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Information about tuition at the UHM is available at www.hawaii.edu/finaid/tuition.html. The UHM Financial Aid Services Office (www.hawaii.edu/fas/) is dedicated to making it possible for degree-seeking admitted students to attend UHM regardless of their economic circumstances.  Each year we provide scholarships, grants, student employment, and loan opportunities to our students. In addition, information is provided about scholarships and fellowships specifically for students in language and area studies. Finally, UHM is a member of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. Thus, undergraduate students who are residents of the following 14 states pay reduced tuition (about 50% of out-of-state tuition) at the UHM: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. [http://wue.wiche.edu/]

EXTRAMURAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

These extramural scholarships are open to students across the US. Please read the information carefully, and refer to the websites for more information. Some scholarships are limited to overseas study, some scholarships are limited to domestic study, and some scholarships can be used for both. Furthermore, some scholarships may have residency or enrollment requirements.

1. Boren scholarship: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship

The Boren scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified students to cover the one-year overseas component. This is a one-year scholarship for which previous recipients are encouraged to apply again. Deadline: January.

2. Gilman International Scholarship:
http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

Funded by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Gilman scholarships are awarded for the one-year overseas component to highly-qualified students demonstrating financial need (i.e., must be Pell Grant recipients). Also, applicants studying critical need languages are automatically considered for the Gilman Critical Need Language Supplement. Deadline: March and October.

3. Freeman Award for Study in Asia (aka Freeman-ASIA): http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Freeman-ASIA

Funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia are awarded for the one-year overseas component to highly-qualified students demonstrating financial need through the FAFSA. Deadline: April.

4. Korea Society Korean Language Study Award: http://www.koreasociety.org/korean_studies/language_study_awards/

The Korea Society offers scholarships to support full-time Korean language study in Korea. However, please note that the most recent Award was made for 2009-2010, and that no announcement has been made for this year. Deadline: April.

5. Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) scholarship: http://www.kasf.org/other_set.html

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for qualified students in all fields of study; according to the KASF website, full-time enrollment is required. Deadline: May 31.

6. Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce (HKCC) scholarship: http://www.hkccweb.org/en/scholarships.html

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce offers scholarships for qualified undergraduate students in all fields of study; according to the HKCC website, full-time enrollment is required. Deadline: May 31.

 

UHM SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The following scholarships are limited to UHM students, including incoming freshmen and transfer students. These scholarships all have different criteria regarding academic status, financial need, and area of study. Please read the information carefully.

7. FLAS scholarship:  http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/schlrshps/cksschol.html

Funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the UHM, the one-year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships are awarded to outstanding students whose studies include both language and area studies. This one-year scholarship can be used for both domestic and overseas study, and previous recipients are encouraged to apply again. Deadline: February 1.

8. Center for Korean Studies (CKS) scholarship: http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/schlrshps/cksschol.html

The UHM Center for Korean Studies offers various scholarships for students in all fields of Korean Studies. Awarded on an annual basis, the CKS scholarship can be used for both domestic and overseas study, and previous recipients are encouraged to apply again. Deadline: February 1.

9. APRO Foundation Scholarship [Website not available]

At the beginning of each semester, the APRO Foundation scholarships are awarded on a semester-basis for academic excellence with preference given to students of Korean ancestry. Deadline: September and January.

10. Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) scholarship: http://asuh.hawaii.edu/index.html

The Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) offers partial tuition support; criteria include a minimum GPA of 3.5 and full-time enrollment. Deadline: September and January.

11. SEED Scholarship: http://www.hawaii.edu/diversity/index.htm

The Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) offers numerous scholarships for students who have already completed some college coursework. Deadline: varies.

12. Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) Scholarship: http://opmanong.ssc.hawaii.edu/scholar.htm

The OMSS offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified UHM undergraduate and graduate students. Selection is based on prior UHM academic performance, community service and involvement, and financial need. Students selected to receive an OMSS scholarship must fulfill a volunteer service requirement. Deadline: April and November.

13. Colleges of Arts and Sciences scholarship: http://www.artsci.hawaii.edu/alumni/students/scholarships_casaa.htm

The Colleges of Arts and Sciences offers various scholarships for outstanding students. Deadline: varies.

14. College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature Hands of Hope Scholarship [Website not available]

The College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (LLL) awards the Hands of Hope Scholarship to outstanding undergraduate students in the College of LLL. Deadline: February.

UHM SCHOLARSHIPS SPECIFICALLY FOR FLAGSHIP STUDENTS: NO APPLICATION IS NECESSARY

The following UHM scholarships were created specifically for Flagship students, including incoming freshmen and transfer students. No application is necessary; all Flagship students are considered for these scholarships.

15. KLFC Achievement Award

Pending funding availability, the KLFC offers partial tuition support to outstanding students for the overseas component. All students who meet the minimum requirements are considered.

16. VCAA Achievement scholarship

Pending funding availability, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) offers Achievement scholarships to Flagship students to cover the differential between non-resident and resident tuition during the one-year overseas component.

 

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