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Scholarships and Awards Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Arts and Sciences Scholarship and Awards Applications:

What does “submit 3 copies of this application cover sheet along with the attachments…” mean?

The number of copies relates to the number of people reviewing your application. 

If the instruction says 3, make 2 more copies and submit them along with the original. Please collate each packet according to the order in which the items appear on the application cover sheet. Bind each with a staple or clip (no fancy binders or folders as they will be discarded).

How should our application be submitted?

Submit the original application and its duplicate packets bound in one big rubber band or in one big envelope. Do not enclose individual packets in separate envelopes, folders, report covers, etc.

Should my letter of recommendation be in sealed separate envelopes?

Ask your professor to make the additional required copies  and include them in the sealed envelope along with the original letter of recommendation.

You may then arrange to pick up the sealed original letter of recommendation and required copies from your professor or have your professor send them to this office directly.  Our office will unseal and collate into your packets accordingly.

Plan accordingly to make sure our office receives your complete application packet before the scholarship deadline.  Late letters of recommendation will not be accepted and will result in an incomplete application packet.

Where can I get an official university transcript?

An official transcript is an original document in a sealed envelope provided by the Academic Records and Services office located on the first floor of the Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services (Room 105). On the left hand side there are business windows. There should be a window that has transcript request forms available on the side. Fill out a form and pay at one of the business windows. There is a fee of $5 for your transcripts to be processed that usually takes about 1 week. Additional fees may apply.  Plan accordingly to ensure that our office receives your complete application packet before the scholarship deadline.

Click here for more information on how to acquire your transcript from the Academic Records and Services.

Do I need to request multiple copies of my transcript?

No.  All you have to do is request one.
You may have the transcript sent to yourself or you may pick it up yourself. The transcript will have “Issued to Student” stamped on it. 

You may unseal the envelope of your official transcript and make the copies required for your application packet. 

I am applying for more than one scholarship, will I need to request an official transcript for each of the scholarships I apply for?

No.  You may make copies of the original transcript for the multiple scholarship applications you submit to our office.  Make sure the original transcript is included in one of the scholarship applications you submit. 

Current transcript
What if I am a first semester UH Manoa student?

Please provide original transcript (and required copies) from your previous  institution. Plan accordingly to ensure that our office receives your complete application packet before the scholarship deadline

What if I am only a second semester UH Manoa student?

Please provide an original transcript (and required copies) from UH Manoa.

How long will it take before I know whether or not I will receive the scholarship?

It usually takes about a month for the scholarship committee to review the applications, interview final candidates (if applicable), and make a final decision.  The Office of Community Relations does not provide feedback on selection decisions. 

All applicants will be notified of his/her application result.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

Yes, we encourage our students to take full advantage of all scholarship opportunities available to them.

If I received a scholarship in the previous years, can I apply again?

Yes, as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements. 


Page last updated on July 21, 2016

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