Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

As the largest private university in Hawai‘i we believe it is our responsibility to find ways to give back to the community around us. At HPU one of our core values is Kuleana, and with this scholarship we hope to provide Hawai’i's working professionals the support they need to pursue their graduate education right here in Hawai’i, blending both quality academics and flexible programs that fit into your schedule. 

Merit Scholarships

Eligibility:

HPU offers graduate merit scholarships through the admissions process, interest can be indicated on the HPU graduate application. A new graduate student who has been accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year and intends to register full-time qualifies. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length), contingent on remaining in good academic standing as a full-time student. The merit scholarship covers tuition only; fees, books, and living expenses are the responsibility of the student. New incoming graduate students are automatically considered for available merit scholarships at the time of admission decision. No separate application is required. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online nursing programs are not eligible. 

Graduate Assistantships

Eligibility:
HPU offers graduate assistantships through the admissions process, interest can be indicated on the HPU graduate application. A new graduate student who has been accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year and intends to register full-time qualifies. The Assistantship requires that the awardee participate in 9 to 18 hours a week (depending on the award) in research, academic, or administrative experiences during the semester, outside the degree requirements. Graduate Assistants will work with faculty and scholars in their field which will add value to development as a student. The assistantship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length), contingent on remaining in good academic standing as a full-time student. The graduate assistantship covers tuition only; fees, books, and living expenses are the responsibility of the student. New incoming graduate students are automatically considered for a graduate assistantship at the time of admission decision. No separate application is required. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online nursing programs are not eligible.

Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility:
Any HPU alumnus who intends to register for at least nine credits per semester (full-time) in a new graduate program qualifies. Student must be in a degree-seeking program, and starting a new graduate program in the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarship is valid for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length). Scholarship is valued at $2,000 per semester. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online nursing programs are not eligible.

Priority Deadline:

• Fall Entry – August 15th
• Spring Entry – December 15th
• Summer Entry – April 15th

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Graduate JumpStart Scholarship

Eligibility: 
A graduate student who intends to register for only six credits per semester (part-time) may apply. Student must be in a degree-seeking program. Scholarship is valid for two semesters (fall and spring), and may not be applied to summer terms. A new application must be completed for each academic year. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online nursing programs are not eligible.

Priority Deadline:
• Fall Entry – June 30th 
• Spring Entry – November 30th

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