One application for everything. The CSS Profile application is the single-entry point to all the available 2024-2025 KS college scholarship opportunities. Your application will be reviewed and based on your responses you may be eligible for one or more of the KS college scholarships.
The deadline to complete the CSS Profile is January 19, 2024.
While filling out your CSS Profile application, you will need the following important information:
The deadline to submit required documents to IDOC is Jan. 31, 2024.
Please submit copies of the following financial documents to IDOC:
If applicable, please submit the following documents to the Kamehameha Schools Resource Center:
The deadline to submit KS required forms is Jan. 31, 2024.
Once your CSS Profile is received by KS, you will receive an email with your Student Web ID to access KS Net Partner. Please allow 1-3 days after you submit your CSS Profile to receive our email.
Once you have access to KS Net Partner, you will be able to do the following:
*Short answer: Use no more than 750 characters — not words! — for your short answer. That’s about 350 words. Tell us how you have and will contribute to your family, community, and/or the lāhui. Please describe specific details of the contributions you have made and intend to make in the future (e.g. length of time committed to helping others, tasks performed, etc.).
Required document deadline
Applicants are required to be a Hawai‘i resident at the time of application submission. A Hawai‘i resident is defined as living continuously in the state of Hawai‘i for at least twelve (12) consecutive months prior to the date of application. For this scholarship program, a dependent student’s residency is based on his or her parent’s state of residence.
Returning scholarship recipients are considered Hawai’i residents if they meet the following requirements:
Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is required, however, non-traditional students enrolled half-time at a Hawai‘i institution may be considered.
A non-traditional student is defined as one of the following:
Supporting documentation must be provided to KS during application processing to be given this special consideration. View the guidelines and required documents for non-traditional students.
To qualify for a KS college scholarship, you must be enrolled in a classified, degree-seeking program or a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate program at an eligible educational institution as recognized by KS.
KS college scholarships are available to students enrolled at educational institutions in the United States accredited by the following regional accrediting organizations:
Additionally, KS college scholarships are available to students enrolled at international schools recognized by KS.
For more information regarding specific international institutions and eligibility, please email email@example.com.
Financial need is determined by cost of attendance less estimated family contribution.
The number of years a student is eligible for an award is limited and is based upon the degree the student is pursuing. When determining the number of years a student has received funding from KS, all college scholarships are included in the calculation. The following maximum funding table provides the number of years a student may receive KS funding by degree:
|Degree||Maximum funding eligibility|
|Associate (AA or AS)||2 years|
|Bachelors (BA or BS)||4 years|
|Total undergraduate eligibility||4 years (Associate + Bachelor years combined)|
|Teaching certificate (TC)||2 years|
|Masters (MA, MS, MBA)||3 years|
|Total graduate eligibility||NHAP + Imi|
|Professional degrees including, but not limited to:
||As specified by the university|
Complete one application (CSS Profile) to be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities:
Kumu, or teachers, carry the responsibility of empowering our future generations with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a brighter tomorrow. They inspire our future leaders to strive for excellence, foster innovation, and nurture our keiki (children) to ensure a flourishing lāhui. We celebrate kumu for their wisdom and courage in making a difference, and we are honored to support their educational journeys through the following scholarship opportunities.
This need-based scholarship provides essential support to students pursuing degrees in education, Hawaiian language, and Hawaiian studies. Recipients of this scholarship should aspire to enter careers in Hawaiian culture-based and Hawaiian immersion teaching in the classroom.
This scholarship is available to the Kamehameha Schools classes of 2022 and 2023, as well as all current KS Hawai‘i, Kapālama, and Maui Campus seniors who plan to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college program. Applicants may also qualify for funding if they are pursuing an eligible Certificate of Achievement program at a University of Hawai’i Community College.
Kamehameha Schools and Arizona State University have partnered to provide scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Arizona State University (ASU). ASU offers various learning options, including ASU Local, ASU Online, and ASU Onsite programs, allowing students to tailor their academic journey to their preferences and needs.
The NHAP scholarship is dedicated to nurturing the aspirations of Native Hawaiian learners, helping them blossom into 'ōiwi leaders. NHAP is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who can demonstrate financial need.
The prestigious Po‘o Kula scholarship is available to Kamehameha Schools’ Class of 2024 seniors. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students committed to ho‘ōla lāhui as an E Ola! Graduate. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.750, be pursuing an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, and attend a post-high educational institution recognized by Kamehameha Schools on a full-time basis.
These scholarships are intended for renewal applicants. A renewal applicant is someone who received an award for the 2023-2024 Academic Year, accepted it, and received the disbursement.
The esteemed Nowelo scholarship is open to students who were granted this scholarship from the class of 2022. Please be aware that in order to be eligible for an award in the school year 2024-25, you are required to submit a CSS profile along with all the necessary documents.
The prestigious Po‘o Kula scholarship remains available to the students who were awarded this scholarship from the class of 2023. Please note that you are required to submit a CSS profile and all required documents to be eligible for an award in school year 2024-25.
Renewal students are those who have accepted a KS College Scholarship award for the 2023-2024 school year and meet other requirements as outlined in our program eligibility.
Frequently asked questions
Your award amount will be re-evaluated based on the cost of attendance at your new school. Your next steps will be communicated to you once we receive and review your KS college application responses. Additional information and/or documentation may be requested.
You will be considered a “new” applicant because you will be entering a new degree program. Please complete and submit a CSS Profile.
If you are changing degree mid-year (e.g. bachelor’s during the fall semester and master’s during the spring semester), you will be considered as a “renewal” applicant during the fall semester and “new” applicant during the spring semester. Therefore, your spring award will be reevaluated. Your next steps will be communicated to you once we receive and review your KS college scholarship application through CSS Profile. Additional information and/or documentation may be requested.
Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is required. However, non-traditional students enrolled half-time at a Hawai‘i institution may be considered. If you were considered a non-traditional in prior year, your eligibility for 2024-2025 will be re-evaluated. Your next steps will be communicated to you once we receive and review your KS college scholarship application through CSS Profile. Additional information and/or documentation may be requested.
For school year 2023-2024