HONOLULU, HI (December 26, 2018) — Chaminade University has launched two STEM scholarship opportunities for students. The Ho’oulu STEM Scholarship, a partnership with Kamehameha Schools, offers 100 percent tuition assistance for four years. TheNational Science Foundation S-STEM program offers a $10,000 annual merit scholarship for four years in addition to a student’s existing financial aid package.
“These scholarships are at the interface of three of our priority areas: affordable excellence, a quality education right here at home and a commitment to the training of tomorrow’s STEM professionals,” said President Lynn Babington.
The prestigious scholarships will provide the awardees with an affordable college education in a wide array of STEM program offerings. Both scholarships come with Chaminade’s unique Academic Navigator program—trained faculty advisors that provide support services to promote Chaminade’s four-year graduation guarantee.
“We recognize that affording college is not easy,” said Dr. Helen Turner, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “The priority of both scholarships is to pair students with high financial need and ensure that the opportunity to access high-paying STEM jobs is obtainable for all.”
The scholarships are available on a suite of eligible majors: Biology, Biochemistry (including Pre-Med students), Forensic Sciences, Environmental Studies, Data Sciences, and Business Entrepreneurship.
Added Dr. Turner, “We are excited for our first Data Science class, the only four-year program in the state, to be funded by these scholarships. This is one of the hottest majors right now and we are seeing real growth in the need for data scientists across all economic sectors in Hawaii and beyond.”
Each year, Chaminade University awards $12 million in total institutional aid.
To learn more,visit Ho‘oulu Scholarship Program and National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship Program.
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ChaminadeUniversity of Honolulu provides a collaborative and innovative learning environment that prepares graduate and undergraduate students for life, service and successful careers. Established in 1955, the university is guided by its Catholic, Marianist aid package and liberal arts educational traditions, which include a commitment to serving the Native Hawaiian population. Chaminade offers an inclusive setting where students, faculty and staff collectively pursue a more just and peaceful society.