Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships

The School of Life Sciences makes many scholarships, fellowships, and other awards available to both undergraduate and graduate students. In general, applications for most undergraduate awards are due during the spring semester and can be made through the STAR scholarship system. For details on graduate award applications and due dates, please see the research award pages for the Botany and Zoology programs, respectively.

OpportunityLevelMajor/ProgramOther areas of emphasis
Agnes Kwon Fok ScholarshipUndergraduateBiology, Marine Biology
Alan Conrad Banner Endowment for Students from OceaniaUndergraduate or GraduateBiologyStudents from Oceania 
Beatrice Krauss Fellowship Fund in BotanyGraduateBotanyEthnobotany
Biology ScholarshipUndergraduateBiology
Charles H. and Margaret B. Edmondson Research FundGraduateZoology, Marine BiologyMarine invertebrates of Hawaiʻi
Charles H. Lamoureux Fellowship in Plant Conservation FundGraduateBotanyConservation of native Hawaiian plants
Clifford Smith Endowed FellowshipGraduateBotanyLichen biology and evolution
Dr. Charles and Sandra Guest-Van Riper Endowed Student Travel AwardGraduateZoologyTravel
E. Alison Kay Endowed Award Undergraduate or GraduateZoologyNatural history
Ellen M. Koenig ARCS Award in ZoologyGraduateZoology
Ethel Ululani O’Neil ZoologyGraduateZoology
Garrett Lynch Memorial ScholarshipUndergraduate or GraduateZoology, Marine BiologyPreference for stomatopod research
George and Mona Elmore ARCS AwardGraduateBotany
Harold and Elizabeth St. John ScholarshipUndergraduate or GraduateBotanySystematic botany
Hau’oli Mau Loa FellowsGraduateBotanyGraduates of local high schools
Isabella Aiona Abbott Endowed Fund for ExcellenceUndergraduateBotanyHawaiian Botany & Hawaiian plants, including algae
Jacqueline Maly ARCS Award in MicrobiologyGraduateMicrobiology
Jessie D. Kay Memorial Research GrantGraduateZoologyNatural history of Hawaiʻi; Marine Malacology
Lani Stemmerman AwardGraduateBotany
Michael G. Hadfield Endowed Scholarship for Pacific Islands StudentsUndergraduateall life science majorsStudents from Pacific Islands
Sidney Townsley Scholarship Fund in Natural SciencesUndergraduateall life science majors
Torrey-Degener-Rock Scholarship Endowed FundUndergraduate or GraduateBotanyOutstanding scholastic achievement
Winona Pi’ilani Char ScholarshipUndergraduate or GraduateBotanyNative Hawaiian Ancestry; Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Systematics