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OHA Providing Funds for Native Hawaiian Student Program

April 14, 2015, 12:55 PM HST
* Updated April 14, 12:59 PM
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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is providing $896,232 to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Na Pua No‘eau program, the Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children.

Now in its 25th year, Na Pua No‘eau provides education and career guidance opportunities for Native Hawaiian students from Kindergarten through college at UH facilities.

Graduates from UH in the Fall of 2013 made up 9% of the Native Hawaiian students enrolled.  In Spring of 2013, Na Pua No‘eau made up 13% of Native Hawaiian students who graduated from UH.

The program also supports Native Hawaiian students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and health-related fields.

For more information or to register for Na Pua No‘eau at UH Hilo, contact (808) 974-7678.

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