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Culture-Based Science Program

Project Hokulani News Release

A free culture-based science program and paid internship called Project Hokulani is available to high school students from Molokai, Oahu and Hawaii Island. The program, through the University of Hawaii, aims to help Hawaii high schoolers learn about going to college and science related fields through culture-based hands-on activities, mentoring and work-based learning.

Program components include hands-on science activities, science exploration within Native Hawaiian culture, college preparation and a 40-hour paid summer internship of up to $1000 per student. The program begins mid-September for one year, with two classes per month on Saturdays. Classes will occur from September 2021 to May 2022, then students will complete their internship between June and July 2022.

It is open to students grades nine through 12 attending any public, private or charter high school on Oahu, Molokai and Hawaii Islands. Students who are Native Hawaiian are given priority but all are welcomed to apply.

Application deadline is Aug. 20. To learn more and apply, visit projecthokulani.com.


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