KAMEHAMEHA SCHOLARS is a nationally-acclaimed college and career counseling program that serves high school haumāna (students) from public, charter, home, and other private schools. Rooted in Hawaiian cultural identity, the program focuses on student success through year-round workshops and interactive lessons to encourage and support the raising of their academic and professional aspirations. Students who complete the program will receive a valuable merit scholarship to be used towards enrollment into an accredited post-secondary education or training program as recognized by Kamehameha Schools.
Kamehameha School’s policy on admissions is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
Apply by April 30, 2019
WHO MAY APPLY
Students entering grades 9 and 10 in the Fall of 2019 who are not currently enrolled full-time at one of Kamehameha Schools’ three campuses, and who reside on the islands of O`ahu, Kaua`i, Maui or Hawai`i.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION: Final selection to Kamehameha Scholars is done by random computer selection (lottery).
Program Fee Payment: Students invited to participate in the Kamehameha Scholars program will be charged a fee of $50. Payment will be requested in your program notification letter.
Program Fee Waiver: If you would like to apply for a program fee waiver, please complete the enclosed fee waiver form that accompanies this application. All supporting documents must accompany application for processing. The fee waiver form deadline is April 30, 2019.
Religious Affiliation: Kamehameha is a Christian, non-denominational Protestant school.
Notification Letters: Letters inviting students to participate in the program will be mailed by mid-June 2019.
Summer ORIENTATION & PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS: Upon enrollment, students will be required to attend a 3-day orientation session. The goal of the Kamehameha Scholars program is to help high school students successfully graduate from high school and to simultaneously prepare them for college or other post-high educational programs. Therefore, students selected to be part of the Kamehameha Scholars program will be held to high academic, behavioral and participation standards. Students will be expected to abide by the following:
1. To be an active participant in required program activities.
2. To complete required assignments in a timely manner.
3. To maintain good conduct and behavior in both the Scholars program and at his/her current high school.
4. To involve parent(s)/guardian(s) in his/her college and career plans.
5. To actively pursue admission to a post-high education or training program.
More information will be provided to all invited students.
POLICY TO GIVE PREFERENCE TO HAWAIIAN APPLICANTS:
Kamehameha Schools’ policy on admissions is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. If you would like to be considered under that policy, your Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center (Data Center). Please work directly with the Data Center staff to complete your ancestry determination as soon as you can and preferably no later than the program’s application deadline of April 30, 2019.
For more information, please call the Data Center at (808) 523-6228 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 36228. You may also go to: www.ksbe.edu/datacenter for answers to frequently asked questions or to request an Ancestry Registry form.
Legal Custody Verification: If there have been changes affecting your child’s legal name, custody or guardianship, you will be asked to submit all necessary legal documentation prior to your child’s enrollment in the Kamehameha Scholars program.