Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s vision was to help Hawaiians become good and industrious men and women through education. In keeping with Pauahi’s wishes, Kamehameha Schools (KS) gives preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
To be considered for this preference, you must verify your Hawaiian ancestry by registering with the Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center (Data Center).
Once your ancestry is veriﬁed, you will be considered for preference when applying for Kamehameha Schools programs without ever having to verify your ancestry again.*
KS programs awaiting you include:
- Preschool programs and scholarships
- Kindergarten through 12th grade
- Summer school
- Enrichment exploration series
- Post–high school scholarships
Help Princess Pauahi’s vision become a reality by embracing these educational opportunities for you and your ‘ohana—verify your Hawaiian ancestry today!
*The Data Center reserves the right to review ancestry status at any time if new information becomes available