General Information

The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by private donors. The Foundation awards scholarships supporting college level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions.

Scholarships are available to the general public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

General Program Eligibility

Individual scholarship funds may require the applicant to meet other conditions. Review the Scholarships Listing for specific requisites.

Check Eligibility

  • Be a classified, degree-seeking student
  • Be attending an institution in Hawai‘i or the continental U.S.
  • Be a full-time student unless specifically noted in the Scholarships Listing
  • Be attending a two or four-year accredited* institution (see below, ‘Accrediting Agencies’)

Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following no later than the program deadline date and time.

Review Required Documents

  • Online Application,which includes:
  • Official School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation (Required for KS Seniors only. Public Applicants: as required by Scholarship Fund, Download: Scholarships Listing)
  • Supplemental Documents* (as required by Scholarship Fund)

See How to Apply for document details.

*Supplemental Documents can be: additional personal statement essays, Student Aid Report (obtained via FAFSA), Letter/s of Recommendation or Art Portfolio. Please check the Scholarships Listing to determine what supplemental document is required by your selected Scholarship Fund.

Accrediting Agencies

Applicants must also be attending an accredited educational institution in the United States that is recognized by KS. Please click below to review accrediting agencies.

Current KS Seniors

The application window for the 2020-21 academic year is now CLOSED. Award status will be posted May 2020. To check your award status, click the button below to log back into your online application.

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Public Applicants

The application window for the 2020-21 academic year is now CLOSED. Award status will be posted June 2020.

Program Timeline