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Kamehameha Schools awarded more than $14.1 million in scholarships to over 2,300 college students during the 2014-15 school year. Learn more »

The Legacy of a princess

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

Programs and scholarships

Active programs


    Kapili ‘Oihana Internship Program

    “To build a career or profession”

    Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) is a statewide summer internship program that offers college students the opportunity to develop new skills and competencies, meet and learn from professionals in their field of interest, build a network of contacts, and increase their hiring potential upon graduation. Session dates: May 22 – August 25, 2017

    Application window: February 1 – February 28

    Program Requirements

    • Must be at least 18 years old at time of application
    • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program
    • Must apply for internship opportunities that are related to chosen major with participating KOIP sites
    • Commitment of at least 120 hours (part-time) over a 14-week period
    • Cumulative 2.5 GPA

    Interns are required to commit to 120 (part-time) or 240 (full-time) hours over a 14 week period. Stipends may be available to applicants who have been offered and have accepted a non-paid internship position with a KOIP site. Stipend awards are subject to availability of funds. All paid and KS internship positions are ineligible to receive an internship stipend.

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    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. Session dates: June 13 – July 21, 2017.


    Site location & age group:

    • Hāna: For students entering grades 6-7 who reside between Kaupō and Ke‘anae
    • Moloka‘i: For students entering grades 6-7 who reside on the island of Moloka‘i
    • Wai‘anae: For students entering grades 6-8 who reside or attend a school on the Wai‘anae Coast
    • West Hawai‘i: For students entering grades 6-8 who reside between Paʻauilo and Ocean View

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    Summer School

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

    Application window: January 3 – February 15 (CLOSED)

    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: 6-8 grade students
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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: K-12 grade students
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    Explorations Series

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

    Application window: January 3 – February 15 (CLOSED)

    Age group: 6-9 grade students
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Upcoming programs

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    Early College Scholarship

    Scholarship for students attending eligible high schools in West Hawai‘i who want to earn college credit before they graduate.

    Application window: March 1 – April 28
    Age group: High school students


    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: K-12
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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: K-12
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    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 1 – February 17 (CLOSED)
    Age group: Preschool
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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 1 – January 31 (CLOSED)
    Age group: Preschool
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    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 3 – February 17 (CLOSED)
    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 3 – February 17 (CLOSED)
    Age group: College students
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    ‘Imi Na‘auao

    Merit-based scholarships for college students pursuing a graduate degree

    Application window: November 15, 2016 - January 31, 2017 (CLOSED)
    Age group: College students
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Program details and application windows may change. Check back regularly for the most up to date information.


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