Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hoʻolulu Hawaiian Data Center and Na Hoʻokama Scholarship Info Session Reminder

Bobbie Tom from Kamehameha Schools will be at TRiO SSS on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 9am to 11am to assist students in registering for the Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center. You need to be registered to receive priority consideration for the Na Hoʻokama scholarship. The DEADLINE for Na Hoʻokama is April 20, 2015.

You now have 7 days to gather your documents including:

Picture ID and
Your Original Birth Certificate and
Your Parent(s) Original Birth Certificate and
Your Grandparent(s) Original Birth Certificate if your parents were born after August 1959.

(See for more information on Birth Certificates.)

You have four working days to pick up your birth certificates: 
Birth certificates can be picked up at the Vital Records Department of Heath on Punchbowl Street. 

If you can’t make it, you can always visit Bobbie or her staff at the One-Stop Shop at Windward Mall from 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

If You Missed The Hawaii Community Foundation Deadline…

Aloha TRiO SSS,

If you missed HCF, the next scholarship DEADLINES are…

UH Common Scholarship DEADLINEMarch 2, 2015 

Pauahi Foundation Scholarships DEADLINEMarch 20, 2015

Also, Liko Aʻe OPENSMarch 4, 2015.

Don't miss these opportunities for financial support!

If you havenʻt filed your taxes, come see Roy or Shy and they can do it for you for FREE! Click on this link <> to make an appointment.

 Don't forget you need the tax info for FAFSA so the Financial Aid Office can award you.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Scholarship Deadlines

Just wanted to remind you that the scholarship DEADLINES are coming up…

Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships DEADLINEFebruary 19, 2015

Pauahi Foundation Scholarships DEADLINEMarch 20, 2015

UH Common Scholarship DEADLINEMarch 2, 2015

Na Hoʻokama DEADLINEApril 20, 2015

Also, Liko Aʻe OPENSMarch 4, 2015.

Remember, if you get $2,000 and it takes you three hours to write your personal statement and an hour to fill out your application online, thatʻs $500 per hour! How else could you make $500 per hour legally?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FREE Summer Math 2015!

Aloha TRiO SSS,

We are getting ready to schedule our FREE summer math courses and need to know which math classes you need! The tentative start date is June 8 and classes will end on July 31.

If youʻre thinking of taking a FREE summer math course, please email Roy at and let him know which math class you need as soon as possible!

Courses available include:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Do You, Your Friends or Family Need FREE Help Filing Federal and State Taxes? TRiO SSS Can Help!

TRiO SSS will start helping you file your federal and state taxes for FREE as we are a certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center. The first appointments begin of Saturday, February 7 and end on Saturday, April 4 from 10am - 2pm

You can also call 690-9803 if you have questions and someone will return your call in the evening. Let all your relatives and friends know as we can prepare taxes for anybody who makes less than $56,000 a year and does not own a home.

ALSO, the Pre-Law Advising Center is presenting a series of workshops throughout February. Go to for the dates and times of the various workshops.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Interested in Studying in Japan?

Are you interested in studying in Japan?  Now is the time!

Click on the link <> to find out about various study abroad options for community college students. 

The Hakuoh University program sounds like a fun nine days this summer 2015 spent learning first-hand about Japan and it's culture and it covers almost ALL of your expenses (i.e., almost everything is paid for except about $350 in air fare and about 20-30% of the meals). One seat is saved for a WCC student and sometimes they don't even receive a single application from WCC. There are also many other great opportunities for community college students this semester who want to study abroad in Japan so if you ever dreamt of going, now is the time!

Check it out!