A Series of Fairs for Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will sponsor a series of Native Hawaiian scholarship fairs in undeserved communities in Hawai‘i, in December 2011 and January 2012. These fairs are part of a partnership with the University of Hawai‘i, Native Hawaiian Education Association, Gear Up Hawai‘i, and the Pacific Financial Aid Association. Here’s the schedule:

Wai‘anae Comprehensive Health Center, Dining Pavilion, Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
Windward Community College, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 101, Dec. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
Kapolei, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hale Kalaniana‘ole, Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
Honolulu community college, (Building 2, second floor), Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Kahuku High School Cafeteria, Jan. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Waimānalo, Ka Ho‘oilina na Kūhiō Community Center, Jan. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
UH Manoa, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Kūlana ‘Ōiwi Center, Dec. 14, 5:30-8:30 pm
Maui College, Pilina Building, Dec. 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hāna School Cafeteria, Jan. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hawai‘i Island
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Dining Hall on Dec. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kona, Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, Dec. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kaua‘i Community College, Dining Room, Jan. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Lāna‘i School Cafeteria, Jan. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

These events will provide an opportunity for students and parents to network with experts helpful in securing financial aid and scholarships for Native Hawaiians. Scholarship ‘Aha is free and open to the community. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

“Scholarship ‘Aha brings together all major funding opportunities for Native Hawaiians in one place,” said WCC Acting Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Ardis Eschenberg. “Attendees will gain insight into the application process and helpful strategies on how to earn scholarships.”


For more information call 594-1811. or visit the link: AHA 2012-2013 Document