Hawaii – University and College List

The following is a list of Universities in the state of Hawaii:

  • Brigham Young University–Hawaii
  • Chaminade University
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • University of Hawaii System
    • Hilo
    • Manoa
    • Maui College
    • West O’ahu

List of Community Colleges in the state of Hawaii:

  • Hawai’i Tokai International College
  • University of Hawaii System (2-year campuses)
    • Hawai’i Community College
    • Honolulu Community College
    • Kapi’olani Community College
    • Kaua’i Community College
    • Leeward Community College
    • Windward Community College

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi System includes 3 universities, 7 community colleges and community-based learning centers across Hawaiʻi. As the state’s public system of higher education, UH offers opportunities as unique and diverse as our island home.


Selected Student Scholarships Available in Hawaii:

Regents and Presidential Scholarship: The Board of Regents established the Regents and Presidential Scholarships to support Hawaiʻi students with a record of outstanding academic achievement.

Regents Scholarships are awarded to 20 outstanding freshmen.

Full tuition waiver for four years of undergraduate study
$4,000 a year
One-time travel grant of $2,000
Enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawaiʻi

SAT total score of at least 1950 (old SAT)/1380 (new SAT) or ACT combined score of at least 29
Minimum 3.5 GPA in academic subjects in high school
Remarkable extracurricular achievements
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming juniors.

Full tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study
$4,000 a year
One-time travel grant of $2,000
Enrolled at any baccalaureate campus of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH Mānoa, UH Hilo or UH West Oʻahu)

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level work
Record of sustained progress in academic courses
Evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor

The Second Century Scholarship: is a need-based grant provided to Native Hawaiian students who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is available to students across the UH System. The amount awarded will depend on the student’s financial need and funds available. To be eligible, Native Hawaiian students need only apply for financial aid through their campus financial aid offices. All regular aid deadlines apply.

The State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship: is for Hawaiʻi residents who graduated from a high school after 2005, has at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, has completed a rigorous high school curriculum and demonstrates financial need.

The University of Hawaii Grants & Scholarships: The University of Hawaii offers various need–based and non–need–based scholarship assistance in the form of Opportunity Grants, Achievement Scholarships, International Student Scholarships, and Pacific Islander Scholarships. Criteria vary by campus and scholarship. U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, and eligible noncitizens from the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands should complete the FAFSA and consult their campus’ financial aid office with any questions or concerns about their eligibility to file the FAFSA.

The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation awards about $5 million annually from various private and corporate donations.

The UH System Scholarships are open to students who are admitted as a regular student attending any of the ten campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi System.

These scholarships are made available by the generosity of private individuals and organizations who wish to reward students for a wide variety of accomplishments, including, but not limited to, academic achievement, service to the school and community, leadership ability, first-generation college-going, and specific major and career choices. Some take into consideration financial need and unique personal backgrounds.

Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship
The Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship is an automatic $2,000 scholarship per year for four years of undergraduate study for first-time degree seeking students. Students must have a 3.5 GPA, 1200 SAT or 23 ACT upon the time of application to UH Mānoa. Students who receive a New Warrior Scholarship or are accepted into DMEAP are ineligible for the Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship.
RESIDENT STATUS: Resident or Non-Resident (including WUE students*)

Presidential Scholarship
Presidential Scholars receive a full-time, 12 credit per semester tuition waiver for two years of undergraduate study. All scholars receive a $4,000 per year stipend and a one time travel grant of $2,000. Presidential scholarships are awarded to Hawaii resident college juniors, with preference to current UH System students, who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college level coursework, a record of sustained progress in academic courses, and evidence of superior academic achievement or creative endeavor.
DEADLINE: January 15
APPLICANT: Transfer (must be a full-time junior by end of spring semester)

The UH Hilo Chancellors Scholarships: The UH Hilo campus offers a competitive Chancellor’s Scholarship, which covers full tuition for approximately 15 Hawaiʻi students. Factors considered include academic scholarship, leadership experience and potential, community service and financial need.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Scholarships:  offers a competitive full tuition award acknowledging academic achievement, leadership, and community service for approximately 8 students

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