Mānoa Service Award FAQ

Q: What is the Mānoa Service Award Scholarship?

The Mānoa Service Award is a scholarship for undergraduate students at UH Mānoa. In return for receiving tuition assistance, students must do community service hours. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the award amount will be $1,000 per semester. For each semester that you are awarded the scholarship, you must complete 50 hours of volunteer service.

Q: Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Mānoa Service Award scholarship you must:

  • be pursing an undergraduate degree at UH Manoa;
  • be at least a sophomore and enrolled FULL TIME;
  • demonstrate financial need and be declared eligible by the Financial Aid Office;
  • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • be willing and able to complete the required amount of hours (50 hours/semester)

Q: How do I enroll in the program?

After applying for financial aid, if you are deemed eligible for the award, you will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation session to enroll in the program.

Q: Where can I do my volunteer service?

You may choose where you serve, as long as it is a not-for-profit or government organization in Hawaii.  The Office of Civic and Community Engagement maintains a database of organizations that have volunteer programs.  We also maintain a Facebook and an IG page where we regularly post information about volunteer opportunities.

Q: I am an education, social work, dental hygiene, nursing (etc.) major, may I count my student teaching/practicum/clinicals towards my hours?

Yes, as long as you are not being paid for the work you perform and you are serving at a not-for-profit or government site, your hours will be counted.

These are just the basic questions, if you have other questions, please email helphi@hawaii.edu or call Liane Akana at #808-956-4641