Nä Pua No'eau

Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children

was established at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo in 1989 for the purpose of increasing educational enrichment opportunities for Hawaiian children in grades Kindergarten - 12th. Outreach centers were later established on the islands of Maui, Kaua'i, O'ahu and Moloka'i, Lana'i and the West side of the Island of Hawai‘i to expand activities throughout the State of Hawai'i.

Select a Nä Pua No'eau center by clicking on an educational institution listed at left.


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 Nä Pua No‘eau center's are located at the:

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (Main Office)

University of Hawai‘i (West Hawai‘i Center)

University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa

University of Hawai‘i Maui College

Kaua‘i Community College

Moloka‘i Education Center

Läna‘i High & Elementary School

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Programs and Special Events listed below:

Contact Nä Pua No‘eau Office on your island for additional information.

Nä Pua No‘eau 2014 - 2015 Student Registration

Participants are required to register annually to update mailing address, contact information and emergency & medical data. A completed registration form will put you on our mailing list to receive anouncements of upcoming events mailed directly to you. Registration forms are available at all Nä Pua No'eau offices or can be download by clicking on the link below. Participants should complete and return a registration form to the Nä Pua No'eau office on your island. Contact your islands coordinator for a list of upcoming events and information.

2014-15 Student registration form (.pdf) can also be downloaded here.

2014-15 Student fillable registration form (.pdf) can also be downloaded here.

Download "2014-15 Student registration.doc" (Microsft Word format).

Ke Ola Mau

(for Students pursuing a degree in a health area including but not exclusively to:

medicine, pharmacy, nursing, kinesiology, social work, public health, and nutrition

The Ke Ola Mau (KOM) Program supports full time Native Hawaiian students attending either the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo or the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa as they journey through education and career goals into a health profession. Students participating in the Ke Ola Mau College Scholars Program will be offered support that may include: academic advising, tutoring, classroom coaching, cultural practices, community service, and internships. The type of support and stipend the student receives will be dependent on the participant’s status in their health education and career pathway. The program is intended to increase the number of Hawaiian health professionals and address the health challenges prevalent with the Native Hawaiian population.

New Applicants - Download Information and application form (.pdf) here.

For Returning or Continuing Ke Ola Mau Applicants - Download Information and application form (.pdf) here.

Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program Student Kuleana Form.

Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program Internship Verification Form.

Ke Ola Mau Scholars Program Internship Evaluation Form.

WH-1 Form.

Super Enrichment Programs

(for students in grades kindergarten - 12th

These one to three day events vary per island. It’s an educational enrichment experience for Native Hawaiian students and their family. Our classes will include Hawaiian culture and language, art, science, mele and hula and physical education. We will have fun filled activities and exciting learning experiences about the history, physical features, culture, and human treasures.

Check with the Nä Pua No‘eau site/coordinator on your island for applications and program information.

Mahalo to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for funding Nä Pua No‘eau programs.


Every Child a Promise by Robie Kahakalau
 © Nä Pua No'eau 2000
 University of Hawai'i at Hilo