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College scholarships now available through Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation

Now through April 1, 2010, over 45 college and other post-high school scholarships will be available for eligible applicants through Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation, a non-profit support organization to Kamehameha Schools.

"We are looking forward to providing essential college scholarship opportunities for native Hawaiian students," said Kalei Stern, Executive Director. "Through the generosity and heartfelt gifts of hundreds of donors, the Foundation is able to serve native Hawaiians deep into our Hawaiian communities.

Scholarship applications are open to the general public, including students who are not graduates of Kamehameha Schools. The Tesoro Corporation Scholarship for those pursuing a career in the trade industry and the Richard Marks Educational Fund for physicians who support the health and wellness of people of Hawaiian ancestry in addition to medical students who are and will be serving their Hawaiian communities are among the scholarships being offered for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Most scholarships are for individuals who are a classified, full-time student at an accredited institution. Applicants must also be enrolled in a two- to four-year post-high degree program and demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement and merit.

Additionally, certain scholarships may require applicants to demonstrate financial need. Select scholarships are also available to individuals who are enrolled on a part-time basis, or attending an accredited vocational or trade institution. A complete listing of scholarships, requirements and the online application are available at www.pauahi.org.

The online scholarship application must be completed on or before Thursday, April 1, 2010, 4 p.m. HST. Required documents must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Foundation's office no later than Thursday, April 1, 2010.

For more information about Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation or available scholarships, call (808) 534-3966 or e-mail scholarships@pauahi.org. The Foundation's policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Ke Ali`i Pauahi Foundation is a Hawai`i nonprofit corporation recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable support organization of Kamehameha Schools. The Foundation's mission is to perpetuate the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.