The Legacy of a princess

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

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Mahiʻai a Ao

Mahiʻai a Ao is the farming of knowledge or cultivating enlightenment. As one piece of the overall Mahiʻai a Ola program, we are looking to increase the pipeline of students interested in ag-related professions and careers. A pressing need of the agricultural industry, often cited by farmers, is that of skilled labor. Our intention with this leg of the program is to encourage as many people as possible to take on the honorable profession of the mahiʻai and to support them in pursuing a certificate, community college or university degree.

Mahi‘ai Scholarship

Mahiʻai a Ao will be run in collaboration with the Pauahi Foundation who manages a Common Application for post-high scholarships, including the Mahiʻai Scholarship.

Mahiʻai Scholarship Timeline: 

  • 12/26/2019 – Online Application 
  • 2/7/20 - Application Deadline
  • 6/5/20 – Notifications

Scholarship criteria:

  • 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)

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GoFarm Hawai‘i Scholarship

Mahiʻai a Ao will also feature a partnership with GoFarm Hawaiʻi. A University of Hawaiʻi (UH) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) program, the GoFarm Hawaiʻi (GFH) mission is to enhance Hawaiʻi’s food security and economy by increasing the number of sustainable agricultural producers for the State. GoFarm Hawaiʻi offers beginning farmer training at 5 locations on 4 Hawaiian Islands (Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Island). The educational program is open to all willing adult residents of Hawaiʻi irrespective of working status, college eligibility, or ethnicity. GoFarm Hawaiʻi offers intensive production training, technical business support, exposure to marketing and various agricultural revenue opportunities (including food manufacturing), and a valuable network of peers and resources to advance agricultural careers.

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