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.
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Scholarships making an impact
"Your gift has also affected my family, and they would like to extend their thank you. I am the oldest of four children, and my younger sister and I are both currently attending college. My parents have supported my sister and I in our decision to pursue further education. They have already made so many sacrifices and I appreciate a gift such as yours in alleviating some of them."
– Ruth Transfiguration; Alec and Kay Keith Scholarship Fund; Nursing, Natural Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, UH Hilo
"Receiving this scholarship helps me to reduce my financial burdens and makes it possible for me to pursue higher education. ...It gives me hope to be a better teacher, a better person, and a better mother. Please know that your gift will not only benefit me, it will reach all the people I hope to one day make a difference with, such as my son, my family, and my future students."
– Natalie Liu; College of Education Alumni Association Scholarship Fund; Educational Technology, College of Education, UH Mānoa
"The Osher Reentry Scholarship at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for returning adult students is a very important part of my continuing success and development. Without the financial support, I would not be able to continue my academic goals. It is such an honor to be ... awarded as an Osher Reentry Scholar."
– Darylwin K. Emmsley; Osher Reentry Scholarship at UH Mānoa; Family Resources, CTAHR