Scholars Program

Scholars Residential Program

The Scholars program is a residential program for fall 2019 admitted freshmen. The program is a one-year living-learning experience that brings together small cohorts of academically motivated first-year students in the areas of Marine Science, Business, Nursing, and Pre-Health.

Students who are admitted to the Scholars program are guaranteed housing for their first year and receive an additional $1,000 Scholars award in addition to any merit scholarship they may receive at the time of admission.

The Round 1 Priority Deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018.  Only those who have submitted both an admissions application and a Scholars program application by this date will be considered in the first round.

APPLY BY THE ROUND 1 PRIORITY DEADLINE, DECEMBER 1, 2018.

Business scholars

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Guaranteed housing at the Waterfront Lofts (requirement for program participation)
  • Living and learning in a community of motivated students who share common academic interests
  • Receive an additional $1,000 Scholars award in addition to any merit scholarship earned
  • Guaranteed semester long study abroad experience (first semester sophomore year)
  • Leadership training
  • Work closely with a faculty mentor from day one
  • Peer mentoring from a resident assistant who shares your academic interest

MARINE SCIENCE SCHOLARS

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Guaranteed housing on the Hawaii Loa campus (requirement for program participation)

  • Living and learning in a community of motivated students who share common academic interests

  • Receive an additional $1,000 Scholars award in addition to any merit scholarship earned

  • Guaranteed boat access in your first year

  • Group dive certification (cost is your responsibility) arranged to be taken together as a cohort

  • Special academic lectures and opportunities to meet as a cohort with guest speakers

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor from day one

  • Peer mentoring from a resident assistant who shares your academic interest

Nursing Scholars 

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Program Benefits

  • Guaranteed housing (requirement for program participation)

  • Living and learning in a community of motivated students who share common academic interests

  • Receive an additional $1,000 Scholars award in addition to any merit scholarship earned

  • Direct entry into the nursing program* – a benefit available only to Nursing Scholars. All other first-year students must apply to the nursing program during their sophomore year.

  • Opportunity to take selected nursing courses (i.e. Transcultural Nursing and Special Topics in Nursing)

  • Receive an experiential introduction into simulation within the first two years

  • Special academic lectures and opportunities to meet as a cohort with guest speakers

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor from day one

  • Peer mentoring from a resident assistant who shares your academic interest

*Direct entry conditioned on meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements and academic standards set forth in your Nursing Scholars acceptance letter

Pre-Health Scholars

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Program Benefits

  • Guaranteed housing on the Hawaii Loa campus (requirement for program participation)

  • Living and learning in a community of motivated students who share common academic interests

  • Receive an additional $1,000 Scholars award in addition to any merit scholarship earned

  • Plan and carry out a service field trip to benefit a medically underserved community

  • Special academic lectures and opportunities to meet as a cohort with guest speakers

  • Work closely with a faculty mentor from day one

  • Peer mentoring from a resident assistant who shares your academic interest