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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is providing a total of $896,232 to Nā Pua Noʻeau at the University of Hawaiʻi. Nā Pua Noʻeau provides Native Hawaiian students kindergarten thru college with learning opportunities as a University of Hawaiʻi center. Students have direct access to UH’s facilities and faculty where they are guided and supported in their educational and career goals.

Currently Nā Pua Noʻeau has staff and offices at University of Hawaiʻi campuses across the state—UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, Kauaʻi CC and UH Maui College.

More about Nā Pua Noʻeau

In 2015, Nā Pua Noʻeau will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Throughout the years the center has supported thousands of students in their educational and career goals and has made significant impacts in the recruitment and graduation of Native Hawaiian students at University of Hawaiʻi’s campuses. In the fall of 2013, Nā Pua Noʻeau graduates made up 9 percent of the Native Hawaiian students enrolled UH and in the spring 2013 it was 13 percent.

Along with the enrollment and graduation of Native Hawaiian students, Nā Pua Noʻeau is also committed to creating opportunities and supporting Native Hawaiian students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and health career pathways. In the fall of 2013, Nā Pua Noʻeau students made up 11 percent of all of the Native Hawaiian students enrolled in STEM fields and 9 percent of all of the Native Hawaiian students enrolled in health fields in the UH System.

For more information on Nā Pua Noʻeau, including registration, contact representatives on the respective campuses:

  • UH Hilo: (808) 974-7678
  • UH Mānoa: (808) 956-9410
  • Kauaʻi Community College: (808) 241-3238
  • UH Maui College: (808) 984-3364
  • Molokaʻi Education Center: (808) 553-9993
  • Lānaʻi High and Elementary School: (808) 565-9100
  • UH Center, West Hawaiʻi: (808) 322-4867