Inspired by You Scholarship
At UH Hilo, our students inspire us each and every day. Our Inspired by You scholarships give you the chance to share your story of how you are inspired by the ‘Āina, Discovery, Innovation, and Each Other, and the opportunity to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000.
- Submit UH Hilo Admission Application and required documents by February 1st
- Accepted into an undergraduate degree program at UH Hilo, but not currently registered and attending. Only new students are eligible to apply.
- Submit Inspired by You scholarship essay by March 7th.
Multiple finalists in each category of inspiration will receive a one-time $500 award, and one finalist from each category will be selected for a $2,500 award, renewable for four years (total value $10,000).
Tell us your story
Write a 300-500 word essay that tells why you are inspired by the ‘Āina, Discovery, Innovation, and Each Other, and how that inspiration has motivated you to take action on your campus or in your community. How you tell your story of inspiration is up to you, but examples of actions could include: courses you have taken, community service projects, leadership roles, and other academic and extra-curricular activities.
Please submit the Online Scholarship Application (preferable).
University of Hawaiʻi Hilo
200 W. Kāwili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091