- Summer School - 2/15/2014
- Kipona - 2/28/2014
- ʻImi Naʻauao - 3/10/2014
- Na Hoʻokama a Pauahi - 4/21/2014
- KS Preschools - 9/30/2014
- Pauahi Keiki Scholars
Cycle 1 - 4/30/2014
Cycle 2 - 9/30/2014
- KS K-12 - 9/30/2014
ʻImi Naʻauao (search for knowledge) is a merit-based scholarship program available to post-baccalaureate students. The amount of the scholarship award varies each year depending on the availability of Kamehameha Schools (KS) funds. Awarding is limited to two academic years. Students must re-apply for the scholarship for the second year and meet all of the program eligibility requirements. Timely completion of the application process does not guarantee eligibility or a scholarship award.
2014-2015 Program Changes
The Resume requirement has been eliminated and replaced with a Curriculum Vitae (CV). Both Renewal and New applicants are required to submit a CV by the deadline date highlighting academic achievements, leadership experiences, community service/civic involvement, and honors & awards. Submission must be a maximum of 3 pages; typewritten preferred. (Any submission beyond 3 pages will not be forwarded for evaluation.)
Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
- Have a conferred/anticipated bachelor’s degree by spring 2014.
- Be a full-time student (Non-traditional students enrolled half-time at a Hawaiʻi institution may be considered for funding).
- Have received the ʻImi Naʻauao scholarship for less than two scholarship years.
- Be a classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution in the U.S. as recognized by KS.
- Meet maximum funding eligibility guidelines. See below:
Maximum Funding is defined as the total number of years a student can receive a scholarship disbursement from KS while pursuing their post-baccalaureate degree. The calculation of the total number of years includes any year for which any disbursement from a KS scholarship program has occured.
As specified by the university
If you are a Renewal applicant, one who received disbursement from the ʻImi Naʻauao scholarship in the 2013-2014 Academic Year, make sure that you have complied with all of the requirements listed in the 2013-2014 ʻImi Naʻauao Terms and Conditions.
KS provides scholarships to students pursuing a wide range of graduate degrees:
- Thesis and Dissertation writings are not covered by KS scholarship programs but may be evaluated on an individual case basis.
ʻImi Naʻauao scholarships are available for students attending educational institutions accredited by the following regional accrediting organizations:
- Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools – Commission on Higher Education
- Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools – The Higher Learning Commission
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Qualified Hawaiʻi institutions include:
- Argosy University
- Brigham Young University, Hawaiʻi campus
- Chaminade University of Honolulu
- Hawaiʻi Pacific University
- Heald College
- University of Hawaiʻi campuses and affiliated community colleges
- University of Phoenix, Hawaiʻi campus only
Merit is the primary consideration in awarding this scholarship; however, KS also gives special consideration to certain applicants.
- Designated Areas of Study
All majors are considered in our awarding process; however, special consideration is given to applicants pursuing majors as identified by KS. These majors are reviewed annually and may change from year to year.
- Non-Traditional Students
Students who are deemed non-traditional are allowed half-time enrollment. If awarded and a change in enrollment status occurs, the original award amount may decrease, but will not increase. Refer to the Non-Traditional Table for a definition and instructions for submitting documentation confirming your non-traditional status.
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