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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 1950 (old SAT)/1380 (new SAT) 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 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

2016 Scholars

Regents Scholars

Name and high school

Jared Au, Mililani
Micah Axalan, Campbell
Elizabeth Baker, Mililani
Emily Ball, ‘Aiea
Ana Bitter, Waiakea
Hannah Blue, Waiakea
Kayli Chun, Mililani
Moana Kimura, Kalani
Arianna Kirschenbaum, Punahou
Summer Lecher, Kalaheo
Micah Leval, Saint Anthony
Shannon Mau, Hawaii Baptist
Olivia Murray, Waiakea
Janel Okamura, Pearl City
Bethany Okuna, Pearl City
Cayla-Arielle Paulo, Wai‘anae
Sophia Rathyen, Mililani
Kellen Tasaka, Roosevelt
Gina Watanabe, Moanalua
Nicholas Yama, Kalani

Presidential Scholars

Name and campus last attended

Clare-Marie Anderson, UH Manoa
Rebecca Bootes, Kapi‘olani CC
John Katzeman, UH Manoa
Darius Kawelolani, Leeward CC
Sean Kirkpatrick, Hawai‘i CC
Stuart Martin, UH Manoa
Sharyse Nadamoto, UH Manoa
Micah Pascual, UH Manoa
Kilohana Roberts, UH West O‘ahu
Kelsie Teves, UH Manoa