List of UH Manoa Scholarships by Department
UH System Common Scholarship Application

• The Common Application (
• Deadline: 4:00 p.m. (HST) March 1
• Complete your 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  ( by March 1 in order to be considered for the maximum amount of scholarships.
• Email with any questions, or call (808) 956-6203.
• UH Mānoa New Warrior Scholarships have earlier deadlines. (Refer to the UH Mānoa New Warrior website for details.)
• Refer to the UH Mānoa Scholarships page for more information about additional UH Mānoa campus scholarships that require separate applications and recommendations

UH Chinese Flagship Student Scholarship

For current Chinese Flagship students. Up to $7,000 for Flagship-approved Summer Programs, and up to $15,000 for Flagship-approved Capstone Year Programs. For more information about joining Flagship and eligibility for this unique scholarship, email

UH STAR Scholarships

Majority of scholarship applications are open November 15 to February 15. Log on to for specific deadlines & requirements.

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

Red Mandarin and Lady Yi-suen Shen Tuition Scholarship in Chinese Language (February deadline)

Center for Chinese Studies

Student Aid Fund

Manoa Academic Merit Scholarship

New Warrior Scholarships for freshmen

Regents Scholarship for Hawaii residents

Provost Achievement Scholarship

Residents of Hawai‘i with a minimum 3.8 GPA

Manoa Excellence Scholarship/Manoa International Excellence Scholarship

Non-residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Global Opportunities Scholarship

Tuition & stipend for students in a study abroad and/or international exchange program at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, do a keyword search for “Global Opportunities Scholarship” on STAR, April deadline.

Colleges of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association Study Abroad Grant

Chee Kwon & Sau Chun Wong Chun Endowed Scholarship

Edith Stoeklein Suyama Endowed Scholarship

Hands of Hope Languages, Linguistics & Literature Scholarship

Ah Kin Yee Scholarship

Eu Tong Sen Scholarship

Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Scholarships (Oct deadline)

Shidler Travel Scholarship

Manoa Achievement (tuition) Awards Undergraduate Majors

Presidential Scholarship for juniors with a minimum 3.7 GPA

UH Fellowships

Boren Awards

Up to $25,000 for Academic Year (with a National Service requirement after graduation)

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

Full ride for Summer (with Non-Competitive Eligibility certificate)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

Up to $7,500 for Summer and up to $15,000 Academic Year

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

Up to $3,000 for Summer and up to $7,000 for Academic Year for study abroad

Gilman Scholarship

$3,000 for Academic Year for study abroad (with Non-Competitive Eligibility certificate)

National Scholarships and Grants

U.S. Department of Education Grants

Based on financial need determined by Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Pell Grants

Need-based grants to low-income students, June 30 deadline

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

For those also eligible for Pell Grants, March 1 deadline

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

Enables students to meet part of their financial need through part-time on-campus or off-campus non-profit organizations employment funded by the federal government with matching funds from UHM, April 15 priority deadline
Hawai’i State and Institutional Grants

UH Opportunity Grants

Need-based grants to local, low-income students, and/or community college students

UH Honda Study Abroad Scholarship

For community college students studying abroad

UHFCU Manoa Scholarships

For UHFCU Credit Union members who are also UH students
Hawai’i Community Foundation Grants & Scholarships

Hawai’i Community Foundation

Mildred Towle Scholarships for African American (in Hawai’i)

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Associated Chinese University Women Scholarship (May Deadline)

Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship – College and Graduate Program

For students who are residents of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, March 1 deadline

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

College of Education for those who intend to teach full-time, minimum 3.25 GPA, September 30 deadline

The Harry S Truman Scholarship

For undergrads intending to go to grad school, in their penultimate year of school for candidates graduating in four years or more or in their final year of school for candidates graduating in three years or fewer; February 7 deadline

Rotary Scholarships

Rotary clubs offer scholarships to college students

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

As an applicant to FEA, students are considered for all of scholarships listed on their website that students meet the criteria for, along with the FEA General Scholarships

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Reduced out-of-state tuition for member states of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education enroll at UH Manoa in designated programs at a 150% resident tuition. Eligible states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
ROTC-Flagship Scholarships

There are scholarships uniquely for ROTC-Flagship students, please speak to our Flagship team and your ROTC commander for more information.