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in their educational journeys

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 4,600 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, invest in UH students!


Equity & Access

Your gift to this fund will support students who have demonstrated financial need, are first generation college attendees, or are under-represented at the University of Hawai‘i.


Student Success

Your gift to this fund will help address the greatest needs facing students at each campus or across the University of Hawai‘i.


Student Need at UH

Students can face many challenges as they pursue their education. Your gifts can make a big difference for students between giving up and going forward … between unrealized potential and realizing a dream.

Impact on students

Forever grateful for a UH education
Dayle Onishi believes that a bachelor’s degree from UH gave her opportunities to learn and grow.
Relationships inspire gifts to honor family, culture
“We first gave to the university because of relationships. We continue to give because of these – and so many more – relationships.”
Scholarships make science more accessible to a broader audience
Carlos Tramonte is a first-year PhD student studying marine biology at UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute for Marine Biology.
My donors’ generosity impacts my family and my future patients
Raelynn Kiyuna is a student pharmacist at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo.
Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation empowers students to break out of siloed education
A new initiative supporting retention, graduation, and career readiness for UH’s diverse student population aims for collaboration of arts and sciences disciplines across UH’s campuses.
Shidler alum’s scholarship creates inclusivity for accounting grad students
Tom Wellman wanted to make more of an impact at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business, especially for students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Let’s start a conversation

If you’re interested in supporting our students, we would love to learn more about what you would like to achieve with your philanthropy.