Aloha and welcome to the Kamehameha Scholars Website! This website is your first source of information to learn about the Kamehameha Scholars program and what we offer our high school participants.
Also, currently enrolled scholars are able to use this site to find assignments, check on upcoming events on our calendar, read the latest news regarding our program as well as opportunities in the community, look up photos, practice oli, and more.
The mission of the Kamehameha Scholars program is to provide proactive support and guidance for native Hawaiian high school students to successfully prepare for and be admitted to a post-secondary institution. The program is a supplementary educational enrichment program with a focus on college and career guidance. Students will discover and assess their skills, interests, and values and explore matching post-high institutions and career options to develop plans for their future.
Kamehameha Scholars is a year-round program, beginning with an introduction to the program for new scholars during the summer prior to their first year in the program. Workshops and other guidance activities are held during non-school times—primarily weekends, evenings, and school intersessions—at various times during the school year.
Scholars earn points for attending program activities and completing required assignments during the course of their enrollment with Kamehameha Scholars. Those points are translated to dollars, and each scholar who remains in our program through high school graduation will earn a merit scholarship to be used toward his or her college education.
Through enrollment in the Kamehameha Scholars program, our scholars have the opportunity to gain skills that will help them be successful in high school, college, and beyond; they will be able to effectively plan and implement their plans for life after high school; they will be offered real-world experiences while learning more about college and careers; and they will make friendships that will last a lifetime. But our Scholars are also held to high standards. Scholars are expected to attend workshops, complete assignments, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at their schools in order to remain enrolled in the program.
Through partnerships with other organizations in our community, Scholars also have access to resources such as E2020, for possible credit recovery and tutoring, and the AKAMAI Finance Academy, a stock market simulation competition.
Students enrolling in high school (grades 9-12) in the Fall of 2013, who reside on the islands of Hawai’i, O’ahu, Kaua’i, or Maui and do NOT currently attend one of Kamehameha Schools' three campuses, are invited to apply for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications will be available for download beginning March 1, 2013 at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. For more information, or to have an application mailed to you, please call the Admissions Office at 808-842-8800 or toll free at 800-842-4682 ext. 8800. Applications must be postmarked and mailed to the Admissions Office by March 30, 2013.