Undergraduate Scholarships

Ishi Sakurai Scholarship

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

The History Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 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 or in the process of earning 60 credits or more)
  • Declared History major, with concentration in Asian History
  • Overall GPA of 3.0

To apply, submit:

  • Academic transcript (Star transcripts are acceptable)
  • One current letter 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

Colleges of Arts & Sciences Scholarships

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