UH Hilo’s Inspired by You Scholarship

What inspires you? Apply now for the UH Hilo Inspired by You Scholarship;  words appearing over photo of a smiling college freshman

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 $2,000 to $8,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Submit a complete admissions application for an undergraduate degree program at UH Hilo for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Must be a new, incoming student.
  • Submit Inspired by You scholarship essay by March 1, 2022.

Application Requirements

  • Complete our scholarship application form
  • Tell us your story: Write a 300-500 word essay about why you are inspired by the ‘Āina, Discovery, Innovation, or 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.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2022

Scholarship Awards

Four winners will be awarded in each of the Inspiration Categories: ‘Āina, Discovery, Innovation, and Each Other. All awards are renewable for up to 4 years.

  • 1st place: $2,000 per year
  • 2nd place: $1,500 per year
  • 3rd place: $1,000 per year
  • 4th place: $500 per year