One application for everything. The CSS Profile application is the single-entry point to all the available 2023-2024 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.
If you have accepted a KS college scholarship award for the 2022-2023 school year, you may not need to complete the CSS Profile. You will be emailed instructions on how to complete the simplified application process. Find out if you are a renewal student.
While filling out your CSS Profile application, you will need the following important information:
Note: If you completed your CSS Profile application and did not receive an acknowledgement letter within seven days of your submission, please contact us, and we will follow up with College Board.
The deadline to submit Net Partner forms is Jan. 20, 2023.
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.).
The deadline to submit required documents to IDOC is Jan. 20, 2023.
IF your 2023-2024 SAR was selected for verification you must also submit 2021 1040(s) and W-2(s) to IDOC
Please submit copies of the following financial documents to IDOC:
If applicable, please submit the following documents to KS Outreach Support Services:
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.
For returning scholarship recipients who:
You are considered a Hawai‘i resident and eligible for the 2023-2024 application period.
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.
Enrollment in a classified, degree-seeking program or a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate program is required. All other certificate programs are not eligible for funding. Applicants must also be attending an accredited educational institution in the United States that is recognized by KS.
For the 2023-2024 school year, new applicants pursuing an associate’s degree may attend a Hawai‘i or continental U.S. community college. Renewal applicants attending a continental United States community college will be eligible until graduation or maximum years of funding is reached, whichever comes first.
KS college scholarships are available to students enrolled at educational institutions accredited by the following regional accrediting organizations:
Qualified Hawai‘i institutions include:
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, both college scholarships and ‘Imi Na‘auao 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:
Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi
A scholarship to nurture the dreams of Native Hawaiian learners to grow as ‘ōiwi leaders. NHAP is available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need. There are no additional eligibility requirements to be considered eligible for application review. However, as we review applications for awarding, primary factors of consideration for an award will include:
In addition to the eligibility requirements, students must intend to pursue a career in Hawaiian culture-based education to be considered for a Ho‘okawowo scholarship. Eligibility will be determined after review of CSS Profile. Eligible students will receive an email with further instructions.
Renewal students are those who have accepted a KS College Scholarship award for the 2022-2023 school year and meet other requirements as outlined in our program eligibility. Renewal students may not need to complete another CSS Profile for the 2023-2024 school year but will be emailed instructions on how to complete the simplified application process.
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