Chaminade University, as a federally designated Native Hawaiian serving institution, has been awarded an Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian Title III Grant through the U.S. Department of Education of $800,000 a year for an anticipated five years. The five year anticipated grant-funding total, subject to federal guidelines, will be $4 million.

During the next five years, these Title III funds will cover 48 percent of the following priority activities for the university:

  • Student Retention, Advising and Career Preparation
    Federal contribution (five years) $1,909,000 or 55 percent
  • Health Professions, Advising and Student Research
    Federal contribution (five years) $350,000 or 17 percent
  • Faculty Development, Assessment and Research
    Federal contribution (five years) $1,709,000 or 62 percent

“The funding continues to make possible excellent academic opportunities for our Native Hawaiian students, who comprise 13 percent of our student body,” said Chaminade University president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM PhD.  “We are especially grateful to our congressional delegation.  Because of their critical support, Chaminade has received Title III grants since 2003 that have helped fulfill its educational goals and commitments to its mission and identity as a Native Hawaiian serving institution.” 

Celebrating 60 years of 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 serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###