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Native Hawaiian scholarship workshops scheduled statewide

Information will be presented on resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437
Director of Communications, External Affairs & University Relations, UH System
Posted: Nov 14, 2012

HONOLULU (November 14, 2012) - The University of Hawai‘i is reaching out to Native Hawaiians across the state who want to pursue a college education. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities in Hawai‘i.
 
In that spirit, UH has partnered with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and GEAR UP Hawai‘i to present the 2012-2013 Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha, a series of free presentations for high school students, parents, teachers, current college students, adult students, counselors or anyone interested in learning about the resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students. There will also be a brief workshop on filling out financial aid applications and strategies on earning scholarships.
 
Information about the workshops, including a list of locations and dates for workshops scheduled statewide, is available online at www.hawaii.edu/aha.
 
“It opened my eyes to the huge support system that is available for Native Hawaiians by Native Hawaiians,” said Ilima Ho Lastimosa, a Hawaiian studies student at UH Mānoa who has attended previous scholarship workshops.
 
Other community partners supporting the workshops include the Native Hawaiian Education Association, Kamehameha Schools and the Pacific Financial Aid Association.
 
The first of 18 presentations is scheduled for November 27, 2012 in Waimea, Hawai‘i. The presentations continue through January 2013. The schedule is as follows:
 
O‘AHU
Mānoa
Location: UH Mānoa Campus Center
Date: November 30, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 
Kahuku
Location: Kahuku High School Cafeteria
Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Kāne‘ohe
Location: Windward Community College, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 101
Date: December 5, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Kalihi
Location: Honolulu Community College, Loui Center
Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wai‘anae
Location: Wai‘anae High School Cafeteria
Date: January 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Waimānalo
Location: Ka Ho‘oilina Na Kuhio Community Center
Date: January 10, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kapolei
Location: UH West O‘ahu, Student Center
Date: January 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Papakōlea
Location: Roosevelt High School Cafeteria
Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pearl City / ‘Ewa
Location: Leeward Community College, Campus Center
Date: January 23, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kaimuki / Kahala
Location: Kapi ‘olani Community College, Dining Hall
Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
HAWAI‘I ISLAND
Waimea
Location: Hawaiian Homes Hall
Date: November 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Kona
Location: Kealakehe High School Cafeteria
Date: November 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Hilo
Location: UH Hilo, Campus Center Dining Room
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
MAUI COUNTY
Kahului
Location: UH Maui College, Pilina Building
Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Molokai
Location: Kūlana ‘Ōiwi
Date: December 13, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 
Hana
Location: Hana School Cafeteria
Date: January 9, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Lāna‘i
Location: Lāna‘i School Cafeteria
Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
KAUA‘I
Lihu‘e
Location: Kaua‘i Community College Dining Room
Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/aha