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Windward Community College Grant

FOUNDATION GRANT TO HELP 200 STUDENTS WITH TUITION AT WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Harold K.L Castle Foundation presented a check to Windward Community College — 200 lucky students will get tuition and support over the next four years.

The Harold K.L Castle Foundation presented a check to Windward Community College — 200 lucky students will get tuition and support over the next four years.
—Photo Courtesy of Peter Tully Owen of WCC

Over the next four years, 200 students unable to afford to attend college will get that chance, thanks to a $922,800 Harold K.L. Castle Foundation matching grant awarded to Windward Community College.

“Now more than ever, college is the gateway to a better life because the great majority of good new jobs require a college degree,” said Terry George, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation chief operating officer and executive vice president. “We believe that every person on the Windward side from the North Shore to Makapu‘u deserves the chance to get through this gateway. We are thrilled to partner with Windward Community College to make this dream come true for hundreds of students.”

Each year, Paipai ‘o Ko‘olau will identify 50 potential students, with a focus on Native Hawaiians, who may not have been likely to attend college, but who have the potential to benefit from and contribute to college. Under the program, faculty and staff will support promising students from application through their first two years. The students will benefit from financial aid, community involvement, proven academic strategies, summer programs, peer mentoring and the guidance of trained advisors.

To learn how you can support students and programs at Windward CC, contact Sarah Inouye at 235-7326 or inouyes@hawaii.edu.