Sunday, November 15, 2015

Support Nathan Kelekolio

Aloha TRiO SSS,

Nathan Kelekolio is a current TRiO SSS and Paipai participant. He could use some help with his father's funeral expenses. If you can assisit, please click on  and support his GoFundMe Campaign. Mahalo.


Exciting Opportunity for Science Pathways


Here's a great program for those of you interested in majoring in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or social sciences that gives you research experience as well as a mentor to help and guide you during your undergraduate experience. If you're planning on transferring to UHM and majoring in one of the above sciences, you need to apply (see attached flyer on qualifications).
There are two TRiO SSS participants in the current cohort of BUILD EXITO.
Former TRiO SSS participant, Keith-Allen Afong graduated with his AA and is now at UHM majoring in Natural Resource Management and Conservation. He says, "The program is worthwhile because it can help you reach whatever science career/major you want or it might lead you to something new. It will help anybody that wants to build stronger research and educational foundations in whatever they are pursuing."
Adam Aku is a current TRiO SSS participant and working on his prerequisites for social work. He plans to transfer to UHM and earn his BSW. He feels that the program has been a great help in learning about research as well as his options for his major and career and most importantly, given him an incentive to go on for his MSW.
For more information, contact Samantha Herrera at

OHA Registration for Native Hawaiian Students


Are you Native Hawaiian? Do you have your OHA Hawaiian Registry Card? The scholarship season is coming up (some open December 1, 2015) and it is important to verify your eligibility for particular scholarships like the "Office of Hawaiian Affairs Fund" scholarship.

Do you have a card like the one below? If so, is it expired? 

If you do not have one or it is expired, call 235-7487 to make an appointment at TRiO SSS. Be sure to bring your birth certificate and photo ID and we can help you turn in your application for the OHA Hawaiian Registry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity


If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity for your scholarship hours, here's one in Waimanalo on Saturdayby the old Mel's Market location from 10am - 5pm. It's the Nalo Momona Country Fair. There are two shifts you can volunteer for: 9am - 1pm and 1pm to 5pm. They need help at the WCC info table, refilling water, emptying rubbish, and other miscellaneous duties. Contact Leina'ala Bright at 429-9470 or at if you need more information.

$1,600 Sustainability Scholarship for 2016 Spring


Just got word of a $1,600 scholarship for the spring semester for those of you interested in majoring/focusing in environmental sustainability. It's open to those of you who grad from a Hawaii high school and are a resident of Hawaii with a cumulative gpa of 3.0. You need to write a short 250 word essay (1 page double spaced) describing your interest in the field of environmental sustainability, your activities, and how you'd continue to promote it (see attached application for more details). The DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 30, 2015.(You have a little over two weeks to get it done.)
For more information, contact Dave Krupp at or 236-9121.

Did you register for spring? Classes are closing quickly.