Scholarships

  • SOEST Dean’s Undergraduate Scholarship

    Available to both incoming and existing undergraduates majoring in Global Environmental Science (GES), Geology and Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences. Applicants must have and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate some level of financial need. The$1,000 award is made annually, for up to four years.

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  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    The purpose of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service.

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    Space Grant Traineeship

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be sponsored by a mentor who is willing to guide the student for the duration of the award. Trainees enrolled at the Mānoa or Hilo campuses are expected to work at least 5 to 10 hours a week depending on their project, and receive a stipend of $1500 for a semester. Trainees enrolled at one of the UH Community Colleges or UH Maui College receive a stipend between $1200 and $1500 for working at least 5 hours per week during the semester. Traineeships are awarded for one semester but may be renewed for a second.

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    Space Grant Fellowship

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be sponsored by a mentor who is willing to guide the student for the duration of the award. Fellows are expected to work between six to 15 hours a week depending on their project. Financial support includes a stipend between $2000 and $4000 per semester. Fellows may be eligible for up to $500 additional funds for supplies and/or travel pertinent to their projects.

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  • Willys and Sandina Lord Undergraduate Scholarship

    Undergraduate students in SOEST may apply for annual funds to support research and scholarship at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

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  • Mānoa Achievement Scholarship

    Available to SOEST undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship achievement (GPA>3.0) and service to others.

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  • Mānoa Asia-Pacific Achievement Scholarship

    Available to SOEST undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship achievement (GPA>3.5) and service to others.

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  • Harold T. Stearns Undergraduate Fellowship

    Undergraduate students in Geology and Geophysics may apply yearly for funds from this fellowship to support research on geological and geophysical problems in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin. Awarded each spring for the following academic year.

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  • Frances K. Foo Sr. and Evelyn S. Foo Endowed Scholarship

    This endowment is designed to assist undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in the Global Environmental Sciences (GES) program in the Department of Oceanography.  Successful applicants must be enrolled full-time, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

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  • Carol Ann and Myron K. Hayashida HIMB Student Support Scholarship

    The purpose of this fund is to assist students at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB). Scholarship support can be used to assist with cost of attendance (tuition, books, fees), funding for research, supplies, etc.

    The prospective recipient must be a Hawaii resident and a graduate of a public Hawai‘i high school, enrolled full-time as upper division undergraduate students (junior or senior) and/or graduate students pursuing studies at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology.

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  • J. Watumull Merit Scholarship

    Applicants should have a major within the Departments of Geology and Geophysics or Oceanography. The prospective recipient should also have outstanding scholastic achievement and a desire to improve self and profession.

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  • Sarp M. Kayan Undergraduate Scholarship

    Applicant must be a full-time student, sophomore or higher with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some degree of financial need, not necessarily as defined by federal guidelines. Applicants must submit a letter describing their relationship to Hawai‘i, their interest in oceanography and how they will use the degree in oceanography.

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  • Alan Church Scholarship

    Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior pursuing courses of study in SOEST related to research or monitoring of endangered or threatened marine mammals and turtles within and surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands, with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

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  • Fernando Gabriel Leonida Memorial Scholarship

    Established by the Leonida family and friends in memory of Mr. Fernando Gabriel Leonida and his lifetime contributions to the commercial fishing industry and the Waikīkī Aquarium. Preference is given to students with a focus on commercial fisheries. Student must submit a statement or essay describing interests and activities in the development or maintenance of ocean resources, including but not limited to commercially exploitable fishes. Scholarship is open to international students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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