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The Pauahi Foundation administers over 100 donor-fund scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Browse our Scholarships Listing to find a fund that fits your needs and area of study. There are a number of scholarship funds that have specific criteria, so please make sure to read the fund description and requirements.

Current KS Seniors

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Scholarship Fund NameCriteria
1982 Green Machine ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2200 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Junior or senior standing
- Demonstrate leadership/school service
- Demonstrate community service
- Preference to a non-traditional student (single parent, sole provider, homeless, disabled, ward of the court)
2010 Legends’ ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Undergraduate student
2017 Great Whites Named Endowment Fund Ave. Award Amount $850 | 1 award
- Major in Natural Sciences (astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics, biology, anthropology)
Aliʻi Chang Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1400 | 1 award
- Must demonstrate field of study and interest in agriculture
- Must attend a post-high institution in the state of Hawaiʻi
Allen A. Bailey Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLYAve. Award Amount $1900 | 3 awards
- Must be a graduate student
- Must major in pre-school education
- Preference given to KS grads, however, non-KS grads will be considered
Amona and Suzel Ho STEM Leaders ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Two or four year undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
+Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor and one from an employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
Anne H. Myers ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $900 | 1 award
- Hawaiʻi resident
- Demonstrate a well-rounded record of achievement
Ashley Meleana Joy Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY Ave. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Must be a graduate student
- Pursuing degree in medical field
- Classified student in medical field
Bruce T. and Jackie Mahi Erickson Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1400 | 1 award
- Pursuing studies in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Charles S. Iwata, Jr. Memorial Annual ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1400 | 1 award
- Must be pursuing Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian language
Charles Cockett ʻOhana ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Applicant must be majoring in Hawaiian Studies/Language/Culture and/or Education
- Full- or half-time enrollment is allowed
Choy-Kee ʻOhana ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1800 |1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor and one from a community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Submit essay addressing what the biggest problem in Hawaiʻi is and how you would solve it
Col. Curtis Kekoa (KS ’40) and Nenita Maldonado Kekoa Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Demonstrate desire to work in the area of, but not limited to military and/or music
- Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community
- Financial need may be considered in the selection
- One letter of recommendation citing applicants credentials & potential for success
+ Essay outlining the students eligibility and reasons why they deserve this award
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Dan and Rachel Mahi Educational ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor and one from an employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Daniel Kahikina and Millie Akaka ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2900 | 1 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.2
- Demonstrate financial need
- Recipients are strongly encouraged to provide a minimum of 10 hours of community service to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from your school, employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
David A. Mortensen (KS ’71) D.A.M. ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2700 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Must be pursuing a career in Human Services dedicated to Public Safety: Police, Fire, Water Safety or other agencies with similar related responsibilities through either an Associate or Bachelor’s degree
- Preference given to a Kamehameha Schools graduate from any campus
- Demonstrate through the personal statement questions, your plan on how this career will help make a difference in the community and family
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Essay explaining how a career in one of these fields will help make a difference in your community and family
David Kalani Goldstein, KS ’70 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1600 | 1 award
- Must be pursuing Hawaiian language
- Half-time or full-time enrollment allowed
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Denis Wong & Associates ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 5 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.5
- Pursuing undergraduate degree in liberal arts or science, or a graduate degree in a professional field
- Demonstrate well-rounded and balanced record of achievement in preparation for career objectives
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, coaches or employers citing applicant’s credentials and potential for success
Dr. Lori Ann Kim ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Pursuing fields of study in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
- Preference for residents of Kohala, Hawaiʻi
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Dwayne “Nakila” Steele ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1900 | 1 award
- Demonstrate interest in the Hawaiian language, culture and history in addition to a commitment to contribute to the greater community
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor and one from a community organization or other citing how the applicant is working toward perpetuating the Hawaiian language
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Edwin Mahiai Copp Beamer ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Pursuing a career in music, specifically piano and/or voice, with emphasis on Hawaiian music, opera or musical theatre
- Demonstrate a serious commitment to music training, a career in music and dedication to artistic excellence
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers (piano, voice), counselors or music professionals
+ One-page essay describing the applicant’s music background/education to-date, including any awards or special recognition
+ Finalists may be asked to conduct an informal musical performance or provide a video of their performance
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Eli D. Panee, Sr., and Aileen E. Panee I Mua Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2600 | 1 award
- Must be pursuing a career in the health care field
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Vocational or trade schools will also be considered
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Elizabeth Kuʻulei Bell Molokaʻi Education ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Current residents of, or born and raised on Molokaʻi or graduates of Molokaʻi High School
- Classified full- or half-time enrollment
George Hiʻilani Mills Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLYAve. Award Amount $1000 | 7 awards
- Graduate student pursuing professional studies in the field of medicine or the allied health-related fields
- Demonstrate financial need
+ One-page essay demonstrating applicant’s balanced record of achievement, as well as holding the values and tradition of the Hawaiian Civic Club movement to perpetuate and preserve language, history, music, dance and other cultural traditions as well as advocate for improved welfare of native Hawaiians in culture, health, economic development, education, social welfare, and nationhood, to name a few.
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Gail and Allan Fujimoto ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Student must be pursuing a career in agriculture or environmental sustainability
- Attending a University of Hawaiʻi system institution
+ Letter of recommendation from faculty or staff or a community person that can attest to your dedication and commitment to agricultural sustainability in Hawaiʻi
+ Essay demonstrating your desire and commitment to utilize their skills and expertise to develop agriculture and sustainability in the state of Hawaiʻi
George T. Kanalu Young Memorial ScholarshipEst. Award Amount $1400 | 1 award
- Through the personal statement questions, demonstrate a commitment to serving Hawaiian communities through your chosen academic and career path
- Through the personal statement questions, demonstrate potential to lead positive social change
- Through the personal statement questions, demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture and/or history
- Preference to those in fields in which Hawaiians are underrepresented
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
++Recipient will be paired with a KS Class of 1992 graduate who will serve as a mentor
Gladys E. and Clifford T.F. Chun Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Attend a post-high institution on the continental U.S.
- Must not be receiving any other scholarship from the Pauahi Foundation
+ Letter of recommendation from a teacher or a community member/organization who can comment on your overall character achievement and promise including ability to overcome personal hardships, self-sacrifice and/or helping others without expectation of reward or recognition
Gladys Kamakakūokalani ʻAinoa Brandt ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2500 | 7 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- College junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a career in the education field
- Demonstrate financial need
- Preference given to current or former residents of Kauaʻi
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Goldman Sachs/Matsuo Takabuki Commemorative Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLYTotal of $17500 awarded | Number of awards varies
- Be a graduate student pursuing business or financial services related fields
- Preference given to applicants demonstrating financial need
- State of Hawaiʻi resident
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Hartwell Hewahewaokalani Lee Loy, Sr. Scholarship
GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
Est. Award Amount $750
- Must be a graduate student pursuing a master’s or doctorate level degree with demonstrated field of study and focus in education. Undergraduate degree does not need to be education.
- Must be enrolled full-time as a classified graduate student (or the minimum number of credit hours specified by the degree program).
Hawaii Independent Energy Scholarship (fka Tesoro Scholarship)Ave. Award Amount $1100 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Be a public high school graduate (including charter schools)
- Interest in starting a career in a trade industry including electricians, welders, machinists, pipeline inspectors to support the process technology industry in Hawaiʻi
- Attend a two-year or less licensed and certified vocational or technical educational program in Hawaiʻi
+ Submit a one-page essay documenting how the Hawaiian culture has prepared the applicant for the workforce
Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association Pouhana Hōkele ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1700 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.8
- Major in travel industry management program
- Be a state of Hawaiʻi resident
- Demonstrate desire to work in Hawaiʻi lodging industry upon graduation
Holomua Scholarship Est. Award Amount $1600 | 1 award
- Must be pursuing a Hawaiian studies undergraduate degree
- Enrolled as a full-time student of junior or senior standing
- Preference will be given to those who express the intent to become a Hawaiian Studies teacher
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Homer David Kahilialau and Thelma Mabara Burge, Sr. Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1900 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.2 or above
- Hawaiʻi resident
- Demonstrate financial need
- Pursuing a degree in Hawaiian Studies – cultural, music and language
- Attending a University of Hawaiʻi system campus
+ Two letters of recommendation from people who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ A statement on why you are enrolling in Hawaiian studies and what you hope to gain from it
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Hoʻomākaʻikaʻi Named Endowment Fund Ave. Award Amount $1200 | 1 award
- Must be former KS Ho`omāka`ika`i Program participant
- Junior level standing or above
- Pursuing a BA or MA in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, M.Ed Hawaiian Language Immersion, or Education major with emphasis in Hawaiian Studies or Language
- Must attend a post-high institution in Hawaiʻi
I Mua Malama JROTC Kaʻawaloa Takemoto ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1100 | 2 award
This scholarship is intended to encourage graduating JROTC Cadets to attend a post-high educational institution and give back to their community and nation by pursuing a career in public service in such professions as the military, law enforcement, firefighting, teaching, nursing, etc.
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Be a graduating high school senior and Cadet in Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC) program from Farrington High School
- Half-time enrollment allowed
- Successfully completed minimum one-year JROTC program and held a leadership position
- Demonstrate high moral character and exemplify the Army Values of: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage
+ Letter of recommendation signed by your respective schools Senior Army or Marine Instructor.
Irmgard Farden Aluli Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1200 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Undergraduate student
- Enrolled at any University of Hawaiʻi system institution
- Pursuing a degree in Hawaiian Studies, language, music and/or culture
Isaac and Mary Harbottle ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Demonstrate desire to work in area of, but limited to, education, community organization and/or spiritual development
- Demonstrate interest in the native Hawaiian culture
Iwalani Carpenter Sowa Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2500 | 1 award
- This scholarship for the purpose of assisting anyone pursuing a divinity degree to become a Protestant minister proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, serving in churches in Hawaiʻi
- Preference given to eligible graduate degree/seminary
- Intend to pursue a career as a Protestant Christian minister upon graduation and have desire to minster in Hawaiʻi
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from applicant’s religion professor, college advisor, church minister or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
Jalene Kanani Bell ʻOhana ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1100 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Half-time enrollment allowed
- Be a state of Hawaiʻi resident
- Demonstrate characteristics of a well-rounded, community minded student of good moral character with a “can-do” attitude
+ Submit two letters of recommendation one from a teacher or counselor and one from a community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Submit essay that explains where you draw inspiration and strength from
James Bacon “Little Bacon Urban Achievers” KS Class of ’71 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2700 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Focus on post-high education in vocational arts or trades
- Will support and educate orphans and others in indigent circumstances
- Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the greater community measured through the personal statement questions
- Preference to residents of Hilo or Molokaʻi
Johansen ʻOhana Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate community service and participation in athletics
- Demonstrate desire to “bring back” expertise from experience in post-high to help the Hawaiian community in Hawaiʻi
+ Letter of recommendation from a teacher or a community member/organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
John and Reiko Kuga Phillip Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Applicants must be a Hawaiʻi island, public high school graduate
- Must be a declared art major to include, but not limited to focuses in art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, photography, printmaking, sculpture
Johnny Pineapple ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1600 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.5
- Major in Hawaiian language or Hawaiian studies
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from school, community organization or religious leaders who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Submit essay describing involvement in community service including organizations, number of hours/length of volunteer service and how you intend to continue to benefit the Hawaiian community
Joseph A. Sowa ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2200 | 1 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Major in field of communications
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teacher, counselor, employer or community organization demonstrating the students moral & ethical traits are in alignment with Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s, including self-discipline, scholarship and extracurricular involvement
+ Submit an essay describing your plan to maximize the potential of young people through communication as well as demonstrate the possession of leadership potential in the community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Joseph David Ahuna ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $850 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.5 or higher
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Joseph Nawahi Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLYAve. Award Amount$1500 | 3 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.2
- Graduate student at an accredited institution in the state of Hawaiʻi
- Pursuing Hawaiian studies, Hawaiian politics, Law (specific to Hawaiian legal issues), or Communications/Journalism (specific to Hawaiian history, culture and politics)
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor and one from a community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kahalekuʻiinaihe Scholarship GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY Ave. Award Amount $1900 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA between 2.8 and 3.5
- Graduate student focused in education
Kalino Foundation, Need-Based ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $3300 | 1 award
- Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree
- Demonstrate interest in medical, health and wellness field
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kalino Foundation, Merit-Based ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $3300 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree
- Demonstrate interest in medical, health and wellness field
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association – Maui Region ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1600 | 1 award
- Be a resident of the island of Maui and did not graduate from Kamehameha Schools
- Demonstrate academic achievement and service to the community
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from school, employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association – West Hawaiʻi Region, E Nowelo Aku in memory of William James “Uncle Billy” Kimi, Jr. Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $600 | 1 award
- Must be a resident of West Hawaiʻi (defined by region zip code Puʻuanahulu to Ocean View, West Hawaiʻi including Puʻuanahulu to Kailua-Kona-96740 or 96745; Keauhou-96739; Holualoa-96725; Kealakekua-96750; Captain Cook-Ocean View-96704)
- Demonstrate intent to return to the West Hawaiʻi area to service the community
- Undergraduate student attending a two-year or four-year accredited institution or vocational school
Kamehameha Schools Association of Maui Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1200 | 8 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Resident of the island of Maui
- Graduate of a Maui High School
+ Submit two letters of recommendation validating student’s commitment to perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture on the island of Maui
Kamehameha Schools Maui Parent Teacher Student Organization ʻAʻapueo ScholarshipAve. Award Amount 5 awards @ $1000 | 2 awards @ $500
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Be a Kamehameha Schools Maui graduating high school senior or graduate
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate participation in community service activities
+Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community organization which demonstrate your commitment to the ʻölelo noʻeau, “E lawe i ke aʻo a mälama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao”, which translates to “He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge.”
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association – Oʻahu Region ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1200 | 2 awards
- Be a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapälama campus
- Be an Oʻahu resident
- Attend an accredited post-high institution including vocational or trade school
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate service to the community
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from school, employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Association of Teachers and Parents Molokaʻi “ʻElua” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $850 | 2 award
- Sophomore level standing or higher (30+ college credits)
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Current residents of the island of Molokaʻi
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1950 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1400 | 1 award
- Be enrolled in and attend a two or four year post high vocational or bachelor’s degree program
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, school counselor, religious leader, and or community organization to demonstrate applicants character and self-discipline
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1952 “Na Hoaloha O Kamehameha” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1300 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Demonstrate financial need
- Attend an accredited post-high institution including vocational or trade school
- Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1954, Nā Kanalimakūmāhā, Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1400 | 2 award
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Demonstrate financial need
- Attend an accredited post-high school institution including vocational or trade school
- Recipients must be enrolled full-time as a classified student in a post-high school institution
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, coaches or community leaders attesting to the character of the applicant
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1956 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $900 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA between 2.5-3.5
- Preference for business, STEM majors
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1958 “Nā Mea Waiwai a Pauahi” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1900 | 1 award
- Student must be from a financially disadvantaged background
- Preference to a non-Kamehameha graduate
- Enrolled in a two-year or less licensed and certified vocational or technical program, or a four-year post-high program
- Demonstrate ability to succeed in school and intent to help the Hawaiian community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Two letters of recommendation
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1960 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 4 awards
- Demonstrate scholastic excellence and service to the community
- Demonstrate good character and who has, through endeavors, showed an intent to utilize special skills in order to benefit the Hawaiian community
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1961 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 2 awards
- A current graduating high school senior
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Trade or vocational schools are also eligible to apply for this scholarship
- Demonstrates a commitment to contribute to the greater community as already evidenced by a record of service to the community
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher or counselor, one from a community organization (or other) who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Essay in which the student explains he/she will use the education received with the scholarship to serve the greater community
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1962 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1100 | 2 awards
- Demonstrated community service
- Overall good character
- Academically sound with promise of succeeding in their chosen field
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1963 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 2 awards
- Pursuing a degree that will support the following areas of interest: Advancing the Hawaiian Language, Charter School Support, Land Stewardship or Early Childhood Education and Literacy
+ Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or a community member/organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1965 ScholarshipEst. Award Amount $1300 | 1 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Be enrolled in and attend and accredited two or four year post high vocational/trade/tech or Bachelor’s degree program
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teacher, counselors, coaches, clergy, employer or community leaders attesting to the character of the applicant
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1967 “Ka Lei o Kaiona” Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $500 | 2 awards
- Must be enrolled in a two- or four-year post-high institution including technical or trade schools, vocational, certificate or bachelor’s program
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1968 “Ka Poli O Kaiona” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1100 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.8
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from school, employer or community organization
+ Submit essay on how this award would support and extend the legacy of Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1970 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 6 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
+ Submit essay describing involvement in community service (beyond what is required through their school) including organizations, number of hours/length of volunteer service and how applicant intends to continue to serve the Hawaiian community
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a current academic faculty member who can comment on your scholarly merits and one from a community service leader, coach, pastor, youth group leader, etc., who can comment on your community service commitment and activities.
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1971 “Get Chance” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5-3.0
- Be a graduating high school senior
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1972 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 2 award
- Assist individuals whose lives have been impacted, and maybe traumatized, by challenging circumstances (death of a significant family member, domestic violence, sexual abuse, poverty, major health problems etc.) but who, because of their motivation, have the potential to be successfully enriched by an educational opportunity
- Minimum GPA 2.8
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit one letter of recommendation from a social service agency or counselor citing the applicants challenging and extraordinary life circumstances and how they would benefit from this scholarship
+ Submit one letter of recommendation from another source, i.e., community service person, clergy, non-profit organization, teacher, etc.
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1973 “Proud to be ‘73” ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1400 | 2 awards
- Graduates of a Hawaiian focused Charter School in Hawaiʻi
- Half-time enrollment allowed
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1974 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1200 | 3 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.8
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from applicant’s teacher and a community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1975 ScholarshipEst. Award Amount $4000
- Non-traditional student defined as single parent, sole provider, homeless, disabled, ward of the court
- Open to both undergraduate level and Vocational/Tech applicants
-- Undergraduate Level Student must be
-- State of Hawaiʻi resident (with preference to non-Oʻahu resident)
-- Pursuing Associates or Bachelor’s degree
-- Minimum GPA of 3.0
-- Emphasis to students majoring in Hawaiian culture and language, studies focused on stewardship and sustainability of natural and environmental resources, and STEM related studies
---Vocational/Tech student must have
---Minimum GPA 2.0
---Preference to state of Hawaiʻi residents (non-Oʻahu resident)
-Demonstrate financial need
- Part-time allowed
+ One letter of recommendation
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools “Imua 77” ScholarshipEst. Award Amount $900 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Applicant seeking Undergraduate Degree or Vocational
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or community organization who can comment on you overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1979 “Hoʻokūpono” Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Attend a vocational/technical school within the state of Hawaiʻi
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Half-time enrollment allowed
+ One letter of recommendation from a community person or educator
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1980 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1600 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
- Not be a current high school senior
- Be considered non-traditional, defined as re-entering school due to “life” circumstances or single parents, etc. which will be measured through the required student essay
- Must be obtaining their first undergraduate degree
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1983 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1800 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Demonstrate community service engagement
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1993 Nā Lei Kukui Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $600 | 1 award
- Preference to a Charter School graduate
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1994 Named Endowment Est. Award Amount $500 | 1 award
- Major in Social Work or Counseling
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1995 Ka Ua Kipuʻupuʻu ScholarshipEst. Award Amount $750 | 1 award
- Enrolled full-time or half-time
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate interest in Hawaiian language, culture, history
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Kamehameha Schools Class of 1996 Named Endowment Fund Est. Award Amount $500 | 1 award
- Pursuing a degree that will support the following areas of interest: Advancing the Hawaiian Language, Charter School Support, Land Stewardship or Early Childhood Education and Literacy
Kamehameha Schools Class of 2001 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1200 | 2 awards
- Public high school graduate
- Demonstrate financial need or be from a financially disadvantaged background
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
Kamehameha Schools Class of 2005 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Must be a non-Kamehameha Schools graduate
- Half-time enrollment allowed
+ Submit your short answer to the question, “How are you funding college aside from financial aid and scholarships?”
Ka Papa o Kanaono-kūmāono, Class of ’66 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1800 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Preference to non-traditional students
- Resident of the state of Hawaiʻi
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Air Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from an educator, community representative or employer
Kekunaʻaiʻaliʻi Scholarship Est. Award Amount $700 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Demonstrated moral character and kahiau, living life of selflessness, measured through the personal statements.
Lance (KS ’83) & Andrea Hussey (KS ’83) Leong ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1200 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Half-time enrollment allowed
- Demonstrate financial need
- Demonstrate participation in community service activities
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Lokomaikaʻi ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Demonstrated community service
- Overall good character
- Academically sound with promise of succeeding in their chosen field
Mahi`ai Scholarship
MULTI-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Ave. Award Amount ranges from $2000/yr to $5,000/yr
- Major in Agriculture related field
- Minimum GPA 2.0
- Financial need and/or merit considered
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Makuakāne-Drechsel Inspirational Educator Scholarship
(fka Inspirational Educator Scholarship)
Ave. Award Amount $1200 | 4 awards
- Pursuing a career in education or Hawaiian language
- Preference to applicants with prior teaching experience in Hawaiian language schools/program
- Undergraduate or graduate student
- Half-time enrollment allowed
- Must be a Hawaiʻi resident
- Must be attending a post-high institution in the state of Hawaiʻi
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, employers, coaches or others citing examples of how you have already worked in and will continue to work with the Hawaiian speaking community
+ Submit essay on applicant’s commitment to Hawaiian language education and how you would use scholarship funds for educational costs
Mr. John Riggle Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1900 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Resident of the state of Hawaiʻi
- Hawaiʻi high school graduate
- Played in a high school band for three or more years
+ Two letters of recommendation; one from a band director, one from a teacher, counselor, employer or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
Myron & Laura Thompson ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2100 | 2 awards
- Pursuing a degree in the field of early childhood education
- Preference given to students who demonstrate an interest in working with Hawaiian children in Hawaiʻi after completion of their education
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or community organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Nanea Scholarship
MULTI-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Awards vary from $2500 to $7500 depending on degree level
- Must be Hawaiʻi island resident
- Currently enrolled or will enroll in a 2- or 4-year accredited institution in Hawaiʻi or the continental U.S.
- Confirmed full-time enrollment
- Demonstrate financial need or demonstrate merit achievement in current studies
+ Student Air Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Nā Pua Maeʻole o Kamehameha Class of 1953 ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2000 | 1 award
- Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
- High school graduate; preference given to those that are attending college for the first time
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Air Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 4 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Major in Business Administration
Native Hawaiian Visual Arts ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2600 | 2 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.2
- Be a University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa undergraduate or graduate student
- Majoring in Art to pursue the area of Visual arts, including but not limited to, drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, fiber arts, sculpture, ceramics, digital art (computer), photography, and film-making/video production
+ Submit hard-copy photos of artistic works created (CDs and DVDs will not be accepted)
Odell & Hastings Slagel Named Endowment Fund Est. Award Amount $500 | 1 award
- Demonstrate community service with focus on environment and/or animals displayed through mandatory applications and essays
Patrick L. Hiram – John S. Freitas Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2500 | 1 award
- Must be pursuing a career in probation or police-related field of study
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
+ Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or community organization who can comment on your overall character
Paul Puaʻa ʻOhana, Paul Moses Murray & Malia Murray GrantAve. Award Amount $1500 | 2 awards
- Be an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited post-high institution including vocational or trade school
- Demonstrate financial need
- Preference given to students of special circumstances/personal hardship and residents of Molokaʻi
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Paʻupena Named Endowment Fund Est. Award Amount $500 | 1 award
- Major in Biological Sciences and/or leadership merit
- Minimum GPA 3.0
Randy Wayne Ahuna ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1500 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Major in social work, social sciences or the ministry
- Demonstrate financial need
- Preference given to applicants not residing on Oʻahu
+ Two letters of recommendation; one from a teacher and one from a community or religious organization who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Essay describing your reasons for pursuing a degree in social work, social sciences or ministry vocation and how you have already applied these character traits into your own life: faith, friendship, sense of humor, sincerity and willingness to assist others with time, talent and servant’s heart.
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Rebecca Lamahilani Haalou Medeiros ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1800 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA between 2.0 – 3.0
- Demonstrate high financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Reuben Lee Kwai Brandt Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1700 | 1 award
- Demonstrated interest and aptitude for science and engineering
Richard Lyman Jr., Memorial ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1600 | 1 awards
- Senior at Pahoa High School
- Long-time resident of the Pahoa community
- Demonstrate evidence of community service
+ One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can comment on your overall character, achievement and contribution to serve the greater community
+ Essay on length of residence in Pahoa; background of who you are and your educational plans
Richard Marks Named Endowment Fund
GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
Est. Award Amount $500 | 1 award
- Must be graduate student
- Demonstrated field of study in medical and health care related industry
Roy L. Cachola Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1900 | 1 award
- High school graduating senior (enrolling in first year of college)
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
- Demonstrate financial need
- Preference to applicants who are current residents of North Kohala, Hawaiʻi (zip codes 96719, 96755)
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Sarah Keli`ilolena Lum Konia Nakoa ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1000 | 1 award
- Major in Hawaiian language, including Hawaiian culture and history
- Be a state of Hawaiʻi resident
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit essay demonstrating applicant’s achievements in studying Hawaiian language, culture and history; proposed action plan to complete college level Hawaiian language studies; and plan to share this knowledge with others in the Hawaiian community
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Stanley & Janet Zisk ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $1700 | 3 awards
- Maintain GPA of 3.5 or less
- Attending an accredited institution in the state of Hawaiʻi, but permanent residency does not have to be in the state of Hawaiʻi
- Demonstrate financial need
+ Submit two letters of recommendation; one from a social worker or social service agency describing the challenging circumstances; and the second from an employer (or teacher, counselor if not employed)
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Trudi and Hiram de Fries Educational Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1300 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.75
- Demonstrate community service participation
+ Submit three letters of recommendation
Uʻilani Stender Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $1500 | 5 awards
- Demonstrate the motivation and desire to succeed in an educational program
- Demonstrate financial need
- Attending an accredited graduate program, a two-year, four-year post-high education institution including vocational or technical school, or in a private, independent school designed to accommodate the students’ special circumstance
- Preference given to orphan or indigent applicants as documented through the FAFSA
+ Submit one letter of recommendation from a social service agency/counselor/teacher citing the applicants challenging or special life circumstances and how they would benefit from this scholarship
+ Submit an essay demonstrating a clear and realistic plan to pursue your career objectives
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Ula Baker Sheecha ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $2100 |3 awards
- Minimum GPA 3.0
- Preference to a Kamehameha Schools graduate
- Pursuing a career as an artist, with strong preference to students focused on Visual Arts in the two-dimensional areas such as drawing, watercolor painting or graphic design
+ Submit a hard-copy portfolio of artistic works created (CDs and DVDs will not be accepted)

USS Kamehameha Scholarship Est. Award Amount $5000 | 2 awards
- Major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business
- Minimum GPA 3.0
Violet K. ’32 & Henry T. Hughes, Jr. ScholarshipAve. Award Amount $900 | 1 award
- Graduate level or 5th year certification students
- Major in the field of education
Warren Nakupuna Ah Loo Memorial Scholarship
MULTI-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP
Est. Award Amount $20,000 over 4 years
- Must be a graduate or anticipated graduate of the Kamehameha Schools
- Minimum GPA 3.5 or higher
- Attend a post-high institution in the continental U.S.
- Pursuing studies in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
+ Submit one letter of recommendation
William N. “Bill” Villa KS ’71 Scholarship Ave. Award Amount $2700 | 1 award
- Minimum GPA 2.5
- Pursuing a degree in business
- Preference to residents of Waiʻanae
- Must attend a post-high institution in Hawaiʻi
William S. Richardson Commemorative Scholarship
GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
Ave. Award Amount 1 @ $1500; 3 @ $3000
- Attend the University of Hawaiʻi-Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
- Be a state of Hawaiʻi resident
- Preference given to applicants demonstrating financial need
+ Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The following scholarships are also administered by the Pauahi Foundation, however, are not awarded through the application process. Funds are awarded at the discretion of the Foundation and to those that most closely meet the intent of the scholarship:

  • Bernice Leinani Kuakini Ahlo and Henry Keanu Ahlo Named Endowment Fund
  • Blaise A. Kepoʻokelaokekai Baldonado Named Endowment Fund
  • Charles “Chuck”, Craig and Fred Rudolph Named Endowment Fund
  • David and Julia Desha Scholarship
  • Dolly and Ross Wert Named Endowment Fund
  • Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Association Don Ho Legacy Named Endowment Fund
  • Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Class of 2006 Named Endowment Fund
  • Kamehameha Schools “Nā Hoaloha ’86 Named Endowment Fund
  • Kunuiākea Scholarship
  • Makaloa Scholarship
  • Pauahi Scholarship
  • T.C. Yim Named Endowment Fund
  • William K. and Julia T. Kapololu Named Endowment Fund
  • Yin ʻOhana Named Endowment Fund

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