Undergraduate Funding

The department actively encourages students to pursue financial assistance for their education.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

There is a significant difference between Hawaiʻi resident and nonresident tuition rates. Visit the Office of Admissions Hawaiʻi Residency Requirements for information on the process of acquiring resident status. Students from a number of states qualify for reduced tuition under the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

Departmental Funding Sources

  • Achievement Scholarships - When funds are available, the department awards scholarships to select sociology majors (typically 2 or 3) with an overall GPA of at least 3.5, and who have completed at least 25 credits in the UH System. Awardees are selected by the department and there is no application. A student can receive the award for two semesters.
  • Hörmann Prize - Each semester, the department offers an award for the best undergraduate and graduate paper that examines social and cultural phenomena in Hawaiʻi. Funds for this award come from the Bernhard Hörmann Prize Award Fund, established by friends and family of former Professor Bernhard Hörmann. The fund awards student papers that reflect Dr. Hörmannʻs interests in ethnic relations and social processes in Hawaiʻi.

Other Scholarship Opportunities