External Undergraduate Scholarships

Last revised: 10/10/17

Deadline Date

(tentative dates based on previous year’s deadline)

Program Name and Website Link

Award InformationEligibility Notes
January 2018 (tentative)American Association of University Women Honolulu Branch (Scholarship)Varies.Hawai‘i resident, female student with financial need. Minimum GPA: 3.0.Apply through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/students
January 31, 2018Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation Scholarship Varies.Attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify as having financial need.
None listedLunalilo Scholars ProgramIncludes scholarship, support services, mentoring, books, transportation, software and supplies.First-year KCC student or newly entering KCC student with financial need.For more questions or to apply, contact Linh Hoang Poe, Senior Director of Development, at 734-9570 or linh.hoang@uhfoundation.org.
January 11, 2018Asian & Pacific Islander American ScholarshipVaries.US citizen, national or legal resident, of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Minimum GPA: 2.7 (or earned a GED).Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify as having financial need.
January 2018 (tentative)ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship Award amount varies depending on the availability of funds.Hawai‘i resident, full-time student. Minimum GPA: 3.0.Must expect to earn a bachelor’s degree in the following Spring.
January 31, 2018Alan Church Environmental Steward SOEST Scholarship Annual award of $800 for tuition and registration fees (including up to $300 for supplies).Full-time student (junior/senior) at UHM in SOEST. Minimum GPA: 2.5. Must be interested in marine science.Preference to students of Hawaiian ancestry.
January 31st, 2018National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate ScholarshipUp to $9,500/year for two years, plus a paid summer internship at a NOAA facility.Full-time student and US citizen. Minimum and cumulative GPA: 3.0. Major related to NOAA’s mission.
January 31st, 2018NOAA EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program Award of up to $45,000 a year for two years.US citizen and full-time student enrolled in a minority-serving institution. Major related to NOAA’s mission. Minimum GPA: 3.2
February 1, 2018 (FAFSA priority deadline)UH Mānoa Scholarships and GrantsMaximum annual award is $4,000.Enrolled at least half-time in UHM courses and a Hawai‘i resident.Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify as having financial need. There are 4 awards: Mānoa Opportunity Grant, Pacific Islander Scholarships, Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships, UHM Merit Scholarships/UHF Scholarships.
February 15, 2018 UH Student ScholarshipsSeveral scholarships. Log-in to see scholarships.UH system student (all campuses are eligible). 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.Classified UHM undergraduate with financial need. Minimum GPA: 2.5.Applying for FAFSA is strongly recommended. Students working towards their first bachelor’s degree after a minimum 5-year educational gap will be given preference.
February 2018 (tentative)Nā Hoʻokama a PauahiUp to $8000Hawai‘i resident and full-time student with financial need. Minimum GPA: 3.0.Scholarship through Kamehameha Schools. Preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.

February 15, 2018

Pauahi Foundation ScholarshipVaries.Must be a classified full-time student attending a 2-year or 4-year accredited institution in order to apply.Preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
March 2018 (tentative)Kua’ana Tuition Waiver Needs-based tuition waivers for Native Hawaiian students.UHM campus, full-time student. Undergraduate minimum GPA: 2.5. Graduate student minimum GPA: 3.0.Must complete a FAFSA application. Preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.

March 8, 2018

Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipAwards up to $7,000.Interest in studies related to Native American nations or the environment.
March 2018 (tentative)

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union Lowell Kalapa ScholarshipScholarship award of $2,000.Credit union member or a member’s dependent planning to attend a college in the upcoming school year.
October 24, 2017Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer ScholarshipVaries.Must have financial need, minimum GPA: 3.5.Community college student intending to transfer to a 4-year university.
December 1, 2017Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Award includes full tuition with stipend, health insurance, summer internships, mentoring, and educational supplies.US citizen with minimum GPA: 3.0. Both undergraduate and graduate students eligible.Sponsored by the Department of Defense. Able to participate in a summer internship with the Department of Defense.
November 6, 2017Student Veterans of America (SVA)Varies.Must be a veteran.Various scholarships. Please see additional eligibility requirements on the website for each scholarship.