My Journey Scholarship

At UH Hilo, your journey is our focus. We strive to ensure that your experiences memorable, both in and outside of the classroom. This scholarship gives you the chance to share your journey with us.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have applied to UH Hilo.
  • All required supplemental documents must be received by the admissions office by the scholarship deadline.
  • Must be a new, incoming student.
  • Must be classified undergraduate student.
  • Must be a full time student for award term.

Application Requirements

  • Submit 500 word limit essay
  • If applying for multiple categories, essay must be unique

Journey Essay Topics

‘Āina (Land)

Submit ‘Āina Essay

How does your respect and appreciation for ʻĀina inspire your degree program selection or other activities on campus?

Kuleana (Responsibility, right and privilege)

Submit Kuleana Essay

What Kuleana did you take on in high school and how do you plan to continue during college?

Mālama (To take care of, serve, protect)

Submit Mālama Essay

What do you Malama and how does it motivate you to start college and complete your program?

ʻOhana (Family)

Submit ʻOhana Essay

Who was instrumental in preparing you and influencing your decisions regarding college and how will they support you in the future? (nuclear or family of choosing)

Deadline to apply: March 1st, 2024

Scholarship Awards

A selection of awardees will be selected for each category: ‘Āina, Kuleana, Mālama or ‘Ohana.