The Legacy of a princess

Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

SEARCH
HomeI MUA Newsroom KS college scholarship application deadlines are fast approaching
KS Applicant Services Assistant Kilakila Kala‘i is pursuing an associate's degree in Liberal Arts at Windward Community College with the help of a Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi scholarship. During the 2014-15 school year, KS awarded more than $14.1 million in scholarships to over 2,300 college students.
KS college scholarship application deadlines are fast approaching

Kamehameha Schools college scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available through KS’ Financial Aid and Scholarship Services Division. Those who apply early have a better chance of being eligible. The following scholarships are currently being offered:

Nā Hoʿokama A Pauahi Scholarship
Application deadline: April 20, 2015
Award amounts up to $8,000

This need-based scholarship is available to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Each applicant must:

  • Be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of the application submission
  • Be a full-time student (non-traditional students enrolled half-time may be considered)
  • Be a classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited post-high educational institution in the U.S.
  • Meet KS’ maximum funding guidelines
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined through analysis of a completed application
  • Complete a College Scholarship Service (CSS)/PROFILE online application at www.collegeboard.com/profile.

TIP:  Apply early!  According to FASS, the biggest reason students are not eligible for this scholarship is that they don’t complete the application process in time. It can take several weeks to gather the required documents which include federal tax returns and birth certificates.

ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship
Application deadline: March 9, 2015
Award amounts up to $12,000

This merit-based scholarship is available to graduate students only. Applicants must:

  • Be a Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application submission
  • Be a full-time student (non-traditional students enrolled half-time may be considered)
  • Be a classified, degree-seeking student at an accredited post-high educational institution in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Have a conferred/anticipated bachelor’s degree by spring 2015
  • Meet maximum funding guidelines

TIP: Remember recommendation letters. The most common reason applicants are not eligible for this scholarship is that they do not secure the three letters of recommendation required by the application process.

The KS Financial Aid and Scholarship Services Division provides financial assistance to students from preschool to post-high. During the 2014-15 school year, KS’ Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi program awarded $12.8 million in scholarships to 2,215 students and the ʻImi Naʻauao program awarded $1.3 million to 114 students. For more information visit KS' Financial Aid and Scholarship Services web page or call (808) 534-8080.

Tags:

Categories: Newsroom, Features