, degree-seeking student expecting to earn a bachelor’s degree in the following Spring. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 
January 2018 (tentative)

Alan Church Environmental Steward SOEST Scholarship


Annual 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 2018 (tentative)National 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 2018 (tentative)

EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program


Award 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, and also be enrolled at a minority-serving institution. GPA of 3.2 or higher required. 
February 2018 (tentative; 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 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 2018 (tentative)UH 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.Log-in through MyUH STAR GPS Registration and then select the Scholarships tab.
February 2018 (tentative)Osher Foundation Reentry ScholarshipAwards of ~$3,800 for Fall and Spring semesters. 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 2018 (tentative)Na Ho‘okama a PauahiMaximum award amount is $8,000 for up to 5 years.Undergraduate or graduate program. Hawai‘i resident, minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be anticipating Bachelor’s degree by the following Spring. Full time-student, with financial need who is a classified degree-seeking student. 
March 2018 (tentative)Kua’ana Tuition WaiverNeeds-based tuition waivers for Native Hawaiian students. Must be of Hawaiian ancestry and enrolled in 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 2018 (tentative)Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipAwards of up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses, plus travel funds to attend mandatory Scholar Orientation 2017 (date to be announced later).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 2018 (tentative)Hawaii 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. 
~September or October 2018 (tentative)Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer ScholarshipAward of up to $40,000 per year, for generally 2 to 2.5 years. Must be a current student at a two-year (community) college with sophomore status by the end of the year, or a recent community college 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 2017 (tentative)Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service (sponsored by the Department of Defense) Full tuition and educational-related fees covered. Additional stipend between $25,000   to $38,000 per year. Health insurance (up to $1200 per year), and $1000 per year for additional educational-related supplies. Also: summer internships, 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 – check website (both Spring and Fall deadlines)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.