Keaholoa Scholars Program established at UH Hilo

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Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaii at Hilo has established the new Keaholoa Scholars Program to help underrepresented minority students pursing baccalaureate degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) disciplines.

The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to increase graduation rates of those students, as well as to foster the development of successful student researchers who can competitively enter the workforce and/or pursue graduate studies.

To be eligible, students must be an underrepresented minority interested in, or a declared major in a STEM discipline, be enrolled full-time, be a U.S citizen or national, permanent resident or a citizen of a U.S.-affiliated Pacific Island and maintain an average to above-average grade point average.

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