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School leaders present a check to Pauahi Foundation director Pono Maʻa to officially endow the new scholarship fund.

A new college scholarship for KSH students and alumni in college

Sept. 28, 2023

On 9/15, while on Oʻahu for a meeting, our kula leaders presented a check to the Pauahi Foundation to officially create and endow the new KSH Hōkū Welowelo Scholarship Fund!

Each year, a current graduating KSH senior and a student in college will receive a scholarship from this fund. The fund was created through a number of philanthropy efforts conducted throughout the years, including Pennies, Pledges, and Roses for Pauahi. Scholarship amounts will equal 4% of the value of the fund, so as the fund grows the amount and number of scholarships will continue to grow. This endowed scholarship is named in recognition of Halley's Comet appearing in 1758 at the time of Kamehameha Paiʻea’s birth at Kokoiki, Kohala.

Moving forward, it will be a fund option for future donations to the Pauahi Foundation, including during KS' Workplace Giving Campaign next month. All of which will help students achieve post-secondary success and postion themselves to contribute to hoʻōla i ka lāhui. 

If you would be interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, visit the Pauahi Foundation donation portal and select the KSH Hōkū Welowelo Fund in the Designation field. 100% of the funds donated to scholarships with the Pauahi Foundation are dispersed to recipients (all overhead/administrative costs are covered through Kamehameha Schools). 

For students and alumni interested in applying for the scholarship, visit when the scholarship window for next school year is open. You can follow @pauahifoundation on Instagram for announcements when scholarships open. 

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