L. Stephen Lau Water Research Endowed Scholarship

We are now acccepting applications for the 2014 L. Stephen Lau Scholarship!
Application Deadline: March 7, 2014 for Fall 2014 Award.

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The scholarship was established with funds endowed to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa by Dr. L. Stephen Lau and Mrs. Virginia May Lau of Honolulu. Dr. Lau is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa College of Engineering and was, from 1971 to 1990, director of the UH Water Resources Research Center. The purpose of the scholarship is to further knowledge of Hawai‘i’s natural waters by providing financial assistance that may be used for anything related to costs of attendance or research. For 2014, the amount of the award will be $1500.


  • Part- or full-time University of Hawai‘i student.
  • Upper division undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Any discipline related to water resources in the University of Hawai‘i System pursuing a minimum 4-year academic degree.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduates.
  • An essay or a research proposal on any aspect of Hawai‘i natural waters and how the applicant’s research or area of study is related to it.

    How to Apply for the Scholarship:
    An application form may be downloaded from the link above. Applicants must submit the application form, an essay or research proposal, and evidence of eligibility for the scholarship, to the Director, Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 283, Honolulu, HI 96822.

    Deadline for receipt of applications is March 7, 2014.

    For additional information, contact Barbara Guieb at or call 808-956-7848.