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Resource Centers



Kamehameha Schools Resource Centers (KSRC) serve and support families applying to Kamehameha Schools' campuses, programs, and scholarships.

We can help:

  • Help identify program eligibility
  • Help you complete the Ho‘oulu Verification Services process
  • Guide you through the KS application process
  • Help in submitting required documents
  • Provide important deadlines
  • Answer your specific questions


Please see below for your most frequently used services:

Ho‘oulu Verification Services

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop's vision was to help Hawaiians become good and industrious men and women through education. In keeping with Pauahi's wishes, Kamehameha Schools (KS) gives preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

To be considered for this preference, you must verify your Hawaiian ancestry by registering with the Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Verification Services.

Once your ancestry is verified, you will be considered for preference when applying for Kamehameha Schools programs without ever having to verify your ancestry again.*

KS programs awaiting you include:

  • Preschool programs and scholarships
  • Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Summer school
  • Enrichment exploration series
  • Post–high school scholarships


Help Princess Pauahi's vision become a reality by embracing these educational opportunities for you and your ‘ohana—verify your Hawaiian ancestry today!

*The Ho‘oulu Verification Services reserves the right to review ancestry status at any time if new information becomes available

Admission and Program Enrollment

The journey to a Kamehameha Schools education starts here. Select one of the applications below to begin the admissions process to one of our 29 preschools, three K-12 campuses or other community education and campus-specific programs.

Today more than ever, we remain committed to the health and safety of our keiki, ‘ohana and community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continue to adhere to recommendations from leading health organizations and guidance from state and county officials, based on current conditions in our communities. We will make the necessary adjustments to the admissions process at the appropriate time and communicate that to all of our applicants and their ‘ohana.

Choose your application:


Application period: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 2022


Hawai‘i Campus

Application period: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 2022


Kapālama Campus

Application period: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 2022


Maui Campus

Application period: Aug. 15 - Sept. 30 2022


Summer School

Application period: Jan. 2 - Feb. 15 2023



Application period: Jan. 2 - Feb. 15 2023


Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

From preschool to post-high and everything in between, Kamehameha Schools is here to help. Get started by selecting the application that best fits your educational needs.

PreK-12 Financial Aid:

Need-based aid for students currently attending or who have been invited to attend KS PreK-12.

For grade: PreK-12

Application period: Aug. 15, 2021-Feb 28, 2023



Need-based scholarship for students currently receiving Kipona, or new students entering Grade 6 or 9.

For grade: 6 and 9

Application period: Closed for 2022-23 year


Pauahi Keiki Scholars:

Need-based scholarship for eligible preschool-aged students planning to attend a participating PKS preschool in Hawai‘i.

For grade: Preschool

Application period: Closed for 2022-23 year


Nā Ho‘okama A Pauahi:

College scholarship to support Native Hawaiians scholars who are committed to contributing to the well-being of the Native Hawaiian community, both locally and globally and have financial need.

For grade: College

Application period: N/A


Kāpili ‘Oihana:

Internship program for college students

For grade: College

Application period: Closed for 2022-23 year


Pauahi Foundation:

College scholarships for students seeking post-secondary education in Hawai‘i or in the continental United States.

For grade: College (all levels, as well as teaching certificate and technical or vocational degree)

Application period: Nov. 8, 2021-Dec. 23, 2021