Chaminade University is currently accepting applications for up to half-tuition scholarships from eligible students of Native Hawaiian ancestry for the academic year of 2013 to 2014.  In partnership with the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Scholarship, incoming first-year students whose families are members of civic clubs in the islands or on the continental U.S. may apply for scholarships.

Additionally, Chaminade University offers three educational opportunity grants, which include $1,500 plus institutional aid based on the student’s GPA.  The Department of Hawaiian Homelands Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship is offered to students living on Hawaiian homestead lands.  The educational opportunity grant scholarship is offered to graduates of the Na Lei Na`auao Charter School in the form of the Na Lei Na`auao Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship. The Kula Kaiapuni Student Educational Opportunity Grant Scholarship is offered to graduates of Kula Kaiapuni, or Hawaiian Language Immersion schools.  These three educational opportunity grants include a $1,500 scholarship in addition to institutional aid, and eligibility is based on the student’s GPA. Scholarships are open to first-year and transfer students.

For more details on these scholarships, please call Chaminade’s Office of Native Hawaiian Partnerships at (808) 735-4750, or go online to:

“Chaminade University’s commitment to the Native Hawaiian community is deep,” said President Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, SM, Ph.D. “Some 14% percent of our day undergraduate students are of Native Hawaiian decent. We are passionate about helping Hawaiian students here and abroad achieve their educational goals.”

Federally recognized as a Title III, Native Hawaiian-serving institution, Chaminade University has received generous support from the U.S. Department of Education upgrading classroom facilities and infrastructure, including a complete renovation of the science labs. Chaminade continues to develop unique methods of addressing Native Hawaiian educational issues, including the establishment of the first ever Kumu-in-Residence (the Late Kumu John Lake) and Chaminade’s new nursing program offers an education which includes as a major foci cultural competency and values to serve the Native Hawaiian community.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 9681, which is its main campus. It also has nine satellite locations around Oahu. Chaminade University is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and looks forward to increased opportunities to promote environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###


HONOLULU—April 10, 2013

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