OHA funds leadership program

The University of Hawaii Maui College’s Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Leadership Program has received a $187,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

The money will be used to support the program’s mission to provide scholarships and services to nontraditional Native Hawaiian students who aspire to attain a college degree in Hawaii or on the Mainland.

Since 2003, Liko A’e has disbursed more than 3,000 scholarship awards to Native Hawaiian students pursuing a diverse range of degree programs. Liko A’e also offers mentoring programs focused on community service projects and online community building.

“I’m filled with pride to see that a program based at UH-Maui College will continue to receive support in the form of this funding from OHA,” said Carmen Hulu Lindsey, the Maui trustee with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. “It is part of OHA’s responsibility to encourage among our beneficiaries the aspiration to become as educated as possible, whatever their chosen discipline.

For more information about Liko A’e, go to the website www.likoae.org or email likoae@hawaii.edu.