Hawaii Pacific University Scholarships, US

Deadline: varies, mostly April
Open to: undergraduates and graduates enrolled in the HPU
Scholarships: tuition waiver of up to $10,000 per academic year

Scholarships for International Students

It is the mission of Hawai‘i Pacific University to prepare students for community and industry leadership. For this reason, HPU has established scholarship programs to recognize outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate International students who have the potential to become leaders in their respective communities.

Undergraduate International Scholarship

This scholarship is a partial tuition waiver. It is renewable each year until completion of an undergraduate degree as long as the student is in good academic standing. Scholarships are offered at the following levels:

Level 1- $10,000 per academic year
Level 2- $8,000 per academic year
Level 3- $6,000 per academic year
Level 4- $4,000 per academic year
Level 5- $2,000 per academic year


Full-time degree-seeking students who have first time applied to Hawai’i Pacific University and have been accepted. Students who transfer to HPU from another university are also eligible for this scholarship.

Application process

The following scholarship requirements must be fulfilled to be considered for an award:

A. A completed HPU Application for Undergraduate Admission along with:
* Certified academic transcripts from your college (all documents that are not  in English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
* U.S. $50 application fee
* Statement of Financial Sponsorship
* Original or certified copy of a bank statement or letter showing sufficient funds to cover one academic year of study at HPU
* Documented proof that you meet HPU’s minimum English Requirements.

B. A completed HPU Application for Undergraduate International Scholarship including:
* letter of recommendation, preferably from a professor, current or former teacher who knows you well.
* letter of motivation.

Fall Semester – April 15
Spring Semester – September 15

Submit all of the materials listed above to:

Hawaii Pacific University Admissions Office
International Scholarship Committee
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
Honolulu, HI 96813

More info here.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Hawai’i Pacific University offers several types of graduate scholarships to new, full-time, degree-seeking students. U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students who have a demonstrated financial need may apply.


Graduate Trustee-$6,000 ($3,000/semester)
Graduate Dean-$4,000 ($2,000/semester)
Graduate Kokua-$2,000 ($1,000/semester)


New, full-time degree-seeking students, who believe they have a financial need, may apply for graduate scholarships.  Other factors that may be considered when evaluating requests are:

* Previous academic record.
* Community involvement and service.
* Professional work experience and achievement.

Application Process

Priority consideration is given to those students who apply by the deadline. Applications received after the priority deadline will be awarded on a funds-available basis. You will be notified by mail as decisions are made should you apply for a graduate scholarship.  The type and value of the scholarship will be explained in the award letter if you are selected as a scholarship recipient.

More info here.

Allen and Nobuko Zecha Scholarship

Hawai’i Pacific University offers this partial-tuition scholarship to students who will graduate from high schools across the nation. This scholarship is offered once per academic year and is awarded for the fall and spring semesters only.

Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,500


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 and scoring in the top 10% on the SAT, ACT, or international equivalent tests; or being in the top 3% of graduating class. Majoring in Marine Biology, Oceanography, Pre-Medical Studies, and 3-2 Engineering.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student during the fall and spring semesters.

To apply for the Allen and Nobuko Zecha Scholarship, please complete the application form and return all required documentation to the Scholarships Office. Applications must be received by the deadline for consideration.

Deadline: April 29, 2011

Send the application here:

Hawaii Pacific University Admissions Office
International Scholarship Committee
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
Honolulu, HI 96813

The official webpage.

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