Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships for which international students at UH Hilo are eligible.

Students on F-1 Visas

UH Hilo International Student Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a limited number of undergraduate international students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and have some degree of financial need. The deadline to apply is in March for the following academic year.

UH Hilo Dean's Scholarships: Each college at UH Hilo annually awards scholarships to students. Deadlines to apply are typically in March for the following academic year. Contact your college dean's office for more information.

Mildred Towle Scholarship for International Students

Ho'opae Fund International Student Scholarship

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Friend Peace Scholarship

Websites with Scholarship Resources

Funding for U.S. Study

International Education Financial Aid

International Scholarships

InternationalStudent.com

Mobility International USA

Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources

College Board

FastWeb

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Loans

International students who meet certain criteria are eligible for some loans. Typically, these loans required a co-signer (someone who guarantees that you will pay the loan back and is responsible for paying the loan if you are unable to do so). Visit the International Student Loan Center which provides international students with access to a range of loans. You may also contact the UH Hilo International Student Services office for more information.

Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students

Financial aid is perhaps the biggest barrier students face when studying outside their home countries. This guide is designed to help international students understand some of the basics of funding their education, including understanding financial factors to consider and sources of funding (such as institutional aid, scholarships and grants, private loans, and personal resources).

Students from the Compact of Free Association Nations

Students from the Compact of Free Association nations (the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands) are eligible for U.S. federal financial aid as well as scholarships from their home governments.

U.S. Federal Financial Aid

To apply for U.S. federal financial aid, students should fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Students must apply each year, starting in January for the following academic year. Students from the FSM and Marshall Islands are eligible for Pell Grants. Students from Palau are eligible for Pell Grants, SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), and Federal Work-Study.

Government Scholarships

FSM National Government Scholarship (click here for information on the scholarship policy, guidelines, and frequently asked questions)

Chuuk State Scholarship

Kosrae State Scholarship

Kosrae Baccalaureate Degree Initiative Scholarship

Pohnpei State Scholarship

Yap State Scholarship - New student application (for students who have never applied for the scholarship)

Yap State Scholarship - Continuing student application (for students who are currently receiving the scholarship, have previously received it, or have completed the initial application in the past)

Marshall Islands Scholarship, Grant & Loan Program (click here to access the Marshall Islands Scholarship, Loan & Grant Board Program Policies and Procedures)

Palau Grant (formerly known as Palau National Scholarship) (click here to access the Palau National Scholarship Board program regulations, application checklist, and criteria for selecting recipients)

Palau Student Loan

Palau College Access Challenge Grant Program

Palau IP & E Scholarship

Other Scholarships

UH Hilo Pacific Islander Scholarship: No application is necessary. Eligible students will be considered for and awarded the scholarship by submitting a FAFSA.

APIASF AANAPISI Scholarship: Up to 10 UH Hilo students are eligible to receive this $2,500 scholarship. Deadline to apply for the Spring 2014 semester is October 11, 2013. For more information and to apply, click here.

UH Hilo Dean's Scholarships: Each college at UH Hilo annually awards scholarships to students. Deadlines to apply are typically in March for the following academic year. Contact your college dean's office for more information.

UH Hilo Alec & Kay Keith Scholarship: Apply using the UH Hilo scholarship application form.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship (APIASF)

Pacific Islands Development Bank Scholarship

Rotary Club of Pohnpei - FSM Scholarship

Heyum Endowment Fund Scholarship

Faliuwseuw Scholarship: For students from Fais island, Yap State, FSM

Yap Sport Scholarship

Stars of Oceania Scholarship: Apply using the UH System scholarship application form

Mildred Towle Scholarship for International Students: Apply using the UH System scholarship application form

Virginia Pearson Ransburg Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship: Apply using the UH System scholarship application form

CariPac Scholarship: For FSM students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in agriculture and natural resource management, food and nutrition, and related science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Friend Peace Scholarship

 

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