Centennial Scholars Program
Making a Commitment to Hawaii’s Best and Brightest
The Centennial Scholars Program celebrates the UH System’s centennial and provides an opportunity for the state’s brightest students to attend a UH campus.
Beginning in fall 2007, all 10 UH campuses will provide a scholarship of $1,000 per year ($500 per semester) to qualified Hawaii residents.
Scholarship qualifications follow, and a FAQ is also available.
- be Hawaii residents
- graduate from a Hawaii high school in May 2007 or later
- have a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) or 1800 score on the three-part SAT Reasoning Test (or 27 composite score on the ACT) at the time of application
- be admitted and attend as freshmen in the fall semester after graduation, beginning with fall 2007
- enroll as full-time students (12 credits or more) each semester
Students will receive the grant for up to 8 consecutive semesters at a UH baccalaureate campus or up to 4 consecutive semesters at a UH community college campus as long as they maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA (fall and spring semesters).
UH community college recipients who transfer directly to a UH baccalaureate campus and maintain a 3.0 GPA, as calculated by the admitting campus, are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship at the baccalaureate campus.
The Centennial Scholarship will be automatically awarded to qualified students who are admitted to a UH campus. No application is required. However, community college applicants must submit their high school transcripts (which are not mandatory for admission) to the campus financial aid office.
The Centennial Scholarship will be awarded to all qualified students without regard to financial need.
Centennial Scholarship recipients who demonstrate financial need remain eligible for other university, federal and private financial aid and the State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship. Visit the Financial Aid home page for more information.