Funds to help Native Hawaiian students

The University of Hawaii Maui College will receive more than $1 million in federal funding to support Native Hawaiian students, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced Monday.

UH-Maui College is one of seven campuses that will get more than $7.3 million in total to help Native Hawaiian students navigate financial aid planning, select classes and graduate on time. The grant funding comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Program.

It can be used to develop curriculum, renovate and improve classrooms or other facilities, support academic instruction, provide education or counseling services to improve financial and economic literacy for students and their families and purchase library books and other educational materials.

Funding by campus is as follows:

• $3,718,008 for the University of Hawaii.

• $1,021,000 for UH-Maui.

• $556,000 for UH-Hilo.

• $556,000 for Chaminade University of Honolulu.

• $556,000 for Windward Community College.

• $555,981 for Hawaii Community College.

• $337,302 for Kapiolani Community College.


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