Institutional Aid for Incoming Students

This information is for new incoming students interested in our full-time, Honolulu campus undergraduate program.

Merit-Based Scholarships

The merit-based scholarships described below for freshmen and transfer students are automatically granted with admittance to our full time, undergraduate program. They are based solely on academic performance, and not based on need. These institutional grants are given in addition to any aid based on financial need. These scholarships are renewed each year for a maximum of 4 years.

  • Awards are based on your cumulative high school GPA (freshmen) or cumulative college GPA (transfer students).
  • To be considered for the scholarship, apply to Chaminade and send in required documents. No additional paper work is required.
  • Your test scores and academic performance are reviewed for the higher award amounts.
  • For more details, see Eligibility & Other Details below.

Merit Awards for:

Hawaii & Pacific Island High School Graduates, Freshman Non-nursing
Award Name
GPA
Yearly Award
Regents
3.50-4.00
$8,000- $10,000
Presidential
3.00-3.49
$6,500- $8,500
Leadership
2.50-2.99
$5,000

U.S. Mainland High School Graduates, Freshman Non-nursing
Award Name
GPA
Yearly Award
Regents
3.50-4.00
$6,000- $8,000
Presidential
3.00-3.49
$5,500- $7,000
Leadership
2.50-2.99
$4,500

Hawaii & Pacific Island, Transfer Students (Beginning Fall 2014)
Award Name
GPA
Yearly Award
Transfer Grant
3.50-4.00
$7,000
Transfer Grant
3.00-3.49
$6000
Transfer Grant
2.50-2.99
$4,000

U.S. Mainland & International, Transfer Students (Beginning Fall 2014)
Award Name
GPA
Yearly Award
Transfer Grant
3.50-4.00
$5,500
Transfer Grant
3.00-3.49
$5,000
Transfer Grant
2.50-2.99
$4,000

 

Merit awards for Nursing Majors

Please see Nursing Merit Scholarship information

Merit awards for International Students

Please note, Leadership Awards are not available to international students.The following award amounts are available to qualified international high school students:

  • Regents Scholarship, $6,000 yearly award
  • Presidential Scholarship, $5,500 yearly award

Transfer Grants are available for international transfer students:

  • 3.50-4.00 Transfer Grant, $5,500 yearly award
  • 3.00-3.49 Transfer Grant, $5,000 yearly award
  • 2.50-2.99 Transfer Grant, $4,000 yearly award

More Information:

To find out more about any of our merit scholarships, please call admissions at (808) 739-8340, or toll free, 1-800-735-3733. Our email is admissions@chaminade.edu.

Eligibility & Other Details:

Eligibility: All students who complete an application for Chaminadeís full-time undergraduate program are automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Scholarship award amounts are determined by a studentís academic performance, test scores, and final cumulative GPA from their previous institution. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1. Transfer Grants indicated in the table above will be awarded to students enrolling in the 2014-2015 academic year or later.

Conditional Acceptance: Please consult with your admissions counselor for information regarding award amounts.

Determining the Award Amount : You will receive confirmation of the scholarship you have been awarded upon acceptance to Chaminade, and the amount will be provisionally granted based on your reported GPA and test scores at the time you complete your application. The award amount will be finalized when Chaminade receives your final transcript indicating your cumulative GPA and completion of study at your institution and your official test score report.

Maintaining Eligibility: While attending Chaminade, your GPA may vary; however, you will continue to receive the same award amount.

One Best Award: Students eligible for multiple Chaminade scholarships will receive the best university-funded award for which they are eligible.

International Students: Merit-based scholarships are available for international students. Please consult with your admissions counselor for information regarding eligibility details and award amounts.

Scholarship programs are reviewed yearly and are subject to change without notice.