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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

TIM Freshman Scholar
Amount Up-to $2,000
Eligibility Incoming freshman with a declared BS-TIM major (fall admissions only)
Application Requirements Application, personal statement & one letter of recommendation
Deadline March 15
Application APPLY HERE
TIM Ka’ie’ie Scholar
Amount Up-to $2,000
Eligibility Incoming Ka’ie’ie transfer student with a declared BS-TIM major (fall admissions only)
Application Requirements Application, personal statement & one letter of recommendation
Deadline March 15
Application APPLY HERE
TIM HOST Scholar University of Hawai’i Hospitality and Tourism Program Transfer Student Scholar
Amount Up-to $2,000
Eligibility Incoming University of Hawaii Hospitality and Tourism program transfer student with a declared BS-TIM major (fall admissions only)
Application Requirements Application, personal statement & one letter of recommendation
Deadline March 15
Application APPLY HERE

Current TIM students

TIM Scholarships
Amount Varies (up-to $5,000)
Eligibility BS-TIM major student & varies – see STAR Scholarships for details
Application Requirements Application and personal statements discussing extra-curricular activities, personal and professional goals
Deadline mid-February
Application APPLY HERE via STAR Scholarships

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.

Industry Scholarships

AH&LA Foundation

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.

Amount Varies (up-to $3,000)
Eligibility Current full-time (12 credits) BS-TIM major student & 3.0 cumulative GPA *priority is given to AH&LA members
Application Requirements Application and official nomination from TIM School (determined by AH&LA faculty advisor & TIM OSAS) 
Deadline mid-February
Application APPLY HERE via AH&LA Foundation (nomination done separately)

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.

Amount Varies (up-to $3,000)
Eligibility Current full-time (12 credits) BS-TIM major student & 3.0 cumulative GPA *priority is given to Young Skal members
Application Requirements Application, nomination from TIM School (determined by Young Skal advisor & TIM OSAS), and interview 
Deadline Early April
Application Sent directly to student nominees

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

Business Night
Scholarship Luncheon

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