Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi

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The application period for the Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarship Program is closed. The last date to submit an application was Monday, April 21, 2014
We encourage you to periodically check on your application and document status by reviewing your Net Partner account.
If you completed your CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® Registration and Online Application and submitted all of your documents, you can expect notification in July 2014.
Should you have any questions, please call the Applicant Services Center (ASC) at (808) 534-8080. The ASC is open Mondays through Fridays, 7:00am – 5:00pm.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission
  • Be a full-time student (non-traditional student enrolled half-time at a Hawaiʻi institution may be considered for funding. See non-traditional table)
  • Be a classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited educational institution in the U.S. as recognized by KS
  • Have financial need as demonstrated by a completed College Scholarship Services CSS/PROFILE online application and KS recognized cost of attendance of your school
  • Meet maximum funding guidelines.  See below.

Maximum Funding

Maximum Funding is defined as the number of years a student can receive KS post high scholarships and is defined by the degree the student is pursuing.

Degree                      Maximum Funding

Associates                  3 years

Bachelors                   5 years

Masters                      3 years

Doctoral                     2 years

Medical/Law           As specified by the university

If you are a renewal applicant, one who received an award disbursement from the Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi scholarship in the 2013-2014 academic year, make sure that you have complied with all of the requirements listed in the 2013-2014 Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Terms and Conditions.

Eligible Degrees

KS funds a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees for students pursuing:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
    • Thesis and Dissertation writings are not covered by KS Scholarship Programs but may be evaluated on an individual case basis
  • Law
  • Medical

Qualified Schools

Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi Scholarships are available for 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

Special Consideration

Although financial need is the primary consideration in awarding this scholarship, KS also gives special consideration to applicants pursuing designated majors.

Designated Area of Study  

KS considers all majors in its awarding process. However, special consideration is given to applicants pursuing majors identified by KS. These majors are reviewed annually and may change from year to year


 Hawaiian Studies 

Non-Traditional Students

To be considered a Non-Traditional Student refer to the Non-Traditional Table and submit documentation confirming your non-traditional status. Students who are deemed non-traditional are allowed for half-time enrollment. If there is a change in enrollment status, the original award amount may decrease, but will not increase.



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