| ||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