Scholarship Awards Information

Determination of Awards

All award notifications are mailed in late-April. Awardees are selected on their academic achievements, leadership qualities, and community service experience.  Awarded applicants from the previous academic year are given preference, but scholarship awards are not guaranteed as the eligibility of the student is contingent upon their academic status and completion of community service requirements.  The number of years a student is eligible to receive the ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship is limited to two (2) academic years.

Community Service Requirement

All ʻImi Naʻauao award recipients are expected to maintain high academic standards while also sharing their mana‘o and leadership through community service.  Each recipient must perform community service and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Requirements must be fulfilled by the deadline dates as detailed in the award’s Terms & Conditions. Incomplete requirements may result in a delay in award disbursement for subsequent terms and years.

To incorporate the values of servant leadership exemplified by our founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) requires all scholarship recipients to complete 100 hours of community service as part of the scholarship disbursement criteria. Failure to meet this requirement may result in a delay in award disbursement for subsequent years.

All award recipients must perform 100 hours of community service:

  • For the 2019-2020 year: between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020

The deadline to submit community service hours are:

  • For the 2019-2020 year: July 8, 2020

Community Service Guidelines

  1. Recipients must perform a minimum of 100 hours of community service.
  2. Recipients are responsible for submitting 50 hours of their community service requirement by December 31st.
  3. The remaining 50 hours must be completed by June 30th.
  4. Community service may be performed with multiple organizations.
  5. Community service must meet the following criteria:
    • Performed through a non-profit organization,
    • Is unpaid,
    • Does not benefit Kamehameha Schools’ student/staff/programs,
    • Does not benefit political campaigns, programs, or parties,
    • Required internship and practicum hours will not be accepted. However, hours in excess of your internship and practicum requirement may be reported as community service as long as the activities meet all other guideline criteria.

Note: Students are encouraged to perform service within their own community for an organization that benefits a Native Hawaiian, indigenous or under-served population.


Community Service Portal (CSP) Access

The CSP provides convenient, 24/7 access to your community service activities. Use the CSP to log in and save your activities, then submit!

Please follow these instructions for CSP access:

  1. You must be a recipient of the ʻImi Naʻauao scholarship.
  2. Enter your legal name and birthdate.
  3. Select the appropriate award year.
  4. Register using the email you provided KS Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

For more information, download the CSP Step-by-Step Guide.

We encourage recipients to access and navigate the CSP. Should you have any questions, we are glad to kōkua. Please call a KS Resource Center for assistance.

Click here to access the Community Service Portal (CSP)

Award Disbursement

Award is disbursed in two (2) increments beginning in August. The payment is made directly to the school’s financial aid office. Scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria to be disbursed:

  • Disbursement #1
    • Be enrolled between July 1 and December 31
    • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program
    • For Renewal applicants, prior-year academic transcript submitted to Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Disbursement #2
    • Be enrolled between January 1 and June 30
    • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program
    • Submit 50 hours of community service via the Community Service Portal


2019-2020 Terms & Conditions of Award

Scholarship recipients are required to perform 100 hours of community service and maintain a 3.0 GPA to comply with awarding terms and conditions.

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