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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.

HVAC Pilot Program for Cool Future

With HVAC mechanics and installers earning an average salary of $60,880, the program provides Maui residents with a structured career pathway that pays a living wage while addressing worker shortages for local employers.

Fukuyamas Honor Life’s Work of Island Medical Pioneer

Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, MD, founding chair of the Department of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, was revered as a kauka, or healer, in our state’s Native Hawaiian community, and as a tireless advocate for learning and increased opportunities for Hawaiʻi citizens.

Helping UH Maui students beat obstacles

Encouraging students to persevere is precisely the intent of the Masao and Michiko Okasako Scholarship at UH Maui College.

Sisters of Wakaba Kai Strengthen Ties

Wakaba Kai was organized as a club at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 1927, when the school’s Dean of Women felt a need for ethnic organizations celebrating and perpetuating different cultures on campus.

Fighting for a Better Life

Now in her last semester before transferring to UH Mānoa, she credits the program’s donors for allowing her to continue her education.  “It wouldn’t be possible if not for supporters of this program.”

Beyond the Books

There’s so much to learn. When you travel to a new place, all the things that you’ve studied become real.

Motivation Opens Doors

For 50 years, the College Opportunities Program (COP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has created an alternative pathway for for approximately 3,800 Hawaiʻi students who had the drive to enter university but may not have met the minimum requirements.

Two Students Begin Global Adventure

Two University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students were awarded the Audrey S. Furukawa Study Abroad Scholarship for fall 2019. The scholarship was created to provide UH Hilo students with an opportunity to begin their global education.

Making good on a promise

A decades old promise has turned into a donation to the Hawai‘i Community College Learning Center.

“I thought my life was over,” JABSOM Scholarship Donors Changed Everything

Ambition was never a problem for Britney (Kanoe) Quibelan. She had big goals as a child, dreaming of being an FBI agent and then a psychologist. She settled on becoming a doctor when she realized the field could offer a blend of her interests in piecing together mysteries and talking with and helping people.

Waiʻaleʻale Project changes hundreds of lives at Kauaʻi CC

Hundreds of lives that have been transformed through the groundbreaking Waiʻaleʻale Project at Kauaʻi Community College, which celebrates its 10th year in 2019.

Kaua‘i CC grad "missed out" until someone believed

Lisa Rapozo, a social worker with Child Welfare Services, was in the Wai‘ale‘ale Project’s first cohort ten years ago.