Hawaii Campus Scholarships

Scholarships Application Checklist: 

  • Contact Heide San Nicolas, Financial Aid Coordinator, at 808-564-3353.
  • Write a personal letter requesting the scholarship.
  • Fill out the Wayland Baptist University Institutional Application for Financial Aid (current school year).
  • Supply a copy of your deployment orders (deployed spouse scholarship only)
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your pastor stating that the applicant is a member in good standing. (General and Baptist scholarships only)
  • Schedule a personal interview with the Hawaii Campus Executive Director. (General and Baptist scholarships only)
  • Obtain a letter from a WBU alumnus or alumna recommending the prospective student to receive scholarships. (Alumni scholarship only)

Types of Scholarships

Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention: The scholarship is made possible through the Sue Nishikawa State Mission Offering of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention. Preferences given to students preparing for church related vocations, or who are involved actively in their respective church. Awards are based on funds availability. Requirement: The applicant must be a member of a Baptist church that is affiliated with the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention or base/post Chapel.

Hawaii General Scholarship: The scholarship is made possible through donations from faculty, staff, and past and current students of Wayland Baptist University. Furthermore, the Hawaii General Scholarship Funds receives limited annual allocation of resources originated from vendor commissions. Awards are based on funds availability and need. Requirement: The applicant must be a Christian and an active member of a church in Hawaii.
Alumni Scholarship: The scholarship is designed for Wayland graduates who wish to recommend funding for incoming Wayland students. Awards will be 25% of tuition expenses, up to $500 per quarter. This scholarship is renewable pending on availability of funds for each academic year.
Spouse of a current WBU – Hawaii student: scholarship awards will be 25% of tuition expenses, up to $500 per quarter. This scholarship is renewable pending on availability of funds for each academic year.
Spouse of Deployed Armed Forces Member: scholarship awards will be 25% of tuition expenses, up to $500 per quarter. This scholarship is renewable pending on availability of funds for each academic year. Requirements:
  • Spouse must have been deployed or will be deployed for a period of at least 90 days. It must be a new student.
  • TDYs are not valid.
Loretta Cornett-Huff Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was formed to honor the late MCBH ESO Loretta Cornett-Huff for her 20 years of service and dedication to the educational success of Marines and their dependents. Scholarship awards will be distributed via the Wayland Baptist University Financial Aid Office. Scholarship recipients must use their scholarship (or continue their program of study) before or during WINTER 2015. Award is based on funds available.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Are attending (or plan to attend) Wayland Baptist University-must be degree seeking
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Are an active duty Marine, qualified to attend college
Steps to Apply:
  • Speak with your Wayland Baptist University Academic Advisor (MCBH: Kardyn Flores; Camp Smith: Jordan Bilan; Mililani: Serena Higa or Karina Castillo).
  • Complete the application.
  • Write a personal essay of no more than 700 words (topic TBA)
  • Submit completed application, personal essay, and a recommendation from your Command to Wayland Baptist University
If you have any questions, please contact Heide San Nicolas at 808-564-3353 or Henrique Regina at 808-564-3347 or by e-mail at hregina@wbu.edu