Presidential Scholarship Application
Presidential Scholars are selected solely on the basis of achievement. Students receiving a Presidential Scholarship are eligible to apply for other awards, whether merit or need based.
Although awards for other scholarships funded by the University MAY be rescinded if a student is selected for the Presidential Scholarship, students with financial need are especially encouraged to file the FAFSA and make other applications.
The Presidential Scholarship application will not place the applicant in consideration for other scholarships. Please apply for other awards through Campus Financial Aid Services or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The application deadline for receipt of the Presidential Scholarship application is February 1. The applicant is responsible for insuring that all materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, are postmarked no later than Feb. 1. Only applications completed by the deadline will be considered.
Transfer students must submit the University of Hawaii Common Application Form directly to the Admissions and Records Office at their chosen campus and have official transcripts from each college attended sent directly to that office. (The Admissions Office cannot use transcripts submitted to the Scholarship Committee and vice versa.)
- The application deadline is February 1.
- Notification of awards will be made by April 1.
- Scholarship recipient must enroll in the subsequent Fall Semester.
The application and all supporting materials must be postmarked no later than Feb. 1.
- Download: Application checklist (PDF)
The application process has three steps:
Step 1. Complete the application and submit a personal statement.
- Download: 2013 Application (PDF)
Step 2. Submit two letters of recommendation.
- Download: Letter of Recommendation form (PDF)
Step 3. Submit college/university transcript(s) only. Please have these official transcripts sent directly to the address below. Transcripts should be ordered after grades for the fall term have been recorded. Note: UH transcripts must also be ordered and mailed to the address below.
All documents should be mailed to:
University of Hawaii
System Office of Student Affairs
2444 Dole Street, Bachman Hall 109H
Honolulu, HI 96822
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, are postmarked by the deadline of February 1st. Only applications completed by the deadline will be considered.