Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

As the largest private university in Hawai‘i we believe it is our responsibility to find ways to give back to the community around us. At HPU one of our core values is Kuleana, and with this scholarship we hope to provide Hawai’i's working professionals the support they need to pursue their graduate education right here in Hawai’i, blending both quality academics and flexible programs that fit into your schedule. 

Merit Scholarships

Eligibility:

HPU offers merit scholarships through the College or School’s degree program, interest can be indicated on the HPU graduate application. A newly enrolled graduate student accepted for the 2022-23 academic year and intends to register full-time qualifies. The Merit Scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length), contingent on remaining in good academic standing as a full-time student. The merit scholarship award amount varies by degree program and applies to tuition only; fees, books, and living expenses are the responsibility of the student. New incoming graduate students are automatically considered for merit scholarship at the time of admission decision. No separate application is required. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online Nursing or Physical Therapy programs are not eligible.

Graduate Assistantships

Eligibility:
HPU offers graduate assistantships through the admissions process, interest can be indicated on the HPU graduate application. A newly enrolled graduate student accepted for the 2022-23 academic year and intends to register full-time qualifies. The Assistantship requires that the awardee participate in 9 to 18 hours a week (depending on the award) in research, academic, or administrative experiences during the semester, outside the degree requirements. Graduate Assistants will work with faculty and scholars in their field which will add value to development as a student. The assistantship is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length), contingent on remaining in good academic standing as a full-time student. The graduate assistantship covers tuition only; fees, books, and living expenses are the responsibility of the student. New incoming graduate students are automatically considered for a graduate assistantship at the time of admission decision. No separate application is required. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online Nursing or Physical Therapy programs are not eligible.

Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility:
Any HPU alumnus who intends to register for at least nine credits per semester (full-time) in a new graduate program qualifies. Student must be in a degree-seeking program, and starting a new graduate program in the 2022-23 academic year. Scholarship is valid for up to four consecutive semesters (based on program length). Scholarship is valued at $2,000 per semester. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online Nursing or Physical Therapy programs are not eligible.

Priority Deadline:

• Fall Entry – August 15th
• Spring Entry – December 15th
• Summer Entry – April 15th

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Graduate Working Professional Jumpstart Award

Eligibility: 
A 20% tuition remission award applies to the first six credits of registration, per semester. A new application must be completed for each academic year and award will be applied to tuition only. Students who exceed 6-credits of registration in a semester will be responsible for remaining registered credit hours at the published tuition rate. Award is not stackable with other HPU scholarships. Students receiving other significant funding are not eligible to receive the award. Students enrolled in online Nursing or Physical Therapy programs are not eligible.

Priority Deadline:
• Fall Entry – June 30th 
• Spring Entry – November 30th
• Summer Entry – April 15th

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