Financial Aid

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work is allocated and awards two Manoa Achievement Scholarships each semester. Three scholarships are also available. Short-term, emergency loans up to a maximum of $250 are also available. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Coordinator at the school.

The George K. Okazaki Memorial Scholarship and Grant Fund honors the memory of George K Okazaki, alumnus and former assistant professor of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Recipients must be degree-seeking students enrolled full-time in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis on health.

Hoa Hana Scholarship was established to assist students commuting from neighbor islands to complete their education at the UH Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Preference will be given to those who currently reside on a neighbor island and express intention to practice in the field of social work on a neighbor island.

Fred Markham Lampson Scholarship was established to provide merit-based scholarships to assist BSW students at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. Recipients must be full or part time BSW students intending to continue study in the MSW program, have a minimum 3.0 gpa or better, junior or senior class standing, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the selection committee.

Applicants who are in need of financial assistance should seek it simultaneously from as many different sources as possible. The best and most comprehensive forms of financial aid are often found through other public and private sources. Although the school makes every effort to distribute information about additional resources based on notices received, students and applicants should not rely upon this as their primary source of information.

The following is a listing of some of the possible sources of financial aid both on and off campus:

UHM Financial Aid Services

The UHM Financial Aid Services office administers the University student assistance program, which includes scholarships, grants, and loans. More information and application forms can be obtained by writing to Financial Aid Services, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 112, 2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

University of Hawaii Foundation - University of Hawaii System Scholarship Search Site. Search for scholarships by name (keyword) or UH campus/Unit/Department.

Other Sources of Financial Aid at UHM

There are other sources of financial aid, usually in the form of tuition waivers, at the Mānoa campus. These include the following:

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) awards a number of Pacific/Asian scholarships each year. These are essentially tuition waivers intended to support full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing studies important to the Pacific and Asian regions. Write to: Student Academic Services Coordinator, School of Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies, Moore 315, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Office of Multicultural Student Services seeks to (a) provide employment and educational support to UH Mānoa students who wish to tutor and advise public students; (b) address the problem of underrepresentation of minorities in higher education by recruiting Filipinos and other ethnic groups to apply for admission to the University; and (c) provide retention services and coordinate special projects for minorities (e.g., Pre-Freshman Enrichment Project and Elementary Summer Program). Write to Office of Multicultural Student Services, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 309, 2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 or see http://opmanong.ssc.hawaii.edu.

International Student Services provides assistance in the administration of selected scholarship programs. Write to International Student Services, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 414, 2660 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. (http://www.hawaii.edu/issmanoa)

Additional Sources of Financial Aid

The Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association Hawaiʻi provides grants for full time undergraduate women who are 25 years or older and a graduate of a high school in Hawaiʻi. For more information and an application form, write to Chair, Educational Grants Committee, 3071 Pualei Circle, Honolulu, HI 96815.

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation administers a number of scholarship funds that are available to residents of Hawaiʻi. More information on each of the scholarship funds and application forms can be obtained by writing to SCHOLARSHIPS, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Kamehameha Schools adminsters scholarships for undergraduate students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry through the Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation Post High School Counseling and Scholarship Program. For more information and application forms, write to the main office at Kawaihao Plaza, 567 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or call (808)842-8216 or (800)842-4682, ext. 8216.

The Native Hawaiian Leadership Project provides scholarships for undergraduate students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry. For more information and application forms, contact the main office at the UHM Center for Hawaiian Studies or call (808) 845-1564.


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