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. It is essential that we increase the number of endowed scholarships available to retain our best and brightest, and to provide access to a life-changing higher education experience for all.
Dr. Earl Bakken’s Lau Hawai‘i Fund encourages Native Hawaiian students to pursue medical careers and addresses physician shortages on Hawaiʻi Island.
Wo scholarships at JABSOM encourage student achievement and open doors for students who need financial support.
25 college-bound graduates from Hawaii Island’s Kea‘au High School lived for six weeks on the UH Hilo campus. The experience was life-changing.
When they lost their talented 23-year-old son Matt, Vince and Annette Smith established an art scholarship to help art students and honor Matt’s legacy of…
Regents Scholarships are keeping 20 top local high school students at UH. And, donors to the Akaka Regents Scholarship are helping more students succeed.…
“It was a very emotional moment when I found out that I was awarded the scholarship; something in me changed.” —Brunilda DeLeon
Donor Jim Lally helped start an innovative program that encourages non-college bound high school students and adults to continue their education.
By 2018, 65% of the jobs in Hawai‘i will require some college. Only 42% of Hawai‘i’s adults hold a college degree. Local firms are helping close this gap.…