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Awards, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for Earth Sciences Students

Basic Information

Many Earth Sciences students apply for — and receive — varying amounts of financial aid. Some financial aid assistance is need-based, while some is determined by academic achievement. Other types of financial aid assistance are awarded based on race, chosen major, geography, or other criteria. Financial aid awards may include any combination of scholarships, grants, and loans. Financial aid providers include the U.S. Government, the State of Hawaiʻi, corporate entities, and private people. Note: Male citizens of the U.S. and male immigrant aliens 18 through 25 years old must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System to be eligible for federal student loans and grants. Men can register at any post office, or register online at https://www.sss.gov/Registration/Register-Now/Registration-Form. Once you have been accepted into a University of Hawaiʻi program, contact the financial aid office of the campus you will be attending to find out what additional types of financial assistance may be available, and what the application procedures and deadlines are.

The following information represents a selection of award programs that are available to Earth Sciences Department students with a focus on those that are administered directly by the Earth Sciences Department. Students are encouraged to also visit the web pages of the specific scholarships, as well as these links:

There are also two types of scholarships in the online STAR Giving Tree and Scholarship system:: (1) UH Manoa scholarships and (2) UH System scholarships.


Both Undergraduate and Graduate


Non-Earth Sciences administered programs for graduates

Campus Financial Aid Offices
Other Online Resources