In October of 1988, upon the recommendation of the Hawaiian Studies Task Force in the Kaʻu Report of 1986, to address the under representation students of Hawaiian ancestry, the Kuaʻana Program was established and later changed to Kuaʻana Native Hawaiian Student Development Services. Kuaʻana is a service program for students of Hawaiian ancestry that is organized within the Office of Student Equity, Excellence & Diversity, in the Office of Student Affairs at UH Mānoa.

Since 1988, Kuaʻana has served thousands of Hawaiian students through student services that include need-based tuiton waivers, community service activities, an annual financial aid fair to allow students to interact face to face with financial aid, tuiton waiver and scholarship resources on and off the Mānoa campus.In addition students may visit the Kuaʻana office to speak with staff about academic related concerns. Kuaʻana also forwards to the Hawaiian students information on the availability of jobs, internships, and scholarships.

Each year, in partnership with the Native Hawaiian Scholarship ʻAha, Kuaʻana sponsors the Annual Hapai Pu Financial Aid Fair in which over 15 vendors of financial aid, tuiton waivers and scholarships are available to speak with students about resources their organization provides and which are available to students of Hawaiian ancestry.

http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2012/11/30/ record-crowds-at-native-hawaiian-scholarship-events/