Outside Scholarships/Funding

Most scholarships are based on merit and academic achievement. This includes Stipends and Fellowships. However, they are still considered part of a financial aid package. Federal regulations require that the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Financial Aid Services take into account all scholarships/resources when determining the student's eligibility for financial aid awards. Per Federal regulations, a student's financial aid (grants, work-study, loans) and scholarships/resources cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (Cost of Attendance includes Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Books and Supplies, Personal Expenses, and Transportation).

Note: Need-based aid (grants, work-study, and subsidized loans) must remain within a student's financial need.

Need is calculated as follows:

Cost of Attendance
– Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
– Resources
= Need

As a result, scholarships/resources often cause a dollar-for-dollar reduction in financial aid awards, including grants.


Click on the link below for more information and links to outside scholarships:

Note for graduate students:

When you are searching for funding, you should contact your academic department for information on merit-based scholarships, fellowships and other forms of grant assistance.