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.
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 and undergraduate 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) and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS).
Ilokano Program Scholarships
Scholarship grants are available to students who are taking either a major or a minor in Ilokano 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 is available to UH graduate students to. pursue graduate degrees (MA and PhD) through the the study of Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages. For details, please contact Prof. John Mayer.
Jack Haven Ward Graduate Scholarship
The Jack Haven Ward Graduate Scholarship is available to UH graduate students who would like to pursue graduate degrees (MA and PhD) through the study of Tahitian and related French Polynesian languages and Balinese. For details, please contact Prof. John Mayer.
Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad Programs The US Department of Education through the Fulbright-Hays Program has awarded Study Abroad Program grants to the Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures for the Cambodian, Filipino, Indonesian, Samoan, Thai, and Vietnamese Language Programs.
Contingent to available funding, specific Language Programs are able to provide financial support to selected students to learn the language in the host countries. Summer Study Abroad Programs are also offered for Maori, Samoan, and Tahitian in cooperation with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies.
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’.