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

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  • K–12 EDUCATION

    Campus Program

    Traditional K-12 program at campuses located on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i island with world-class curriculum rooted in Christian and Hawaiian values

    Application window: mid-August - September
    Age group: students in K-12 grades
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    Kipona Scholarship

    Need-based funds for students enrolling in participating non-Kamehameha private schools statewide

    Application window: mid-August - September
    Age group: students in K-12 grades
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  • COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Pauahi Foundation scholarships

    Over 100 merit and need-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students that have been created by private donors and awarded based on many factors

    Application window: January – mid-February
    Age group: College students
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    Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi

    Need-based scholarships for college students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees

    Application window: October – mid-February
    Age group: College students
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    ‘Imi Na‘auao

    Merit-based scholarships for college students pursuing a graduate degree

    Application window: mid-November – January
    Age group: College students
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  • PRESCHOOL

    Pauahi Keiki Scholars

    Need-based scholarships for children attending approved, non-Kamehameha preschools in Hawaiʻi. Keiki are eligible for up to 3 years of funds, but must reapply each year.

    Application window: November – mid-February
    Age group: Preschool students
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    Kamehameha Preschools

    30 preschools located statewide offering classes for 3- and 4-year olds that enroll over 1,600 keiki.

    Application window: November – January
    Age group: Preschool students
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  • SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Kilohana

    An innovative approach to summer learning, this six-week community-based summer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program is rooted in Hawaiian cultural principles and values, and provides year-long opportunities within a journey of exploration for non-Kamehameha campus middle school students.

    Application window: January – mid-February
    Age group: students in 6–8 grades
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    Summer School

    Summer courses available at each of our 3 campuses: Maui, Hawai‘i island and Kapālama.

    Application window: January – mid-February

    Kamehameha Schools Maui - Hālau ‘O Kapikohānaiāmālama
    ‘Ōiwi STEAM program that empowers students through rigorous and relevant courses that are academically focused and culturally-connected; incorporating group and individual projects and challenging ‘āina experiences to grow their skills as innovators and stewards of today and tomorrow.

    Age group: students in 6-8 grades
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    Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i - Hālau Kupukupu Summer Innovations Academy
    Four-weeks of joyful summer learning that challenges students to explore and design real-world solutions that will positively impact Hawai‘i Island. Rigorous and engaging inquiries ignite passion for learning, innovative thinking, and deeper aloha for our ‘āina, lāhui, and world.

    Age group: students in K-12 grades
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    Kamehameha Schools Kapālama - Summer School

    Age group: students in 1-12 grades
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    Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i Explorations

    One-week summer boarding program offered to non-Kamehameha students providing foundational Hawaiian values and practices through hands-on activities.

    Application window: January – mid-February

    Age group: students entering 6th grade
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  • COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

    Kapili ‘Oihana Internship Program

    Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) is a statewide 14-week summer internship program for college students.

    Application window: February
    Age group: College students
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  • EARLY COLLEGE

    Early College Scholarship

    Scholarship for 9th – 12th grade students attending eligible high schools* in West Hawai‘i who want to earn college credit before they graduate.

    Application window: March – April
    Age group: students in 9 – 12 grades
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  • COLLEGE & CAREER PREP

    Kamehameha Scholars

    Nationally acclaimed college and career planning program that provides non-Kamehameha students entering 9th grade with year-round workshops, interactive lessons and program counselors.

    Application window: April
    Age group: students entering 9th grade
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