Preschool Ages 3-5

Financial Aid programs for children attending preschool between the ages of 3 to 5.

Pauahi Keiki Scholars - Preschool

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
08/01/2014-07/31/2015
01/03/2014-04/30/2014
04/30/2014
Cycle 2
01/01/2015-07/31/2015
05/01/2014-09/30/2014
09/30/2014

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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.

FIRST TIME APPLICANT?

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

 

RETURNING APPLICANT? 

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

School Collaborators

 

Aloha Mai!
 

School Collaborators support the Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) and Kipona Scholarship programs by providing Native Hawaiian keiki educational opportunities in non-Kamehameha private schools throughout the State of Hawai'i.

We encourage private PreK-12 schools in the State of Hawai'i interested in participating in the PKS and Kipona scholarship programs to attend our annual School Collaborators Orientation. The annual School Collaborators Orientation is an opportunity for new and participating schools to hear information on the upcoming school year and review the eligibility requirements. If you would like to receive an invitation to the next School Collaborators Orientation tentatively scheduled for May 2014, please contact a Program Counselor. 

Please find information shared at the most recent School Collaborators Orientation on May 28th, 2013 here:

 

 

 

Request for Institution Eligibility Form - Schools may submit this form to request Kamehameha Schools (KS) to reconsider its decision of ineligibility.

Submit the completed form and all applicable supporting documentation within 10 business days from the date of the mailed notification letter. A decision notification is mailed within 45 days of request and supporting documents. Requests do not guarantee approval.

   

General Information

 

PKS  School Collaborators 

KS' PKS preschool scholarship program provides need-based scholarships for keiki to attend non-KS preschools in Hawai'i.  Preschool keiki three years of age and older attending or enrolling in participating PKS preschools may apply for PKS scholarships. Award priority is given to keiki closest to kindergarten entry. Previously awarded keiki must reapply for funds each year.

 

Kipona Scholarship School Collaborators 

KS' Kipona Scholarship provides need-based scholarship opportunities for keiki to attend non-KS private schools in Hawai'i.  Eligible kindergarten-aged keiki attending or enrolling in participating private schools may apply for a scholarship. Previously awarded keiki must reapply for funds each year.

 

Contact Information 

Kamehameha Schools
Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
567 South King Street, Suite 102
Honolulu, HI 96813
 
 
(808) 534-8080
Toll Free:1-800-842-4682, then 2
 
Day Mau 
Program Counselor 
Email: damau@ksbe.edu
 
Marissa K. Akui 
Program Counselor, Lead
Email: maleeaku@ksbe.edu
 

Links and Other Resources  

 

 

Preschool Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs

Aloha Mai

Kamehameha Schools offers two preschool programs for you to choose from. Please review the description below and select the program that meets your needs. If you are applying for both programs, click any of the links below, and be sure to select both programs when you complete the Supplemental Form.

   
  • Kamehameha Schools Preschool Financial Aid Program: For preschool keiki ages 3 and 4 (must be born between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2011) currently attending or invited to attend one of Kamehameha's 29 preschool sites. Application Deadline: April 30, 2014.

     

  • Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) Preschool Scholarship Program: For preschool keiki 3 years and older (must be born in 2009, 2010, or 2011) currently attending or planning to attend an eligible Non-Kamehameha Schools preschool. Application Deadline: Cycle 1 - April 30, 2014. Cycle 2 - September 30, 2014.

     

Kamehameha Schools Preschool

Mahalo for your interest in the Kamehameha Schools (KS) Preschool Financial Aid Program. KS partially subsidizes the educational costs (tuition, fees, and meals) for eligible students attending its 29 preschool sites to make education more affordable for families. For tuition information click here. If you feel like you cannot meet the tuition requirements, we encourage you to apply for financial aid. The awards are need-based and families must reapply each year the student attends the preschool. Please review the information on the website thoroughly, and apply early to meet the priority deadline of April 30, 2014. If you are not invited prior to April 30, apply within 30 days of your invitation for prompt notification. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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. All students must be currently attending or has been invited to attend one of the KS' preschool sites located statewide and meet the following age requirements:

  • 3 Year Old Class: Keiki born between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011
  • 4 Year Old Class: Keiki born between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010

FIRST TIME APPLICANT?

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

RETURNING APPLICANT?

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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