Scholarships and Funding

 The Matsunaga Institute actively encourages students to pursue educational assistance.


Phillip Jacob

Philip Jacob Peace Memorial Award

This award was established in memory of Professor Philip E. Jacob (1914-1985), who devoted his personal and academic life to the search for peace and intercultural understanding. Dr. Jacob pioneered a new diplomacy of cross-national collaborative research with fellow scientists internationally. Through this achievement, Dr. Jacob is credited for joining minds and resources across barriers of ideology and politics in a common exploration of how to better the human condition.

  • Up to $500 is awarded
  • Application deadline: March 1
Glenn Paige

Glenn D. Paige Nonkilling Memorial Award

This award was established in memory of Professor Glenn D. Paige (1929-2017), who developed the concept of nonkilling. Dr. Paige taught Political Science at the University of Hawai'i (1967–92), introducing the course on nonviolent political alternatives (1978–92), and developing the Center for Global Nonkilling, that co-sponsors this memorial award.

  • Up to $350 is awarded
  • Application deadline: March 1
Nobumoto Tanahashi

Nobumoto Tanahashi Fellowship/Scholarship Fund

This award was established in memory of Reverend Nobumoto Tanahashi (1906-1996), founder of the Heiwa Kyokai (Order of Peace Congregation), a school of Shintoism that is committed to peace. The Reverend Tanahashi was an independent Japanese businessman who made the cause of world peace his personal mission.

The purpose of this fund is to assist full-time, undergraduate or graduate students majoring in peace studies or conflict resolution at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, College of Social Sciences.

Chandler Scholarship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies

Chandler Scholarship in Public Policy or Conflict Studies

This award was established by Professors David and Susan Chandler. Dr. David Chandler taught in the Sociology Department (1967-2004), was Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution, and has been an active mediator for over 40 years. Dr. Susan Chandler taught in the School of Social Work (1976-1996), was the State Director of Human Services (1996-2002), and has been a Professor of Public Administration since 2004.

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to first- or second-year graduate students with an interest in public policy or conflict studies within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

UH STAR

Additional Scholarships on UH Mānoa STAR:

  • Ann Dunham Soetoro Scholarship - The purpose of this fund is to provide fellowships in cooperation and coordination between the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and the East-West Center to support students from the U.S. or Indonesia focusing on (1) anthropology or other social sciences; (2) development studies with particular reference to Indonesia and Southeast Asia; and (3) women's studies addressing the role of women in social and economic change.
  • Daniel Selvarajah Sanders Doctoral Award in International Social Work - The purpose of this fund is to assist students in the School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa whose area of focus is congruent with the professional interests of Dr. Daniel S. Sanders: international social work, world peace, human rights, social justice, and the study of a social welfare or social work issue from a global perspective.
  • Gladys Ainoa Brandt Scholarship Fund in the Center for Hawaiian Studies - The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to support students seeking a degree in the area of Hawaiian studies at the Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Goto of Hiroshima Foundation "Fumiko Kaya" Scholarship - The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to assist students in the American Studies Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Arts & Humanities who are pursuing interdisciplinary studies to foster volunteer activities and research which will contribute to world peace and to the promotion of the mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Hawaiʻi and Japan.
  • James K. Hoenig Endowed Judicial Clerkship Scholarship for the Promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law - The purpose of this fund is to support second- or third-year students pursuing a degree at the William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, who are interested in the promotion of alternative dispute resolution in Family Law.
  • Leonard and Rebecca Kamp Endowed Scholarship Funds - The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarships to students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business. Preference shall be given to either a Peace Corps volunteer who has completed their service, a former or current University of Hawaiʻi student athlete, or a single parent with financial need.
  • McComas-Kobayashi Fellowship Endowment for Public Health - The purpose of this Fund is to support students pursuing studies in Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.), in addition to provide funding for materials, research, travel and other such expenses.
  • PPSEAWA-Hawaii Miriam Deisseroth Scholarship - The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to lower division undergraduate students (freshman and sophomore standing with preference to freshman) who express and/or demonstrate an interest in Pacific Islands or Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • PPSEAWA Hawaii Scholarship - The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to lower division undergraduate students (freshman and sophomore standing with preference to freshman) who express and/or demonstrate an interest in Pacific Islands or Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
  • Yoshimitsu Takei Family Scholarship Fund - The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students of modest financial circumstances to study at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education.