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 Priority Deadline is MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019. Only those who have submitted both an admissions application and a Scholars program application by this date will be considered. 

APPLY BY THE APRIL 1 PRIORITY DEADLINE

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 (however, not a 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