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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.

2009 Scholars

Regents Scholars

Name and high school

Davin Aoyagi, Mid-Pacific Institute
Daniel Carvalho Punahou
Kiu Chor Cheng Moanalua
Emma Ching ‘Iolani
Danielle Cox Sacred Hearts
Jonathan Dang Kalani
James Higgins Kiihei Charter
Gavin Hirokane Kalani
Kevin Hu Kaimuki
Kenory Khuy UH Laboratory School
Jeffery Kwock ‘Iolani
Kelson Lau Waiakea
Mari Okahara Moanalua
Ashbea Rose Oyadomari Hanalani
Andrew Ramos Moanalua
Stephanie Soon Castle
Teale Thornburg Pearl City
Chelsea Tomita ‘Iolani
Geoffrey Phi Tran Waimea
Zachary Yamabe Konawaena

Presidential Scholars

Name and campus

Joleen Alderdyce, Hilo
Jasmine Enos-Amanonce, Manoa
Robert Gray, Manoa
Shantal Guirao, Manoa
Jamie Lee, Manoa
Joshua Loving, Hilo
Sarah Nicolaisen, Hilo
Nicole Pasalo, Hilo
Damion Sailors, Manoa
Leon Santinizio, Manoa