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BYU-Hawaii Hukilau Program


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 submit your completed application to BYU Hawaii through our application portal besmart.com. In addition to the besmart.com application, you are required to submit this application with the items listed below. Both applications must be received on or before the application deadlines to be considered for admission in the selected semester.

  1. Complete your besmart.com application.
  2. Complete your Pell Grant application -  how to.
  3. Complete the Hukilau Program for Domestic Students Application. Include on your application the scholarships you have applied for and the amount you expect to receive from each.
  4. Native American students - Apply for the American Indian Service Scholarship (AIS).

Please remember to either completely fill out the pdf forms on your computer, save, and email or print and complete all pages then email them to financialaid@byuh.edu