HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to help minority students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono announced Monday.
The money will help students, particularly Native Hawaiian students, at UH's seven community colleges to accelerate their transition to four-year degree programs.
"Minority students face persistent barriers to pursuing STEM careers. This grant will help UH expand the number of Native Hawaiian and other historically underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees over the next three years," Hirono said in a statement.
The funds were awarded by the National Science Foundation.