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Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Online applications and information are now available for the University of Hawai╩╗i Regents and Presidential Scholarships for students with outstanding academic records who are residents of the State of HawaiÔÇśi. The application deadline is February 1, 2010. The online application includes a r├ęsum├ę section, personal statement and recommendation forms. All supporting materials must be postmarked by the deadline.

The Regents Scholarship provides 20 entering freshmen attending any UH campus with a tuition waiver and a $2,000 stipend each semester for four consecutive years of undergraduate study, and the opportunity to apply for a one-time, maximum $2,000 travel grant. Selection is based on a combined SAT score of 1950 on all three sections of the test, or ACT combined score of at least 29, a 3.5 high school GPA, academic co-curricular activities, community service, superior academic achievement, or creative endeavors. Scholarship applicants must apply and be accepted to a UH campus.

The Presidential Scholarship recognizes the outstanding achievements of 10 undergraduate college juniors within the UH System. The scholarship provides a tuition waiver and a $2,000 stipend each semester for two consecutive years of undergraduate study at any UH baccalaureate campus, and the opportunity to apply for a one-time, maximum $2,000 travel grant. Qualifications are based on a minimum cumulative 3.7 GPA for all college work, superior academic achievement or creative endeavors, academic co-curricular and community service activities in college, and junior standing at the commencement of award.

The online application and information are available at

For more information, contact the UH Vice President for Student Affairs office on O`ahu at (808) 956-8753 or Barbara Bostwick at UH Hilo, (808) 974-7619, or

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