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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, graduate students who are residents of the following 14 states pay in-state tuition at the UHM: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. [http://wrgp.wiche.edu/]


Please read the information carefully, and refer to the websites for more information. Some fellowships are limited to overseas study, some fellowships are limited to domestic study, and some fellowships can be used for both. Furthermore, some fellowships may have residency or enrollment requirements.

1. Boren fellowship: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
The Boren fellowships are awarded to highly-qualified students to cover the overseas component. Applications are due in January 2013 for students whose overseas study will begin between June 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014. Deadline: early January.

2. Blakemore Freeman Fellowship: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/Language%20Grants/Language.htm
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded to highly-qualified students to support full-time Korean language study in Korea. (According to the Blakemore Freeman office, Flagship students studying overseas do not meet the full-time language study requirement, and thus, do not qualify for this fellowship.) Deadline: December 30.

3. 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.

4. Korea Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship: http://www.kf.or.kr/
The Korea Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowships are awarded to highly-qualified graduate students in Korean Studies studying at their home universities (i.e., outside of Korea). (Incidentally, the Korea Foundation also offers two other fellowships (Fellowship for Field Research and Fellowship for Korean Language Training) for which, to the best of our knowledge, Flagship students do not qualify.) Deadline: January 31.

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. (Flagship students studying overseas do not meet the full-time enrollment requirement, and thus, to the best of our knowledge, do not qualify for this scholarship.) Deadline: May 31.


The following scholarships are limited to UHM students. Please read the information carefully.

6. FLAS fellowship: 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) fellowships are awarded to outstanding students whose studies include both language and area studies. This one-year fellowship can be used for both domestic and overseas study, and previous recipients are encouraged to apply again. Deadline: February 1.

7. 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.

8. Arts & Sciences Student Research Award: http://www.artsci.hawaii.edu/alumni/students/scholarships_artsci.htm
The Colleges of Arts and Sciences offers this award to help fund special scholarly activities of significant educational value not available through regular coursework. For example, recipients may apply this funding to present a research paper at an academic conference. Deadline: Early March.

9. 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.



The following UHM scholarships were created specifically for Flagship students. No application is necessary; all Flagship students are considered for these scholarships.

10.EALL Achievement Award
Pending funding availability, the UHM Department of East Asian Languages & Literature (EALL) offers Achievement Awards to outstanding students; criteria include a minimum GPA of 3.5 and enrollment in a minimum of six credits. All students who meet the minimum requirements are considered for this Award.

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