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University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Scholarships

UH West O‘ahu offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that can help fund your education. Scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of merit, academic performance, and/or financial need. The links provided below show a number of scholarships available to both freshmen and transfer students. There are many scholarships to choose from and we encourage you to apply.

Our full tuition scholarships have their own applications which need to be completed if you plan to apply. Our partial tuition scholarships can be completed using the UH System Common Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply for UH System Scholarships is March 1, 2018.

Most scholarships and grants require a submitted FAFSA. We encourage all students to submit their FAFSA regardless of financial need.

Full Tuition Scholarships

Regent Scholarships

Regents Scholarships support Hawai’i high school resident students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study, $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 1, 2018. Regents Scholarships are awarded to two outstanding freshmen who receive a SAT total score of at least 1340 (test taken after March 2016) 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.

To apply, complete the documents provided below:
Regents Scholarship Application (PDF)
Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
Personal Statement (PDF)

Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study, $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 1, 2018. The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to one UH System community college junior who has 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. Presidential Scholarships focus on supporting the transfer of UH System community college students to UH baccalaureate campuses as juniors.

To apply, complete the documents provided below:
Presidential Scholarship Application (PDF)
Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
Personal Statement (PDF)

Chancellor Scholarships

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is an award that acknowledges academic achievement, leadership and community service. The UH West O’ahu Chancellor’s Scholarship is valued at $7,200 ($3,600/semester) and will be awarded to high-achieving high school graduates who are entering UH West O’ahu for the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients of the UH West O’ahu Chancellor’s Scholarship will be required to serve as UH West O’ahu Student Representatives. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 1, 2018. The Chancellorʻs Scholarship is awarded to Hawaiʻi high school resident graduates with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and evidence of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

To apply, complete the documents provided below:
Chancellor’s Scholarship Application (PDF)

Native Hawaiian Tuition Scholarship

Native Hawaiian Tuition Scholarship assists in providing to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry (as determined by the University of Hawai‘i System Application Form) with demonstrated financial need. The applicant must be a classified student, pursuing their baccalaureate degree atUH West O‘ahu. The applicant must be a resident of Hawai‘i and be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6 credits). The applicant must also be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA or better. Completion of the FAFSA and the financial aid process is required. Deadline is April 1, 2018.

To apply, complete the documents provided below:
Native Hawaiian Tuition Scholarship Application (PDF)

Partial tuition scholarships

To apply for partial tuition scholarships, you must fill out the UH System Common Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply for UH System Scholarships is March 1, 2018.

There are scholarships that are awarded automatically without a separate application by the Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are limited and are awarded on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis to those financial aid applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. These scholarships are listed below.

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Second Century Scholarship

This scholarship was established to promote opportunities and increase access to higher education for students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. The student must be a Hawaii Resident, is in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA.

State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes Hawaii high school graduates with demonstrated financial need, who have achieved a final high school GPA of a 3.0 or greater. The student must be a Hawaii resident and a federal Pell Grant Recipient. The recipient may receive this fund for a maximum of 4 years as long as the student maintains good academic standing at the university.

Pacific Islander Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who are from eligible Pacific Island districts, commonwealths, territories, jurisdictions; who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA. This fund is awarded to help offset their tuition costs which is a 150% of the UH West O’ahu Resident Tuition Rate for the academic year.

15 to Finish Incentive Scholarship

This merit scholarship was established to promote graduating from UH West Oʻahu in an expeditious manner. To be considered, the recipient must be a classified, degree-seeking student at UH West O‘ahu who has successfully completed at least 30 credits in the previous academic year. Students need not submit a separate application, but the FAFSA is required. Awards will be determined by the Financial Aid Office based on fund availability.

AES Hawaiʻi Scholarship at UH West Oʻahu

This scholarship provides assistance to students pursuing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program or Hawaiian-Pacific Studies at UH West O‘ahu. The applicant must be a Hawaiʻi resident and have graduated from one of the following high schools: Kapolei, Campbell, Nānākuli, Waipahu or Waiʻanae. In addition, the student must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and be enrolled at least half-time at UH West O‘ahu. The FAFSA is required.

Charles E. Hemenway Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the estate of Charles and Jane Hemenway to assist undergraduate students at the University of Hawai‘i. The applicant must be of good character and display qualities indicative of good citizenship while maintaining satisfactory academic progress with at least a 2.0 GPA. The applicant must be a resident of Hawai‘i and be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits at UH West O‘ahu. The applicant must also complete the FAFSA.

Delta Construction Corporation Endowed Scholarship at UH West Oʻahu

This scholarship was established to assist students enrolled in any area of study at the University. The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits at UH West O‘ahu and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and the FAFSA is required. Preference shall be given to students intending to pursue a degree in Engineering as well as to those who reside in the West O‘ahu region.

Hawaiʻi Veterans Memorial Fund

This scholarship was established to recognize applicants of good character, who display qualities indicative of good citizenship and a commitment to serve Hawai‘i and its people. The applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA. The applicant must also be a resident of Hawai‘i, be enrolled at full-time (12 or more credits) and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Henry & Dorothy Castle Memorial Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences – Early Childhood Education in the hopes that the student will remain in Hawai‘i to teach. The applicant must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA or better, and be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits at UH West O‘ahu. Financial need will be considered and the FAFSA is required.

Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for tuition costs to assist reentry students between the ages of approximately 25 – 50; whose collegiate studies had been interrupted by circumstances beyond their control for approximately five years. These applicants must be resuming their studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree and enrolled at least part-time. Preference shall be given to the applicants that are full-time enrolled. Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA. Financial need is considered and the FAFSA is required.

Pacific Links Hawaiʻi Foundation Scholarship

This fund provides scholarship assistance to students who are residents of the Leeward coast of Oʻahu and are pursuing a degree or certificate in any area of study at UH West O‘ahu. The applicant must be a resident of the Leeward coast of Oʻahu. The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6-credits and have a 3.0 minimum GPA or better. The FAFSA is required.

PTW Endowed Scholarship for UH West Oʻahu

This fund provides scholarships to students attending UH West O‘ahu and majoring in any area of study. The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits and have a 2.50 minimum GPA or better.  Preference shall be given to current employees of Pacific Transfer, LLC or PTW, Inc., their spouses or children. Financial need is considered and the FAFSA is required.

Que-Andrada Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to assist students enrolled at the University who have demonstrated volunteerism and/or participation in activities related to the Philippines or the Filipino community. The applicant must be enrolled at full-time (12 or more credits) at UH West O‘ahu and have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or above. The FAFSA is required.

Ralph Miwa Scholarship

This fund was established in 1994 in memory of Dr. Ralph Miwa, who was instrumental in the founding of UH West O‘ahu (formerly West O‘ahu College) and served as Chancellor from 1976 – 1986. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6-credits) and have completed at least 12 credits at UH West O‘ahu with a GPA of 3.75 or better. The FAFSA is required.

Ruth E. Black Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to recognize students in good academic standing and who demonstrate the potential for academic growth and achievement. The applicant must be a classified, degree-seeking student enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6-credits). The applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA or better. Preference shall be given to sons and daughters of engineers, contractors and construction workers. The FAFSA is required.

Schuler Family Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to help increase access to higher education at UH West O’ahu by supporting eligible high school graduates of Campbell, Kapolei, Nānākuli and Wai‘anae high schools with their cost of attendance. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) at UH West O‘ahu and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The FAFSA is required. Preference shall be given to high school graduates from Campbell, Kapolei, Nānākuli and Wai‘anae high schools as well as to applicants who demonstrate participation in community service activities, including volunteering for organizations or programs serving the West O‘ahu Community.

Senator Francis A. Wong/Berger Foundation Scholarship

This fund provides scholarship support to West Oʻahu residents pursuing studies at UH West Oʻahu.  Applicants must be a resident of West Oʻahu and also demonstrate leadership and volunteerism in the community. The applicant must be full-time enrolled (12 or more credits) with a 3.0 minimum GPA.  Preference shall be given to those applicants who are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) courses at UH West O‘ahu; or are making a difference in sustainability, religion, ethics, politics, art & culture. The FAFSA is required.

Recommended Scholarship Websites

External scholarships are funds awarded and managed by an outside entity such as local businesses, professional organizations, financial institutions, foundations, government and state agencies, etc.

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