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College scholarships and internships

From our littlest keiki to those exploring higher education and career development, we’re here to help nurture the dreams of all Native Hawaiian learners. Beyond high school, learning continues in different shapes and forms. Explore opportunities to continue your development.

Ka‘i Lanakila Scholarships

Eligible students will be notified by email with the opportunity to apply for the Ka‘i Lanakila Scholarship.

  • Application opens: May 2, 2022
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2022

KS college scholarships

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.

  • Application opens: Oct. 1, 2022
  • Application deadline: Jan. 6, 2023

Pauahi Foundation

Pauahi Foundation offers a variety of scholarships by private donors for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Application opens: Oct. 3, 2022
  • Application deadline: Nov. 10, 2022


Kāpili ‘Oihana

Kāpili ‘Oihana is a year-round college internship program that offers on-site and virtual internships, both statewide and on the U.S. continent. This program seeks to provide Native Hawaiian students with the opportunity to engage with professionals within their fields of interest with internship positions available in a varied selection of career fields.

To apply for Kāpili ‘Oihana, students must register with IMUA Xchange (IX). IX is an online platform used by Kamehameha Schools to connect students with work-based learning opportunities and resources to engage with local community partners. 

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  • Application window opens: Year-round

Need kōkua?


(808) 534-8080 or 1-800-842-IMUA and press 3 (Neighbor Island/Continental U.S.)


Schedule help:

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100