Kako‘o Ulu Oihana program provides support for professional development of Native Hawaiians in health and healing professions.

Kako’o Ulu ‘Oihana Program

The Kako’o Ulu ‘Oihana program provides one time support for members of the health care workforce that are committed to serving Native Hawaiian communities.

Awardees will receive funding for support that may include, but is not limited to, books, supplies, prep course, certifications, and licensure.

There are currently two funding cycles a year.

Who is eligible?

  • Student
    • In a health-related program
    • Undergraduate minimum of 2.0 GPA
    • Graduate minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • In good standing with program
  • Early/Mid-Career
  • Native Hawaiian Ancestry
  • Individuals who serve Native Hawaiians and work for a Native Hawaiian-serving organization

Resources

Program Staff

  • Donna-Marie Palakiko, PhD

    Director of Workforce

  • Chezarae Neilson

    Program Specialist

  • Nani Espinda

    Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program Coordinator

  • Lisa Ka‘ano‘i

    she/her/ʻo ia

    Workforce Lead Coordinator

  • Aubrey Mariano

    she/her/hers

    Administrative Assistant

  • Conan Wykes

    he/him/his

    Program Specialist

Contact

mom@papaolalokahi.org
(808) 597-6550