President John Kauwe, university president, and Isaiah Walker, academic vice president, teach the Holokai Foundations course along with other leaders across campus. Holokai Foundations teaches students to be effective stewards of the resources invested in their education and gives students tools to improve their success, persistence, and spiritual outcomes. It applies the concepts of kuleana (stewardship) to encourage students to take ownership of their studies and support the overall well-being of our campus community.
In this course, students are steered by the mission of BYU–Hawaii, “to prepare students of Oceania and the Asian Rim to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ and leaders in their families, communities, chosen fields, and in building the kingdom of God." The content of this course will serve as the necessary foundation for students to begin their journey toward achieving this mission.
As an integral part of achieving these goals, this course features the use of carefully selected peer mentors who will serve as exceptional examples of students who live the Holokai Foundations principles and strive to fulfill the mission of BYU–Hawaii. Selected peer mentors will be awarded a half-tuition scholarship with the obligation to meet the following standards and fulfill the associated responsibilities.
To be considered, students will need to meet the following criteria:
- Minimum of a 3.0 CGPA.
- Having completed at least 30+ credit hours at BYU–Hawaii.
- Complete weekly service hours for the awarded semester (approximately 4-5 hours per week).
Within these weekly service hours, you will be responsible for:
- Managing attendance of assigned students in class.
- Facilitating class discussions.
- Exemplifying faithful devotional attendance.
- Providing mentoring to assigned students.
- Responding to unit assessments.
- Learning, refining, and applying effective mentoring skills and responsibilities.
- Participate in the refinement of course curriculum and/or logistics
- Exemplifying principles taught in the Holokai Foundations course.
- Preparing set up and logistics for class activities.
Applications for the Winter 2024 semester are now closed.