Ke Aliʻi Pauahi college scholarships now available

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Six Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation scholarships are available now for Kamehameha Maui seniors. Nov. 1, 2011 marks the opening day of the filing period for the scholarships.

By Ben Balberdi, Communications Specialist, Ke Ali'i Pauahi Foundation

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI – Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from Kamehameha Schools seniors who plan to attend college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

“Through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation is able to offer six scholarships exclusively available for seniors on the Maui campus,” said Kalei Stern, Executive Director at Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation. “The scholarships cover a variety of areas including visual arts, music, and even TV and film production.”

Most scholarships are for individuals who will be classified, full-time students at an accredited institution. Applicants must also be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university degree program and demonstrate satisfactory academic achievement and merit.

Additionally, certain scholarships may require applicants to demonstrate financial need.  Select scholarships are also available to individuals who are enrolled on a part-time basis, or attending an accredited vocational or trade institution.

All Kamehameha Schools seniors should have received an email with a link to the online application from the Foundation on Nov. 1. The link is not yet active directly from the Web. Currently, it is only available through the emailed link.

Online scholarship applications must be completed on or before January 31, 2012.

“The online application process makes it easier for the students to apply,” said Mavis Shiraishi-Nagao, Scholarships Administrator at Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation. “However, it is very important that the students start the process early by reading our scholarship guide book, preparing their personal statements, and gathering the required documents like letters of recommendation.”

For more information about Ke Aliʻi Pauahi Foundation or available scholarships, call (808) 534-3966 or e-mail scholarships@pauahi.org.
Students can also see their academic counselor for further details.  The Foundation’s policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Ke Ali‘i Pauahi Foundation is a Hawai‘i nonprofit organization recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable support organization of Kamehameha Schools. The Foundation’s mission is to perpetuate the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop by seeking and developing new and diverse sources of income to support the ever-increasing educational needs and goals of people of Hawaiian ancestry.