What is the Kōkua a Puni Summer Enrichment Program?
A four week summer program designed to prepare Native Hawaiian community college students for the transition to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus.
Students will stay in the UH Mānoa dorms while attending classes and receive credits applicable toward their college degree. This year's summer enrichment program is tentatively set to run from late May through June 2010.
Download an Application Form (PDF)
Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) offers:
- $1,000 summer stipend.
- All expenses paid summer dormitory housing with meal plan.
- Enrollment in a four week tailored academic program that prepares you for Baccalaureate degree attainment.
- Opportunities to meet Native Hawaiian scholars and community leaders.
- Community and campus orientations and tours.
- Informative sessions on the street smarts of O‘ahu and living on O‘ahu
- Huaka‘i (field trips) to various Hawaiian cultural sites and to places that are vital to
a healthy and successful college life at UH Mānoa.
Who is eligible?
- All Hawai‘i community college students either accepted in the Fall 2010 semester,
or planning to enter UH Mānoa in the Spring of 2011.
- Community college students of Native Hawaiian ancestry.