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For more than a century, the University of Hawaiʻi has worked hard to make higher education accessible to all. Whether through one of the seven community college campuses or one of the three four-year campuses, UH is expanding its efforts to attract the most promising students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

As college costs continue to rise, the amount of private support for students must as well. Gifts to scholarships and student aid help us to retain our best and brightest and to provide access to a life-changing higher education experience for our students.

John Chin Young scholarships “capture the moment” for UH artists
Hawaiʻi-born painter John Chin Young expressed moments and motion in quick strokes, influenced by Chinese calligraphy he studied as a child.
UH Hilo is a learning experience for this student-athlete 5,000 miles from home
Chloe Culanding is a senior at UH Hilo, where she is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, and is in her fourth year as a student-athlete on the women’s volleyball team at UH Hilo.
UH Maui College culinary students pivot from food prep to packing produce
For two months after the fires, the culinary arts program’s Pāʻina Building was a food preparation hub where 200,000 meals were prepped, cooked and sent out for delivery for members of the community displaced by fires.
Scholarship helps me shoot for the stars
Dorian Yoshizumi grew up in Kāneʻohe and graduated from Castle High School, where he took classes and earned college credits through Hawaiʻi’s Early College program.
Blending Hawaiian culture with a STEM education
Abigail Macalintal grew up in Kailua and is a student at the UH Mānoa College of Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering.
Engineering alum’s gift commemorates lasting memories of Hawaiʻi
"We quickly learned to appreciate and embrace the best of what Hawaiʻi has to offer."
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.