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Religious Scholarships at Chaminade

Religious Scholarship Award Amounts:

To Apply:

To apply for any scholarship listed below, please contact admissions at (808) 739-8340, or toll free, 1-800-735-3733. Our email is admissions@chaminade.edu.

Catholic, Parish, and Marianist Leadership Scholarships

If you are Catholic, you may be eligible for one of these scholarships. These University-funded scholarships are renewable every year until degree completion. These scholarships have limited availability - apply early!

Academic criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A combined SAT score of 920 or higher in critical reading & math, or an ACT composite score of 19 or higher.
  • You must be a new student who has never attended another college or university.

50% Off Tuition / Catholic Scholarship / Hawaii:
In addition to the academic requirements:

  • You must be a graduate of a Hawaii Catholic school.
  • You must be nominated by the school principal, based on your academic potential and involvement in school, church, and community.

50% off Tuition / Parish Scholarship / Hawaii:
In addition to the academic requirements:

  • You must be nominated by a Hawaii Catholic parish priest, based on your involvement with the church and community.

75% off Tuition / Marianist Leadership Scholarship:
In addition to the academic requirements:

  • You must be a graduate of a Marianist High School (global).
  • You must be nominated by your high school principal, based on your academic potential and involvement in school, church and community.
  • While at Chaminade, complete 20 hours of community service per academic semester.

For more details, see Eligibility below.

Catholic Scholarship Recipients

Founders Service and Leadership Award

Funds for this award are provided by the Society of Mary. The deadline to submit an application and the necessary documentation is March 1 for the consideration for the next academic year. This scholarship is not subject to the "One Highest Award" rule, and may be provided in addition to a merit based scholarship.

There are two categories of grants, awarded to:

Statue of Mary
  • Incoming, first-year students from Catholic high schools (Category A)
  • Chaminade students who are completing their first year (Category B)

Category A

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Be a graduate of a Catholic high school
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from their high school principal
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from their high school campus minister or service coordinator
  • Be willing to be involved in at least one campus ministry program, one regular student activity, and one form of service during their first two semesters at CUH
  • Have a financial need as demonstrated by the Financial Aid Questionnaire

Award Amount: $3,000 per academic year, ($1,500 per semester.) This award is renewable for 3 years. Recipients will be mentored by one of the campus ministers. An annual review of the recipient's participation in this service/leadership program by the mentoring campus minister will determine the renewal of the grant.

Category B

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Have completed their first year (at least 24 credits) at CUH
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Be recommended by a campus minister / service coordinator
  • Be willing to be involved in at least one campus ministry program, one regular student activity, and one form of service during the academic year at CUH
  • Write an essay describing what the student has done and plans to do as a recipient of this grant and how those actions are congruent with the Marianist and Catholic traditions at CUH

Award Amount: $3,000 per academic year, ($1,500 per semester.) This award is renewable for the junior and senior years. Recipients will be mentored by one of the campus ministers. An annual review of the recipient's participation in this service/leadership program by the mentoring campus minister will determine the renewal of the grant.

To find out more, please call admissions at (808) 735-4735, or toll free, 1-800-735-3733. Our email is admissions@chaminade.edu.

Mailing address for documents:
Rector Founders Service/Leadership Award Committee
3140 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816

(808) 440-4279


Eligibility & Other Details:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1.

Please note, if the scholarship is not solely based on GPA, you must file a FAFSA to be considered. It is recommended that you file a FAFSA before March 1.

GPA calculations: You will receive confirmation of your scholarship with acceptance to Chaminade, and if the scholarship is based on a GPA, the amount will be based on your known high school GPA. The award amount will be finalized when Chaminade gets a record of your cumulative high school GPA upon graduation.

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

These scholarships and grants apply to all U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals who are full-time undergraduate day program students. Students will receive the one best university-funded award for which they are eligible. Scholarship programs are reviewed yearly and are subject to change without notice.

List of Marianist High Schools:

Hawaii:

  • Saint Anthony Jr/Sr High School, Wailuku, Maui, HI
  • Saint Louis School, Honolulu, HI

United States and Puerto Rico:

  • Archbishop Moeller High School, Cincinnatti, OH
  • Archbishop Riordan High School, San Francisco, CA
  • Chaminade Catholic College Preparatory School, St Louis, MO
  • Chaminade College Preparatory, Chatsworth, CA
  • Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY
  • Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School, Dayton, OH
  • Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, Hollywood, FL
  • Central Catholic High School, San Antonio, TX
  • Colegio San Jose, San Juan, PR
  • Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School, Bellevue, NE
  • Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, NY
  • Mother Seton Academy, Baltmore, MD
  • Nolan Catholic High School, Fort Worth, TX
  • North Catholic High School, Pittsburg, PA
  • Purcell Marian High School, Cincinnatti, OH
  • Saint John Vianney High School, St. Louis, MO
  • Saint Martin de Porres Marianist School in Uniondale, NY
  • Saint Mary's High School, St. Louis, MO
  • Villa Angela- Saint Joseph High School, Cleveland, OH

Ireland:

  • St Laurence College, Dublin, Ireland