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Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program Awarded OHA Grant

Posted on | June 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program Awarded OHA Grant

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Liko Aʻe scholar Manalani English doing community service

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded the Liko Aʻe Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program a $100,000 grant to provide non-traditional Native Hawaiian students in higher education opportunity for scholarships. The program is based at Maui College with satellite centers at Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi and Leeward.

“These funds will help Liko Aʻe to disburse another 40–50 more students who might not have had a chance to apply to any other funders in the beginning of the year,” says Malia Davidson, statewide director of Liko Aʻe. “Funds are tight for many families and we are grateful that OHA has recognized the need in our communities.”

The program has successfully funded thousands of Native Hawaiian students throughout the country from associate to professional degree programs. The goal of Liko Aʻe is to sustain and provide support to Hawaiian students in higher education. Scholars also support organizations or persons needing their assistance as a community service requirement.

Read the news release.