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For more than a century, the University of Hawaiʻi has worked hard to make higher education accessible to all. Whether through one of the seven community college campuses or one of the three four-year campuses, UH is expanding its efforts to attract the most promising students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

As college costs continue to rise, the amount of private support for students must as well. Gifts to scholarships and student aid help us to retain our best and brightest and to provide access to a life-changing higher education experience for our students.

From surfer to “sherpa”

Looking back, Kitajima thinks if you would have asked people right after high school if they thought he’d make it to where he is now, they would have said, “No, and I'm not going to invest any resources in helping that person.”

That is precisely the kind of student Kitajima wants to help in the future.

Donors help Class of 2020 Take Next Steps to their Future

Almost 1000 students are also participating in free Next Step: Career Exploration UH Community Colleges summer onramp courses. These online courses help students learn about career options and focus on their goals while earning college credits. 

With support, Hawai‘i CC–Pālamanui graduate juggled 5 keiki and college

Kapua Kaulia thanks family, Hawaiʻi CC and community for helping earn an associate’s degree.

Lifelong learner offered gifts of dragonfruit, friendship, education

Donald took classes in cinema, history, art, politics, cuisine, and science, and in 2001 taught a special course, “Donald’s Excellent Adventures in Vietnam.”

Kapi‘olani CC helps to feed hungry keiki

The Kapiʻolani CC culinary arts program is producing 1,200 meals a day to feed needy children on Oʻahu.

UH Hilo undergrads see democracy in action

Yeshaya Amichai, a political science major at UH Hilo, is an intern at Senator Schatz’s Honolulu office. "I’m proud to represent UH Hilo, and grateful and honored to receive this scholarship."

Game changing, innovative Windward CC program gets $1M boost

The Harold K. L. Castle Foundation has committed a rare second-round of funding for Paipai O Koʻolau, a program designed to increase college enrollment and graduation rates, as well as provide financial and academic support for students.

Witnessing students’ passion for medicine

Many grateful doctors-to-be welcomed the scholarship donors to JABSOM with lei and personally thanked them for their selfless generosity at the medical school’s Second Annual Scholarship Dinner event at the Kakaʻako campus.

Maui golf tourney crowns one champion, empowers several more

Sentry, one of the nation’s largest business mutual insurance companies, was in the third year of a five-year commitment when it extended its sponsorship to 2030.

Smart, Thoughtful, Caring

Remembering Jimmy Thropp
He quietly did things for others as he lived his Christian religion.  He had a truly wonderful, dry sense of humor.

UH ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi production makes historic debut off-Broadway

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiian language production, ʻAuʻa ʻIa: Holding On brought down the house in New York on January 7 as the featured opening act at an off-Broadway festival.

Future vet changed paths after call from UH

The senior at Maryknoll School had acceptance letters and her parents’ full support for a mainland school.