Pueo Leadership Program

UHWO Financial Aid

Native Hawaiian Tuition Waiver

UH Student Scholarships (STAR)


University of Hawai‘i Foundation

University of Hawai‘i System-wide Scholarships

College campuses provide support services designed to help students succeed.  Here are just a few of the programs available at the University of Hawaiʻi campuses that are tailored specifically to assist Native Hawaiian students.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services
    (808) 956-2644 | Sponsors an annual financial aid fair and a comprehensive community service program designed especially for Native Hawaiian students to interact with programs, projects, and issues in the Hawaiian community.  Kuaʻana also provides peer support, access to scholarship opportunities, and support for all Native Hawaiian students in STEM-related programs.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

  • Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
    (808) 933-0897 | Provides academic advising, tutoring, peer mentoring, assistance with financial aid, especially scholarships giving preference to Hawaiians, and career planning and preparation including placement with mentors and internships on and off campus.

Maui College

  • Kaiao Student Success Center
    (808) 984-3405 | Provides students with guidance and support in helping them to achieve their educational goals through cultural enrichment activities that include field trips, hands-on cultural experiences, and networking with other Hawaiian students.  Kaiao offers tutoring and counseling services, and a computer lab for student use.

Honolulu Community College

  • Poʻi Nā Nalu
    (808) 845-9176 | Provides Native Hawaiian students in career and technical education programs with support services to successfully navigate through higher education and beyond.
  • The Native Hawaiian Center
    (808) 847-9805 | Committed to actively preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values.  The Native Hawaiian Center offers academic advising, career development, four year transfer assistance, and tutoring.

Kapiʻolani Community College

  • The Mālama Hawaiʻi Center
    (808) 734-9751 | Serves as a gathering place for students interested in the study of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islands languages, cultures, and histories.  The Mālama Hawaiʻi Center offers peer tutoring, academic advising, computer access, and assistance with financial aid applications.

Leeward Community College

Kauaʻi Community College

  • The Waiʻaleʻale Project
    (808) 245-8238 | Provides financial support covering tuition, books, and fees; and academic support including counseling and advising, to non-college-bound high school students and adults to attend, and successfully complete their first year of college.

There are several types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, work study and loans.  Financial aid awards may include a combination of these types of aid.  Currently enrolled and newly admitted college students may apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at  If you are a student in the University of Hawaiʻi system, contact your home campus to learn more about financial aid available to you.

(OHA Valuable Resources for College Students)