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University of Hawaii System Scholarships

The Who, What, When, Where, Why of UH System Scholarships. Also, steps on what students need to apply for the UH System Scholarships.
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Sara Beth Andres

on 13 January 2014

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Transcript of University of Hawaii System Scholarships

University of Hawaii System Scholarships
WHO
Students attending any campus within the University of Hawaii System
WHY
"There are no scholarships for average people..."
WHEN
Application opens: December 1, 2013
can apply?
WHAT
is it?
is the deadline?
WHERE
do I go to apply?
should I apply?
Hawaii Community College Honolulu Community College Kapiolani Community College

Kauai Community College Leeward Community College Windward Community College

UH Maui College UH Hilo UH Manoa UH West Oahu
The UH System Common Scholarship Application
ONE (1) application to be eligible for over 40 different scholarships
System Scholarships
Campus Scholarships **
**If you're attending UH Manoa, your campus scholarships are available via STAR**
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
http://hawaii.edu/finaid/scholarships
"Only athletes and geniuses get scholarships..."
"My parents make too much money for me to get scholarships..."
"I'm not a good writer, so I can't get a scholarship if it requires an essay..."
Steps To Apply:
Become a University of Hawaii student
Apply for admission at:
www.hawaii.edu/admissions
Complete the FAFSA
It's
FREE
...don't pay for it!
www.fafsa.gov
Documents you'll need:
Your SSN & parent(s) SSN (if applicable)
Alien registration card (if applicable)
Driver's license #
Federal tax information, such as your W-2 & parent(s) W-2 (if applicable)
Records of any untaxed income
Information on savings & checking accounts, investments, business & farm assets
Transcripts
Incoming Freshmen:
Send your official high school transcript
Transfer Students:
Send your official college transcripts
University of Hawaii Students:
Send your official high school or college transcripts
University of Hawaii Students:
You do
NOT
need to send your transcripts
Postmarked by March 1
If you attended more than one high school, send transcripts from each high school
If you attended more than one college, send transcripts from each college
(with less than 12 completed credits)
(with 12+ completed credits)
Letters of Recommendation
All scholarships require
two (2)
letters of recommendation
Contact references before listing them on your application
Track letters of recommendation on Scholarship Manager even after you've submitted your application
Deadline
March 7, 2014
Who can I ask to be a reference for me??
Teachers or Professors
Organization leaders
Employers
Religious leaders
Community leaders
Personal Statement
Your statement should include:
Your educational & career goals
Current employment
Any accomplishments, including any honors or awards
Personal background
Any barriers to you obtaining your educational goals & how you plan to overcome them
*900 word maximum*
Steps To Writing A Personal Statement
A "snap shot" of yourself
A piece of YOU
Stop thinking & start writing!
Find editors (proof-readers)
Re-use your personal statements
Essays
Essays do
NOT
take the place of personal statements
Essays are optional and for specific scholarships
*Not required for all scholarships, but will help you see what kind of federal aid
(grants, loans, work-study)
you qualify for*
Fill Out Application
hawaii.edu/finaid/scholarships/system
Once you submit your application,
you CANNOT make changes
Make sure your application is complete & accurate
Contact Us:
Email - scholars@hawaii.edu
Telephone - (808) 933-7601


uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com
Priority Deadline
March 1, 2014
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