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Regents and Presidential Scholarships

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

Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study, and Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. All scholars receive $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to 20 outstanding freshmen who receive an SAT total score of at least 1340 or ACT combined score of at least 29, maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to 10 college juniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level work, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor.

Apply for a Scholarship

For scholarship application information, please visit:

UH Manoa
UH Hilo
UH West O‘ahu

The Regents and Presidential Scholarships are administered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UH Hilo, UH Manoa and UH West O‘ahu in cooperation with the UH System Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

List of recipients from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

2012 Scholars

Regents Scholars

Name and high school

Lucia Amore, ‘Iolani
Alexander Bitter, Waiakea
Britny Ching, Sacred Hearts
Nicholas Farrant, Kamehameha
John Rommel Gawaran, Waimea
Daisy Green, Kealakehe
Lauren Hill, Waiakea
Shae Ideue, Pearl City
Caitlin Kelly, Mililani
Angelica Lao, Moanalua
Rachel Look, Pearl City
Hollyann Loui, Moanalua
Brandon McMurtry, Kaiser
Jen Samantha Rasay, ‘Iolani
Grant Takara, Kalani
Bryce Tanaka, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy
Dustin Vuong, Mid-Pacific Institute
Zhaotong Xu, ‘Iolani
Kelly Zakimi, Moanalua
Shalin Zhang, Moanalua

Presidential Scholars

Name and campus last attended

Tyler Blair, UH Manoa
Elyssa Correia, UH Hilo
Christopher Ian Escalante, UH Manoa
Suzette Farnum, Leeward CC
Yannic Gagnon, UH Manoa
Rachel Gregory, UH Manoa
Dane Kurohara, UH Manoa
Austen Lau, UH Manoa
Robin Michi Sweeney, UH Manoa
Jordan Wang, UH Manoa