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.


New Warrior Scholarships
The New Warrior Scholarships are available to new incoming freshmen and are comprised of the following:

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 Scholarships
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.

Departmental 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.

International Scholarships
The International Student Services Office administers several scholarships for international students.


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.