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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,
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
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
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.
for more information on how to acquire your transcript from the Academic Records
Do I need to request multiple copies of my
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
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.
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
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?
as long as you still meet the eligibility requirements.