Tuition & Funding
Information on tuition & fees are available at the UH Mānoa Records & Registration Office.
Undergraduate Scholarships & Funding
College of Education (COE) Scholarship applications have been closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications for 2021-2022 academic year are expected to be available in December 2020.
Scholarship applications are accepted once per year. The COE administers approximately $350,000 of scholarship funds exclusively for students currently enrolled, or in the process of applying to, the COE. Typically the award amount ranges between $500 and $2,000 per student for the academic year.
For more information:
Office of Student Academic Services
Application deadline: Thursday, December 10, 2020 (11:59pm HST)
Preference will be given to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Scholarships are limited
- Native Hawaiian student in the Elementary Education or Secondary Education major
- Any student in Secondary Education – STEM major
- Full-time undergraduate status (minimum 12 credits)
- Designated home campus is the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- In good academic standing in the College of Education (minimum 2.75 GPA for Education majors, minimum 2.50 GPA for Secondary Education – STEM majors)
- Maintain full-time undergraduate student status with UH-Mānoa as home campus
- Complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service in STEM related, Native Hawaiian cultural, and/or education based activity and submit community service form (cannot be counted if conducting internship or clinical hours, observation, or student teaching for credits/course work) OR participate in at least 4 student/professional development workshops, events, activities and submit workshop form
- Awardees will need to accept and commit to these responsibilities in order to receive the award (to be completed over fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
- One-time award of $1,500 and an additional award amount up to $500 for educational expense reimbursements (see 2nd bullet)
- Reimbursement amount can be used for textbooks, classroom teaching resources, conference travel, research material, test fee, and/or other educational expenses
- Must provide original, itemized receipts and submit reimbursement form
- Expenses must be used towards educational/class, STEM related, Native Hawaiian cultural, and/or elementary and secondary education purposes
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Student Academic Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this fund is to assist students pursuing a degree at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education who are committed to working as a teacher or education leader serving Wai‘anae Coast communities (Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha). Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.).
1. Open to full-time, part-time, graduate, or undergraduate students.
2. Must be an enrolled student, pursuing a degree at the College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM).
3. Permanent resident of Hawai‘i.
4. Graduate of a Hawai‘i high school.
5. Minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Preferences in order of priority as identified through the application process:
1. Profess a desire to improve self, the teaching profession, and commit to working as a teacher or education leader serving Wai‘anae Coast communities (Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha).
2. Preference to students who are from Wai‘anae Coast communities (Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha).
3. Preference to students who have done, plan to do field work, or have prior teaching experience in Wai‘anae Coast communities.
4. Preference given to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry as self-identified.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 15, 2020
The Hawaiʻi State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is pleased to announce its 2021- 2022 Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grant Program open to any student pursuing a career in education.
Two Lucille Hodgins Selective Recruitment Grants of $1,000 per grant will be awarded for the 2021- 2022 academic year. The criteria for selection include:
1. Academic achievement
2. Leadership qualities
3. Commitment to education as a profession
4. Financial need
5. Potential for success
6. Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 enrollment in an accredited college or university (preference will be given to Hawaiʻi residents attending Hawaiʻi institutions)
7. Preference given to legal Hawaiʻi residents and military personnel stationed in Hawaiʻi
8. Past recipients are not eligible
An electronic application is available by request to Ronnie Kopp via email@example.com or Ann Mahi via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application, an official transcript, and two (2) letters of recommendation must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2021. Applications postmarked after January 31, 2021 will not be considered.
Mail all required documents to:
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Hawaii State Organization Scholarship Committee
c/o Ronnie Kopp
952 Koloa St.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96816
The Faith C. Ai Memorial Scholarship is pleased to announce scholarships up to $5,000 for 2021.
- Undergraduate students majoring in Education
- Master’s and Ph.D. graduate students majoring in any subject, as long as they intend to teach
- Certified educators who are pursuing graduate degrees
Our vision: “To help teachers fulfill their quest for excellence as educators”
Deadline: Postmarked no later than January 29, 2021
P.O. Box 29661, Honolulu, HI 96820
- The ASUH Scholarship: The ASUH Scholarship is divided into three categories under which students with exceptional academic achievement, high financial need, and unique situations are recognized with scholarship funding. Full-time, classified undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) are eligible to apply for one of the three available categories.
- The ASUH Research Award: The ASUH Research Award is intended to financially aid UHM full-time, classified undergraduate students in pursuing research or attending conferences. For additional undergraduate research funding opportunities, visit the office of undergraduate research opportunities program.
- The ASUH Grad Test Preparation Award: The ASUH Grad Test Prep Award assists UHM full-time, classified undergraduate students financially for graduate test costs and/or prep courses.
- The ASUH Study Abroad Scholarship: Senate ASUH Study Abroad Scholarship was created to engage globally interested students by sharing the impact of studying abroad. By engaging study abroad students, we hope that this will help ASUH learn how to enhance the student life on this campus and further encourage students to take on great academic opportunities. UHM full-time, classified undergraduate students may apply.
The Hawai‘i Education Association (HEA) offers three scholarships to teacher education students. The HEA Continuing College Student Scholarship has a preference given to HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members. Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year. Please call the HEA office at 808-949-6657 or email the HEA office at email@example.com if you have questions.
- HEA Student Teacher Scholarship: Sponsored by the Helen MacKay Memorial. The primary intent of this scholarship is to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to two student teachers who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program in any state-approved or nationally accredited institution of higher learning or enrolled in a Hawai‘i SATE alternative licensure program. Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form. Deadline to apply: June 15, 2020.
- HEA Continuing College Scholarship: The HEA is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving undergraduate and post-graduate college students pursuing a career in education who are HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members. These one-year scholarships will be awarded to continuing, full-time college students pursuing a career in education (preference will be given to those in pre-K-12 teaching) in any two- or four-year state or nationally accredited institution of higher learning. Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form. Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020.
- HEA Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship has been established for an education major, intending to teach in a Hawai‘i public school, elementary or secondary level. One $2,000 scholarship is being offered to full-time undergraduate students currently attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or better. A payment of $1,000 will be sent each semester to the credit of the recipient at the institution enrolled. Detailed instructions are included with the scholarship application form and recommendation form. Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020.
The Grow Our Own (GOO) Teachers Initiative is an opportunity for students of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teacher Education in Secondary Education (PBCTE-Secondary) program to qualify for stipends. Scholarship stipends may be available to qualified applicants.
Refer to the Grow Our Own Teachers Initiative page for more information.
As of August 15, 2000, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (DOE) agreed to issue stipends to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and Master of Education in Teaching (M.Ed.T.) dual Secondary Education and Special Education (SPED) programs in Special Education. The recipient understands that this tuition stipend is being awarded as part of an effort on the part of the UH and DOE to address the shortage of qualified special education teachers in Hawai‘i. Therefore, upon completion of all program requirements, the recipient is expected to actively pursue licensure as a special education teacher and teach special education in the DOE.
Students who wish to be considered for stipends must meet the following criteria:
- Accepted into the Special Education B.Ed. Early Childhood/Early Childhood SPED, B.Ed. Exceptional Students and Elementary Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in SPED or Master of Education in Teaching dual Secondary Education/SPED program at the UHM
- Not already licensed in Special Education
- Submitted a completed, signed and notarized official Commitment Letter
- Non-US citizens must check with Hawai‘i DOE Teacher Recruitment Office to see if they are eligible to work upon completing program prior to submitting paperwork
Acceptance of the stipends is in acknowledgement of the following conditions:
- The total amount of the stipends received under the Agreement is considered income by the IRS and is, therefore, taxable. 1099 forms will not be issued but will still be reported to the IRS at the end of each calendar year.
- Only programs leading to licensure in special education have Hawai‘i DOE stipends attached. Stipend payments will be issued to the student at the beginning of each semester (see timeline distributed with stipend packet for more information). Stipend packet is distributed to all admitted students.
- If a student is required to repeat a course for any reason (no pass, withdraw after the official drop date, etc.), the student will receive no additional stipend.
- Commitment to teach as a special education teacher in the DOE as follows: a minimum of three years for the dual preparation and post-baccalaureate programs.
Breach of Contract
Should the recipient voluntarily terminate his/her educational program before completion or be dismissed from the program, the recipient shall be required to repay the DOE the entire amount of tuition assistance received within one year from termination and/or dismissal. In the event the recipient fails to repay this amount; the matter will be referred to the Department of the Attorney General for collection.
Should the recipient accept employment as a special education teacher in a Hawai‘i public school, but fail to remain employed for the required minimum number of years, the recipient shall be required to repay the DOE a percentage of tuition assistance received, determined by the recipient’s years of service as a licensed special education teacher, within one year from the last day of employment as a special education teacher.
For more information please contact the SPED department.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $16,000 ($4,000/year) for degree-seeking students that can be used to cover the cost of tuition and other school expenses. The TEACH grants are authorized in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which was enacted into law in Fall 2007 to recruit teachers into priority subject areas and low-income schools. There is a teaching service requirement.
Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas. Appointments with a financial aid counselor can be made no less than 24 hours in advance. To make an appointment, contact the financial aid office at (808) 956-7251.
Graduate Tuition & Funding
College of Education (COE) Scholarship applications have been closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are expected to be available in late Fall.
Scholarship applications are accepted once per year. The COE administers approximately $200,000 of scholarship funds exclusively for students currently enrolled, or in the process of applying to, the COE. Typically the award amount ranges between $500 and $2,000 per student for the academic year.
For more information:
Office of Student Academic Services
Phone (808) 956-7915
UH Mānoa also provides a list of resources that are not specific to education but may still apply to your situation.
Stipends may be available to candidates accepted into the Special Education B.Ed. Early Childhood/Early Childhood SPED, B.Ed. Exceptional Students and Elementary Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in SPED program or M.Ed.T. dual Secondary Education/SPED program. Upon completion of all program requirements, the recipient is expected to teach special education in a Hawai‘i DOE school for a minimum of 3 years.
Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness – SPED teachers at Title I schools can qualify for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness. Title I Schools serve low-income families. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics.
If you are considering a graduate program that leads to teacher licensure, learn more about TEACH grants, grants of up to $16,000 ($4000/year) for degree-seeking students that can be used to cover the cost of tuition and other school expenses. The TEACH grants are authorized in the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which was enacted into law in Fall 2007 to recruit teachers into priority subject areas and low-income schools. There is a teaching service requirement. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Appointments with a financial aid counselor can be made no less than 24 hours in advance. To make an appointment, contact the financial aid office at (808) 956-7251.