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Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Online applications and information are now available for the University of Hawai╩╗i Regents and Presidential Scholarships for students with outstanding academic records who are residents of the State of HawaiÔÇśi. The application deadline is February 1, 2010. The online application includes a r├ęsum├ę section, personal statement and recommendation forms. All supporting materials must be postmarked by the deadline.

The Regents Scholarship provides 20 entering freshmen attending any UH campus with a tuition waiver and a $2,000 stipend each semester for four consecutive years of undergraduate study, and the opportunity to apply for a one-time, maximum $2,000 travel grant. Selection is based on a combined SAT score of 1950 on all three sections of the test, or ACT combined score of at least 29, a 3.5 high school GPA, academic co-curricular activities, community service, superior academic achievement, or creative endeavors. Scholarship applicants must apply and be accepted to a UH campus.

The Presidential Scholarship recognizes the outstanding achievements of 10 undergraduate college juniors within the UH System. The scholarship provides a tuition waiver and a $2,000 stipend each semester for two consecutive years of undergraduate study at any UH baccalaureate campus, and the opportunity to apply for a one-time, maximum $2,000 travel grant. Qualifications are based on a minimum cumulative 3.7 GPA for all college work, superior academic achievement or creative endeavors, academic co-curricular and community service activities in college, and junior standing at the commencement of award.

The online application and information are available at http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/studentaffairs/scholarships/raps-overview.php.

For more information, contact the UH Vice President for Student Affairs office on O`ahu at (808) 956-8753 or Barbara Bostwick at UH Hilo, (808) 974-7619, or bostwick@hawaii.edu.


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