Applications available for UH Regents and Presidential Scholarships

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Date: Monday, December 5, 2011
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents have made it possible for students who have outstanding academic records and are residents of the State of Hawaiʻi to continue to strive for academic excellence within the UH System through the prestigious Regents and Presidential Scholarships. The application deadline is February 1, 2012. All supporting materials must be postmarked by the deadline and only applications completed by the deadline will be considered. Applications are now available at the UH website: hawaii.edu/raps.

The Presidential Scholarship recognizes the outstanding achievements of 10 undergraduate college juniors from the UH System. The undergraduate scholarship also provides a tuition waiver and $2,000 cash award each semester for a two-year period, plus a one-time travel grant of up to $2,000. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a resident of the State of Hawaiʻi. Qualifications are based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 for all college work, superior academic achievement or creative endeavors, academic co-curricular and community service activities in college, and junior standing at commencement of award.

The Regents Scholarship provides 20 entering freshmen attending any UH baccalaureate campus with a tuition waiver and a $2,000 cash award each semester for four consecutive years of undergraduate study, and a one-time travel award of up to $2,000. Selection criteria is based on a combined SAT score of 1950 on all three sections of the test, or ACT combined score of at least 29, a 3.5 high school GPA, academic co-curricular activities, community service, superior academic achievement, or creative endeavors. Applicants must have Hawaiʻi State residency.

For more information, contact the UH Vice President for Student Affairs Office on O`ahu at (808) 956-6066 or Barbara Bostwick at UH Hilo, (808) 974-7619, bostwick@hawaii.edu.


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