Hawaiʻi Scholars Award

The Hawaiʻi Scholars Award is given to incoming freshmen who graduated from a Hawaiʻi high school and who earned a cumulative high school GPA of 3.8 or higher. Awardees receive $1,000 per year towards their full-time enrollment at UH Hilo. This award is renewable for up to four years.

Application Deadline

Automatically awarded to incoming freshmen on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum available funding is met.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Apply to UH Hilo and be accepted as a classified student
  • Graduate from Hawaiʻi high school
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.8 or higher


Hawaiʻi Scholars Awardees will be expected to:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at UH Hilo.