The UH Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement.

Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study, and Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. All scholars receive $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to 20 outstanding freshmen who receive an SAT total score of at least 1340 or ACT combined score of at least 29, maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to 10 college juniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level work, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor.

The Regents and Presidential Scholarships are administered by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UH Hilo, UH Mānoa and UH West O‘ahu in cooperation with the UH System Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Apply for the scholarship

UH Hilo

Shana Kaneshiro
Financial Aid Counselor
University of Hawaiʻi Hilo
(808) 932-7714

Financial Aid Office
University of Hawaiʻi Hilo
200 W. Kāwili St.
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 932-7449

More information visit:

UH Manoa

Financial Aid Services
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road, QLCSS 112
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-7251

Regent Scholarship information visit:
Presidential Application information visit:

UH West Oahu

Financial Aid Office
University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu
Building C- 141
91-1001 Farrington Hwy
Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 689-2900

For more information and application:

Travel Grants

RAPS scholars are eligible to use their travel grant, up to $ 2000, to further their academic studies and enhance their educational program. The grant must be used within the time frame of your RAPS scholarship and bust be directly aligned with your field of study.

In order to use the grant, you must provide:

  1. Turn in a RAPS Travel Grant Proposal to your campus academic adviser prior to booking
  2. Turn in a budget of all related expenses along with proposal

If approved, after travel you must turn in the Travel Completion form with all original receipts for approved expenses to your academic adviser to be eligible for reimbursement. Go to our travel grants page for instructions and forms.

Advising Contacts

UH Hilo

Shana Kaneshiro
SSC E-119
(808) 974-7714

UH Manoa

Dr. Siobhán Ní Dhonacha
Physical Science Building 206

Jayme Scally
Sakamaki Hall B412
(808) 956-8391

You can schedule an appointment via the online scheduler below.

UH West Oahu

Kealohi Perry
C 237
(808) 689-2689

Program Contact Information

Regents and Presidential Scholars
System Office of Student Affairs
2444 Dole Street
Bachman Annex 9-6
Honolulu, HI 96822

  (808) 956-8753

Last modified: September 18, 2019