Foodland Shop for Higher Education
KHIS has won five scholarships for graduating seniors every year this program has been offered. There is no guarantee that we will have five more this year so be sure to participate in the program and buy groceries at Foodland. The program will run from February 6 until March 19. Foodland scholarship apps are due at midnight March 8. Each scholarship is worth $2,000. Click here for a link to the application.
Johnson Ohana Foundation Scholarships
The Johnson Ohana Foundation aims to encourage and foster interest in the areas of art, music and environmental stewardship. Over the last seven years, the organization has generously given annual scholarships to KHIS seniors and this year the award amount has been raised to $1,000 in each of the three areas. Seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of art, music or environmental stewardship are encouraged to apply. Applicants must plan to enroll at a two or four-year college next year, have a 3.0 minimum GPA and submit two letters of recommendation. Click here for a link to the application.
Longs Senior Scholarship Program
Each year one Kahuku senior will win this $500 scholarship. Ideally, applicants who apply for this scholarship will pursue a business related major, but any senior can apply. Applicants must enroll in a two or four-year college next year and provide evidence of partial self-support. One letter of recommendation from a teacher, a transcript and an essay are required. Click here for a link to the application.
Fil-Am Fairway Golf Club Scholarship
The Fil-Am Fairway Golf Club was formed in 2009 by a group of Filipinos who emigrated from the Philippines and now call Hawaii their home. The members of the club have zealously embraced the American culture and the club itself is open to people of every background, culture and religion. The club members recognize the importance of education and created this scholarship to honor a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, compassionate service and collegiate ambition. This award amount is worth $500. Students need to write an essay, submit a letter of recommendation, plan to enroll in a two year or four year college next year and submit a copy of their transcript. The application can be picked up in Q2. The deadline is 3:00 pm on February 28.
Defend Oahu Coalition Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has demonstrated excellence in the area of conservation or environmental stewardship and it is worth $500. Applicants need to have a minimum 2.5 GPA, submit two letters of recommendation and write an essay describing your experiences in the area of conservation or environmental stewardship. Click here for a link to the application.
Santiago and Consolacion Ramos Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is organized by Kahuku librarian, Don Ramos, and his extended family. Santiago and Consolacion who were born and raised in the Philippines, stressed the importance of education, service to school and community, and family values to the entire Ramos Ohana. They struggled to make ends meet as Santiago labored in at the Kahuku Sugar Plantation for 43 years, while Consolacion was a stay-at-home mom. Both provided their seven children and two grandchildren the means to graduate from KHIS and other institutions of higher learning.
This scholarship was developed to recognize a graduating senior of Filipino ancestry from KHIS for service to school and community as well as academic achievement. Those who are related to the Ramos Ohana are not eligible to apply. The scholarship is for $300 and the application will be available in February and can be picked up in Q2.
Ko’olauloa Hawaiian Civic Club
This scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female senior of Hawaiian ancestry who lives in the Ko’olauloa moku (from Kalai O I’o Point to Waimea Bay). Minimum GPA of 2.5 and two letters of recommendation are required. Application will be available to pick up in Q2 in Feb/March.
Hamashige Endowment Scholarship
The Hamashige Family Endowment reflects the family's commitment to the community of Kahuku and the ideal of people helping people. Dr. Shinichi Hamashige and his seven siblings were born and raised on the Kahuku Sugar Plantation, where their father worked after arriving from Japan in 1886. Their mother, a picture bride, arrived shortly after. Plantation life was hard work and long hours with little material gains or accumulation of wealth.
Dr. Hamashige created the endowment in 1995 to honor his parents and to instill their fervent belief in the importance of education to future generations of KHIS graduates. Award amounts vary from $500 to $1,000. Typically, about ten seniors will win scholarships which will be announced at graduation.
Winners are chosen based on scholarship, leadership, service and character. Applicants need to submit one letter of recommendation, a transcript and a copy of acceptance letter/email from a college as well as write two essays. Click here for a link to the scholarship application.
May Leiko Imamura-Uruu Honorary Scholarship
May Leiko graduated from KHIS in 1958, continued her education at UH-Manoa then went on to teach in Hawaii for 35 years. As a child, May Leiko's parents stressed the importance of education to her and her seven siblings and she has carried that message to her own five children, who all graduated from UH-Manoa.
When she graduated from KHIS, May Leiko won a scholarship that helped her pay for college and she has created this award to 'pay it forward' and help a senior from the class of 2019. May Leiko has a strong belief in the power of education and it is her wish to help a senior who plans to attend UH-Manoa and major in education. This scholarship is for $500. Click here for a link to the scholarship application.
Felix Duhaylongsod Class of 1943 Memorial Scholarship
Felix was born in Kahuku Village in 1925. He was the son of a sugar plantation worker. Kahuku School provided Felix with a safe, fun and nurturing life, a sound education and the curiosity to travel beyond the shores of Kahuku and serve his country. After graduating, Felix joined the Air Force and flew hundreds of hours supporting the war efforts of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. After 21 years of dedicated service he returned to Hawaii and obtained a Masters Degree in Education Administration. Felix embraced what Kahuku offered him and made it a point to show his appreciation by sharing the beauty of Kahuku with those he met across the world.
This scholarship is awarded to one senior and is worth $500. Applicants should have a 2.7 minimum GPA, participate in school and community service activities and enroll in a two or four-year college next year. Applicants who are considering enlisting in a military service branch are encouraged to apply and do not need to need to enroll in college next year. Click here for a link to the application.
North Shore Life Guard Association Scholarship
This annual award is given to two seniors, one male and one female, and is worth $500 each. Applicants should have participated in water sports at KHIS for two or three years as a participating member. Approved sports are surfing, water polo, paddling and swimming. Applicants also need to have participated in service or volunteer activities, submit two letters of recommendation, write an essay, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and enroll in a four year college next year. Click here for a link to the application.
Bright Beginning Preschool Scholarship
Bright Beginning Preschool's mission is to create a stimulating and positive environment and contribute to the quality of each student's life. This scholarship is worth $500 and is given to a graduating senior who graduated from Bright Beginning Preschool. Applicants should have a record of school and community involvement, demonstrate financial need, minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a four-year college next year. Click here for a link to the application.
Rainbow School Scholarship
Kahuku was the site of the first Rainbow School and has been operating continuously since 1972. This scholarship has been set up to recognize a graduating senior who attended Rainbow School when they were young and is worth $500. Applicants should have a record of school and community involvement, demonstrate financial need, minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a four-year college next year. Click here for a link to the application.
Lucky Fonoimoana Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2014 to honor the memory of Lucky Fonoimoana. Lucky served commendably as the KHIS student government president (1972-1973) and was exemplary in his service to his community of Laie; most notably as President of the Laie Community Association. Lucky was passionate about education. At a young age he was determined that he wanted academics to be one of his strengths. He graduated cum laude from BYU-Hawaii and later, with his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Utah. Lucky loved supporting young students in their academic pursuits. He spent his life encouraging and uplifting others and he delighted in their success.
This scholarship is awarded to one senior who has demonstrated leadership and service to the school and community and is worth $1,000. Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum GPA, plan to enroll in a four-year college next year and submit a letter of recommendation. Click here for a link to the application.
Mufi Hannemann offers $500 scholarships to two students, one male and one female, who demonstrate academic promise and leadership potential. The awards were created to support and encourage students of Samoan ancestry and to honor the memory of Mufi's late parents, Gustav Hannemann and Faiaso Soliai Hannemann. While this isn't a scholarship just for KHIS students, many Kahuku students have won awards over the years. Go to the website to fill out the application. The deadline is March 31.