POLS Department Awards and Scholarships

Titunik Distinguished Research Paper Award

In memory of the late Dr. Regina F. Titunik’s contributions to the Political Science Department and the UH Hilo community, and her focus on improving the writing skills of students, each year, the author of one distinguished research paper receives this honor with a certificate and small cash award.

We congratulate Tani K. Hoke as our 2023-2024 Titunik Award Winner.

Tani Hoke

Castberg Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior

In honor of the late Dr. Rick A. Castberg’s contributions to the Political Science Department, UH Hilo, and the broader community, each year, one distinguished graduating senior receives this recognition with a small cash award and certificate.

We congratulate Leoshina M. Kariha as our 2023-2024 Castberg Award Winner.

Leoshina Kariha

Willard D. Keim Memorial Scholarship

In honor of the late Dr. Willard D. Keim, who taught and inspired students at UH Hilo from 1976 to 1992, this scholarship endowment has been established by his family to award annual scholarships to outstanding Political Science majors who have a record of excellent academic, school, and community activities.

We congratulate Amaya T. Hirata as our 2023-2024 Keim Scholarship Winner.

Amaya Hirata

Department of Political Science Academic Achievement Awards

Each year, the Department of Political Science recognizes its majors who have had an outstanding year of academic achievements.

We congratulate Baylee Goeas-Galdeira and Kawai Smith as our 2023-2024 Department of Political Science Achievement Academic Award Winners.

Related Scholarship Opportunities

University of Hawaiʻi Scholarships

For more information, please contact the UH System Scholarship Office at scholars@hawaii.edu.

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellowship

For more information, please contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee .

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Marusek .

APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

For more information, please contact Dr. Su-Mi Lee or Dr. Sarah Marusek