Minority Access & Achievement Program
The Minority Access and Achievement Program (MAAP) Office was established as the result of an initiative by the state legislature to “improve the access and success of students from underrepresented ethnic groups at the university and in the professions in Hawaiʻi.” The ethnic groups most underrepresented in higher education in this state are Hawaiian, Filipino, Samoan and other Pacific Islanders, and Indo-Chinese.
- Academic and personal support through counseling, academic advising, career exploration, and financial aid advising.
- Peer Assistant Linkages and Support (PALS)
- Bridge to Hope
- Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
- Recruitment Activities: Address issues of access by partnering with other campus and community agencies on recruitment and cultural activities. Events include Filipino American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and "The Taste of College" which brings 8th graders on campus to experience a day at UH Hilo.
Big Island Press Company
The Big Island Press Club announces the availability of scholarships for students pursuing higher education in journalism and related careers. Application deadline is March 31. To qualify applicants must: have Big Island residential ties, demonstrate an interest in journalism or related career, be enrolled as a full-time student and show a record of academic achievement. Awards are determined by the BIPC Scholarship Committee to qualified applicants.
- Postmark Deadline
- March 31, 2017
Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club
- April 1st
- Preference to students of Hawaiian or part-Hawaiian ancestry
- Enrollment full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher education
- High school seniors or college students may apply
- Community service or volunteer work highly desirable
- Hawaiian language, studies and culture; journalism; and education are encouraged
- $500.00 to $1000.00 per Scholarship
Hilo Orchid Society; Yasuji Takasaki Memorial Scholarship
This goal is evident in HOS support of students in Agriculture and Natural Science major programs at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo who hold academic goals that will promote and foster future development of the Hawaiʻi orchid industry. This scholarship was established to honor Yasuji Takasaki, a pioneer in orchid culture on Hawaiʻi Island, who strongly believed in the power of a college education and made many valuable contributions to the Hilo Orchid Society.
Scholarships will be awarded to one or more University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo sophomore, junior, or senior students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management or in a Natural Science major. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an interest in orchid culture or a related field. Recipients will be awarded a scholarship (grant) of $1500 for each semester of the academic year, provided they maintain their eligibility. Recipients will also receive a free membership in Hilo Orchid Society for one year.
- Postmark Deadline
- April 15, 2017
The bamboo, or ʻohe, as it is known in Hawaiʻi, is a significant plant in many Pacific and Asian cultures. The ʻohe symbolizes strength, flexibility, and growth; all important characteristics which nurtures the development of a student.