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Scholarships

UH West O‘ahu offers a variety of scholarship opportunities that can help fund your education. Scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of merit, academic performance, and/or financial need. The following scholarship programs are offered at the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu (UHWO).  The links provided below show a number of scholarships available to both freshmen and transfer students. There are many scholarships to choose from and we encourage you to apply. Our full tuition scholarships have their own applications which need to be completed if you plan to apply. Our partial tuition scholarships can be completed using the UH System Common Scholarship Application, which becomes available in December. 


Full Tuition Scholarships   Partial Tuition Scholarships   External Scholarships    Other Options
 

Full Tuition Scholarships

Regents Scholarship

Regents Scholarships support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Regents Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study, $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, April 1, 2016.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to two 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.

(Freshmen Only)

Scholarship Application Letter of Recommendation Personal Statement

Presidential Scholarship

Presidential Scholarships support students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. Presidential Scholars receive a full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study, $4,000 a year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000.  Deadline to apply this scholarship is Friday, April 1, 2016.

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to one UH System community college junior who has 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.

(System Junior Transfer Students Only)

Scholarship Application Letter of Recommendation Personal Statement

UH West Oʻahu Chancellor's Scholarship  

The Chancellor's Scholarship is an award that acknowledges academic achievement, leadership and community service. The UH West O'ahu Chancellor's Scholarship is valued at $7,200 ($3,600/semester) and will be awarded to high-achieving high school graduates who are entering UH West O'ahu for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Recipients of the UH West O'ahu Chancellor's Scholarship will be required to serve as UH West O'ahu Student Ambassadors. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

The Chancellorʻs Scholarship is awarded to Hawaiʻi high school resident graduates with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and evidence of academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

(Freshmen Only)

Scholarship Application    

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. The applicant must be a classified student, pursuing their baccalaureate degree at UH West O‘ahu.  The applicant must be a resident of Hawai‘i and be enrolled at least half-time (minimum 6 credits).  The applicant must also be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA or better. Completion of the FAFSA and the financial aid process is required.

To apply for the Native Hawaiian Tuition Waiver complete the 2016-2017 application. Deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Native Hawaiian Tuition Waiver (PDF)

FAFSA Application


 

Partial tuition Scholarships

To apply for the following scholarships, you must fill out the UH System Common Scholarship Application. This application will be available in December. Please view other ongoing, external scholarship opportunities posted on our 'Scholarship Bulletin Board'.

 

15 to Finish Incentive Scholarship

This merit scholarship was established after Fall 2014 to promote graduating from UH West Oʻahu in an expeditious manner. The recipient must be a classified, degree-seeking student at UH West O‘ahu who had successfully completed at least 30 credits in the prior academic year to be considered. Students need not submit a separate application for this fund and no FAFSA is required. Awards will be determined by the Financial Aid Office based on fund availability.


AES Hawaiʻi Scholarship at UH West Oʻahu

This scholarship is to assist students pursuing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program or Hawaiian-Pacific Studies at UH West O‘ahu.  The applicant must be a Hawaiʻi resident and have graduated from one of the following high schools: Kapolei, Campbell, Nanakuli, Waipahu or Waianae.  In addition, the student must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and be enrolled at least half-time at UH West O‘ahu.  Although need is considered for this fund, completion of the FAFSA is not required.


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 UH West O‘ahu. The applicant must also have completed the FAFSA & the financial aid process at the University.


Delta Construction Corporation Endowed Scholarship at UH West Oʻahu

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 UH West O‘ahu 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 be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA or better, and be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits at UH West O‘ahu. Financial need will be considered, but the completion of the FAFSA is not required.


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 had been interrupted by circumstances beyond their control for approximately five years.  These applicants must be resuming their studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree and enrolled at least part-time. Preference shall be given to the applicants that are full-time enrolled.  Applicants must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.  Financial need is considered, but the completion of the FAFSA is not required.


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 UH West O‘ahu and have a respectable grade point average of at least a 2.5. Preference shall be given to applicants who are either Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing.  Both merit and need will be taken into consideration in awarding the scholarship. No FAFSA is required.


Pacific Links Hawaiʻi Foundation Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarship assistance to students who are residents of the Leeward coast of Oʻahu and are pursuing a degree or certificate in any area of study at UH West O‘ahu.  The applicant must be a resident of the Leeward coast of Oʻahu.  The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6-credits and have a 3.0 minimum GPA or better.  Financial need is considered, but the completion of the FAFSA is not required.


PTW Endowed Scholarship for UH West Oʻahu

This funds is to provide scholarships to students attending UH West O‘ahu and majoring in any area of study.  The applicant must be enrolled at a minimum of 6 credits and have a 2.50 minimum GPA or better.  Preference shall be given to current employees of Pacific Transfer, LLC or PTW, Inc., their spouses or children.  Financial need is considered, but the completion of the FAFSA is not required.


Que-Andrada Foundation Scholarship 

The purpose of this fund is to assist students enrolled at the University who have demonstrated volunteerism and/or participation in activities related to the Philippines or the Filipino community. The applicant must be enrolled at full-time (12 or more credits) at UH West O‘ahu 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 UH 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 UH West O‘ahu with a GPA of 3.75 or better.  No FAFSA is required.


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). The applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA or better.  Preference shall be given to sons and daughters of engineers, contractors and construction workers.  No FAFSA is required.


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 UH West O‘ahu 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. Awarding of this fund is ongoing, based on fund availability.


Senator Francis A. Wong/Berger Foundation Scholarship

This fund is to provide scholarship support to West Oʻahu residents pursuing studies at UH West Oʻahu.  Applicants must be a resident of West Oʻahu and also demonstrate leadership and volunteerism in the community.  The applicant must be full-time enrolled (12 or more credits) with a 3.0 minimum GPA.  Preference shall be given to those applicants who are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) courses at UH West O‘ahu; or are making a difference in sustainability, religion, ethics, politics, art & culture.  Financial need will be considered, but the completion of the FAFSA is not required.


State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship

This scholarship is geared toward students who have 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 financial need. 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. Awarding of this fund is ongoing, based on fund availability.
 

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. So don't forget to check back periodically!

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Other Options

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