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The College of Engineering is grateful to our generous donors who provide over $500,000 in academic rewards and scholarships to our students every year.  From one-year full scholarships to multi-year scholarships, we are committed to awarding as much of these funds as possible to qualified and need-based applicants.

    • To apply for UH Mānoa and UH System scholarships that are available to exceptionally well-qualified students in all-majors, visit the Financial Aid Services page. Please apply by the 4:00 p.m. (HST) March 1, 2023 deadline.
      • UH Mānoa New Warrior Scholarships, which have earlier deadlines. The New Warrior Scholarships also have earlier deadlines for recommendations. Refer to the UH Mānoa New Warrior website for details.
    • To apply for UH Foundation scholarships that are available for College of Engineering students, login to the STAR system, select “Scholarships” if you have a Student ID or “Scholarships (View Only)” if you do not.  Search for “engineering” to identify the scholarships that are available to engineering majors.
    • For incoming transfer students for Fall 2024, apply for the College of Engineering’s E.E. Black scholarship.  Fill out the application form by May 31, 2024.  This deadline is firm!


External Scholarships

AAU Career and Leadership Development Grant
Are you a working woman seeking to enhance and improve your career? Are you a graduate student or academic looking to share your research with colleagues at conferences?  If the high cost of conferences, seminars, training, and certifications are holding you back from advancing in your field, apply for an AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant!

ARES PRISM Project Management Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes outstanding engineering, project management, and/or construction management students who are interested in learning about engineering or construction project management and show evidence of being leaders in projects. The ARES PRISM annual scholarship award is $1,000 and the application deadline is July 1st each year.

Asian American Architect and Engineers (AAa/e) Association Scholarships
The AAa/e Foundation is offering  scholarships and grants (up to $7,000 for each award) to students and professionals studying/working in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction (AEC) field. Scholarships: (1) High School Scholarship: Graduating 12th Grade Senior High School students; (2) Community College Scholarship: Community College student; (3) Undergraduate Scholarship: Undergraduate students; (4) Graduate Scholarship: Master’s and PhD students  Grants: (1) Student Loan Grant: Individuals that have graduated from a U.S. college/university & have student loans; (2) AEC Education Grant: High School/University Architecture, Engineering, or Construction (AEC) organizations/clubs. Any questions can be directed to apply@aaae.ngoApplication deadline: May 31, 2024

Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow (CAST): Application for Undergraduate Research Experience
The global climate is changing rapidly, already impacting both human and natural systems. Over the next few decades, changes in temperature, precipitation, and climatic variability are expected to drive even more change. To face future challenges, we need leaders— representative of our nation’s diversity— with expertise in climate adaptation, experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration, exceptional communication skills, and dedication to actionable science.  In 2021, the Climate Adaptation Science Centers established the Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Program to advance climate science and cultivate the next generation of climate scientists.

CMAA Scholarship
CMAA Hawaii Chapter offers scholarships to assist students planning to pursue or are pursuing a degree in Construction Management.

Department of Defense’s SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program
The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program offers STEM students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. a full scholarship, internships, annual stipends, and guaranteed employment with the Department of Defense.

Environmental Research & Education Foundation
Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s and doctoral waste management research and education. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration.

Goodfellow Bros. Hawaii-Oahu Construction & Civil Engineering Scholarship
Goodfellow Bros. is committed to creating more opportunities for the people living in our local communities. We have designed a scholarship program specifically for students who have graduated from a high school in Hawaii and are interested in pursuing a four-year degree in construction management, construction engineering or civil engineering. For the academic year 2024-2025, we will award up to $15,000 in scholarship funds to eligible students.  Eligibility: Graduate from a high school in the state of Hawaii in May 2024; and Pursuing a 4-year degree in civil engineering, construction engineering or construction managementAPPLY HERE! Any questions can be directed to Kaia Udell, HR Manager, at or (808) 318-3120. Application deadline: May 1, 2024

Hawai’i Asphalt Paving Industry Scholarship
This scholarship is to assist college students pursuing a degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction engineering, and other degrees related to the design and construction of infrastructure improvements. The HAPI annual award is two $1,000 scholarships to university students, one $500 scholarships to a community college student, and one $250 scholarship to a trade school student. The application deadline is October 31st each year.

The Hoʻokahua Scholarship
As its name implies, this scholarship was created to help Hawaiʻi based students in engineering and construction create strong foundations for success throughout their careers. The scholarship offers up to $5,000 in award for select applicants. As a Hawaiʻi based student majoring in Civil/Environmental Engineering, we see you as a strong candidate for this scholarship and we encourage you to apply today!

Naval Horizons
Naval Horizons introduces students to cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics that impact the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. We invite students to learn about Naval STEM challenges and our scientists and engineers through this video series. Then, we encourage students to write an essay explaining how our research and our people inspire them. This contest challenges students to picture themselves in a STEM career by designing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps of the future.

NAWIC Scholarship
The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. The construction industry encompasses almost every professional discipline, including trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, and business owner. The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.

The Paubox Kahikina Scholarship
The primary objective of the Paubox Kahikina Scholarship is to encourage Native Hawaiians to pursue careers in STEM or Tech in general.  The scholarship is recurring in nature. In other words, recipients receive $1,000 per year until they graduate.

RISE Scholarships
RISE is designed to allow students to come together and explore their passions, solve complex problems, test their ideas, access support services, and launch companies within an environment that fosters collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Students from all UH campuses—not just RISE residents—will have access to PACE’s co-working space, meeting rooms, maker spaces, and educational programs which include mentorship, startup training, skills development, and funding.

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Honolulu Post Scholarship Program
The SAME Honolulu Post Scholarship Program is now accepting applications!  SAME Honolulu Post offers several four-year and one-year scholarships, worth $6,000 and $1,500 respectively, to deserving high school seniors and college students who will be or are currently enrolled at a university in an accredited engineering or architecture program. For more information and to download the application, click HERE. Please note, having a military affiliation is not required to be considered for these scholarships.  Questions? Email Application deadline is May 31, 2024.

Society of Satellite Professionals International
The SSPI Scholarship Program assists deserving students with meeting the high costs of undergraduate and post-graduate study in disciplines related to space and satellite. This chapter-led program provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,500 to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students from locations around the world.

The Watermark Scholars Program
The Watermark Scholars program is an extension of Women at Watermark, a technical women’s organization designed to encourage the growth of women’s leadership through lifelong learning and professional development, mentorship, and service.

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