Native Hawaiian Student Support

The Native Hawaiian student support services and programs at Kapi’olani Community College are dedicated to fostering Hawaiian identity, engagement, and scholarship.

He Wahi Manaʻo

Ua nahā ka ʻili wahī o ka hua
The protective covering of the seed has been cracked.

There is a lesson in this proverb. One can show and teach all that is needed to another person, but only that person can choose to take the first step.

Native Hawaiian Student Services

Please select from the following list of services that best support your academic needs. Contact information for each program can be found on their individual website links.

First Steps

I am just starting at Kapiʻolani and need help getting started

Financial Aid & scholarships

I need help completing FAFSA and other scholarships

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Career & Internship Opportunities

I am a current Kapiʻolani student and I would like to know of job opportunities within my area of study available.

Technical Career & Degrees

I am a current student and trying to get into a Health Science or Nursing Program

Transfer to 4-year University

I am a current student considering or ready to transfer to a 4-year University or other institution.

Peer Coaching & Tutoring

I am a current student considering or ready to transfer to a 4-year University or other institution.

Academic Advising

I would like to meet with a counselor to discuss my academic journey.

Mental Health Counseling

I want more information about mental health counseling & student support on campus.

STEM

I am interested in the support and opportunities available to Native Hawaiian students in the STEM fields.

Aloha ʻĀina

I would like to know where I can work with ʻāina, complete service learning, or volunteer on campus.

Undergraduate Research Experiences Program

I am interested in developing skills, learning about my area of study, getting internships, and solving problems in my local community.

Meet the Native Hawaiian Support Team

Keauhou Mitchell-Aldan

Keauhou Mitchell-Aldan

Huliāmahi Transfer Program

La‘amea Paulino

La‘amea Paulino

Kūloa‘a

Kalei Galarita

Kalei Galarita

STEM

Michealyn Nakoa

Michealyn Nakoa

Kapo‘oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success

Brooke Conway

Brooke Conway

Mental Health & Wellness

Joseph Yoshida

Joseph Yoshida

Maida Kamber Center

Puna Sabagala

Puna Sabagala

Kūlia ma Kapi‘olani - Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Project

Kapulani Landgraf

Kapulani Landgraf

Title III

Virginia Yoshida

Virginia Yoshida

Lamakū Learning Center

LaVache Scanlan

LaVache Scanlan

Lunalilo Scholars

Kelli Goya

Kelli Goya

Title III

Li-Anne Delavega

Li-Anne Delavega

Undergraduate Research

Kohlby Soong

Kohlby Soong

Māla Maunnuunu

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