Applications Now Being Accepted for Pathways for the Advancement of Pacific Islanders (PAPI)

Applications are now being accepted for PAPI, or Pathways for the Advancement of Pacific Islanders, a new summer program for Pacific Islander students in Hawai‘i. Scheduled for May 21-27, 2023, this program will host eligible students in UH Manoa dormitories to give them an opportunity to explore the university campus, visit different colleges, and meet with faculty. The purpose of this program is to boost enrollment, retention and graduation success of Pacific Islander undergraduate students, particularly in STEMM, and to integrate indigenous values into STEMM education and mentoring to foster inclusive excellence. It is being funded by the UH Manoa Provost’s Strategic Investment Initiative and is available at no cost to eligible students.

Who can apply?

  • Pacific Islander high school and UH community college students interested in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) fields
  • Other requirements for Pacific Islander students
    • Juniors or seniors attending public high schools, or community college students
    • Students from any of the islands in Hawai‘i
    • US citizens or permanent residents
    • At least 16 years of age before the program starts

For more information on how to apply: