Native Hawaiian Scholarships

Chaminade University is proud to offer four-year merit and need-based scholarships to new first-year and transfer students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Awards are based on the student’s academic profile as well as scholarship-specific criteria. Recipients of a Native Hawaiian Scholarship must file the Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) annually to be considered for need-based assistance and also maintain satisfactory academic progress and meet additional requirements if applicable.

The Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships Award provides new first-year students with a 50% tuition discount. The scholarship is renewable annually based on meeting the scholarship requirements including 20 hours of community service each semester.

The Ho`oulu Scholarship Program is funded by Chaminade University and the Kamehameha Schools. Recipients are awarded a full-tuition scholarship that is renewable annually based on meeting all of the programs terms and conditions. To be eligible for the Ho`oulu Scholarship Program recipients must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies or Nursing (BSN). Students majoring in Business are also eligible for consideration. Students in the pre-health professions (not including Nursing) must declare a major in one of the Bachelor of Science degree programs noted above to be considered for the Ho`oulu scholarship.

The Alaka’ina Foundation Endowed Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to eligible new students for their first year of study at Chaminade. To be considered for this need-based scholarship students must enroll in a major other than nursing or science and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Chaminade/Kamehameha Nursing Scholarship provides the recipient with a 50% tuition discount and is awarded to Kamehameha graduates who are first-year students enrolled in the nursing program. The scholarship is renewable annually based on meeting the scholarships requirements.