Scholarships

Scholarships for Transfer Students

  • HPU Transfer Merit Scholarships for Fall 2015-16

Award Name Academic Year Value Three-Academic Year Value
'Imi ola $7,000 $21,000
Ho'omau $5,000 $15,000
Ho'ohana $3,000 $9,000
All merit scholarships are based on GPA and test scores.

Description: Full-time, degree seeking, domestic undergraduate freshmen applicants are considered for academic merit scholarships at the time of admission based on academic abilities. Academic merit scholarships are applied each fall and spring semester towards tuition, provided that a cumulative 2.5 GPA is maintained with satisfactory academic progress towards a degree at HPU. To determine your academic merit scholarship eligibility, please complete an application for undergraduate admission.


 

ONLINE Undergraduate Application (Secure) 
ONLINE Common Application (Secure)

To qualify for need-based grants and/or loans, you may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.

 

  •  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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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

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).