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The first permanently endowed scholarship was created at the UH Foundation in 1976. Since then, the tradition of providing opportunities through private gifts has grown to help more than 3,000 students each year.

Scholarships, awards, grants and fellowships offer students the opportunity to pursue their educational goals at Hawai‘i’s only public system of higher education. The impact of a scholarship has an effect felt far beyond the student helped.

When you provide a scholarship for a student, you do more than help them financially — you impart a lesson of generosity and concern for others that they incorporate into their own lives. By investing in a student, you improve their life, their family's, and our community.

Join us in investing in our students.

If you are interested in making a real difference in a student's life, please contact us.

Gail Nakayama

Associate Director, Scholarship Development
(808) 376-7870

Paula Sainz

Scholarship Development Coordinator
(808) 376-7852

If you have documents that are required to be faxed, please use (808) 356-0318.

Scholarships making an impact

Crankstart scholarship helps mom achieve degree goals
The Crankstart Foundation Re-entry Scholarship is designed for working adults who've been out of high school for a few, or many, years.
Loving Leeward CC — all the way from Na‘alehu
Many folks who live in isolated districts of Hawai‘i don't realize they can get the same education without impractical expenses of transportation and time.
AI legislative advocacy focus of law students’ visit to D.C.
With artificial intelligence a hot topic in the news and AI technologies rapidly proliferating, there is an urgent need for legal experts to help navigate tech policy needs and the legal ramifications along these new frontiers.
Q&A with Dr. Erika Noel, director of JABSOM’s Kauaʻi Medical Training Track
Dr. Erika Noel is the Kauaʻi director of the Kauaʻi Medical Training Track, established with a $10 million gift last year from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg.
After 10 years in accounting, I'm ready for college
My children are the reason I want to succeed in school. I had my oldest when I was 16 years old and did not think I would ever go to college. I am doing this for them.
Why I traveled 4,000 miles to attend UH Mānoa
I truly appreciate the recognition of my work. With this award, I aim to promote marine stewardship to visitors all over the world. This award reassures me of my purpose to protect our natural environment.