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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 selected and qualified students to have a unique and empowering opportunity while obtaining a quality education at BYU–Hawaii; eligible candidates are typically those

  • Who has 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 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: June 1
  • Winter semester: October 1
  • Spring semester: February 1

How Does the Hukilau Program Work?

Who is eligible to be considered for the Hukilau Scholarship?

Currently, only students who are eligible for federal aid can apply for the Hukilau Scholarship Program. Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements of the program.

How do I apply for the program?

In addition to their application to BYU–Hawaii, candidates must submit a separate application for the Hukilau Scholarship Program.

What are the requirements of the program?

Students must do the following:
-Complete a application
-Submit a FAFSA
-Complete an application for the Hukilau Work/Study Scholarship Program
-Apply for an external scholarship (a few suggestions are for Native American students (AIS, Navajo Nation, Cobell, Oneida) and Native Hawaiian students (Kamehameha)

Terms and Conditions

Checklist Process

Current students on Hukilau are required to complete a checklist process.