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School of Pacific and Asian Studies Scholarships

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies offers a number of scholarships and financial-aid opportunities for graduate students, many of which are available to students in Korean studies. Complete descriptions of these awards can be found at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/spas/?page_id=40. They include:

  • The Pacific-Asian Scholarships, administered through the Asian Studies Program and funded by the Graduate Division of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, consist of payment of two semesters’ tuition. Students are nominated by each area center and then awarded by Asian Studies in late spring for the next academic year.

  • Tuition waivers are available for a limited number of graduate students. They are granted on a two-semester basis and cover tuition only for resident or nonresident classified students. They are awarded primarily on the basis of need and academic performance. Area centers nominate their respective students for tuition waivers.

  • Asian Pacific Tuition Differential Exemptions may be granted to students from selected countries, including Korea, who are enrolled as regular graduate students. These awards exempt the student from paying out-of-state tuition. Unclassified and special students are not eligible for these awards.

  • Graduate Assistantships for two teaching assistants in the Asian Studies Program are currently available for each academic year. The award includes a tuition waiver and a stipend for a nine-month appointment. Applicants must be enrolled in the Asian Studies M.A. program. The application deadline is February 1.

  • National Security Education Program fellowships enable outstanding U.S. graduate students (U.S. citizenship is required) to pursue specialization in area and language study or to add an important international dimension to their education. Area and Language Studies Doctoral Fellowships award up to $2,000 per semester to doctoral-track students with area and language specializations. Graduate Enhancement Fellowships award up to $10,000 per semester to graduate students for overseas study. Deadline: Early November.

  • The James Shigeta Scholarship in Asian Studies covers tuition costs for one academic year for graduate students or undergraduates in Asian studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Some consideration for financial need is given in the selection process. Application deadline is March 1.

  • The Japan Travel Bureau Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship established to promote understanding between peoples and nations through higher education. A candidate must be a full-time classified UH Mānoa graduate student or upperclass undergraduate interested in international relations or cross-cultural studies. Application deadline is March 1.

More Information and application materials for these awards may be obtained from the SPAS Office of Student Academic Services, 315 Moore Hall.