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PO’E KOKUA KANAKA: People Helping People

CU Hawaii is well rooted in communities across all of Hawai`i Island.  We give back monetarily and in human resources by fundraising and participating in many community events and non-profit organizations that benefit our resident’s island wide. For CU Hawaii it is all about people helping people.  Whether it’s in the financial arena or out in the community we are creating “MORE POSSIBILITIES” in everything we do! 

Each year our staff and members get personally involved in raising funds for The American Heart & Stroke Association Heartwalk, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life held at the Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo and Special Olympics East Hawai`i Mile of Quarters to help defray the traveling costs of our Hawai`i Island athletes to attend the state games on the island of Oahu.

CU Hawaii also directly makes close to $20,000 in monetary donations to many other non-profit organizations.  We help to raise money for continued education scholarships, sports equipment and uniforms for junior sports teams, participating in community events that earmark their funds for the Hilo and Kona Medical Foundations and much more. 


Scholarship Progam 2022

CU Hawaii is celebrating Hawaii Island’s graduating high school seniors with MORE POSSIBILITIES for their futures with $16,000 worth of scholarships! We are looking to award eight (8) deserving high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships each to further their education in a vocation-technical school, 2-year college or a 4-year university.

To learn more about the program, rules and eligibility, click the link below