Paying for your Education

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Regents Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • UH Foundation Scholarships
  • Office of Student Affairs
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    Honolulu, HI 96822

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    Scholarship Opportunities

    The following scholarship programs are available at the University of Hawai‘i campuses, as applicable. Use the links and information below to find out more.

    For more information regarding campus-specific scholarships, please contact your home campus financial aid office.

    Regents and Presidential Scholarship

    The Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support Hawai‘i students with a record of outstanding academic achievement.

    Twenty Regents scholarships will be awarded every year to incoming first-year students. Each scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend of $2,000 per semester, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. Scholars may be enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawai‘i.

    Ten Presidential scholarships will be awarded every year to incoming juniors. Each scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend of $2,000 per semester, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. Scholars may be enrolled at any baccalaureate campus of the University of Hawai‘i (UH Manoa, UH Hilo or UH West O‘ahu).

    For more information, visit the Regents & Presidential Scholars website.

    The Second Century Scholarship

    The Second Century Scholarship is a need-based grant provided to Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available to students across the UH System beginning in fall 2008, and the amount awarded will depend on the student’s financial need and funds available. To be eligible, Native Hawaiian students need only apply for financial aid through their campus financial aid offices. All regular aid deadlines apply.

    The State of Hawai‘i B Plus Scholarship

    Hawai‘i residents who newly graduate from a public high school with a rigorous high school diploma (which depends on year of graduation—download information), a GPA of 3.0 or better and have demonstated financial need are eligible for the State of Hawai‘i B Plus Scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted.

    UH Grants and Scholarships

    The University of Hawai‘i offers various need–based and non–need–based scholarship assistance in the form of Opportunity Grants, Achievement Scholarships, International Student Scholarships, and Pacific Islander Scholarships. Criteria vary by campus and scholarship. Students should fill out the FAFSA and consult their campus’ financial aid office for more information.

    The UH Foundation Scholarships

    The UH Foundation awards about $5 million annually from various private and corporate donations. More information about these scholarships, which are merit, service and/or need–based, is on the Foundation website.

    The UH System Scholarships

    The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System. These scholarships are made available by the generosity of private individuals and organizations who wish to reward students for a wide variety of accomplishments, including, but not limited to, academic achievement, service to the school and community, leadership ability, first-generation college-going, and specific major and career choices. Some take into consideration financial need and unique personal backgrounds. Visit the UH System Scholarships website.

    UH Manoa Chancellor’s Scholarship

    A maximum of 80 scholarships of $10,000 annually ($5,000/semester) will be awarded by the Office of Admissions to high-achieving Hawai‘i high school graduates. To be considered, students must meet the priority deadline for fall admission, the scholarship requirements, and be accepted to UH Manoa. A separate application is required. Visit the scholarship website.

    UH Hilo Chancellor’s Scholarship

    The UH Hilo campus offers a competitive Chancellor’s Scholarship, which covers full tuition for approximately 15 Hawai‘i students. Factors considered include academic scholarship, leadership experience and potential, community service and financial need. Visit the scholarship website for more information. The deadline is January 31st.

    UH West O‘ahu Chancellor’s Award

    The University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu offers a competitive full tuition award acknowledging academic achievement, leadership, and community service for approximately 8 students. Visit the scholarship website for more information.