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(808) 735-4780
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Hoʻoulu STEM Scholarship

What is the Hoʻoulu STEM Scholarship?

This STEM Scholarship Program is funded by Kamehameha Schools and Chaminade University. Hoʻoulu envisions a healthy, prosperous, just, and sustainable lahui, enabled by a new generation of Hawaiian scientists, health practitioners, forensic specialists and environmental professionals who are equally grounded in science and culture.

What benefits does the Hoʻoulu Scholarship provide?

  • Full tuition assistance (100% of tuition fees covered, not to exceed published tuition amount)
  • Consideration for partial housing subsidy for on- or off-campus housing
  • Wraparound academic support services to promote on-time graduation
  • Participation in Chaminade’s four-year graduation guarantee
  • Access to post-graduate career paths via Chaminade’s suite of articulation agreements with medical and graduate schools
  • Paid internships for professional development
  • Financial support for career development activities such as MCAT and GRE preparation

What is an eligible STEM program of study?

Bachelors of Science degrees (BS) in Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies or Nursing. Students entering Chaminade University of Honolulu in the pre-med/pre-health professions program are also eligible to apply for this scholarship. Pre-Med/Pre-Health students must declare a major in one of the Bachelor’s degree programs noted above.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Incoming first-year and transfer students, or current sophomores and juniors at Chaminade University.
  2. Pursue a degree in one of the qualifying STEM programs of study.
  3. Meet academic requirements, as determined by the student’s standing at the time of application.
  4. This scholarship gives preference to applicants of Native Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Academic Requirements

  • Apply for one of the STEM eligible academic programs.
  • Receive conditional or unconditional admittance to Chaminade University (see toggles below)
Freshman (Unconditional Acceptance)

Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences and Environmental Studies Majors

  • 2.50 Cumulative High School GPA
  • SAT or ACT Test Score Requirements
    • New SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math): 1000
      • SAT tests administered after March 2016 must meet the “New SAT” requirements.
    • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 920
    • ACT Composite: 19

    Nursing Majors

    • 2.75 Cumulative High School GPA
    • SAT or ACT Test Score Requirements
      • New SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math): 1030
        • SAT tests administered after March 2016 must meet the “New SAT” requirements.
      • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 950
      • ACT Composite: 20
Freshman (Conditional Acceptance)

Hawaii or Pacific Island

  • 2.25 Cumulative High School GPA
  • SAT or ACT Test Score Requirements
    • New SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math): 850
      • Minimum of 20 on Reading Test, 400 on Math Section
      • SAT tests administered after March 2016 must meet the “New SAT” requirements.
    • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 760
      • Minimum of 360 in each section
    • ACT Composite: 16

U.S. Mainland

  • 2.50 Cumulative High School GPA
  • SAT or ACT Test Score Requirements
    • New SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math): 900
      • Minimum of 22 on Reading Test, 440 on Math Section
      • SAT tests administered after March 2016 must meet the “New SAT” requirements.
    • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 920
      • Minimum of 400 in each section
    • ACT Composite: 16
Transfer Students

Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences and Environmental Studies Majors

  • 2.00 Cumulative College GPA

Nursing Majors

  • 2.75 Cumulative College GPA
CUH Sophomores & Juniors
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5
  • Must have completed at least 60, but no more than 75 semester credit hours when scholarship support begins.
    • Note: Continuing students with >75 credits should inquire with the program to determine potential eligibility. An evaluation of their standing as juniors in the Fall semester of their proposed entry into the program will be performed.
  • Declaration of one of the eligible majors.
    • Note: Pre-Med/Other Health Professions is a pre-professional program only. Pre-Med/Pre-Health students must declare a major in one of the following STEM majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences or Environmental Studies. Consult with an advisor to determine the appropriate major for you.
Maintaining Eligibility
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5
  • Academic good standing as defined by the Chaminade University Catalog

How to Apply

  1. Apply to Chaminade University of Honolulu for one of the following intended majors: Bachelors of Sciences (BS) in Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies, Nursing or Pre-Med:  www.chaminade.edu/apply
  2. Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  3. Complete additional Ho`oulu Scholarship Application requirements 
    • Complete Ho`oulu STEM Scholarship Application Form.
    • Provide contact information for two (2) references (name, email, phone number, and academic position).
    • In PDF format, submit an academic resume detailing extra-curricular activities and internships.
    • Complete a 500 word personal statement that addresses the following questions:
      1. What is your intended major/program of study (Biology. Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies, Nursing or Pre-Med/Pre-Health) and what strengths do you bring to your intended major?
      2. What academic or external challenges might you face or have you faced in the past?
      3. How have you overcome those challenges or plan on overcoming?
      4. How do you plan to give back to your community after earning your degree?
      5. What are your career goals?
    • Provide a copy of birth certificate

Award Amount

Full tuition assistance (100% of tuition fees covered)

Application Form and Deadline

Priority Deadline: March 1
It is highly encouraged that students apply within the priority deadline for optimal consideration. Only complete applications will be eligible for review. Please view the application requirements above.

Note: Applications will be accepted until July 1, provided funds are available.

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Office of Admissions
3140 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816

Email
admissions@chaminade.edu

Phone
(808) 739-8340