General Award Information

Determination of Need

KS uses the independent services of College Board to process applications for this scholarship.  All applicants must apply through the College Board website and complete the CSS Profile.  The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information for KS to use to determine the financial need of each applicant.  KS includes multiple factors to determine need. These factors include but are not limited to income, family size, assets, debts and the cost of attending a college or university. KS awards only a percentage of the cost of attending a college or university, therefore, KS encourages all applicants to apply to their college and outside scholarships and grants for additional funding opportunities.

Determination of Awards

Award determination and scholarship amounts are calculated annually based on an applicant’s financial and educational circumstances.  Renewal applicants are given a preference, but scholarship awards are not guaranteed as circumstances of an applicant may change from year to year. The number of years a student is eligible for an award is limited and based upon the degree the student is pursuing.

Information on Award Amounts

Potential award amounts vary based on the KS College Need Based Scholarship offered. Award amounts may change from year to year based on financial circumstances and school or university costs. All award notifications will be sent by email at the end of April 2020. Students can receive funding from one KS scholarship each year. However, students may receive funding from multiple KS scholarships if awarded the Nā Hoʻokama, Hoʻokawowo, and Mauō scholarships.


2019-2020 Terms & Conditions of Award

Scholarship recipients are required to complete 50 hours of community service and submit their academic transcripts at the end of the school year to comply with awarding terms and conditions. 

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Requirements for Scholarship Recipients

Community Service Requirement

To incorporate the values of servant leadership exemplified by our founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools (KS) requires all scholarship recipients to complete 50 hours of community service. Failure to meet this requirement may result in a delay in award disbursement for subsequent years.

2019-2020 Community Service Guidelines

  1. Recipients must perform a minimum of 50 hours of community service from July 1, 2019 through by June 30th, 2020.
  2. Recipients are responsible for submitting community service information by July 8, 2020.
  3. Community service may be performed with multiple organizations.
  4. 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 submit your activities! We recommend submitting your community service immediately after you have performed the activity.

Please follow these instructions for CSP access:

  1. You must be a recipient of a KS College scholarship.
  2. Enter your legal name and birthdate.
  3. Select the appropriate award year.
  4. Register using the email you provided KS Outreach Support Services.

For more information, click here to download our 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 Resource Center near you for assistance.

Click Here to go to the Community Service Portal

Academic Transcripts

Students are asked to submit an academic transcript to their KS Post-High Counselor (PHC) at the end of the year. Students are advised to submit college transcripts within 30 days after their final 2019-2020 term directly to their assigned KS PHC. If you have any questions, please contact your KS PHC.

Career & Post-High Counseling

KS counselors are assigned to scholarship recipients to help achieve college education and career goals. It is highly encouraged to utilize this resource to plan and stay on track during your academic journey.

Click here to visit the Career & Post-High Counseling website