Pauahi Keiki Scholars - Preschool

E Kala Mai!

The Pauahi Keiki Scholars – Preschool Program is no longer accepting applications. The final deadline was September 30, 2014. If you would like to apply for the 2015-2016 year, please check back in January 2015 for complete details.

Mahalo for your interest in the Pauahi Keiki Scholars Preschool Scholarship Program (PKS). PKS is a need-based scholarship for eligible keiki who are planning to attend select Non-Kamehameha preschools in Hawai`i. Awards are good for one year, and you must reapply each year.  There are two funding cycles for PKS, therefore two application deadlines. If you do not meet the Cycle 1 deadline, your application will automatically be pushed for Cycle 2 consideration.  

Cycle Funding Period Application Available Application Deadline
Cycle 1
04/30/2014 - CLOSED
Cycle 2
09/30/2014 -CLOSED


All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered. Your application will be deemed ineligible if any of these conditions are not satisfied.

  • State of Hawai`i Resident - KS defines Hawai`i residency as having lived continuously in the state of Hawai`i for at least 12 months immediately prior to date of application 

  • Student applicant was born in 2009, 2010, or 2011

  • Student applicant must be planning to enroll at a participating preschool in the 2014-2015 school year. Click here for a current listing of participating schools.


If this is your first time applying, click here for important information you should know prior to starting your PFS. 



Applied in the 2013-2014 year and feel confident you can get through the process with minimal help? Click here to start your PFS.

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