150 high school counselors explore UH Mānoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Sep 7, 2018

About 150 high school counselors from across the state visited UH Manoa for a workshop.
About 150 high school counselors from across the state visited UH Manoa for a workshop.

Link to video and sound (details below):  https://bit.ly/2QeHuDy

WHO:  About 150 high school counselors from across the state, including 26 from neighbor islands.

WHAT:  The annual University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa High School Counselors Workshop

WHY:  An all-day workshop to learn about what UH Mānoa has to offer so counselors can guide students on how to make the most of their Mānoa experience.

HOW:  The workshop opened with a resource fair featuring UH Mānoa’s academic programs and student services. In the breakout sessions, counselors chose from a wide variety of workshops that included an admissions update on the new application, a student panel, financial aid information, Native Hawaiian student services and exchange student opportunities.

WHEN:  Friday, September 7, 2018


  • UH Mānoa in-state tuition is $2,723 less than the national average for public universities.

  • More than $102 million in scholarships was awarded to 8,956 undergraduate students in 2015–2016.

  • UH Mānoa is the most affordable option for Hawaiʻi residents to attend one of the world’s great research universities.

  • UH is a nationally recognized leader in improving graduation rates; students can graduate in four years.

  • UH Mānoa provides opportunities to study abroad or on the mainland for the price of UH tuition.



B-ROLL (1:35):

1 exterior shot of UH Mānoa Campus Center

Multiple shots of high school counselor workshop


Steve Morales, College Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama (:16)

“Mānoa is an excellent choice for students because of the variety of programs that they offer. The undergraduate degrees from accounting all the way to zoology. The pre-professional programs. It just is right for any student within the State of Hawai‘i.”

Denise Yamamoto, College and Career Counselor, Mililani High School (:11)

“I feel UH Mānoa is a great choice for my students, because itʻs kind of like the gem in our backyard. It gives students a variety of options in majors that they find interesting they want to pursue.”