Manawa Kūpono: Native Hawaiian Scholarship


Manawa Kūpono promotes college readiness, access, and success for at-risk Native Hawaiian students. Manawa Kūpono provides intensive and individualized services related to enrolling and succeeding in college.

The Manawa Kūpono Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program is an initiative administered through the College Opportunities Programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. We strive to support the goals of Kānaka ʻŌiwi at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, by providing cultural enrichment activities that strengthen Native Hawaiian identity. Manawa Kūpono offers academic advising and tuition assistance that aid in the advancement of Native Hawaiians in higher education. These components will build leadership, college readiness and balance amongst our Native Hawaiian student community.

Manawa Kūpono group


ʻAʻohe ʻulu e loaʻa i ka pōkole o ka lou. 
No breadfruit can be reached when the picking stick is too short.

two leaves with wording Manawa Kūpono

Manawa Kūpono Native Hawaiian Scholarship

2600 Campus Road
QLCSS Rm 308
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6186

Project Coordinators:
Aysia Ferrer
Norelle Quila
Kawaianuhea Moss