Leeward STEM News

Dates, Workshops, Scholarships/Opps & Transfer Options


February 1st

  • Last day for 50% tuition refund when dropping courses for Spring 2016
  • Last day to drop courses without a 'W' (Erase Period) for Spring 2016

March 18th

Priority deadline for application/payment for Spring graduation

March 29th

Last day to drop courses with a 'W' and complete withdrawal for Spring 2016


Science Success Workshops

In this fun, interactive session, students will explore how to use learning styles for effective study and will learn tips from successful science students (LRC tutors) that they can use to do well in their science and other classes

Tuesday, Feb. 2 12:30 - 1:30 in GT-105
Wednesday, Feb. 3 1:00 - 2:00 in GT-105
Wednesday, Feb. 3 4:30 - 5:30 in GT-105 (perfect for evening students!)

KUPU is Coming!

Friday, Feb. 5th, 2-3pm

DA 102

Looking for a paid summer internship?? Love the environment, conservation, and sustainability? An internship with Kupu may be for you! http://kupuhawaii.org/


The Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s Summer Research Internship (SRI) Program

The program is designed to expose students to clinical, community‐based, or translational research and its role in health science careers. Apps due February 1st.

To apply, please visit:


For more information, please visit:


FREE Assistance Looking for Scholarships


Questions? email founder, Traven Watase at traven@scholarsponsor.com

OHA Native Hawaiian Science and Engineering Mentorship Scholarship

Apply through the UH System Common Scholarship on STAR. Deadline, March 1st.

Questions? email scholars@hawaii.edu.

HGEA Scholarships (for HGEA/UPW union members and their children)


Auto Admit Season for Spring 16

Auto admit is an invitation to one of the 4-year institutions (UHM, UHWO, UHH) for a seamless transfer in Fall 2016. If you accept the invite you will not have to apply for the UH system 4-year school for spring and you will not have to pay the application fee.

The criteria is that you are in your final semester to earn your ASNS degree or have one class left to complete after spring. The invitations went out on February 1st so if you did not receive one via your hawaii.edu email and you meet the criteria, please let me (Heather, haihara@hawaii.edu) know. Deadline for auto admit acceptance is March 1st. If you are in the Ka'ie'ie program, you are not eligible for auto admit.


I know Spring 2017 sounds far away but if that is the semester (or later) you plan to transfer to UHM, then the Ka'ie'ie program may be for you. Ka'ie'ie is the transfer program between Leeward and UHM. It is a dual-admission, dual-enrollment program, which means you can take courses at Leeward and UHM simultaneously starting Fall 16. Also, since you start the transfer process early through Ka'ie'ie you will have priority registration upon transferring to Manoa.

Eligibility for the program:

-Have 24 transferable credits completed OR 12 completed and 12 in progress

-Need a 2.0 GPA for residents or a 2.5 for non-residents

-International students needs to have completed ENG 100 or 100E or a passing score on the TOEFL exam

-Cannot have earned a bachelor degree from another institution

-Cannot currently be on probation, suspension, or dismissal at UHM

The priority deadline to apply for Ka'ie'ie is February 1st (final deadline is March 1st). Please note the application does require the UHM $70 application fee.

You can schedule an appointment with Melissa using the following link:


For more information on the program please visit http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/kaieie/ or Melissa will be happy to meet with you!