The Challenger Program

319 Student Service Center

The mission of the Challenger Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education is to provide support to students who either are first-generation college students, come from economically disadvantaged families, or have a physical disability. The Challenger Program is designed to assist students in completing a post-secondary education at UH. Goals:

  • Provide academic and financial support to targeted populations
  • Provide academic and financial support to targeted populations
  • Offer social and cultural enrichment activities
  • Facilitate student learning by offering structured courses and workshops
  • Tutoring: Tutors are available to assist students in a wide range of academic subjects.
  • Counseling: academic, career, and personal counseling is available on an individual or group basis.
  • Academic Instruction: A Reading, Writing, and Study Skills college credit course is available to provide academic support, and enhance basic learning skills.
  • Financial Aid Advising
  • Financial Aid Assistance: Eligible participants may receive grant funding for their education.
  • Social support and cultural enrichment: Opportunities for social gatherings and cultural events are provided.
  • Certification: Tutors are certified by the International College Reading and Learning Association.