The University of Hawaii is reaching out to Native Hawaiians who are interested in pursuing a college education.
The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to under-served communities across the state.
In that spirit, U.H. is partnering with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, GEAR UP Hawai'i, Pacific Financial Aid Association and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to present the 2013-14 Native Hawaiian Scholarship 'Aha.
The series of free presentations is open to high school students, parents, teachers, current college students, adult students, counselors or anyone interested in learning about the resources and financial aid available to Native Hawaiian students, the criteria and eligibility requirements.
The workshops include brief sessions on filling out financial aid applications and strategies on earning scholarships.
Workshops are slated on Maui in the U.H. Maui College Pilina Building on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Hana High School Cafeteria on Thursday, Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.