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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.

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.

Focusing on the journey ahead

Your gracious act of giving goes noticed by all of us who are struggling during this challenging time. Thank you to all the donors who are helping me continue focusing on my academic journey.

Urgent relief when we needed it most

I was working two jobs, both in the restaurant/cafe industry, so when news of the stay at home order came in, and more and more cases of COVID were found, I was laid off of both jobs because they could not financially support the staff.

Light, hope and relief for taro farmer

My dreams and plans for the future is to have all my fields planted at both of my farms, and able to harvest steadily all year long. I want to provide fresh produce to my mainstream wholesale distributors as well as local franchises.

Shifting sands for turtle rescuer

COVID-19 has completely cut out my tasks at work leaving me with no income for my summer school tuition.

Student discovers hope in midst of stress

I kept asking myself, how would I survive during this time of crisis. How would I be able to pay for my phone bills, groceries, rent, and on top of that, how can I pay for school?

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.”

Maui Campus a Haven in Recovery

Even with my past behind me UH Maui College gives me opportunity, but now it's on hold.

Staying afloat to concentrate on studies

In her last semester, Emergency Management major wondered how she'd manage this emergency.

Days away from the frontline

Gamaliel just graduated with his nursing degree.  Now he's interviewing for jobs in hospital emergency rooms.

Keeping family members alive

Your donations help Jacqueline cover daily insulin and injections for her diabetic husband and son. 

School shutdown "came out of nowhere"

In her last semester as a student teacher, Sheena said goodbye to her students before their spring break. It was the last time she saw them in person.