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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, 2020
  • Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

Pauahi Foundation

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

  • Application opens: Dec. 21, 2020
  • Application deadline: Jan. 29, 2021

‘Imi Na‘auao

For the 2021-2022 school year, this scholarship is available to graduate students who have received an ‘Imi Na‘auao Scholarship in the 2020-2021 academic year and meet maximum funding guidelines.

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

Kamehameha Schools will reach out to eligible students with information about next steps.

Early college credit

College course credit scholarship available to high school students attending a participating Hawai‘i high school.

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


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 the Kāpili ‘Oihana program, 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. 

FALL 2020
  • Application for fall opens: July 6, 2020
  • Application deadline for fall: July 31, 2020
  • Fall internship term begins: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Application for spring opens: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Application deadline for spring: Oct. 31, 2020
  • Program dates: Jan. 25-May 7, 2021
  • Application for summer opens: Feb. 1, 2021
  • Application deadline for summer: March 12, 2021
  • Program dates: May 17-Aug. 20, 2021

Need kōkua?


(808) 534-8080 or 1-800-842-IMUA Press 2 (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