Scholarships and Institutional Grants

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

HPU offers competitive merit scholarships and other need and non-need scholarships/grants through the admissions process. New incoming freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for all available merit scholarships at the time of admissions. No separate application is required.

Continuing/returning students may receive their Merit Scholarships in subsequent years based on the guidelines/restrictions of the awards.

Full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate freshman applicants are considered for academic merit scholarships 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.

 

For information on specific opportunities for new freshmen, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Transfer student applicants are considered for academic merit scholarships 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.

For information on specific opportunities for transfer students, please see below.

 

Transfer Merit Scholarships

Cumulative College Transfer GPA Merit Amount

3.75-4.00 $7,000

3.50-3.74 $6,000

3.25-3.49 $4,000

3.00-3.24 $3,000

ANNUAL AND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

There are a number of donor-funded endowed and annual scholarships that are generally for continuing/returning students and are awarded through an application process in the academic year. The Financial Aid Office will notify all continuing students when the application process is open and the deadline. This process is normally in the early spring term for the upcoming academic year. There are a few endowed/annual scholarships available for Graduate students as well.

 

For information on specific opportunities for currently enrolled students, please see below.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

Graduate Assistantships are now available for incoming domestic and international graduate students. A Graduate Assistantship is a merit-based tuition scholarship for eligible graduate students to work directly with a faculty member in their program and perform academic research.

HPU’s Graduate Assistantship program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships each year to qualified students. Students apply for assistantships for the duration of their degree (limited to 2 years – fall/spring semesters only). For additional eligibility requirements and information on applying for a graduate assistantships, please click on the following links or contact your respective program director:

 

College of Business

Phone number: 808-544-0283         Contact                 

 

College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education

Email: cxe@hpu.edu        Contact

 

College of Liberal Arts

Phone number: 808-544-9340          Email: cla@hpu.edu        Contact

 

College of Health and Society

Phone number: 808-566-2479               Contact

 

College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Phone number: 808-356-5279       Email @hpu.edu              Contact

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Hawaii Pacific University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and plays in the association's Pacific West Conference, the PacWest. We offer 14 competitive sports in total; 6 Men’s teams and 8 Women’s teams. A limited amount of athletic scholarships are available upon the discretion of the sport’s head coach.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To learn more about information on participating in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our website at http://www.hpusharks.com. To contact us, please call our Athletics Department at (808) 356-5214, or email us at athletics@hpu.edu. To get in touch with staff and coaches directly, please visit http://www.hpusharks.com/staff.aspx.

EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS - SCHOLARSHIPS

This information is voluntarily provided and HPU is not liable for any mis-information and does not receive any endorsements of any kind from the listed "external" sources of financial aid. The opportunity to apply for the same scholarship may be available next year if the deadlines have since passed.

The Army Health Professions Scholarship Program is available for students who have been accepted to Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy, Dentistry, Optometry, Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or Veterinary Medicine Programs.

For more information please visit http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is a national organization dedicated to the financial scholarship needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American students.

For more information please visit Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

The Gates Millennium Scholars program promotes academic excellence and provides opportunities for outstanding minority students with significant financial need.

For more information please visit GMSP

Hawaii Community Foundation oversees over 150 scholarship funds of which eligibility and criteria may vary. Students may be awarded one or more scholarships.

For more information please visit Hawaii Community Foundation

Hawaii Education Association offers scholarships to individuals (or their dependents) who have at least one year membership in HEA.

For more information please visit Hawaii Education Association

Kamehameha Schools Post-High Scholarships provide funds for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

For more information please visit Kamehameha Schools

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who are enrolled in an accredited nursing school or program.

For more information please visit HRSA Health Workforce

The SMART Scholarship Program offers full scholarships to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

For more information please visit SMART Program

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship is meant to help students that have overcome difficult obstacles to get a great education. Our goal is to help with some assistance to a student that will not give up on their dreams.

For more information please visit Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

Hawai‘i Pacific University will provide a special Summer Grant to select students to assist with tuition expenses for summer school. Consideration will be automatically given to all registered students  enrolled in 6 credit hours or more for summer school courses in the College of Business, College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education, College of Health and Society (Pre-Nursing, Public Health, Social Work only), College of Liberal Arts, or College of Natural and Computational Science, who are not receiving other significant external or internal funding, degree-seeking, first bachelor’s degree and have an accumulative GPA of 2.00 or greater. Round 1 awards review will include students registered by March 1,  and Rounds 2 awards review for students registered by March 1 and no later than May 6. Students planning to enroll in an approved Study Abroad program through HPU will qualify for the Summer Grant if they pay tuition to HPU for this program.

Kama‘aina students living in or returning to Hawai‘i for the summer are eligible based on your or the parent’s Hawaii state ID. The grant is open to anyone taking undergraduate courses or special status (non-degree seeking). AWARD AMOUNTS FOR SUMMER 2017: 6-8 credits = $1,2009 - 11 credits = $2,000 - 12+ credits = $3,000. To apply please email financialaid@hpu.edu referencing "Kama'aina Summer Grant" in the subject and including a copy of your valid Hawaii State ID/drivers license, student name, and HPU student ID number.