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Financial aid is available from different sources. You may be eligible to receive financial aid from the Federal Government, the state where you live or the institution you are attending. Below is a summary of information about the different kinds of financial aid that is available.

Please be aware that most Federal, State and Institutional awards require at least half-time enrollment at UH Hilo.

Federal Programs

  1. Federal Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell Grant is a program for high need undergraduate students who have not earned a first Bachelor’s degree.  To qualify for a Pell Grant, you must be enrolled at least half-time.  In some cases, students enrolled less than half-time may qualify.  Award amounts, based on a student’s EFC, are determined by the U.S. Department of Education based on congressional funding.  The maximum grant for the 2016-2017 year is $5,815 for students enrolled on a full-time basis.  Awards for students enrolled less than full-time will be adjusted based on enrollment status.

  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduate students with exceptional need.  Normally, the grant is awarded to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and have the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Depending on the availability of funds and a student’s demonstrated need, a FSEOG award for full-time enrollment can be as much as $2,000 per academic year.

  3. Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

    The Federal Work-Study Program is used to provide part-time employment to students with financial need.  Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time to participate.  Students are paid at least the minimum wage and are paid twice a month.  The Financial Aid Office will determine the earnings limit for each student. 

    Employment opportunities exist in most campus departments.  In addition, work opportunities are available in off-campus community service sites.  A listing of all job openings is available online at Student Employment & Cooperative Education. For more information you may visit the Career Development Services Office located on the second floor of the Student Services Center.

  4. Federal Loan Programs
  • Perkins Loan
    The Federal Perkins Loan is a low interest loan for students with exceptional financial need.  Repayment begins nine months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment.  Perkins Loan borrowers must complete a Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling, a Loan Interview Questionnaire, a Perkins Master Promissory Note (MPN), and a Total Loan Indebtedness Disclosure (TLID). You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office when these requirements are ready to be completed. Your loan cannot be disbursed until all of these requirements have been completed.

  • Direct Subsidized Loans
    Direct Subsidized Loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need.  The Financial Aid Office will determine the amount you can borrow, and that amount may not exceed your financial need.  The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on a Direct Subsidized Loan while you’re in school at least half-time, for the first six months after you leave school (referred to as a grace period*) and during a period of deferment (postponement of loan payments). Repayment begins six months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment.

    *Note: If you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period.  If you choose not to pay the interest that accrues during your grace period, the interest will be added to your principal balance.

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans
    Direct Unsubsidized Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate or professional students and there is no requirement to demonstrate financial need.  The Financial Aid Office will determine the amount you can borrow based on your cost of attendance and other financial aid you receive.  You are responsible for paying the interest on a Direct Unsubsidized Loan during all periods.  If you choose not to pay the interest while you are in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, your interest will accrue (accumulate) and be capitalized (that is, your interest will be added to the principal amount of your loan). Repayment begins six months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment.

  • Direct PLUS Loans
    PLUS Loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay any education expenses not covered by other financial aid.  The U.S. Department of Education is the lender for PLUS loans and applications for these loans are subject to credit approval.  The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial aid received.

  • Interest Rates for Federal Loans

    Type of Loan Interest Rate (for 2016-2017)
    Direct Subsidized 3.76%
    Direct Unsubsidized

    3.76% (undergraduates)

    5.31% (graduate or professional students)

    Direct PLUS/ Graduate PLUS 6.31%
    Perkins Loan 5%

  • Annual and Aggregate Limits for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

    Year DEPENDENT STUDENTS
    (except students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS loans)
    INDEPENDENT STUDENTS
    (and dependent undergraduate students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS loans)
    First-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limits $5,500 – No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans $9,500 – No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans
    Second-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limits $6,500 – No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans $10,500 – No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans
    Third-Year and Beyond Undergraduate Annual Loan Limits $7,500 – No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans $12,500 – No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans
    Graduate and Professional Degree Students Annual Loan Limits Not Applicable – All graduate and professional degree students are considered independent $20,500 (Unsubsidized Loan)
    Aggregate Loan Limits for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans $31,000 – No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

    $57,500 for independent undergraduate students (and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain PLUS loans) – No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.


    $138,500 for graduate or professional degree students.  This limit includes federal loans received for undergraduate study. 

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State Programs

  1. Hawaiʻi State Need-Based Opportunity Grant

    Recipients of this award must be bona fide residents of the State of Hawaiʻi.  The award is for students with financial need who are enrolled at least half-time. 

  2. Hawaiʻi State Merit-Based Achievement Scholarships

    These scholarships are available to resident and non-resident students who merit assistance because of their achievement and/or service to UH Hilo.  The award may cover up to the cost of UH Hilo tuition. 

  3. Hawaiʻi State Incentive Grant

    This program provides tuition grants to bona fide residents of the State of Hawaiʻi with financial need.  Recipients must also be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

  4. State Higher Education Loan (SHEL)

    The State Higher Education Loan is available to qualified bona fide Hawaiʻi residents who demonstrate financial need.  Annual loan limits may vary and the interest is a fixed 5% with repayment beginning nine months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment.  Loans are repaid monthly over a 10-year period.  Recipients must complete a SHEL Master Promissory Note as well as a SHEL Entrance Counseling.

  5. Hawaiʻi B Plus Scholarship Program

    Grant funds are available to persons who graduated from high school after 2005, have at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, have completed a rigorous high school curriculum, demonstrate financial need and are a bona fide Hawaiʻi resident.  Students must also be enrolled full-time to be eligible.


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Institutional Programs

  1. Athletic Scholarships

    The various team coaches in the Athletic Department determine these awards.

  2. Pacific Islander Scholarship

    In the Fall of 2007, UH Hilo established a Pacific Islander scholarship.    Students do not need to submit an application; eligible students will be automatically considered for this scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will depend on your enrollment. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Be accepted by the UH Hilo Admissions Office with a residency status of “Pacific Islander Non-Resident Exempt”.  The student's residency status is reflected on the acceptance letter issued by the Admissions Office.
    • Demonstrate financial need.  Financial need is demonstrated by applying for financial aid using a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
    • Be a new student entering UH Hilo in Fall 2007 or later, or returning to UH Hilo in Fall 2007 or later after taking a break from enrollment at UH Hilo.
    • Be a classified student enrolled in either an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program.
    • Be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credits per semester if an undergraduate)

  3. Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Through WUE, students who are residents of one of the western states may enroll at UH Hilo at a reduced tuition of 150% of the institution’s regular resident tuition.  These western states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming or Washington State. View the WUE program application for more information.


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Scholarship Opportunities

  1. Institutional Scholarships

    Students are able to apply for both University of Hawaiʻi System scholarships as well as UH Hilo scholarships on the University of Hawaiʻi System Common Scholarship Application.

    The application contains questions that are required for all students, regardless of which UH campus you will be attending. To be considered for the greatest number of scholarships, applicants should also complete UH Hilo's campus specific page.

  2. Chancellor's Scholarships

    The Chancellor's Scholarship is a prestigious award created for exceptional graduates from Hawaiʻi high schools. The award covers four years of undergraduate tuition. For more information about this scholarship please visit the Chancellor's Scholarship page.

  3. Regents and Presidential Scholarships (RAPS)

    The UH Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support Hawaiʻi students with a record of outstanding academic achievement. For more information about these scholarships, please visit the University of Hawaii Regents and Presidential Scholarships page or contact Shana Kaneshiro in the UH Hilo Financial Aid Office. Students interested in applying should complete the University of Hawaiʻi System Common Scholarship Application. You must also submit test scores (SAT or ACT) to the UH Hilo Admissions Office by the scholarship deadline (March 1) to be considered.

  4. Inspired by You Scholarships

    What inspires you? 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. Apply here by March 1.

  5. External Scholarships

    Below is a list of external organizations that have scholarships available to UH Hilo students with a brief description of scholarship and/or basic eligibility requirements. Detailed information and applications are available by clicking on the scholarship name.

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    • AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
      American Addiction Centers , a national leader in addiction treatment, is offering scholarships to those majoring in a program focused on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. The need for qualified people in this field has never been greater, and these scholarships are our small way of helping those who choose to help others. Eligible applicants must be a high school graduate by Summer 2015, current full-or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

    • Abbott and Fenner Scholarships
      The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

    • Aiona Car Sales Scholarship
      Aiona Car Sales, a company with a long standing reputation for giving back to the Big Island Community is offering up a Scholarship to Big Island students. The Scholarship will be for $1,000 for students currently attending or looking to attend UH Hilo or Hawaiʻi Community College. Click on the link above for more information.

    • American Association of University Women
      Applicant must be a woman who is either a graduate of a Big Island high school or a student at UH Hilo with resident status; she must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree or post-baccalaureate degree/certificate program at the UH Hilo and must have at least a junior status at the beginning of the academic year for which the scholarship is sought; she must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 and be enrolled full-time; she must demonstrate financial need.

    • American Military Veteran's Scholarship
      This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. All applications for the scholarship must include the military veteran's, associated with the request for scholarship, DD-214 or if not available, a sworn affidavit attesting to the name, branch of service, years served and honorable discharge or current military enlistment of the veteran.

    • Associated Chinese University Women
      The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to "perpetuate Chines culture" thought its members and others who support education and charitable purposes in Hawaiʻi; and to "promote, support and contribute to educational charitable services through organizations, events and activities."; ACUW scholarship applicants must be persons of Chinese ancestry or interested in Chinese culture; U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the State of Hawaiʻi; must demonstrate high scholastic achievement, good character, involvement in school and/or community service and financial need.

    • Attorney Marketing Network Technology Scholarship
      We would like to take this opportunity to reward a $1000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in science, mathematics, computer science or engineering. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: be at least 18 years of age and enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. as an undergraduate in good standing, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.


    • Barney S. Fujimoto Memorial Scholarship
      The purpose of this fund is to increase access for high school graduates to attend any campus within the University of Hawaiʻi System. Eligibility criteria are as follows: Must be a graduating senior on an Oʻahu, Kauai, or Hawaiʻi Island high school; enroll or plan to enroll full-time in an undergraduate program at any campus within the University of Hawaiʻi System; must show a history of community service involvement; preference will be given to applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher; preference will be given to children of HPM employees.

    • B. Davis Scholarship
      This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

    • BooKoo Scholarship
      To qualify you must attend an accredited college or university (or be a graduating high school senior) and submit a completed application.

    • Bowfin Memorial Scholarship
      All members of the Hawaiʻi submarine force community (active duty or retired), their family members, and family members of deceased submariners who reside in Hawaiʻi, and who are attending an accredited college, university or vocational school are eligible.
    • "Business Plan" Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
      Have you written a business plan for a competition, class, or to further your own entrepreneurial ventures? If so, we invite you to apply for the Business Plan Scholarship from Fit Small Business.

    • COIT Carpet Cleaning
      You must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the USA or Canada; international students attending a US or Canadian college are welcome to apply; you must be 18 or older to apply.

    • Common Form Finance or Accounting Scholarship
      Common Form is offering a scholarship to a top finance or accounting student in the country. We are interested in helping those that help others, so in addition to academic excellence the ideal candidate has a passion for community service and a track record of volunteering. Eligible applicants must be a full-time student enrolled in a two year, four year or graduate program; be majoring in Finance, Accounting, or related field; have a GPA or 3.2 or above; have volunteered at a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at least once in the past calendar year; and know the difference between a 1040EZ and a 1040 Long Form.

    • CustomMade Furniture Scholarship
      Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American college, university or trade school is eligible to apply.

    • CustomMade Jewelry Scholarship
      Any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited American college, university or trade school is eligible to apply.

    • Dorrance Scholarship Program
      Eligible applicants must be seniors in good standing who will graduate from an accredited Big Island high school; first-generation to attend college (neither parent holds a four-year degree); minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; verification of SAT or ACT test score; be admitted to UH Hilo; demonstrated financial need; reside on campus freshman and sophomore year; agree to participate in all aspects of the scholarship program; signed Dorrance Scholar Participation Agreement.

    • DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship
      Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America; be a U.S. citizen or maintain legal residency within the United States; have achieved a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; must have applied for federal financial aid (FAFSA) in 2014. Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of JMX Brands, the company that owns DutchCrafters.

    • EmergencyLights.net Scholarship
      This scholarship is open only to citizens and legal residents of the United States. Applicants must be enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.

    • F.C. Tucker Scholarship
      Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States, employees and independent contractors or representatives of F.C. Tucker Company, Inc. or its related companies (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such person) are not eligible.

    • Flosum Scholarship
      For 2015, Flosum is creating a new scholarship for students interested in pursuing a Salesforce Release Management career. A scholarship for $750 will be awarded to an outstanding college student pursuing studies in Salesforce Release Management or Application Lifecycle Management, with a demonstrated interest in the field of Salesforce.

    • Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
      Recipients must be Hawaiʻi residents; demonstrate financial need; attend an accredited 2-or 4-year college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student; be enrolled full-time; maintain a 2.7 GPA (unless otherwise stated).

    • Hilo Orchid Society Yasuji Takasaki Memorial Scholarship
      One of the priorities of the Hilo Orchid Society is to extend the knowledge, production, use and appreciation of orchids. Scholarships will be awarded to one or more UH Hilo junior or senior students studying Agriculture or Natural Sciences, with preference given to students who plan on a future in orchid culture. Click here for application information.

    • Hilo Women's Club
      The Hilo Women's Club is offering at least one $1,000 scholarship to high school graduates or enrolled college students who are continuing their academic goals. Click on the link above for application information.

    • Hui Okinawa
      Hui Okinawa is a non-profit organization founded to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the Okinawan culture. They are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified graduating senior who will enroll in college for the Fall of 2016. Click on the link above for application information.

    • Kamehameha Schools
      Recipients must be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission; enrolled as a full-time student; be a classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution in the U.S. as recognized by KS; have financial need as demonstrated by a completed College Scholarship Services CSS/PROFILE online application and KS recognized cost of attendance of your school; meet maximum funding guidelines.

    • The Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship
      This scholarship, sponsored by the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, was established to honor the life and love of Rocky's Uncle Max and to award $2,500 to an undergraduate student enrolled full time in a 4-year public or private college or university majoring in either History or Education.

    • Mhelpdesk Scholarship
      This contest is open those technology savvy students who are citizens or legal residents of the United States. Entrants must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program. The "mission" is to create a 60-second commercial that sells the Mhelpdesk product to those who need it.

    • Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program
      The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Fund was established to recognize students looking to advance their knowledge and career in science. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment with a declared major in a science related field.

    • OnlineSchools.org: College Financial Aid for Soldiers, Veterans, and Their Families
      Military branches and non-profits provide active duty service members, veterans, and their family members with ample funding opportunities for college. Funding and training for current personnel are usually designed to help you complete a certificate or degree program around your military schedule. Veterans have access to monthly school funding up to $1,500 per month and career development training. Spouses and children of service members and veterans are often eligible for tuition, educational supply assistance and child-care aid.

    • OnlineColleges.net: Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students
      Historically, minority students have faced confounding factors leading to difficulties entering and finishing college. Disparities in wealth, health and parental education, among others, make it challenging to afford high cost tuition. A lack of higher education inhibits a student's ability to be competitive in the job market, lowering their chances of earning higher wages and moving into higher socioeconomic statuses. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships designed specifically to help minority students earn degrees

    • Open Education Database (OEDb) PhD Scholarships
      While Ph.D. scholarships are often more difficult to come by than undergraduate or graduate scholarship opportunities, they play a crucial role in helping doctoral students earn an advanced degree. Some schools offer stipends, pay living expenses, and promise work opportunities to Ph.D. candidates. However, the average doctoral student needs support by way of scholarships for doctoral students and grants to help pay for college. Click on the link above for more information about scholarships opportunities for doctoral students.

    • Orchid Care Scholarship
      OrchidsMadeEasy.com offers an annual Orchid Care Scholarship to a qualified undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation or related field, with a focus on orchids. The purpose of the scholarship is to advance the study of orchids and orchid care.

    • Osher Reentry Scholarship
      The purpose of the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships for tuition costs to "reentry" students. "Reentry" students are individuals between the ages of 25-50 whose collegiate studies were interrupted (for at least 5 years) by circumstances beyond their control and who are resuming their university studies.
    • Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Scholarship
      To qualify an applicant must demonstrate financial need; plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student; have participated and intend to continue participating competitively in the sports of canoeing, surfing, kayaking, swimming, water polo or volleyball and have record of accomplishments; be a resident of Hawaiʻi, minimum GPA of 3.0.

    • Pauahi Foundation
      The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. The Foundation awards scholarships supporting college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions.

    • Prime Medic Alert Scholarship
      Emergency Medical Service personnel are not only essential in disaster management effort, but offer high quality monitoring services in a variety of emergency fields. EMTs and paramedics are the first to arrive at the scenes of a variety of medical emergencies and make quick life-saving decisions every time they respond to a call. This scholarship is open to applicants working towards a two-year or four-year degree.

    • Remote DBA Scholarship
      Remote DBA will award a scholarship of $3,500 to an outstanding college student pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering with a demonstrated interest in the fields of database administration or data science. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in an accredited 4-year university or college located in the United States, graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above are also eligible. Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor's degree which can be in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or in another technical discipline such as electrical engineering, physics or mathematics with an interest in the field of computer science.

    • SoundOut Social Media Scholarship
      This scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate-level students. The competition is open to students of all majors attending a college, university, technical or trade school located in the United States or Canada. Students must be a United States or Canadian citizen or hold a current student visa.

    • Spokeo Connections Scholarship
      Applicants must submit an essay on a selected topic; applicants must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four year or two year college or university in the Fall of 2015 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university; must have a GPA or 3.0 or higher; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    • STEM Program
      The "Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics", (S-STEM) is a new program at UH Hilo sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The S-STEM Program is designed to support academically talented and highly motivated students from economically disadvantaged families to complete STEM degrees in: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Natural Science or Physics. Download application.

    • Student Veterans of America
      The mission of Student Veterans of America is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. Their vision is that all veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment. Follow the link above to learn more about scholarship opportunities available through Student Veterans of America.

    • Sussle Scholarship
      Sussle is about sharing interesting knowledge by topic. Eligible applicants must be high school seniors, or current full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university in the United States; must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents; not a Sussle Scholarship or other Sussle contest winner in the previous 12 months, or employees of Sussle or its affiliates.

    • Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship
      Entrants just 'like' Education Portal on Facebook in order to be eligible to win. Entrants must be enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program and be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.

    • University of Hawaiʻi Federal Credit Union
      We are excited to announce the advent of the UHFCU Scholarship Program! As the University's credit union, our scholarship endowment will create a lasting legacy - potentially benefiting generations of students as well as the UH System we serve. In 2016 we will grant a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five deserving students.

    • Varsity Tutors $1,000 Essay Scholarship
      Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Essays are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

    • Women's League of Central Union Church
      The Women's League of Central Union Church announces the availability of the Kenneth O. and Doris A. Reqick Educational Aid Fund and the Ruth C. Scudder Scholarship. Both grants are awarded primarily based on character, scholarship, evidence of financial need, and community service and NOT on religious affiliation, as such. Application Forms and an Informational Fact Sheet are posted on the Central Union website.

    • Zonta Club of Hilo
      The Zonta Club of Hilo envisions our island community as a place where women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. Zonta Club of Hilo offers scholarships and grants to help women achieve their education goals.

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Other Financial Assistance

  1. Veterans Assistance

    All programs available to veterans and/or dependents of veterans are administered through the Office of the Registrar.  If you are eligible for assistance through these programs, please contact the Office of the Registrar.  If you have any additional questions regarding your eligibility, those should be directed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or you may refer to VA Benefits website. Receipt of certain types of VA benefits may affect your financial aid eligibility. 


  2. Outside Scholarships

    If you are receiving an outside scholarship, you are required to notify the Financial Aid Office.  Scholarships will first be used to reduce any unmet need and/or any need-based work/loans in the financial aid awards.  If necessary, grant awards may also need to be adjusted.


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