Many nonprofit and private organizations offer scholarships to help students pay for college. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors such as academic achievement, athletic ability, leadership, field of study and/or financial need. It is a type of free money and does not need to be repaid.
Click on the tabs below for various scholarship opportunities.
UH MĀNOA SCHOLARSHIPS
New Warrior Scholarships
The New Warrior Scholarships are available to new incoming freshmen and are comprised of the following:
- Provost Achievement (formerly Chancellor’s)
- Mānoa Excellence
- Mānoa International Excellence
- New Warrior Scholarship FAQs
Presidential and Transfer Merit Scholarships
These are scholarships available specifically for transfer and upperclassmen students.
Enrollment Merit Scholarships
The following two scholarships are determined when an Admissions Application is submitted. A separate scholarship application is not required.
- Mānoa Academic Merit (first-time students)
- International Academic Merit
Financial Aid Services Scholarships
The Financial Aid Services Office administers several scholarships. You are encouraged to complete your FAFSA by the February 1 deadline. Some scholarships require a separate application and students will be notified via email when this is available.
Kua’ana Tuition Waiver
Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services provides need-based tuition waivers for undergraduate, and classified graduate Native Hawaiian students.
STAR helps students find scholarships they are best eligible for and facilitate the application process online. Mānoa academic departments select the candidates that receive the scholarships.
Academic departments may have scholarship opportunities available to students. We encourage you to connect with your academic advisor to learn of possible scholarship opportunities.
The International Student Services Office administers several scholarships for international students.
UH SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIPS
UH System Scholarships
The University of Hawaii System offers a Common Scholarship Application. A large portion of the scholarships available through this application are funded by UH Foundation donors. However, there are other small system and campus scholarships that utilize this application. Students are encouraged to apply annually.
The following are a few local scholarships our students have found successful. We encourage you to search beyond this list for additional scholarship opportunities.
AAUW Honolulu Branch Scholarship
AAUW Windward Branch Scholarship
Alu Like Inc. Scholarship for Native Hawaiians
ABWA Scholarship Information and form (PDF)
Associated Chinese University Women, Inc.
Charles R. Kendall Scholarship
Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation
Dan Moriarty Memorial Scholarship
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Grant Program (email to request application)
Faith Memorial Scholarship Fund
Executive Women International of Honolulu ASIST Scholarship
Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union Scholarships
Hickam Officers’ Spouses’ Club Scholarship
Hilo Orchid Society Scholarship
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi Scholarship Program
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation
Kamehameha Schools Scholarship
Na Kilohana ‘O Wahine Chapter Scholarships
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation
Palama Settlement’s Education Scholarship
PATCH (Early Childhood Education)
Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club
Society of Asian Art of Hawaii, Inc. Scholarship
USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship
Students are encouraged to check companies which have made offers by contacting the Better Business Bureau to verify its reputation and if complaints have been made. Students should never pay for help to find scholarship monies for college. Please also see the Office of Inspector General for more information on scholarship scams. To report any case of scholarship fraud, contact the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-877-382-4357.
College Board Scholarship Search
The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Financial Guide for Disabled Students
Giva Nursing Student Scholarship
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.
Military Scholarships and Benefits
Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students
Unigo College Scholarship Directory
Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Chuuk State Scholarship Application will be posted here if/when we receive it each year.