Funding Opportunities

Department of Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures

Federal Work Study

The Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures employs students who have Federal Work Study (FWS) grants. The FWS is a financial-aid based program that subsidizes a portion of college expenses by offering employment in career or community service positions.

Visit the Student Employment & Cooperative Education for information and details on how to apply and/or get advice on student employment and FWS.

Filipino Major/Minor Scholarships

Scholarship grants are available to students who are taking either a major or a minor in Filipino under the BA Philippine Language and Literature Program.

For details, contact the Filipino Program Coordinator or visit the Filipino Program website.

Financial Aid

Several scholarships, grants, and aid are available to UH Manoa students through the Financial Aid Services Office.

Visit the UHM Financial Aid Services Office for details on how to apply.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

Graduate students of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures may avail of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS). FLAS is a program under the US Department of Education and administered at UH Manoa by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

For information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s FLAS page or the CSEAS.

Ilokano Program Scholarships

Scholarship grants are available to students who are taking either a major or a minor in Filipino under the BA Philippine Language and Literature Program.

For details, contact the Ilokano Program Coordinator or visit the Ilokano Program website.

J. Watumull Scholarship for Study in India

The J. Watumull Scholarship supports students who would like to take on an extended period of study in India in any area such as the visual and performing arts, history, philosophy, religion and politics.

Visit the Center for South Asian Studies’ J. Watumull Scholarship for details on how to apply.

Pacific Asian Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are available to students undertaking Pacific and/or Asian studies.

Visit the School of Pacific and Asian Studies’ Scholarships & Assistantships for more information.

Samuel H. Elbert Graduate Scholarship

The Samuel H. Elbert Graduate Scholarship in Hawaiian and Polynesian languages is available to UH students who would like to conduct graduate studies in Tahitian.

For details, please contact Prof. Jack Ward.

Study Abroad Programs

The US Department of Education through the Fulbright-Hays Program has awarded the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (i.e., Cambodian, Filipino, Thai, and Vietnamese Language Programs) the Study Abroad Program. Contingent to the available funding, specific Language Programs are able to provide financial support to selected students to learn the language in the host countries.

For information on how to apply and dates of application, please visit the specific language program of interest to you on this website.

Other Student Funding Opportunities

There are many other student funding opportunities, such as the David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship, which are available especially for less commonly taught languages (LCTL). Dr. Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong’s Thai Language Program Website contains valuable information about fellowships focusing on LCTL study programs.

Just follow the link and click on ‘Fellowships’.