2022 #TakeMeToManoa contest winner Hezekiah Kapuaala’s video

#TakeMeToManoa, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa multi-media recruitment campaign, is again encouraging Hawaiʻi high school seniors, their families and all prospective local students to consider attending UH Mānoa. A globally recognized center of learning and research, UH Mānoa is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world, and aims to create a stronger, sustainable future and make a difference locally and globally.

Launched in 2019, the campaign has provided scholarships to three local incoming freshmen.

#TakeMeToManoa scholarship contest

Megan Kaneshiro on the UH Manoa campus
2019 contest winner Megan Kaneshiro

Hawaii News Now will run an exclusive #TakeMeToManoa social media contest from March 1–31. The contest is open to local, incoming fall 2022 freshmen and transfer students.

To enter, upload a video, no longer than 60 seconds, explaining why UH Mānoa is the right university for you and the impact a year of free tuition, courtesy of the UH Federal Credit Union, will have on your life.

For more details, go to the contest website.

“We are so proud of this partnership, and we are excited to welcome the next class of UH Mānoa Rainbow Warriors,” said UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno. “A UH Mānoa degree opens doors to fulfilling careers, and we look forward to supporting our new students as they take their first steps on this journey of discovery and learning.”

Campaign winners

Kapuaala family
2021 #TakeMeToManoa contest winner Hezekiah Kapuaala

UH Mānoa offers a choice of 99 majors, 87 graduate majors, 52 doctoral degrees and five first professional degrees.

The #TakeMeToManoa campaign includes 30-second ads that will air on social media, digital platforms, local television and statewide radio. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for fall 2022 and to confirm their enrollment by May 1, if they have already received an acceptance letter.

This work is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Enhancing Student Success (PDF), one of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan (PDF), updated in December 2020.

student celebrating with big check
Kylie Alarcon celebrates winning a a year of free tuition at UH Manoa