New Undergraduate

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.

 

NEW UNDERGRADUATE FRESHMEN

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.

Merit-based scholarships do not require an application for financial aid. However, we strongly encourage merit award candidates to complete the FAFSA if they believe they will require financial aid in addition to their merit award. All merit award recipients who have submitted the FAFSA will also be considered for any need-based aid for which they qualify beyond the amount of the merit award. You will be notified, at the time of admission, whether or not you have been awarded an academic merit scholarship. 

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

 

NEW UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER

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

Talent Scholarships and Grants

The International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) is made up of 16-24 talented and hard-working singers who are recruited, auditioned, and offered scholarship money for their participation,

IVE’s mission is to perform a diverse array of music from around the world. The group has toured internationally, most recently traveling to Japan with the HPU Orchestra. IVE is one of the few choral groups in the world made up of non-music majors who receive a scholarship for their participation. This ensemble makes up the vocal core of the International Chorale.  

Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please click here for the Scholarship Audition Packet.

The Hawaii‘i Pacific University Band is comprised of instrumentalists from Hawaii‘i and abroad, all of whom must audition for entry. Providing the musical spirit at HPU women's volleyball and men's basketball games, the Pep Band knows how to motivate fans and athletes with their rousing renditions of Pep Band tunes. Scholarships are available for incoming HPU students as well as continuing band members.

A select jazz/wind ensemble is taken from the larger group. These students must pass secondary performance criteria and be willing to put in extra rehearsal time. They prepare more difficult and challenging music for distinguished audiences and in official capacities as musical representatives of the University. 

Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please click here for the Scholarship Audition Packet.

The HPU Symphony is a performing ensemble course comprised of experienced musicians who play the violin, viola, cello, string bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion. The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of string players from the Symphony and performs repertoire suitable for a smaller orchestra. An audition is required. Repertoire will be selected according to enrolled instrumentation, but will primarily be chosen from Western European classical genres. Performing venues include campus events as well as performance tours around the state, U.S. mainland and the world. 

Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please click here for the Scholarship Audition Packet

Debate scholarships are awarded to select a number of incoming undergraduate students interested in participating in the HPU debate program.

Applicants should exhibit superior speech and/or debate ability and must be able to demonstrate a record of past achievements that indicate a strong potential for intercollegiate debate success. Scholarship students will participate in Debate Society events such as the Mixed Plate Debates, the Pan Pacific Championship, the Island Debate invitational and scrimmages with local teams. Students will also be obligated to write research briefs and be an advocate for debate in the HPU community.

Priority consideration for available debate scholarships will be given to those who submit their admissions application and Debate application as soon as possible, but no later than December 1, 2017.

Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please click here for the Debate Scholarship Application

Newspaper scholarships are awarded to a select number of incoming undergraduate students interested in working for HPU’s student newspaper, Kalamalama. Applicants should demonstrate a record of past journalistic achievements and be interested in continuing to write at the collegiate level.

Priority consideration for available newspaper scholarships will be given to those who submit their admissions application and newspaper application as soon as possible, but no later than December 1, 2017.

Partial tuition waivers are available for qualified students. 

Please click here for the Newspaper Scholarship Application

HPU is honored to have the first esports arena in the state of Hawaii. The arena is approximately 3000 sq. ft. and is fitted with casual seating and both indoor and outdoor viewing. This high-tech facility includes Alienware computers, G-SYNC monitors, Razer peripherals, the newest gaming consoles, and multiple virtual reality stations.

Esports scholarships are awarded to a select number of incoming undergraduate students interested in joining HPU's eSports team and competing in the League of Legends College Championship Series. Qualified gamers can earn scholarships valued between $1,000 - $6,000 per year.

Round 1 priority consideration for esports scholarships will be given to those who submit their admissions application and esports application by December 1, 2017. Applicants who meet this deadline will receive a response by December 31, 2017.

Round 2 priority consideration for esports scholarships will be given to those who submit their admissions application and esports application by January 15, 2018. Applicants who meet this deadline will receive a response by February 15, 2018.

Please click here for the eSports scholarship application.