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Money SMARTS begins with setting goals with SMARTS, both short-term and long-term goals. The course moves on to banking tools that can help with our financing. Strategies for budgeting and savings are discussed and we develop an actual family budget. Together, we look at credit, credit cards, consumer rights, how to read a credit report and fixing our credit. The course concludes with Investing for the Future with savings plans for education, starting a business, homeownership and retirement plans. The course is designed for individuals or families with up to moderate income and gives a good overview of personal and family financial management strategies.

The Money SMARTS course is free! The course is eight hours long and is delivered in a light and engaging manner. The binder and handouts become a toolkit personalized for your family. The course is presented by ALU LIKE, Inc., and sponsored by the State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services.

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Seats are reserved by emailing your interest to Lisa Moala at limoala@alulike.org a week in advance. Space at Kapolei Hale is limited for health and safety reasons due to COVID-19.

A working computer with WI-FI and Zoom access for the duration of both sessions. Interested persons will email Lisa Moala at limoala@alulike.org one week in advance. Class may be canceled if less than three persons are interested.

To register, call (808) 683-2303 and leave a message including who will attend, or email limoala@alulike.org

Topics include

  • Setting Goals
  • What is a GOAL?
  • The 6 things you must have to set successful goals
  • Banking Tools: the basics on checking and savings accounts
  • Budgeting and Saving
  • What is a budget?
  • Ways to Save
  • Creating a Family Budget… and Sticking to It
  • Credit
  • Credit Card Debt… and how to get out
  • Credit Reports and how to read them
  • How to improve your credit
  • Planning for the Future
  • Insurance
  • Starting a business
  • Planning for education for the keiki
  • Homeownership
  • Retirement

The Hana Lima Scholarship Program (HLSP) provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a “living wage.” This need-based scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment. This scholarship gives financial assistance toward tuition and fees, books and other required tools or uniforms. Students pursuing a major in Liberal Arts or are taking only pre-requisite courses are strongly encouraged to select a major of study in order to qualify for services.

As an applicant, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be of Native Hawaiian Ancestry
  • Resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Received a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Not currently receiving any Kamehameha Schools financial aid for post-secondary education
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA)
  • Enrolled full-time in a 2-year vocational degree or vocational certification program at approved educational institutions in Hawai‘i listed on the application
  • The Hana Lima Scholarship DOES NOT assist with Baccalaureate, Graduate, or Professional Degrees
Terms and Conditions
  • The Hana Lima Scholarship is a $1,500 award to be used toward tuition, fees, books and other required tools or uniforms for a vocational program. Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the school or program.
  • This application is now open to ALL Previously Awarded Hana Lima Scholarship recipients.
2022-2023 Academic Year

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Applications accepted ongoing throughout the academic year and based on available funding
List of Approved Educational Institutions

808 CDL Services, LLC
Advanced Care Training, LLC
Alluring Lash Academy
Applied Computer Training & Technology, Inc.
Big Island Beauty Academy, LLC
Career College of the Pacific
Caregiver Training School
CNA Hawai‘i Institute, LLC
Commercial Training Consultants, Inc.
Elite Massage Academy, LLC
Genesis College, LLC
H2K Driver Training Services, LLC
Hawai‘i Cosmetology Academy
Hawai‘i Dental Assisting Academy, LLC
Hawai‘i Healing Arts College
Hawai‘i Institute of Hair Design
Hawai‘i Institute of Healthcare & Training Services
Hawai‘i Massage Academy
Hawai‘i Medical College
Hawai‘i Medical Training Center, Inc.
Hawai‘i School of Dental Arts, LLC
Healthcare School of Hawai‘i, LLC
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
Healthcare Training by Sir Larry A., LLC
HI Class Dental Learning Center
Hoapili Trucking, LLC
Hoku’s Nurse Aide Training Program, LLC
Honolulu Nails & Aesthetics Academy, LLC
IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage
Island CPR, LLC
Kapolei Massage Institute, LLC
Lehiwa Ink Permanent Makeup Studio, LLC
Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy, LLC
Maui Academy of Healing Arts
Maui School of Therapeutic Massage
Mid Pacific Medical Training Institute, LLC
Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprenticeship Training Center (OE3JATC)
Paul Mitchell The School, LLC
Professional Healthcare Educators
Quantum School of Massage and Holistic Health
Ricky T’s CDL Services, Inc.
The Skin Institute Internationalé LLC
UH – Hawai‘i Community College – Hilo
UH – Hawai‘i Community College – Kō Education Center – formerly NHERC
UH – Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui
UH – Honolulu Community College
UH – Kapi‘olani Community College
UH – Kaua‘i Community College
UH – Leeward Community College
UH – Maui College
UH – Windward Community College
Windward Therapeutic Massage Center

Vocational and Technical Programs*

Administration of Justice
Auto Body Repair & Painting
Automotive Technology
Barber Styling
Carpentry Technology
CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
Certified Nurses Assistant
Culinary Arts
Dental Assisting
Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology
Exercise and Sport Science
Fashion Technology
Fire & Environmental Emergency Response
Health Information Technology
Human Services
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing and Coding
Mobile Intensive Care Technician
Occupational & Environment Safety Management
Radiologic Technology
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Welding & Industrial Mechanic

*Include but are not limited to the programs listed above

Hana Lima Scholarship Program (HLSP)
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-6700 | Email: HanaLima@alulike.org

We’re Sorry

The National Board Certification Scholarship is no longer available.

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Looking Back

We are proud of the many educators who have worked diligently to achieve their goals. And, we are thankful for the opportunity to have played a role in helping them realize their full potential.

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Looking Ahead

You continue to inspire us as we explore new ways to kōkua Hawaiian Natives.

National Board Certification (NBC) Scholarship
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-6700 | Email: NBC@alulike.org

The Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP) is a collaboration between ALU LIKE, Inc. & Kamehameha Schools. This competitive program provides summer school funding assistance to qualified students currently in grades K – 12. Scholarships are available for students attending Summer School at both D.O.E. and private* schools statewide excluding all Kamehameha Schools Campuses.

*Members of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (www.hais.org), excluding Kamehameha Schools & private universities.

Summer School
Assistance Program
Summer 2022

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Applications accepted through June 11, 2022, and based on available funding

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Students MUST be currently in grades K through 12
  • Applications must show proof of financial eligibility.
    Family Size Total Income Not to Exceed
    1 $ 21,202.00
    2 $ 34,737.00
    3 $ 47,686.00
    4 $ 58,871.00
    5 $ 69,471.00
    6 $ 81,254.00
    7 $ 93,037.00
    8 $ 104,820.00
    9 $ 116,603.00
    10 $ 128,386.00
    11 $ 140,169.00
  • Awards are made on a first come, first served basis
  • Preference is given to students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Only complete applications with all required documents will be considered for funding
  • Documentation of student attendance & grades will be required

Required Documents
  1. Copy* of student’s birth certificate (REQUIRED for every applicant)
    If student’s birth certificate doesn’t indicate Hawaiian ancestry, also provide ONE of the following:
    • Copy* of Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center Certification or Letter
    • Copy* of birth certificate of parent showing Hawaiian ancestry
    • Copy* of OHA Registration Card
  2. If necessary: Foster, Guardianship, Power of Attorney (POA), or Court Documents (See FAQ #13)
  3. Student’s Report Card (2nd or 3rd Quarter) (For grades 6-12 ONLY)
  4. Income Verification
    All students need to submit ONE of the following documents to verify household income:
    • Verification of Public Assistance (TANF and SNAP/Food Stamps) WITH Household listing
    • Most recent Federal Tax Return
    • Verification of Foster Care through certificates or letters
    • Verification of Section 8 Housing

Information for Summer School Directors and Personnel ONLY
File Name Download Links*
  2022 NHSSAP Introduction Letter and Instructions PDF
  2022 NHSSAP Poster PDF
  2022 NHSSAP Invoice Form & Grade/Attendance Forms Excel PDF
*Right mouse click the link and select “Save Target As.”
Follow prompts to save the file to your location, taking care to recognize where you saved the file.

Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP)
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-6700 | Email: NHSSAP@alulike.org