OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA grant helps Hawaiians reach full potential

An OHA grant is helping Native Hawaiian beneficiaries achieve economic self-sufficency through tuition assistance, career advancement coaching and smart money management tips. The Hoʻokahua Waiwai program is open to Maui County residents and is housed at Maui College and its extension campuses in Hāna, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.

Tuition assistance helps Hawaiians pursue vocational programs, such as automotive mechanics and nursing, offered at Maui College campuses.

Hōkū Hobbs, Transition Coordinator for Hoʻokahua Waiwai explains,”Weʻve had a lot of our Native Hawaiians that put school aside that have come back to school because of the OHA grant assistance. Some of them are graduating with their degree. The OHA grant allowed them to achieve that goal.”

If you know someone that lives on Maui, Molokaʻi or Lānaʻi that may benefit from this program have them apply today for the OHA grant funded Hoʻokahua Waiwai program at uhmcareerlinkoha.weebly.com.

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