*This blog post is a re-blog from the University of Hawai’i System:  original article can be found here.


Native Hawaiian scholarship workshops have begun

The statewide workshops offer information on resources, financial aid available to Native Hawaiians

Contact: Jodi Leong, (808) 956-9437 Dir of Communications, External Affairs and University Relations

The University of Hawai’i is reaching out to Native Hawaiians who are interested in pursuing a college education.  The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities across the state.

In that spirit, the UH is partnering with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawai’i, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-2014 Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha.  The series of free presentations is open to 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, the criteria and eligibility requirements.   The workshops include brief sessions 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.

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 Honolulu Community College will be hosting the Native Hawaiian Scholarship Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at 6:00–8:00 pm in the Loui Center (Building 2, Room 201. Map).

Download the presentation slides.

Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i, GEAR UP Hawai‘i, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Pacific Financial Aid Association & Native Hawaiian Education Association.