Scholarships & Financial Aid
The School of Travel Industry Management at the Shidler College of Business recognizes that pursuing higher education is a big investment. In order to support students financially, the TIM School offers numerous ways to fund your education. Outside of the TIM School, multiple industry organizations also offer scholarships to students majoring in TIM.
Please see below for resources and information. Students should also visit the financial aid website for additional scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Incoming TIM students
UH Manoa Outreach College – Summer Scholarships
The UH Manoa Outreach College offers scholarships for TIM major students planning to take summer classes. Summer scholarships include the summer success scholarship, freshmen & sophomore merit scholarships. Amounts vary, and are usually up-to $1,200. Applications are available during spring semesters and TIM majors should check their hawaii.edu email for more information. Students should also refer to the Summer Sessions Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
Edwin M. Hastings Scholarship
The TIM School, through the generous funding of the Edwin M. Hastings Scholarship, awards merit based scholarships to TIM major students who are Hawaii residents and Hawaii high school graduates. TIM major students are awarded scholarships of up-to $2,500 based upon their cumulative UH Manoa grade point averages (GPA). No application is necessary, and students are informed directly of their scholarship award during the summer for the upcoming school year.
Johnson Travel Scholarship
The TIM school is able to offer the Johnson Scholarship, courtesy of alumni William R. Johnson Jr., who has established the Study Abroad Endowment to assist students in funding their travel expenses. TIM major students who will be studying overseas through MIX/NSE during the fall or spring semester are eligible to receive up to $5,000. Students must meet program requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA
For more information or fill out the application
TIM School-Nominated AH&LA Scholarships
As an affiliated school with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the AH&LA Foundation generously provides scholarship funds specifically for TIM major students. These school-nominated scholarships are merit based, with nominations given to high achieving TIM major students and priority to AH&LA student club members.
Self-Nominated AH&LA Scholarships
The AH&LA Foundation also awards scholarships outside of TIM School-nominations. Nominations from the TIM School are not required for these scholarships. All TIM major students are encouraged to apply.
Skal International Hawaii
Skal International Hawaii generously provides scholarship funds specifically for TIM major students. These scholarships are merit based, with nominations given to high achieving TIM major students and priority to Young Skal student club members.
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association Scholarships
The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association (HLTA) generously provides scholarships to students pursuing studies in travel industry management. Deadlines, application and eligibility requirements may vary. Students are encouraged to review the HLTA website for more information and to apply!
Scholarship Events & Student Awards