The Nāulu Center supports summer programs for students with their transition from high school to college at the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu. These programs aim to increase indigenous scholars and future leaders of Hawaiʻi. The opportunity to earn free college credits is offered while exploring a holistic approach, inclusive to Native Hawaiian values and principles and their resilience in higher education.

Aʻaliʻi Summer Scholars

Our career-driven program aims to increase Native Hawaiian scholars. With the support of Hawaiian and indigenous cultural values, practices, and principles, the program aims to increase college and career readiness using these unique life and educational values. The program offers a distinct opportunity for upcoming high school junior or senior students from West Hawaiʻi. The ʻAʻaliʻi Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to explore their career interests through both a Western and cultural lens. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Native Hawaiians and their resilience in higher education.

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group of students gathered in front of a tree taking a picture

ʻIke Ola Pathways to Health Careers

Ike Ola focuses on increasing the college-going rate for students from the Waiʻanae moku. The program aims to support the students with their transition from high school to college by addressing summer melt and supporting students to access and succeed in the new college online experience.