External Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Last revised 10/11/18

Deadline Date

(tentative dates based on previous year’s deadline)

Program Name and Website Link

Award InformationEligibility Notes
January 31, 2019American Association of University Women Honolulu Branch (Scholarship)Varies.Hawai‘i resident, female student with financial need. Minimum GPA: 3.0.Apply through the Hawai‘i Community Foundation: https://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/students
October 26, 2018Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship$5,000 for one year. Renewable for a second year.US citizen or permanent resident. Minimum graduate GPA: 3.0.Open to women pursuing an advanced degree in geosciences. Must be a member of at least one of AGI’s member societies.
April 2019 tentativeHarold T. Stearns Fellowship$1500 or possibly more if need is justified.Research must be related to specific areas (see website).Requires letter of support from an advisor or faculty member and completion of the Stearns-Coulbourn Fellowships Common Application Form.
February 14, 2019Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi ScholarshipVaries.Hawai‘i resident, minimum GPA: 3.0. Full time-student, with financial need.
January 31, 2019ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship Varies.Hawai‘i resident, full-time student. Minimum GPA: 3.0.
January 15, 2019Hau’oli Mau Loa Graduate AssistantshipGraduate assistantship, stipends, full tuition, professional development and other educational expenses.Pursuing M.S. degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, or Geology & Geophysics. Minimum GPA: 3.0.Hawai‘i high school graduates committed to long-term career in natural resource management in Hawaiʻi.
January 11, 2019Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship ProgramVaries.Open to women GWIS members (free) and non-members ($50 application fee). Fellowship funds may be used for: expendable supplies, small equipment to be used by the recipient (not for general use), publication of research findings, field studies.
December 1, 2018Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Award includes full tuition with stipend, health insurance, summer internships, mentoring, and educational supplies.US citizen with minimum GPA: 3.0. Both undergraduate and graduate students eligible. Sponsored by the Department of Defense. Able to participate in a summer internship with the Department of Defense.
Feb – Apr 2019 (varies)UH Sea Grant Marine Fellowship (4 different opportunities)Fellowship award varies.US Citizen enrolled as a PhD student at a US university, pursuing research/career in marine resources.Includes (1) NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative, (2) Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship, (3) Knauss Fellowship, (4) Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship, (5) Marine Resource Economics Fellowship, and (6) Coastal Management Fellowship

March 1, 2019 (FAFSA priority deadline)

UH Mānoa Scholarships and GrantsMaximum annual award is $4,000.Enrolled at least half-time in UHM courses and a Hawai‘i resident.Must apply for the FAFSA and qualify as having financial need. There are 4 awards: Mānoa Opportunity Grant, Pacific Islander Scholarships, Incoming Undergraduate Scholarships, UHM Merit Scholarships/UHF Scholarships.
February 2019 (tentative, and various)UH Student ScholarshipsSeveral scholarships. Log-in to seeUH system student (all campuses are eligible).Log-in through MyUH STAR GPS Registration and then select the Scholarships tab.
March 2019 (tentative)Kua’ana Tuition WaiverTuition waiver.UHM campus, full-time graduate student with minimum GPA: 3.0.Preference given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.
June 2019 (tentative) The Denise B. Evans Fellowship in Oceanographic ResearchProvides $28,000/year for up to two years.Must be a SOEST graduate student pursuing research in oceanography.Students interested in receiving the Denise B. Evans awards must follow a specific nomination process. The student’s faculty advisor shall nominate the student by submitting a recommendation to her/his SOEST department chair (or director in the case of CMORE, HIMB, HNEI, and HIGP).
October 22-26, 2018 (deadline varies by discipline)NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)Each Fellowship consists of three years of support. See website for details.US citizen, national or permanent resident.Open to undergraduate seniors, post-baccalaureates, and 1st or 2nd year graduate students

December 7, 2018 (postdoctoral)

December 14, 2018 (predoctoral)

Ford Foundation Fellowship ProgramTwo types of programs: (1) Three-year stipend ($24,000/year) for PhD research; or (2) One-year stipend ($25,000) for final year of writing PhD dissertation. Both programs will pay expenses to attend a Ford Fellow conference.US citizen, national, or permanent resident. Superior academic achievements and career interests in teaching or research.
October 2019 (tentative)Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship ProgramProvides up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to a tuition allowance of up to $12,000,) and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.US citizen, national, or permanent resident. Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.3. Must be pursuing an advanced degree in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology or all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas. Women and minorities especially encouraged to apply.
April 2019 (tentative)American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Richard A Herbert Memorial Scholarship$2000 scholarship for one year.Must be a full time student enrolled in a program related to water resources and a national AWRA member.Both graduate and undergraduate students eligible.
December 1, 2018AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships$5,000-$18,000Women attending a MS or PhD program full-time in STEM and other select fields.Must be full-time graduate student.
July 15, 2019Scholarships/Fellowships for American Indian and Alaska Native Students Full-time undergraduate, MS or PhD student. Must submit Tribal Eligibility Certificate and have financial need.
December 7, 2018The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship ProgramFull tuition and fees, and up to $1000 in health insurance yearly.STEM and other selected academic disciplines.
December 6, 2018Women Techmakers Scholars Program$10,000 award for academic school year.Female applicants. Accepted or enrolled in a BS, MS or PhD program. Fields accepted include Computer Science and Computer & Electrical Engineering or closely related fields.
April 15, 2019Women in STEM Scholarship$3000Undergraduate, MS, or PhD student majoring in STEM.
November 11, 2018The National GEM Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science, Engineering, and STEM fields(varies)MS and PhD students.Three different fellowships offered.
April 2019 (tentative)Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship(varies)Undergraduate or graduate students. Must be of Hispanic Heritage.Varies, based on merit.