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Kamehameha Schools announces college scholarships for 2021-22 academic year

HAWAIʻI (Nov. 23, 2020) – Kamehameha Schools offers multiple college scholarships in one application, including the Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi, Ho‘okawowo and Mauō scholarships. KS college scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to contribute to the lāhui.

The Hoʻokawowo scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in pre-K-12 Hawaiian culture-based education. The need-based scholarship acknowledges the growing need for more teachers in Hawaiʻi by encouraging students seeking degrees in education, Hawaiian language and Hawaiian studies to enter Hawaiian culture-based and Hawaiian immersion teaching careers.

The Mauō scholarship is available to individuals committed to fields of study that preserve our honua and is a collaboration with Arizona State University. This scholarship is available to those who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, demonstrate financial need and have a desire to attend ASU’s School of Sustainability and other campus-based programs.

Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi, Hoʻokawowo and Mauō scholarship applications are due by Jan. 15, 2021.

The Pauahi Foundation offers various scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.  As KS’ philanthropic and advancement arm,  scholarships are funded by private individual and organizational donors. Pauahi Foundation Scholarship applications are available on Dec. 21, 2020 and are due by Jan. 29, 2021.

To apply, visit Students must demonstrate financial need to qualify. KS gives preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.


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