Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships that are available for the Fall 2020.

Students are encouraged to read the scholarship requirements carefully before applying to ensure their application is accurate and complete. Please check back occasionally, as some scholarships become available at various times throughout the year, and all may not be shown on this list at the current time.

Students must fill out the application form linked below or email our offices for a copy at info@uogendowment.org, and submit it along with an official copy of their transcripts and any supplemental materials required by the scholarship guidelines, to the UOG Endowment Foundation offices by the application deadline. Submissions are accepted online via the link below, and any supplemental materials may be submitted via email at info@uogendowment.org. Students may also drop off hard copy applications at the UOG Endowment Foundation office- however please note that our offices are temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions, therefore online submissions are highly encouraged. Supplemental materials may include letters of recommendations, essay, or any other component listed in the description. Students are welcome to contact the UOG Endowment Foundation if they have any questions about scholarship eligibility requirements or application requirements.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FAQ’s:

-Submissions will also be accepted via email by attaching the scholarship application form (available for download at the link below) to an email and submitting to info@uogendowment.org.

-For transcripts, although the admissions office is closed due to Covid-19, you can still submit a request online by going here: https://www.uog.edu/admissions/request-a-transcript. To encourage social distancing, and while many offices are closed, students should indicate in their request to have transcripts (both hard copy and an email version) sent directly to the UOG Endowment Foundation offices. We will send the applicant a confirmation email letting them know we have received their transcripts.

-Students who are applying to more than one scholarship need only submit one (1) official transcript, but must have a separate application form/other additional materials for EACH scholarship they are applying for.

-Students are encouraged to CC info@uogendowment.org in transcript request emails to admissions, to alert us that transcripts have been requested.

-If submitting supplemental materials via email, please indicate in body of email the student name and which scholarship(s) the materials are being submitted for.

-Some letters of recommendation writers may want to submit their letters directly to the UOG Endowment rather than through the student. They may do so by emailing their letter to info@uogendowment.org. Please have them indicate in the email header the name of the student and the name of the scholarship.

For more information, please email us at info@uogendowment.org.

Scholarships Available

Akira Baba Memorial Scholarship

Background Information:
To promote higher education by providing financial assistance to students attending the University of Guam.

Award Amount: 
$750 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applications are open to undergraduate or graduate students admitted who at the University of Guam, and are residents of Guam, The Republic of the Marshal Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, or the CNMI. Applicant must have a minimum GPA  of 3.0, and maintain that average throughout the scholarship period. Preference will be given to students in tourism, hospitality, and marine biology.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
– Two (2) letters of recommendations, one from faculty and one from the community.

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Cerila M. Rapadas Scholarship

Background Information:
The primary purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to encourage students to stay in Guam after receiving their degrees.

Award Amount: 
$500 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student admitted in Social Work or related programs. Applicant must be a resident of Guam, have a minimum GPA  of 3.0, and maintain that average throughout the scholarship period.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Dr. Charles H. Parent Scholarship Program for Micronesian Nursing Students

Background Information:
To establish annual awards to encourage students from Palau, FSM and RMI to pursue a university nursing education.

Award Amount: 
$2,500 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Must be full-time students from the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands accepted into the core nursing program or second step nursing program.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

First Generation Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship is funded by Dr. Thomas and Patty Krise, and aims to support students who are facing the unique challenge of being a first generation college student.

Award Amount: 
$1,000 ($500 per semester)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG undergraduate or graduate student of good standing. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Applications are accepted from students whose parents did not complete college, and the applicant should be the first of their siblings to attend.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
-Essay

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Fred Horecky Scholarship

Background Information:
The primary purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to encourage students to stay in Guam after receiving their degrees.

Award Amount: 
$500 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full-time graduate student admitted in the School of Business and Public Administration. Applicant must be a resident of Guam, have a minimum GPA  of 2.5 at time of application, but maintain an average of 2.8 throughout the scholarship period.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Gap Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship is funded by Dr. Thomas and Patty Krise, and aims to support students who are facing financial challenges that may prevent them from completing their degree.

Award Amount: 
$1,000 ($500 per semester)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG junior or senior. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Applicant should demonstrate financial need that is endangering their likelihood of finishing their degree.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
-Essay

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

IT&E Overseas Scholarship Fund in Honor of Margarita Duenas Perez and Jaime F. Tuquero

Background Information:
The primary purpose of the fund is to provide annual scholarships to UOG students pursuing a major in fields related to telecommunications, computer science and technology.

Award Amount: 
$2,000 

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Preference will be given to employees or children of employees of IT&E or it’s subsidiaries.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

James & Young Hee Ji Scholarship

Background Information:


Award Amount: 
$5,000 ($2,500 per semester)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a UOG student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a resident of Guam.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

James Ji Dreamer Scholarship

Background Information:
An award to a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) student

Award Amount: 
$5,000 ($2,500 per semester)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a UOG student with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be certified DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout the duration of the scholarship.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

James Whippy Scholarship

Background Information:
The purpose of this scholarship is to support UOG Men’s and Women’s soccer teams in honor of the late James Whippy. Two scholarships will be awarded, to a male and female soccer player.

Award Amount: 
$800 per scholarship

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a UOG student athlete on the soccer team for at least one semester (new freshman may still apply). Preference will be given to STEM fields but any area of study may apply. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

James and Robert Sajnovsky Scholarship

Background Information:
The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist a deserving Junior or Senior student who is majoring in one of UOG’s Fine Arts programs (Music, Theater, or Visual Arts).

Award Amount: 
$1,000 ($500 per semester)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG student of Junior or Senior standing who is majoring in the Fine Arts. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Janet Yamanaka Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship was created in memory of the late Janet Yamanaka.

Award Amount: 
$500

Eligibility Requirements: 
Any UOG student with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply. Preference may be given to social work students, but all majors are eligible.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
-Official UOG Transcript

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

JFK Class of 1969 Scholarship

Background Information:
The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist graduates of JFK high school in pursuing higher education at the University of Guam.

Award Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG undergraduate student. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and must be graduates of JFK High School.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
-Official UOG Transcript
– High School Transcript (to verify JFK attendance)

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

JTB Global Foundation Micronesia Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship was developed to promote education and training in travel and tourism in Guam and Micronesia.

Award Amount: 
$500

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG undergraduate student with a declared tourism major, and Japanese language studies. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Applicant must be a resident of Guam, The CNMI, FSM, or Palau. Applicant should have a demonstrated desire to pursue work in tourism that benefits the region.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
– Two (2) letters of recommendation

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Karri Perez Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship was developed in honor of the late Dr. Karri T. Perez and is designed to support a student that shows a demonstrated entrepreneurial interest or inclination.

Award Amount: 
$1,000

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG undergraduate or graduate student of good standing. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Preference will be given to SBPA students, but any student with a demonstrated entrepreneurial interest is eligible to apply.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
-Demonstration of entrepreneurial interest. This may be done via an essay describing business opportunity envisaged. Alternatively, demonstrations may include: submission of a business plan, or proof of entrepreneurship development program participation (i.e. start up weekend, letters of reference from someone demonstrating the applicants entrepreneurial development, attendance at entrepreneurial counseling sessions at SBDA, etc.)

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Mañaina Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship is intended for working students who are at risk of dropping out due to financial hardship. This scholarship is being offered as part of the UOG College Affordability Initiative.

Award Amount: 
$500 (multiple awards available)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Applicant must be a full time UOG undergraduate student of good standing. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply, and must include proof of employment with their application. Financial need will be evaluated by the student’s FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
-Proof of employment

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Unpaid Interns Scholarship

Background Information:
This scholarship is funded by Dr. Thomas and Patty Krise, and aims to financially assist students in an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization.

Award Amount: 
$1,000 (paid in two installments during internship period)

Eligibility Requirements: 
Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Preference will be given to juniors or seniors. The internship must last a minimum of 4 weeks, and the applicant must submit a 1 page summary of the internship experience within 30 days of completion in order to receive the final award installment.

Application Requirements:
– Scholarship Application Form
– Official Transcript
-Essay (should explain what the internship will be and what you hope to get out of it)
-1 page summary of experience upon completion

Application Deadline:
Friday May 15, 2020, 4:00 pm ChST.

Past Scholarships Awarded This Year Include:

– Palau Women’s Club Scholarship
– Society of Emeritus Professors and Retired Scholars (SEPRS) Scholarship
– Marmie Micronesian Studies Scholarship


Additional scholarships may be available through the UOG Financial Aid office. A list of those scholarships and their application processes can be found on their website.

Most of these scholarships are made possible through generous contributions from donors who have a passion for helping students and improving lives. If you are interested in setting up a scholarship in your name, in honor of a loved one, or in support of a cause you care about, we would love to chat with you. Call our offices at (671) 735-2957 to learn more.