Scholarships

Scholarships for Incoming Freshman

  • HPU Merit Scholarships (Incoming Freshman for the 2014 academic year)

Award Name Academic Year Value Four-Academic Year Value
President $12,500 $50,000
Dean $11,500 $46,000
‘Ohana $10,000 $40,000
Lōkahi $3,000 $12,000
To qualify for need-based grants and/or loans, you may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
www.hpu.edu/financialaid

Description: Full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate freshmen applicants are considered for academic merit scholarships up to $12,500 per academic year (fall and spring only) at the time of admission based on academic abilities. Academic merit scholarships are applied towards tuition. To determine your academic merit scholarship eligibility, please complete an application for undergraduate admission.
Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to three (3) years.

ONLINE Undergraduate Application (Secure)
Undergraduate Application (PDF File)
ONLINE Universal College Application (Secure)

  • The Reverend Frank E. and Irene Butterworth Scholarship  

Description: This tuition waiver scholarship is awarded to entering high school graduates or entering transfer students who are current members of any organized religion or faith in Hawai‘i or in the Pacific Islands.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Be accepted as an entering freshman to HPU with 3.50 high school GPA or transfer student (24 college credits) with 3.00 GPA.  Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree, demonstrate extracurricular involvement in his/her religious community, and be nominated by the leadership representing his/her religious organization or congregation.
Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to three (3) years
Scholarship Amount: Up to $6,000 per academic year
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links 

  • Harry S. Komuro Scholarship  

Description: This tuition waiver scholarship is available to students who are dependent children of an ordained minister in one of the following church denominations: Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, or United Church of Christ.
Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to three (3) years
Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000 per academic year
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Debate Scholarship  

Description: This tuition waiver scholarship is awarded to entering high school graduates or entering transfer students who are interested in participating with the HPU debate program. The program also offers tuition waiver scholarships to Graduate Assistants as debate coaches. 
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 supported by a current official transcript and intent to pursue one of the degrees offered by the HPU College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to three (3) years
Scholarship Amount: Up to $6,000 per academic year
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links 

  • Lloyd M. Fujie Scholarship  

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman who have graduated from a public high school in Hawai'i.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 and a combined SAT score (critical reading, math, and writing) of approximately 1500 or a combined ACT score of approximately 21. Applicants must also intend to pursue a major in Accounting and demonstrate leadership through extracurricular activities, community involvement, or work experience.
Scholarship Period: Renewable for up to three (3) years.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,500 per academic year
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Sukamto Foundation Scholarship

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman, transfer students, or currently enrolled HPU students who have graduated from a high school in Hawai'i.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, enroll as a full-time student during the fall and spring semesters, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in extra-curricular charitable community service and/or student activities. Applicants must also intend to pursue an undergraduate degree with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and have a major in Asian Studies, International Relations, or International Studies with a focus on Asia.
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,500 per academic year
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Allen and Nobuko Zecha Scholarship  

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman; high school graduates.
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.
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Brittany Pohākea Yap Scholarship

Description: Awarded to degree-seeking students within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Applicants who are of Native Hawaiian ancestry and have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. Majoring in Education, Communication, English, Journalism, or Humanities.
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Founders' Scholarship - Helen G. Chapin, Ph.D.

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman; graduates of high schools in Hawai'i.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and an 1100/24 SAT/ACT score.  
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: March 18, 2014

Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • John H. Payne Scholarship  

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman; high school senior or college transfer (maximum 31 college credits).
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school or college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00.
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 18, 2014
Application Form: Located in Related Links

  • Kunimitsu and Jessie S. Tamai Scholarship  

Description: Awarded to incoming freshman; graduates of high schools in Hawai'i.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and accepted into the Nursing Program. 
Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 18, 2014

Application Form: Located in Related Links

HPU reserves the right to cancel, reduce, or substitute an institutional scholarship.  HPU scholarships that pay institutional costs, such as tuition, will be reduced in the case where a student receives other direct tuition benefits from an outside source, such as, but not limited to, VA tuition benefits or employer tuition payments made directly to the institution.  Tuition scholarships from all sources cannot exceed the cost of actual tuition, and must meet the terms of the specific scholarship.  Scholarships are not valid for the winter or summer terms.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact the Scholarships Office by using the e-mail link located to the right of the page or by calling (808) 566-2430 or 1-866-CALL-HPU (Toll-free: U.S. and Canada Only).