Two Courses offered through Student Support Services

Summer Extension Course (during second summer session)

take a tuition-free course (UHM will charge $200 administration fee)

EDEP 411 WI “Passages: adventures on the path to becoming an adult,”

Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1:30-4:00 pm, 3 credits, Instructors: SSS Advisors Barbara Watanabe & Gary Tachiyama.

Young people in a technological society are usually left to make the transition from childhood to adulthood on their own.  This transition can be facilitated through mentoring by “elders” in their lives.  Some of the activities of the course include spending time with mentors in your family, culture or community and discussion of family, culture and relationships and how it applies to becoming an adult. Generally, because of the diversity of age, culture, and background of the class, students have an opportunity to learn greatly from each other. Writing requirements are fulfilled primarily through journal writing.  A 6-8 hour services learning component in part of the course . The services learning component involves talking to prospective SSS students at the New Student Orientation sessions and serving as a peer adviser to new freshmen and transfer students.  Writing requirements are fulfilled primarily through journal writing.  Course limited to 12 students. (Contact: Gary Tachiyama, tachiyam@hawaii.edu, 956-8402, if you are interested in the course).  A lottery will be used to determine enrollment in the course.

SELF-REGULATED LEARNING (during the Fall 2014 semester)

–Study better, not harder!  

EDEP 327 WI (002) Self-Regulated Learning, TR 1:30-2:45 pm, 3 credits. Instructors: Barbara Watanabe & Gary Tachiyama. Instructor Approval required (only SSS students can enroll). This course is for students who want to learn how to become more effective students.  You explore your learning preferences, learn about learning, and develop strategies to improve your time management, goal-setting, notetaking, reading, and stress reduction. Preference to sophomores and juniors; limit 15 students. You must also be registered for at least 15 credits for the Fall 2012 semester.  (Contact: Gary or Barbara at 956-8402)

SSS Summer Scholarship Program
Student Support Services (SSS) Summer Scholarship application can be picked up at the SSS Office, Krauss Hall 114. Applications will not be emailed or mailed. No one can pick up an application for you.

Only SSS students are eligible to pick up an application, and  “active” SSS students will have priority.  Additional selection criteria are posted on the first page of the application.

You can only pick up an application for yourself.  The completed application must be submitted to the SSS Office by Monday, April 21, 3:00 pm.

The SSS Summer is a tuition-based scholarship and must be used toward tuition payment UH-Manoa Outreach summer school.

Please note:

1. Turning in an application does not guarantee you will be awarded an SSS Summer Scholarship. SSS Students attending UH-Manoa summer school should also apply for UH-Manoa summer financial aid which includes a possible $1000 summer scholarship.  Freshmen who received email notice of the UHM Summer Merit Scholarship should apply for that scholarship. Do not rely solely on SSS for your summer scholarship.

2. SSS received a much smaller allotment of scholarships this year.

3. SSS students with a “high academic need” to attend summer school will be considered first for a SSS Summer Scholarship.  On its own, taking a major or general education course does not constitute “high academic need.”  There has to be a compelling reason for taking the summer course beyond that.

SSS Summer Course (during second summer session)

take a tuition-free course (UHM will charge about $200 for an administration fee)

EDEP 411 WI “Passages: adventures on the path to becoming an adult,”

Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1:30-4:00 pm, 3 credits, Instructors: SSS Advisors Barbara Watanabe & Gary Tachiyama.

Young people in a technological society are usually left to make the transition from childhood to adulthood on their own.  This transition can be facilitated through mentoring by “elders” in their lives.  Some of the activities of the course include spending time with mentors in your family, culture or community and discussion of family, culture and relationships and how it applies to becoming an adult. Generally, because of the diversity of age, culture, and background of the class, students have an opportunity to learn greatly from each other. Writing requirements are fulfilled primarily through journal writing.  A 6-8 hour services learning component in part of the course . The services learning component involves talking to prospective SSS students at the New Student Orientation sessions and serving as a peer adviser to new freshmen and transfer students.  Writing requirements are fulfilled primarily through journal writing.  Course limited to 12 students. (Contact: Gary Tachiyama, tachiyam@hawaii.edu, 956-8402, if you are interested in the course).  A lottery will be used to determine enrollment in the course.

How are you doing in school–good, bad, or don’t know? Did you know that  March 14th is the last day you may withdraw from a course?  You will need instructor’s signature on the Drop Form and officially process the form in order to withdraw from a class.
Now is a perfect time for Mid-Semester Advising from SSS…
Fill out the Academic Self Assessment Form (attached) 
and make an appointment to see Barbara or Gary.   Phone 956-8402 to make an appointment.  This advising session will help you assess your status in each course, and, if needed, the SSS Advisor will suggest ways to improve your academic performance (referral to tutor, study strategies, etc.).

FYI–having a mid-semester appointment with an SSS Adviser is one way to be “active” in SSS.  Only Active SSS members are eligible to apply for an SSS Summer Scholarships

Summer Session 2014 UH-Manoa registration soon begins in March (exact date not determined yet)

Course Availability link to Summer 2014:

https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/avail.classes?i=MAN&t=201440

FYI: Check your hawaii.edu email and MYUH site for summer aid application information from the UH-Manoa Financial Services Office.

FYI: SSS will have a summer scholarship program for “active” SSS students who have a need to attend summer session.Email will be sent to SSS students when applications are available.

The UH-Manoa Financial Aid Services Office is now accepting applications for summer 2014 aid. The application deadline is April 17th. Here’s the link to the application. Please read through eligibility requirements.

Link:

http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/mymanagement/summer.php

spring-clip-art

Congratulations to the following people who are the winners of the “Welcome Back” advising raffle.  These students were picked out of all the students who had advising sessions during the first 3 weeks of school:
Week #1 – Lissa V.
Week #2 – Charlene C.
Week #3 – Brandon G.

Happy Spring!!!

Picture 2

You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you are a full-time, undergraduate, classified student at UH Mānoa. Senators and employees of ASUH, both past and present, are not permitted to apply for this award.

Applicants apply under one of three categories:
• Academic Achievement (Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher)
• High Financial Need
• Unique Situation/Non-Traditional Student

Deadline: March 7th.

Apply Here: ASUH Spring 2014 Scholarship Application Form

Just a reminder that many of you started your FAFSA last month and that is great!  But some of you still need to finish!  February is “Finish Your FAFSA” month at SSS.  Completing your FAFSA before March 1st will give you a better chance at receiving financial aid. 

Untitled

As an incentive the UHM Financial Literacy program co-sponsored with ASUH will be giving away free bentos on Wednesday, March 5th to all those who COMPLETED their FAFSA.  Stop by the Campus Center from 11:00 – 1:00 pm with your FAFSA email confirmation – limited number available.

asdfsadf

SSS Scholarship Workshop

Jan 30th, 2014

Immediate Attention:  File your FAFSA as soon as possible.  Estimating income is fine.  You can revise income figures later.  The Financial Aid Office will package awards in the order of application date.  The earlier you apply the more financial aid money can be available to you.

SSS Workshop: Writing your personal statement for a scholarship
(Please note: many scholarships on the UH-Manoa Star Scholarship list do not require a personal statement, just short answers)

If you haven’t applied for scholarships because the “personal essay/statement” requested is such a hassle or you can never find time to write one, Student Support Services has a mini workshop specifically geared for you.  In a short 90 minute session, there will be a general overview of financial aid, the scholarship search process and application, and a writing component so that you will walk out with a draft of your personal statement that you can finalize with one of the SSS Advisers in a personal advising session.  If time permits, drafting a general resume will also be covered.

Four sessions offered (limited to 10 students each):

date

day time location

January 22, 2014

Wednesday 2:30-3:45 pm Hemenway Hall 215

January 23, 2014

Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm Hemenway Hall 215

January 27, 2014

Monday 2:30-3:45 pm Hemenway Hall 215

January 31, 2014

Friday 12:30-1:45 pm Hemenway Hall 215

 

 (Students with drafts of personal statements can make individual appointment with an SSS adviser instead of attending this workshop)

Email Gary at tachiyam@hawaii.edu to secure a spot at one of these sessions

Important Scholarship Deadlines:

February 14, 2014     UH-Manoa STAR scholarships

February 12, 2014     Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships

March 1, 2014            UH System-wide Scholarships

Scholarship search sites:

UHM Student Scholarships (STAR) http://www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarshipUHM Financial Aid Scholarships: http://www.hawaii.edu/fas/info/scholarships.phpHawaii Community Foundation   http://www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/scholarships