Scholarship ʻAha 2020: Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools – Our Kakaako

Multiple scholarships available in one application, including the Na Ho‘okama a Pauahi and Ho‘okawowo scholarships. KS college scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are committed to contributing to the lāhui.

Na Ho‘okama a Pauahi

A scholarship to nurture the dreams of Native Hawaiian learners to grow as ‘ōiwi leaders. Na Ho‘okama a Pauahi is available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need.


A scholarship for future educators, Ho‘okawowo is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree and career in Hawaiian culture-based education. Eligible students will be notified via email after a CSS Profile is received.

Important Dates:

  • Application opens: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021


  • Hawaiʻi Resident
  • Full-Time Student
  • Classified, Degree-Seeking Student
  • Having Financial Need
  • Meet Maximum Funding Guidelines


In addition to the above requirements, students must intend to pursue a career in Hawaiian culture-based education to be eligible for a Ho‘okawowo Scholarship. Eligibility will be determined after review of CSS Profile. Eligible students will receive an email with further instructions.

Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi

There are no additional eligibility requirements to be considered eligible for application review. However, as we review applications for awarding, primary factors of consideration for an award will include:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • School choice — Preference will be given to students who enroll at a school that has proven track record of high graduation rates (of 50% or more). Awards may decrease if the choice of school changes.
  • Short answer response



Learn more about our other scholarship partners:

Alu Like Hana Lima Scholarship

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

Pauahi Foundation

UH-OHA Hoʻonaʻauao Scholarship

UH System Scholarships


Additional Resources:

FAFSA Line-by-Line Guide



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