Skip to main content

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

O'Mealy Fellowship a first for UH Mānoa
The students I taught and the people I met in 35 years at UH Mānoa were high quality, and I wanted to support the college when I’m gone. Anderson reminded me that the university has been very good to me. To both of us.
Second cohort of Kauaʻi Medical Training Track meets Garden Isle health care community
The event was an opportunity for the six first-year medical students to meet the island’s health care partners.
Roy Abe passionate about educating next generation of UH engineers
Abe was honored at this year’s annual College of Engineering banquet with the Dean’s Award of Excellence for alumni for the impact he has made not only on the engineering profession, but also for his support of the college and for educating Hawaii’s future engineers.
Elizabeth Spann Student Enrichment Fund allows students to take advantage of opportunities
Students from UH Mānoa's College of Arts, Languages & Letters (CALL) were able to seize on opportunities to enrich their college experiences because of the Elizabeth Spann Student Enrichment Fund.
Bonner Program makes leaders for community transformation
The Bonner Program aims for meaningful, lasting impact on students and the planet. Students’ learning and networking lead to improved academic performance as well as careers and lives of engagement.
Encouragement and support for future army leaders
ROTC cadets take military science courses alongside their majors at the university. The goal is preparation to be army officers and to train for small unit and organization-level leadership.