Welcome to Project Hōkūlani

The overarching goal of Project Hōkūlani is to support Native Hawaiian high school students to enter into postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields through a culturally responsive, strength- and work-based enrichment program.

What We Do

Serve Native Hawaiian youth and their families throughout Hawaiʻi, including the islands of Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu.

  • High School Students: Throughout the academic year, we provide bi-monthly student sessions focused on science exploration within Native Hawaiian culture and hands-on activities; college preparation and dual credit opportunities; paid internships; and mentoring.
  • ʻOhana: Throughout the academic year, we provide monthly ‘ohana gatherings that prepare high school parents and families with college tips and resources; strategies to help children learn science at home; and other culture-based science activities.

Interested in joining the 2022-2023 school year? Complete applications [online form] and ask an adult to submit a reference [online form] by June 17, 2022.

About Us

Project Hōkūlani is an educational research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant (Award #S362A200035 and #S362A210073). The Project Hōkūlani research team is housed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Learn more about our Program Model and Team.

For more information, please email us at projecth@hawaii.edu.