The 2023 #TakeMeToManoa scholarship contest has opened for all Hawaiʻi high school seniors and transfer students. The winner receives a year of free tuition at one of the best universities in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

The social media contest hosted by Hawaii News Now runs from March 13 to April 9. To enter, upload a 60-second video 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. More details are available at the contest website.

The 2022 #TakeMeToManoa winner, Kamehameha Schools Maui graduate Nanea Ah You, focused her video entry on how the scholarship would help further her dreams as a kānaka Hawaiʻi storyteller and filmmaker.

Read more about Ah You.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity this partnership with UH Federal Credit Union and Hawaii News Now presents for the next generation of Rainbow Warriors,” said UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno. “We look forward to supporting our new students and can’t wait to provide them with a world-class education that will open doors to meaningful, impactful careers.”

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Prospective students are encouraged to apply for fall 2023 and to confirm their enrollment by May 1, if they have already received an acceptance letter.

UH Mānoa offers a choice of 98 majors, 88 graduate majors, 52 doctoral degrees and five first professional degrees. The campus is a globally recognized center of learning and research, is consistently ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world, and aims to create a stronger, sustainable future and make a worldwide difference.

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2021 #TakeMeToManoa contest winner Hezekiah Kapuaala