Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

UH Wants to Offer Community College Students Free Education through Hawaii's Promise Scholarship Program

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

UH Wants to Offer Community College Students Free Education through Hawaii's Promise Scholarship Program

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The University of Hawaii is working with state leaders to secure $2.5 million to implement a scholarship program for community college students in need.

The program, called Hawaii's Promise, is aimed at removing cost as a barrier to higher education. It would cover students' tuition, fees, books and transportation expenses.

"The best way to lift people out of poverty is to address educational inequality and provide access to higher education; Hawaii's Promise does exactly that," John Morton, UH vice president for community colleges, told The Garden Island (http://bit.ly/2k7kVAU).

While some students receive financial assistance from the federal government, it is often not enough to cover all the costs associated with pursuing higher education. …

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