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CAMPUS POLICY FOR AWARDING
UH OPPORTUNITY GRANTS & ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Hawaii Revised Statute (HRS), Section 304-16.5, authorized the University of Hawaii's Board of Regents to waive entirely or reduce the tuition or any other fees for resident or non-resident students. Pursuant to Section 304-16.5, the Board is also authorized to grant, modify, or suspend tuition waivers. (Am. June 16, 2006)

In accordance with Executive Policy E6.204 and Chapter 6, Section 6-6 of the UH Administrative Policies and Bylaws this campus is authorized to allocate 11% of the total tuition revenues charged in the prior academic year to student financial assistance by 2012 (the allocation will be increased from 9% in 2007-08 to 11% in 2011-2012). A minimum of 80% of the student financial assistance (8.8% of the total tuition revenues by the year 2012) is awarded to need-based aid in the form of UH Opportunity Grants. A maximum of 20% of the student financial assistance (2.2% of their total revenues by the year 2012) is awarded in the form of UH Achievement Scholarships, UH International Scholarships, and/or UH Pacific Islander Scholarships.

UH Opportunity Grants (80%)
Purpose: To assist students with demonstrated financial need as determined by financial aid standards and procedures.
Eligibility: Be a classified, new or continuing, full or half-time, resident or non-resident, undergraduate. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and satisfy all financial aid eligibility requirements.

UH Achievement Scholarships (20%), includes Pacific Islander
In cases where there are equally qualified candidates, preference will go to residents over non-residents. Priority will be given to students who have not earned their first college degree.

UH Achievement Scholarship applications and academic transcripts are due by: AUGUST 1st for the fall term and JANUARY 15th for the spring.

Centennial Scholarship: $1,000/year for up to 4 consectutive semesters at a UH CC campus
Purpose: To celebrate the UH's Centennial and provide opportunity for the state's brightest students to attend a UH campus.
Eligibility: Hawaii resident high school graduates after May 2008, 3.8 grade point average, 1800 on three-part SAT Reasoning Test, or 27 composite score on ACT at the time of application, and attend a UH campus full-time. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for renewal.

No application is required. Final high school transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office. You must submit a request to the Admissions Office that a copy be made for the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition Merit
Purpose: To acknowledge college and high, charter, or home schooled students who have distinguished themselves scholastically.
Eligibility: Be a classified, new or continuing, enrolled full-time, resident or non- resident, undergraduate. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 high school (first-year) or 3.70 for college (continuing) students.

Tuition Service
Purpose: To promote and maintain quality programs which contribute to the development of school spirit and community relations
Eligibility: Be a classified, new or continuing, enrolled part time, resident or non-resident, undergraduate. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Be nominated or recommended by a faculty advisor.

Tuition Recruitment
Purpose: To enhance selected programs by attracting and retaining qualified students.
Eligibility: Be a classified, new or continuing, enrolled half-time, resident or non-resident, undergraduate. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Students who enroll in vocational programs determined as customarily dominated by members of the opposite sex. Example: Men enrolled in Nursing or Women enrolled in Auto Body. Includes recruitment of first-year high school music and trade technology students.

UH Pacific Islander Scholarship
Purpose: To provide relevant education and training to those in the Pacific who will assume positions of leadership, responsibility, and service in the Pacific Region.
Eligibility: Be a classified, new or continuing, enrolled full-time, resident or non- resident, undergraduate. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. Must be a citizen of an eligible Pacific Island jurisdiction: FSM, Palau, Nothern Marianas, Guam, American Samoa, and Marshall Islands


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