Honolulu, Hawai‘i (September 19, 2016) – Kapi‘olani Community College will receive two federal awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) worth nearly $4,000,000 to provide support to Native Hawaiian students, students from other underrepresented groups, and low income students. The first of these awards provides $1,000,000 to Kapi‘olani CC to support the STEM Program in recruitment and persistence of Pell grant eligible students for its Associates in Science and Natural Sciences degree. The second grant, for nearly $3,000,000, supports the education of Native Hawaiian pre-engineering students at Kapi‘olani, Windward, Leeward and Honolulu Community Colleges and UH Maui College, with the goal of transferring to University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Engineering and to careers in the STEM technical workforce. For more information about these two awards, continue reading.
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