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Welcome to Bridge to Hope (BTH). As of Feb 1, 2022, we are working on campus in QLC 211 again offering in-person, Zoom & phone appointments.

Bridge to Hope Coordinator is using STAR Balance and Express Drop-In Appointments to provide assistance and student support for BTH students throughout the UH System during regular business hours. Coordinator can be reached via phone (808) 956-9313 and email ( IF you are a First-to-Work referred participant, please call or schedule via STAR Balance. Questions regarding eligibility can also be emailed to


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BTH Students
Please Complete you Participant Info Forms!

BTH Alumni: Keep In Touch

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Imua Kakou
BTH supports college access for foster


SPAM is a program for Student Parents at Mānoa.


Bridge to Hope (BTH) is an education option for welfare recipients and First-to-Work participants who want to attend college as a means of achieving lifelong economic self-sufficiency.

Our program can assist with on-campus student employment and other services to help welfare (TANF) recipient students succeed in their educational goals.

Eligibility questions are directed to the FAQ Section. We invite you to explore the rest of the site as well. Various applications are on the Downloads Section.

BTH is a branch of the Student Equity Excellence and Diversity (SEED) office.

BTH is located within the UHM Women's Center in QLCSS #211, Center for Student Services.

The Executive Summary of the 2016 Bridge to Hope Participant Survey.

Free life insurance
for eligible parents!

Click here for more information


The BTH Family
Learn More About Bridge to Hope!

We welcome contributions to SPAM / Bridge to Hope

If you wish to make a gift on-line, please click here to go the University of Hawai‘i Foundation web site.


The US Dept. of Education has announced a new "Income-based Repayment"
option for student loans. For more info go to the US DOE webpage or download a Factsheet PDF.


"Commencement" by Jean Charlot

Art that inspires the Bridge to Hope program and reflects its goal of college success for all of Hawaii. Mural is located on the second floor of Bachman Hall.
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"Commencement 1953" by Jean Charlot