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UHWO SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of merit, academic performance, and/or financial need.

 


Apply for scholarships online throught the UH System Scholarship Application(This application is NOW CLOSED for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.  The availability of the 2015 - 2016 application will be announced via email through your UH student email account.)

By completing the online UH System Scholarship Application you will be considered for all the UH System scholarships as well as those designated for UH West O‘ahu students. The following scholarship programs are offered at the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu (UHWO).


Regents and Presidential Scholarships
The UH Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement.  Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study, and Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. All scholars receive $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.  Deadline to apply for both scholarships is April 1, 2015.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to 2 outstanding freshmen who receive an SAT combined score of at least 1950 on all three sections of the test or ACT combined score of at least 29, maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school, and whose extracurricular achievements are shown to be remarkable.

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to 2 UH System community college juniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level work, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor. Presidential Scholarships focus on supporting the transfer of UH System community college students to UH baccalaureate campuses as juniors.  

Scholarship applications for the Regents and Presidential Scholarships:

Regents Scholarship

  1. Application
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Personal Statement

BOR Presidential Scholarship

  1. Application
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Personal Statement

Chancellor’s Award
This award acknowledges academic achievement, leadership and community service volunteerism. The applicant must be enrolled in at a minimum of 12-credits at UHWO. If the applicant is a new student, they must have a GPA of at least a 3.75. If the applicant is a transfer student, they must have a transfer GPA of at least a 3.75. If the applicant is a continuing or returning student, they must have a UHWO GPA of at least 3.75.  Recipients of the Chancellor's Award will be required to serve as UHWO Student Ambassadors.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

Charles E. Hemenway Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the estate of Charles and Jane Hemenway to assist undergraduate students at the University of Hawai‘i. The applicant must be of good character and display qualities indicative of good citizenship while maintaining satisfactory academic progress with at least a 2.0 GPA. The applicant must be a resident of Hawai‘i and be enrolled at a minimum of 6-credits at UHWO. The applicant must also have completed the FAFSA & the financial aid process at the University.

Delta Construction Corporation Endowed Scholarship at UH West Oahu
This scholarship was established to assist students enrolled in any area of study at the University. The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6-credits at UHWO and have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above. The applicant must demonstrate financial need, but no FAFSA is required. Preference shall be given to students intending to pursue a degree in Engineering as well as to those who reside in the West O‘ahu region.

Hawaii Veterans Memorial Fund
This scholarship was established to recognize applicants of good character, who display qualities indicative of good citizenship and a commitment to serve Hawai‘i and its people. The applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA. The applicant must also be a resident of Hawai‘i, be enrolled at full-time (12 or more credits) and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Henry & Dorothy Castle Memorial Early Childhood Education Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences – Early Childhood Education in the hopes that the student will remain in Hawai‘i to teach. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at a minimum of 6-credits at UHWO. No FAFSA is required.

Money for Humanities Students – The OWG Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship was established to assist continuing students pursuing any Humanities concentration: English, Hawaiian and Pacific Studies, History or Philosophy at the University. Applicants for the scholarship may be either full or part time students at the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu and have a respectable grade point average of at least a 2.5. Both merit and need will be taken into consideration in awarding the scholarship. To apply, the student must write a three-paragraph essay describing their educational plans and the reason why they feel deserving of the $500 in aid. The essay must be signed by the applicant and submitted to any of the following professors: Leilani Basham, Dan Boylan, Eric Chock, Jason Chun, Ross Cordy, Saili Lilomaiava-Doktor, Brenda Machosky, Amy Nishimura, Stan Orr, Alan Rosenfeld or Lisa Rosenlee. No FAFSA is required. This scholarship deadline will be announced separately through the University Humanities faculty and via email through student’s MyUH portal.

Native Hawaiian Tuition Waiver 
The purpose of this fund is to assist in providing access to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry (as determined by the University of Hawai‘i System Application Form) with demonstrated financial need that are pursuing their baccalaureate degree at UHWO. Completion of the FAFSA and the financial aid process is required. The applicant must be a resident of Hawai‘i and be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6-credits). 

Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for tuition costs to assist reentry students between the ages of approximately 25 – 50, whose collegiate studies have been interrupted by circumstances beyond their control for approximately five years and are resuming their studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree. Financial need is considered, but No FAFSA is required.

Que-Andrada Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to assist students enrolled at the University with their cost of attendance who have demonstrated volunteerism and/or participation in activities related to the Philippines or Filipino community. The applicant must be enrolled at full-time (12 or more credits) at UHWO and have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or above. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, but no FAFSA is required.

Ralph Miwa Scholarship 
This fund was established in 1994 in memory of Dr. Ralph Miwa, who was instrumental in the founding of the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu (formerly West O‘ahu College) and served as Chancellor from 1976 – 1986. Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6-credits) and have completed at least 12 credits at UHWO with a GPA of 3.75 or better. 

Regents and Presidential Scholarships
The UH Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support students at UH West Oahu with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Regent Scholars is geared toward incoming freshman where awardees receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study. The Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. For academic year 2014 - 2015, the Presidential Scholarship is being refocused to support the transfer of UH System students, especially for UH community college students transferring to UH baccalaureate campuses.  All scholars receive $4000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2000.

Ruth E. Black Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to recognize students in good academic standing and who demonstrate the potential for academic growth and achievement. The applicant must be a classified, degree-seeking student enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6-credits). Preference shall be given to sons and daughters of engineers, contractors and construction workers.

Schuler Family Foundation Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to help increase access to higher education at UHWO by supporting eligible high school graduates of Campbell, Kapolei, Nanakuli and Wai‘anae high schools with their cost of attendance. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) at UHWO and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need, but no FAFSA is required. Preference shall be given to high school graduates from Campbell, Kapolei, Nanakuli and Wai‘anae high schools as well as to applicants who demonstrate participation in community service activities, including volunteering for organizations or programs serving the West O‘ahu Community.

Second Century Scholars Program
The purpose of this program is to promote and increase access to higher education opportunities for classified students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and the financial aid process. Applicants must be at least half-time enrolled, but priority will be given to those that are full-time enrolled. Students need not submit a separate application for this fund as awards will be determined by the Financial Aid Office.

State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship
This scholarship is geared toward students who graduated from a Hawai‘i public high school in the Spring of 2006 or later with a final high school GPA of at least a 3.0. The student must be a resident of Hawai‘i with exceptional financial need and is Pell Grant eligible. The student must be enrolled at least half-time (minimum of 6-credits). Completion of a FAFSA and the financial aid process is required. Students need not submit a separate application for this fund as awards will be determined by the Financial Aid Office.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

External scholarships are funds awarded and managed by an outside entity such as local businesses, professional organizations, financial institutions, foundations, government and state agencies, etc.

Scholarship Bulletin Board
This is a list of external scholarship opportunities sent to UH West O‘ahu. This list is updated whenever the Financial Aid Office is notified of new scholarship opportunities.

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