Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Awards

A Maximum of Four $500 Cash Gifts to be Awarded to HPU Students

Nomination Deadline: March 4, 2013

The Excellence in Undergraduate Writing Awards recognizes outstanding written assignments that were completed between the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters or terms.  The University is offering cash awards for papers written from the following four (4) categories.  


Category I

English and Humanities


Category II

Social Sciences


Category III

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing


Category IV

Business, Computer Science, and Law

Essays or research papers must be accompanied by a nomination form, available as a PDF file located to the right of the page, and be sent to:

Hawai'i Pacific University
Scholarships Office 
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 210E
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Papers must be received or postmarked no later than: Monday, March 4, 2013.

Papers will be judged according to how well:


The writer presents original ideas in a thoughtful and convincing voice.


The writing displays a pattern of development, reflected in well-sequenced paragraphs, with an effective beginning, rewarding middle, and satisfying end. Paragraphs should also have coherently ordered sentences focused on a single topic.


The writer's assertions are supported with explanations, illustrations, data or expert opinions.


The writer uses an appropriate documentation method.


The writer uses vocabulary that is well-suited for its purposes and that the spelling, grammar, and punctuation is used in a nondistracting manner.

Questions may be directed to the Scholarships Office, by phone (808) 566-2430, fax (808) 544-0884, or e-mail by using the link located on the right of the page.