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UH, OHA offer help for Hawaiians eyeing college

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:33 a.m. HST, Nov 15, 2012

The University of Hawaii and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are offering free presentations on resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students interested in attending college.

They'll make 18 presentations on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii islands over the next two months.

The presentations will include a brief workshop on filling out financial aid applications and strategies on earning scholarships.

The sessions are part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities.

UH and OHA are working together with a federal program called GEAR UP Hawaii on the project.

The first sessions will be held in Waimea, Kona and Hilo and the Big Island during the last week of this month.

More information is available at www.hawaii.edu/aha.

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allie wrote:
Let us help all those who need help, not just one race.
on November 15,2012 | 07:21AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

First you should get EDUCATED about the Hawai'i Constitution which explicitly describes the PROPERTY of HAWAIIANS which are USED TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS http://hawaii.gov/lrb/con/conart12.html

This belongs to HAWAIIANS thus is being used ON HAWAIIANS. To misappropriate it without the CONSENT of Hawaiians would be CONVERSION.

on November 15,2012 | 07:41AM
Bdpapa wrote:
As much as I don't like your loud voice. I agree with you. This funding thru OHA and UH is specifically for Hawaiians.
on November 15,2012 | 10:33AM
DiverDave wrote:
Correct allie, but racism is apparently allowed in Hawaii as long as you have the votes. U of H is always happy to receive money from these racists programs, while all the time preaching multi-culturalism, and how bad the U.S. has been with racist programs in the past, to their students. Simple hyprocrisy. With over 800 race based Polynesian-Hawaiian only programs in this state,Kamehameha Polynesian only schools(and now charter schools), OHA, DHHL, you would think that Polynesians would be absolute geniuses by now. But alas, they are at the bottom of all lists good, and the top of all lists bad like highest school dropouts, most in prison, and highest unwed mother rate. If ever there was proof that these programs ultimately hurt, not help a particular group, it is here in Hawaii.
on November 15,2012 | 09:08AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Too bad, yeah?
on November 15,2012 | 09:25AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Maybe your Native American heritage can help you go to school in North Dakota. Are there any competent colleges there?
on November 15,2012 | 09:24AM
DiverDave wrote:
My great grandfather told me to stay away from the reservation and all Native American "programs" as they will only hurt me in the end. Now I know that he was right.
on November 15,2012 | 09:39AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
It was meant for allie, but the reply dropped down to you, DD.
on November 15,2012 | 09:40AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

I am curious how these meetings are supposed to help Hawaiians start and GRADUATE from college. It takes MONEY. Talk is cheap!

on November 15,2012 | 07:42AM
Bdpapa wrote:
It is probably tuition based but no other stipends.
on November 15,2012 | 10:34AM
Kalli wrote:
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled twice that native Hawaiians are a race of people and not a political entity as are native Americans. The fact that they receive special funding from the state is illegal and immoral. All citizens of Hawaii regardless of race own the ceded lands just because a portion of the money derived from the ceded lands is being given illegally to OHA doesn't make it right.
on November 16,2012 | 04:23AM
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