Paying for your Education

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Regents Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • UH Foundation Scholarships
  • Native Hawaiian Scholarship ’Aha
  • Office of Student Affairs
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    Scholarship Opportunities

    The following scholarship programs are available at the University of Hawai‘i campuses, as applicable. Use the links and information below to find out more.

    For more information regarding campus-specific scholarships, please contact your home campus financial aid office.

    Regents and Presidential Scholarship

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

    Twenty Regents scholarships will be awarded every year to incoming first-year students. Each scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend of $2,000 per semester, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. Scholars may be enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawai‘i.

    Ten Presidential scholarships will be awarded every year to incoming juniors. Each scholar will receive a full tuition scholarship and a stipend of $2,000 per semester, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. Scholars may be enrolled at any baccalaureate campus of the University of Hawai‘i (UH Manoa, UH Hilo or UH West O‘ahu).

    For more information, visit the Regents & Presidential Scholars website.

    The Second Century Scholarship

    The Second Century Scholarship is a need-based grant provided to Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available to students across the UH System beginning in fall 2008, and the amount awarded will depend on the student’s financial need and funds available. To be eligible, Native Hawaiian students need only apply for financial aid through their campus financial aid offices. All regular aid deadlines apply.

    The State of Hawai‘i B Plus Scholarship

    The State of Hawai‘i B Plus Scholarship is for Hawai‘i residents who graduated from a high school after 2005, has at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, has completed a rigorous high school curriculum and demonstrates financial need.

    UH Grants and Scholarships

    The University of Hawai‘i campuses offers various need–based and non–need–based scholarship assistance in the form of Opportunity Grants, Achievement Scholarships, International Student Scholarships, and Pacific Islander Scholarships. Criteria vary by campus and scholarship. For more information contact the campus' financial aid office.

    The UH Foundation Scholarships

    The UH Foundation awards about $5 million annually from various private and corporate donations. More information about these scholarships, which are merit, service and/or need–based, is on the Foundation website.

    The UH System Scholarships

    The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System. These scholarships are made available by the generosity of private individuals and organizations who wish to reward students for a wide variety of accomplishments, including, but not limited to, academic achievement, service to the school and community, leadership ability, first-generation college-going, and specific major and career choices. Some take into consideration financial need and unique personal backgrounds. Visit the UH System Scholarships website.