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UH Hilo’s Na Pua No‘eau awarded federal grant

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Date: Monday, December 1, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $683,808 grant to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The grant, from the Native Hawaiian Education Act Program, continues the Pathways program conducted by Na Pua No'eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children, from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.

Since the Pathways Program's inception in 2003, over 229 participating students have gained valuable skills to ensure their success in pursuing educational and career goals in the natural and environmental sciences. Pathways participants have come to understand the importance of bridging science and culture in order to preserve Hawai'i's precious resources. More importantly, the students have been inspired to broaden their career and educational goals and seek higher educational and career goals.

For further information about the program, call one of the following Na Pua No'eau offices: UH Hilo, 974-7678; UH Manoa, 956-9410; Kauai Community College, 241-3238; Maui Community College, 984-3364; Moloka'i Education Center, 553-9993; Lana‘i High and Elementary School, 565-9100; and University of Hawai‘i Center, West Hawai‘i, 322-4867.

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