Student Affairs

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Regents and Presidential Scholarships

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.

Apply for a Scholarship

For scholarship application information, please visit:

UH Manoa
UH Hilo
UH West O‘ahu

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

List of recipients from 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

2008 Scholars

Regents Scholars

Name and high school

Brandon Chang, Pearl City
Milly Chang, Roosevelt
Ryan Daugherty, Konawaena
Christopher Foo, Pearl City
Jonathan Fung, ‘Iolani School
Emily Gomes, Castle
Sianha Gualano, University Lab School
Chad Higa, Waiakea
Trudy Hong, McKinley
Lauren Kida, University Lab School
Kevin Kim, Baldwin
Megan Kira, Pearl City
Edison Lau, Roosevelt
Chelsey Nakanishi, Mililani
Kyle Nakasuji, Roosevelt
Yuho Ono, Kaiser
Eliot St. John, Mid-Pacific Institute
Taryn Takebayashi, University Lab School
Katrina Valcourt, Kaiser
Erica Wang, Pearl City

Presidential Scholars

Name and campus

Elizabeth Abe, Manoa
Joanne Allagonez, Manoa
Heather Bach, Manoa
Richard Forster, Manoa
Patricia Hu, Manoa
Anna Kupcha, Hilo
Mercedes Tappe, Manoa
Christopher Usher, Hilo
Mark Villarin, Hilo
Thanh Vu, Manoa