History Department Scholarships


Ishi Sakurai Scholarship


Ms. Yoshiko Sakurai (B.A., History, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Class of 1969), has endowed the Ishi Sakurai Scholarships in honor of her mother.


The History Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa offers the annual Ishi Sakurai Scholarships for one (1) undergraduate History major with a concentration in Asian History.  This may be increased to  two (2) undergraduate History majors, funds permitting, and at the Department's discretion.


Scholarship Benefits (last year's award, subject to change):

  • Up to $2,150 per semester (starting from $500 and upward, pending availability)
  • Up to $4,300 per year (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Renewable for a second year (Fall and Spring) upon submission of a written request in January of the first year of the award and if qualifications are met, and pending availability of sufficient funds


  • Full-time undergraduate student (carrying 12 or more credits)
  • Junior or senior (earned 48 semester-credit hours or more)
  • Declared History major, with concentration in Asian History
  • Overall GPA of 3.0

To apply, submit:

  • Academic transcript (Star transcripts are acceptable)
  • Two current letters of recommendation reflecting applicant’s performance in History classes
  • Brief statement (maximum one typed page) of applicant’s interest in Asian History and the need for the scholarship


Deliver or mail by March 5th to:


Department of History

2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A203

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI 96822-2383



The following scholarships are also available to history majors through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences:


The Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Annual Scholarship

Hands of Hope Scholarships

The John Young Scholarship in the Arts

The K.S. Cheng Memorial Scholarship

The Kenjiro & Yakue Natsuyama Scholarship

The Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Rodney P. Santos Scholarship

Jhamandas Watumull Arts & Sciences Scholarship

Danny Kaleikini Kahala Hilton Hotel Scholarship