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BYU-Hawaii Hukilau Program


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The Hukilau Domestic Work/Study Program is a unique and generous opportunity available only at BYU-Hawaii. The program provides financial assistance combined with scholarships, academic scholarships, Native Hawaiian or tribal scholarships (if applicable), grants and part-time employment. The program pays all university tuition, class fees (only those pertaining to the student’s major), Student Medical Benefit, and room and board in excess of the student’s semester contribution.

It is designed to assist select and qualified students to have a unique and empowering opportunity while obtaining a quality education at BYU-Hawaii; eligible candidates are typically those

  • Who have and can demonstrate deep financial need,
  • Are first generation college students,
  • And have strong connections to the University’s target areas.

To apply for this program, you must complete an application to be admitted to BYU-Hawaii. This can be done through the besmart.com portal. Additionally, you are required to submit an application for the Hukilau Scholarship Program. Both applications must be received on or before the application deadlines to be considered for admission in the selected semester. These deadlines are typically,

  • Fall semester: February 1
  • Winter semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: October 1

How does the Hukilau Scholarship Program work?