The Native Hawaiian Leadership Program, Liko A'e, was selected to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Native Hawaiian Education Program. The three-year, $4.7 million federal grant was made possible under the Title VII Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This grant will support students with higher education scholarships and facilitate the development of their leadership potential.
Student scholars who are selected for the program will work with identified community groups throughout Hawai'i and on the Mainland. Some of the planned activities include working with cultural practitioners across Hawai'i, presenting research to conferences and events throughout the state, participating in leadership programs in Washington, D.C., and the United Nations in New York, and participation in online scholarly forums and discussions.
Liko A'e Director Malia Davidson said the leadership program, formerly known as a scholarship program, will continue to provide scholarships to Native Hawaiian students as it has done since 2003.
The application period for the 2013-14 Liko A'e leadership program begins on March 4, 2013. All students of Hawaiian ancestry pursuing higher education are welcome to apply. Instructions and requirements for this new project will be posted in February 2013.
For more information, go to www.likoae.org or phone Liko A'e's Maui office at (808) 984-3553.