Achievement Scholarships

A limited number of merit-based Office of Graduate Education Achievement Scholarships are available to qualified graduate students at UHM.

Eligibility & How to Apply

To be eligible, a student must be a degree-seeking student in a master’s or doctoral program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Students apply through their graduate programs. Awards are competitive.

Award Amount

The award amount varies, depending on the graduate program. Minimum award is $500. Awards are applicable toward the costs of tuition and fees. Award recipients must pay any remaining tuition and fees balance by the payment deadline posted at MyUH. Award recipients who make registration changes are responsible for checking their MyUH student accounts for resulting changes to their student account balance. Failure to pay the outstanding balance by the deadline will result in cancellation of registration.

Award Conditions

Award recipients must maintain an enrollment of six credits or more of degree-related courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, for the entire period of the award. Recipients will be liable to reimburse UHM for the full amount of the award, if they fail to meet the award conditions or if for any other reason the award becomes invalid.

Award Distribution Procedure

The Office of Graduate Education allocates achievement scholarships to graduate programs, which in turn distribute the awards to qualified students via BANNER and STAR. For scholarships made to international students, the total amount of awards distributed via BANNER and STAR may not exceed the total cost of education, which includes tuition and fees. Awards that exceed the total cost of education may only be distributed through the Disbursing Office or the UH Foundation, which will withhold appropriate taxes for the excess award amount.