MKC Newsletter : Vol 5

MKC Newsletter : Vol 5

Apply For 2016-2017 Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016 by 4 PM (HST)

The UH System Common Scholarship Application is now open. Please visit the UH System Scholarship Program page for the application and more information.


Financial Aid

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Financial Aid For Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

  • Priority Application Date: March 1, 2016
  • How To Apply:

Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must re-apply for financial aid each academic year. If you will be attending college in the Fall 2016, please apply now. Kapi‘olani Community College’s school code is 001613. If you will transfer schools in the Fall 2016, please use the appropriate school code.


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Spring 2016 Career Exploration and Transfer Workshops

The Maida Kamber Center will present these FREE workshops as a part of the Secrets of Success (SOS) workshop series. All students are welcome to participate. No RSVP required.

Career Exploration

  • Wed., Feb. 17 ; 12:15 – 1:15 PM; Lama 118
  • Thur., March 10; 12:15 – 1:15 PM; Lama 118 (Focus Career2)
  • Tue., April 5; 12:15 – 1:15 PM; Lama 118

Transfer to UH Mānoa (Ka‘ie‘ie)

  • Thur., Jan. 21; 1 – 2 PM; ‘Ilima 104
  • Wed., Jan. 27; 1 – 2 PM; ‘Ilima 104
  • Thur., Feb. 11; 1 – 2 PM; ‘Ilima 104
  • Tue., Feb. 23; 1 – 2 PM; ‘Ilima 104
  • Mon., Feb. 29; 1 – 2 PM; ‘Ilima 104

Tips on Transferring to a 4-Year University (Within or Outside UH-System)

  • Thur., Feb. 4; 12:15 – 1:15 PM; Lama 118
  • Wed., March 2; 12:15 – 1:15 PM; Lama 118


Thinking About Transferring To 4-Year College or University?

Kapi‘olani Community College provides an excellent foundation upon which to build your bachelor’s degree. Each year, hundreds of students successfully transfer from Kapi‘olani Community College to four-year institutions. The counselors at the Maida Kamber Center can help you to navigate the transfer process. Uncertain about majors at the 4-year institution? Check out the What Can I Do With This Major resource. This helpful site lists common majors and offers general career areas that follow, along with typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize your career opportunities.


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New Media Arts Portfolio Orientation Workshop

For those interested in applying to the Animation or Interface Design program of New Media Arts there will be a portfolio orientation workshop on Friday, January 29 from 2:00-3:30 PM in Kopiko 202. If you have any questions about the NMA program, please contact Steve Harris, Counselor, at You may also schedule an appointment at or visit ‘Ilima 104 during his walk-in hours: T, 10:30-12:30; W, 12:30-4:30; Th, 12:30-2:30.


Calendar deadlines

Upcoming Spring 2016 Academic Dates and Deadlines

  • Jan. 11 (M) — First day of instruction
  • Jan. 15 (F) — Last day to register, add, or change full-semester class sections. Last day to withdraw from full-semester classes with 100% tuition refund
  • Feb. 1 (M) — Ka‘ie‘ie (Degree Pathway to UHM) application deadline
  • Feb. 1 (M) — Fall 2016 automatic admission offers emailed to eligible students
  • Feb. 1 (M) — Last day to withdraw from full-semester classes with 50% tuition refund; last day to withdraw without a “W” grade
  • Mar. 1 (T) — Deadline to accept Fall 2016 automatic admission offers in STAR
  • Mar. 15 (T) — Apply for Spring 2016 graduation
  • Mar. 29 (T) — Last day to withdraw from full-semester classes, to change to credit/no credit grade option, and to request audit grade option


Students Tomomi Louie and Harolyn Vicks

Rotary International Pacesetters’ Program

Two Kapi‘olani Community College students, Tomomi Louie and Harolyn Vicks, successfully completed the Rotary International Pacesetters Program. This is a mentorship program that connects students with local mentors from business and industry. Most mentors are members of the East Honolulu Rotary Club. The goal of the program is to prepare students for work in our intergenerational workforce of the 21st century. Students receive practical and hands-on training in project development and management, learn critical thinking and problem solving skills for the workplace, become acquainted with local community leaders and have the opportunity to develop long-time friendships with students of other colleges who are committed to making a difference in the community. Students from Chaminade University, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and UH West ‘Oahu also participated. The application deadline for the next round of Pacesetters is March 11, 2016. For additional information, contact Gemma Williams at 734-9505 or visit the Maida Kamber Center in ‘Ilima 104.

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