Scholarships

ScholarshipReasonAmountResidency StatusClass StandingGPADeadline(s)Application
International Undergraduate Student ScholarshipAcademic Merit$10,000/year (up to 4 years)F1/J1 visa statusincoming or continuing3.0~mid-JanuaryIUSS webpage
June Chun Naughton ISS Scholarship(1) Promotion of cross-cultural understanding and/or (2) emergent financial hardshipVaries (~$1,000-2,000)Any for 1st reason; only F1/J1 visa status for 2nd reason2 semesters at UHM by award period3.0~May 1See Star Scholarships
Kenji Yamaguma ScholarshipUnforeseen financial hardshipVaries (~$1,000-2,000)F/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period2.5 Undergrad; 3.0 GradrollingSee ISS advisor
Dai Ho Chun ScholarshipAcademic merit and/or financial hardshipVaries (~$1,000-2,000)F/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period3.0~mid-FebruaryCurrently not available
ISS ScholarshipAnyVaries (~$1,000-2,000)F/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period2.5 Undergrad; 3.0 Grad~mid-FebruaryCurrently not available
Spring Forward ScholarshipAnyVaries (~$1,000-2,000)F/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period2.5 Undergrad; 3.0 Grad~November 1Currently not available
ISS Internship ScholarshipInternship in ISS Office for fall/spring$2,000/semesterF/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period3.0~mid-FebruaryCurrently not available
Summer ScholarshipSummer enrollmentVariesF/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period2.5 Undergrad; 3.0 grad~mid-FebruaryCurrently not available
Summer ISS Internship ScholarshipInternship in ISS Office for summer$2,000 applied to fall semesterF/1J1 visa status2 semesters at UHM by award period3.0~mid-FebruaryCurrently not available

  • University of Hawaii Star Scholarship Database - When you access the site, click on "scholarships" to view the database. Currently lists many, but not all, scholarships available to students. To search for scholarships open to international students, click on the Advanced Search tab. Under Residency, select "Any" or "International." By selecting "International," the search will only provide scholarships for international students only.
  • UH System Scholarships - These scholarships are applicable for all campuses in the UH System, and there is a single online application for all of them. This page provides a quick list of the scholarships and information on the application. These scholarships may be applied for through the Star Scholarship Database.
  • Other UH Foundation Scholarships - additional scholarships that are not currently available in the UH Student Scholarships database. Enter "international students" in the keyword search box.
  • Board of Regents Exemptions of Tuition for Nonresidents - This is not a scholarship, but a way of getting reduced nonresident tuition if you qualify for certain categories. If you think you qualify, check with Admissions Office to see how you can claim the exemption.

Graduate students should inquire with their major departments and/or the Graduate Division website, which lists information on the following scholarships:

  • Tuition Waiver Scholarships - Some UHM departments have a limited number of merit-based partial tuition scholarships for degree-seeking students. Contact the department academic advisor or chair.
  • Pacific Asian Scholarships - Contact the School of Pacific and Asian Studies fellowships office, Moore Hall 321.
  • Athletic Scholarships - Contact head coach in your sport or Nagatani Academic Center.
  • Music Scholarships - Music Department