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Native Hawaiian Scholarship Workshops Scheduled Statewide

November 15, 2012, 8:19 AM HST
* Updated November 16, 9:18 AM
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UHMC. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Sonia Isotov

The University of Hawaii is partnering 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 on resources and financial aid available to native Hawaiian Students.

The University of Hawai‘i is reaching out to native Hawaiians across the state who want to pursue a college education. This includes 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.

“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.

University of Hawaii Maui College campus. Courtesy of UHMC.

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Other community partners supporting the workshops include the Native Hawaiian Education Association, Kamehameha Schools and the Pacific Financial Aid Association.

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The first of 18 presentations is scheduled for Nov. 27, 2012 in Waimea, Hawai‘i. The presentations continue through January 2013.

Information about the workshops, including a list of locations and dates for workshops scheduled statewide, is available online at www.hawaii.edu/aha.

Maui County workshops are scheduled as follows:

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Kahului
Location: UH Maui College, Pilina Building
Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 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 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lāna‘i
Location: Lāna‘i School Cafeteria
Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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