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Academic Awards

Listed here are the many scholarships started by individuals, families, alumni classes and community supporters that are available to our Kamehameha Schools Seniors. To learn more about each scholarship and see its recent scholarship recipients and their words of mahalo, click on the scholarship name.

Scholarships awarded

Vice Adm. Robert Kihune, (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Robert K.U. Kihune (Ret.), KS 1955, served as a trustee of the Kamehameha Schools. His admiral assignments included: Commander of USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups, Commander of Naval Surface Forces of the Pacific Fleet, and Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare. He retired after his assignment as Chief of Naval Education and Training. As one of 30 vice admirals in the U.S. Navy, Kihune achieved the highest rank of any Native Hawaiian in the U.S. military during that time. He is a 1959 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Through his generosity, the Admiral Kihune Scholarship was established to support a student from the Hawai'i campus who is interested in furthering educational pursuits in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology, to strengthen representation by Native Hawaiians in these fields.


   

Awardees

Iranon, Sharlei Iranon, Sharlei
Mahalo donors of the Admiral Kihune Scholarship! My future plan is to join the veterinarian fields of study and be able to help people all around the island. Your kindness and generosity allow me to sow seeds into future generations by fulfilling my schooling and dreams of becoming a future veterinarian! With your support, I’m able to be one step closer to making an impact on my lāhui and making my family proud.

Pono & Louise Beamer, Winona Beamer, C. Keola Beamer, Keola Beamer, Kapono Beamer
The eldest daughter of Isabella Hale‘ala and George Langhern Desha, Helen Desha Beamer, KS 1900, was a famed composer who was self-taught in music notation and delighted in sharing her love of music and Hawaiian language. Her interest in music started at a very young age and she became an accomplished musician, singer, and composer. She made several recordings for Columbia Records which included the first commercial recording of "Ke Kali nei Au" with Sam Kapu. This fund was established to award students who excel in Hawaiian music.


   

Awardees

Mcclaverty-Shigaki, Brooke Mcclaverty-Shigaki, Brooke
I am so grateful for the contribution because without it, I would not be able to pay for my college education. I will major in Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, then plan on studying law and being able to help Native Hawaiians. With your support, I’m one step closer to being the first college graduate of my family. Mahalo no nā mea a pau!

Pono & Louise Beamer, Winona Beamer, C. Keola Beamer, Keola Beamer, Kapono Beamer
Established in 1987 by Winona K. Beamer, KS 1941, in the name of her two sons, Keola Beamer, KS 1969, and Kapono Beamer, KS 1970. This scholarship recognizes two senior males who have excelled in the area of Hawaiian music and composition while students at Kamehameha and who plan to pursue their musical talents beyond high school.


   

Pono & Louise Beamer, Winona Beamer, C. Keola Beamer, Keola Beamer, Kapono Beamer
Established by Winona K. Beamer, KS 1941, in honor of her parents, Pono and Louise Beamer, in 1980. This scholarship awards a senior furthering their study in Hawaiian music.


   

Awardees

Chock, Angela Chock, Angela
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for the support and specifically appreciate these scholarships because music is my main passion. These will help pay the remainder of my tuition as well as books and supplies so I’m able to attend a good school like BYU Provo without worrying about costs. I can focus on having new college experiences, and developing my talents, skills and career path. Again, thank you so much for your support!
Kwak, Kylie Kwak, Kylie
Thank you for your generosity which will help pay for my education at California Lutheran University, where I will be double majoring in global studies and music, learning about worldwide issues, different cultures, and performing and writing music. I hope to join the University Honors Program, the Hawai‘i Club, choir, theatre, and study abroad in Asia. I also plan on starting a community service club connecting students with elders suffering from loneliness as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, mahalo!

Pono & Louise Beamer, Winona Beamer, C. Keola Beamer, Keola Beamer, Kapono Beamer
Noted composer, author, musician, historian, and chanter, Winona K. Beamer, KS 1941, dedicated her life to all things Hawaiian. Most known for her questioning the Kamehameha Schools administration for challenging the rule that prohibited the use of the Hawaiian language on campus and to dance hula in the ‘āla‘apapa style or standing position. She leaves us with stories, chants, musical recordings, and her ‘ohana which carries on her legacy.


   

Awardees

Mcclaverty-Shigaki, Brooke Mcclaverty-Shigaki, Brooke
I am so grateful for the contribution because without it, I would not be able to pay for my college education. I will major in Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, then plan on studying law and being able to help Native Hawaiians. With your support, I’m one step closer to being the first college graduate of my family. Mahalo no nā mea a pau!

Blossom Mossman Nary
Mrs. Nary's association with Kamehameha Schools spanned 25 years, first as a Hawaiian language teacher, assistant principal, and later as a public affairs officer for President Harold Kent. Her great aloha for Kamehameha students is perpetuated through this scholarship fund. Established by Mrs. Nary's family in October 1988, this award recognizes a motivated, college-bound student who has persevered through a demanding course schedule at Kamehameha and plans on attending a local university.


   

Awardees

Pelletier-Finau, Makakoa Pelletier-Finau, Makakoa
Mahalo donors of the Blossom Mossman Nary Scholarship. When I found out that I had received a scholarship, I was surprised and shocked to have been picked. I will put this scholarship towards pursuing a degree in nursing at UH Mānoa. I am excited to enter nursing because it is mentally stimulating and fulfilling working directly with patients. I truly cannot thank you enough for what you’ve done.

Dr. Charles P.M.K. Burrows
Dr. Charles P.M.K. Burrows, KS 1951, received his Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College, Master of Science and Education degrees from Oregon State University, and a Doctorate in Science Educational Technology from Indiana University. He was a science educator at the Kamehameha Schools for 30 years. The Hui Lama Science Scholarship endowment was established to provide an annual scholarship to a Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus senior who has been an outstanding science student with related interests in Hawaiian conservation practices. Co-advisors Dr. Charles P.M.K. Burrows and Mrs. Sigrid Southworth were instrumental in establishing the Hui Lama Science Scholarship in 2002. Sigrid served as the Hawaiian Collection librarian in the Midkiff Learning Center, and "Doc" Burrows, as he is affectionately called, is a retired science educator who also co-founded the Hui Lama Hiking and Environmental Science Club in the 1970s. It was associated with the Sierra Club High School Hikers' Program where students went on hiking and camping trips to study Hawai‘i's natural and cultural ecosystems. Through Hui Lama, students traveled to remote areas on each Hawaiian island and to the southwestern area of the U.S., Alaska and the Pacific islands of New Zealand, Tahiti, and Rapa Nui to interact with the indigenous peoples and share their cultural practices and histories. Doc Burrows continues to serve on various Hawaiian and environmental organizations to protect and restore the natural and cultural resources of the ahupua‘a system.


   

Awardees

Kaupu, Dakota Kaupu, Dakota
I am extremely grateful that I am a recipient of an award that reflects my interest in the conservation of Native Hawaiian species, and which will allow me to attend the University of Vermont and gain new knowledge on what conservation looks like and the challenges that are faced in different environments/climates. With your support, I’m able to fund my path to working with the endemic flora and fauna of the Hawaiian Islands.

Christine Alicata, Daisy Bell
The Christine Alicata and Daisy Bell funds serve the same purpose — to support students who will be pursuing a college degree in nutrition, food service, or a health-related major. Ms. Daisy Hooleia Bell, KS 1911, worked as the dietician for the Girls' School. Mrs. Christine Alicata served as the 9th and 10th grade health teacher.



   

Awardees

Ching, Randall Ching, Randall
I would like to thank you for your generosity. I will be able to attend my first year at Colby College virtually cost-free and receive an outstanding liberal arts education with an emphasis on the health sciences. I plan on working as a science research assistant, becoming a part of the Emergency Medical Service team, serving the community as a Colby Presidential Scholar, and entering medical school. I will be able to perpetuate the legacies of Christine Alicata and Daisy Bell and fulfill the mission of FLIK Independent School Dining: to improve the health of students and youth in our society. Once again, I am deeply thankful.

David Lorch
Mr. David Lorch was a well-respected educator at Kamehameha Schools from 1967 to 1976. As a band instructor, he inspired many students, and through music, has inspired them in life as well. Many attribute their success to what they learned from Mr. Lorch and this scholarship supports students pursuing music.


   

Awardees

Chock, Angela Chock, Angela
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for the support and specifically appreciate these scholarships because music is my main passion. These will help pay the remainder of my tuition as well as books and supplies so I’m able to attend a good school like BYU Provo without worrying about costs. I can focus on having new college experiences, and developing my talents, skills and career path. Again, thank you so much for your support!

Rev. Stephen Desha, Rev. John Mulholland
This award honors two previous chaplains of Kamehameha Schools. Reverend Stephen L. Desha, Jr., KS 1903, served as chaplain from 1944 to 1950 and Reverend John F. Mulholland served from 1950 to 1969. This award was created for an individual who has "contributed toward furthering fine religious attitudes and work on campus."



   

Awardees

Araki, Kanani Araki, Kanani
There are no words to describe how grateful I am. These funds will not only help pay for my education, but will help me focus even harder knowing there are people that believe in me enough to invest into my future aspirations. I plan to go to Grand Canyon University to study psychology, and am looking forward to the new adventures to come and the things I’m going to learn that will shape my future.
Basques, Mariah Basques, Mariah

Ventura, Bailey Ventura, Bailey
Mahalo donors! I am so thankful for your generosity allowing me to further my education in the fields of elementary education and psychology at Colorado Christian University. I am looking forward to everything about college because CCU is an amazing school and exactly what I was looking for. Once again, thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

Lila Acheson & DeWitt Wallace
A longstanding friendship between Kamehameha Schools' former president, Mr. Harold Kent, and his wife, Mrs. Kent, with Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Wallace, publisher/owners of the Reader's Digest, resulted in the establishment of this very special award in 1961. This scholarship recognizes outstanding seniors who have demonstrated good character, a willingness to work, the promise of positive leadership, and who will be attending college on the U.S. continent.


   

Awardees

Amoy, Mahina Amoy, Mahina
I would like to extend a deep mahalo to the donors for your incredible generosity. With your support, I’m able to attend my dream college. Dartmouth not only has an excellent community, but also offers a top-notch economics and entrepreneurship program. I aim to pursue my vision of founding a business that empowers youth to take advantage of disagreement and turn a difference of opinions into beneficial solutions for issues in Hawai‘i and beyond.
Kaomea, Mahina Kaomea, Mahina
Mahalo nui to the donors of the Mary Atherton Richards, Pauahi Scholars, and De Witt Wallace Scholarships. I am thankful for your thoughtfulness in uplifting generations of young kānaka students like myself. With the support of your generous scholarship funds, I’ll be attending Stanford University, where I will study indigenous education and environmental science with the hope of one day starting a community-based, food-sovereignty, and sustainability school in my ‘āina of Ko‘olaupoko. Mahalo!
Parker, Joshua Parker, Joshua
Mahalo donors of the DeWitt Wallace and Theodore Vierra Scholarships! Your generosity will allow me to attend my dream university. I’m looking forward to taking full advantage of everything Harvard University has to offer. My dream is to invent something incredible in the field of clean energy and found a socially responsible tech company in Hawai‘i. With your support, I’m able to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and entrepreneurship.
Visperas, David Visperas, David
With your support, I’m able to attend Stanford, the college of my dreams. I want to see the depth and breadth of knowledge that this world holds. I intend to major in data science and use my mathematical skills to create algorithms that can derive the best way for students to learn and revolutionize Hawai‘i’s education system. You have changed my future for the better, and I am so, so grateful.

Dorothy E. Martin
Dorothy E. Martin, former teacher and vice-principal at the Kamehameha School for Girls for 26 years, was a model of integrity and commitment for the girls she supervised. This memorial scholarship, established by her brother, John Martin, is given to the senior girl whose record indicates that she is "of good and sound character with exceptional academic promise."


   

Awardees

Nu‘uhiwa, Joy Nu‘uhiwa, Joy
Mahalo donors of the Dorothy Martin Scholarship for investing in a future for girls and to the donors of the Wallace and Barbara Ka‘awaloa Scholarship for taking a chance on kids from Wai‘anae. I’m very grateful for your desire to give back to our community so I’m honored to be the recipient this year! This will go towards the tuition at UCLA where I hope to major in history and minor in environmental sustainability. I then aim to work as a museum curator, a profession I’ve admired forever!

Douglas and Sandra Akina
Established in 2016 by the Akina ‘ohana in honor of Douglas and Sandra Akina, KS 1963, to mark the 20-year partnership between the Akina Aloha Tours/Akina Bus Service providing school bus transportation service for the Kamehameha Schools Maui campus. The Douglas and Sandra Akina Scholarship awards KS Maui high school seniors pursuing post-high studies in the field of education or the hospitality industry.


   

Awardees

Ventura, Bailey Ventura, Bailey
Mahalo donors! I am so thankful for your generosity allowing me to further my education in the fields of elementary education and psychology at Colorado Christian University. I am looking forward to everything about college because CCU is an amazing school and exactly what I was looking for. Once again, thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

Established by Mrs. Janet H. Aoki in memory of her son, Douglas K.K. Chung, KS 1963, a lieutenant killed in action in Vietnam. Kamehameha School for Boys was the highlight of his young life. The purpose of this scholarship is to support a senior boy participating in competitive Interscholastic League of Honolulu sports.

   

Awardees

Carvalho, Mason Carvalho, Mason
Mahalo nui loa donors of the Douglas K.K. Chung Memorial Scholarship and Kamehameha Schools Association of Kaua‘i Scholarship. With these funds, I will be majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-med at Grand Canyon University. I plan to become a certified chiropractor and look forward to helping patients with back and body issues. You have invested in my future and I couldn’t say mahalo enough!
Inciong, Makoa Inciong, Makoa
Mahalo donors! I am incredibly grateful for your generosity that enables me to attend my dream school of Caltech. I intend to major in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace in order to one day work as an engineer at NASA. I’m also blessed to be able to join Caltech’s Division III track team. I will strive to be an excellent representative of Hawai‘i and Kamehameha Schools, and continue my pursuit of knowledge.

Dr. Pauline Frederick
Dr. Frederick's association with Kamehameha began in 1931 when she became a physical education teacher at the Girls' School. She served as principal of the Girls' School from 1942 to 1959, as well as the first Director of Instruction from 1959 to 1964. Upon her retirement, a group of faculty members established this award which recognizes a senior girl "who has taken full advantage of the many opportunities offered at Kamehameha".


   

Awardees

Duropan, Lola Duropan, Lola
Mahalo to the donors of the Dr. Pauline Frederick Scholarship, I am truly honored that you have chosen me as one of your award recipients. This award will relieve some of the financial burden on my parents, enable me to attend Seattle Pacific, and help me get closer to my dreams of becoming a registered nurse. I will utilize this scholarship towards my books and school fees. Mahalo nui loa.

Eward Lapsley
Established in 1983 by Edward Lapsley to reward deserving students whose hard work, positive attitude, and good character would not otherwise be recognized, the name "Ho‘opa‘a Mau" refers to the ongoing dedication of the recipient. Mr. Lapsley was Outreach Counselor at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama High School until his retirement in 2016.


   

Awardees

Callion-Nizo, Stephan Callion-Nizo, Stephan
Mahalo donors for awarding me with these scholarships. Your generosity has helped put my family at ease financially and I am looking forward to achieving my culinary dreams. Although I’ll only be learning the basics and starting in the culinary industry, this foundational year is the most important. I’m so grateful to know that you believe in me and are willing to help me on my journey. I can’t say enough how much I’m thankful.

Edwin P. Murray
Established in honor of Edwin P. Murray, KS 1909, the first alumni and Hawaiian trustee. Between 1923 to 1932, He served the Kamehameha Schools in a finance capacity, then as trustee for 28 years, from 1940 until his passing in 1968. This scholarship will go towards supporting students who have shown superior aptitude in Hawaiian as it relates to anthropology, art, music, dance, history, museum methods, and Hawaiian language.


   

Awardees

Awong, Jax Awong, Jax
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I will be studying Aeronautical Maintenance Technology at Honolulu Community College. I enjoy working with my hands and believe that a trade seems to be the best route for me. With your support, I hope to make my family proud, become a positive contributor to my ‘ohana, and a good example to other young Hawaiians as Pauahi wanted for her pua o Kamehameha to be.
Boshard, Ioane Boshard, Ioane
There are no words to describe how grateful I am. These funds will not only help pay for my education, but will help me focus even harder knowing there are people that believe in me enough to invest into my future aspirations. I plan to go to Grand Canyon University to study psychology, and am looking forward to the new adventures to come and the things I’m going to learn that will shape my future.

In 2015, the FLIK Independent School Dining services established this fund to support students interested in the culinary arts, food and nutrition sciences, or the health sciences fields.

   

Awardees

Callion-Nizo, Stephan Callion-Nizo, Stephan
Mahalo donors for awarding me with these scholarships. Your generosity has helped put my family at ease financially and I am looking forward to achieving my culinary dreams. Although I’ll only be learning the basics and starting in the culinary industry, this foundational year is the most important. I’m so grateful to know that you believe in me and are willing to help me on my journey. I can’t say enough how much I’m thankful.
Ching, Randall Ching, Randall
I would like to thank you for your generosity. I will be able to attend my first year at Colby College virtually cost-free and receive an outstanding liberal arts education with an emphasis on the health sciences. I plan on working as a science research assistant, becoming a part of the Emergency Medical Service team, serving the community as a Colby Presidential Scholar, and entering medical school. I will be able to perpetuate the legacies of Christine Alicata and Daisy Bell and fulfill the mission of FLIK Independent School Dining: to improve the health of students and youth in our society. Once again, I am deeply thankful.

Francelia Stillwell
This scholarship is presented to a student who contributes their time and energies to class and school activities, often without public recognition or acknowledgement. They are responsible individuals who are always "around" to help set up or clean up, not afraid to get their "hands dirty", and are truly altruistic in their volunteerism.


   

Awardees

Suzuki, Talia Suzuki, Talia
Mahalo donors of the Francelia Stillwell Sportsmanship Scholarship! I am very thankful for your generosity, especially since I am the first in my family to go to college. I plan to major in cell and molecular biology on a pre-med track in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon and returning to serve my community in Hawai‘i. I look forward to studying STEM in college and being very involved around campus. Mahalo!

Frank Midkiff
Mr. Frank E. Midkiff's association with Kamehameha Schools spanned over 60 years and included 10 years as president of the Schools and 44 years as a trustee. Our outstanding Learning Center bears his name and will stand as a symbol of his dedication to Kamehameha Schools and to the children of Hawai‘i. Mr. Midkiff, together with his wife, Ruth, created the Frank & Ruth Midkiff Scholarship to award a senior boy and girl displaying academic promise and exemplary citizenship.


   

Awardees

Dameg, Ewalea Dameg, Ewalea
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I hope to major in psychology and sociology with the intent to go into criminal law. I want to be able to give people who feel as though they don’t have a voice the opportunity to be heard and I believe that being a lawyer will give me the opportunity to do that. Mahalo for the opportunity to follow my dreams, establish career skills, and take that knowledge back to benefit Hawai‘i.
Malani, Brock Malani, Brock
I am extremely grateful for your generosity so I can attend the US Air Force Academy, serve this country as an officer in the military, and work to create positive change in our communities. These scholarship funds will be used to pay for my college tuition, where I will be working hard to build a strong foundation to improve my study habits so that I give myself the best chance to succeed in college.
Monden, Tess Monden, Tess
With this support and generous contribution, I look forward to attending my first year of college at Portland State University where I plan to learn as much as possible pursuing higher education. Mahalo donors of the Frank and Ruth Midkiff Scholarship and the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship!
Perry, Alexandra Perry, Alexandra
I can’t thank you enough for blessing me with these awards and having faith in me. I am BEYOND excited to attend Darmouth College, and plan to major in linguistics and to meet amazing students from all across the world, sharing my perspectives and passions as a Native Hawaiian and learning those of my peers. I then hope to attend medical school and eventually become a doctor here in Hawai‘i!
Williams, Toby Williams, Toby
I am very thankful for your generosity. I intend to work hard and major in finance at Clemson. I look forward to meeting new people, earning new skills, starting my academic year off strong, and making strong connections with my professors and classmates. Mahalo for investing into the future as I intend to return home and help my community.
Worth, Joshua Worth, Joshua
I am so thankful for your generosity because I will be able to further my education at a wonderful university. I plan to use the scholarship to help me with my tuition at Princeton University. I am looking forward to coming back to Hawai‘i to share what I learn and take care of my communities. With your support, I am provided with an abundance of resources and opportunities that will help me further my education.

Harold Turney, Dorothy Gillett
Beloved music directors, Harold B. Turney and Dorothy Kahananui Gillett, KS 1936, are honored with the establishment of this scholarship fund by the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club in 2002. The award recognizes musically talented seniors who have enthusiastically participated in and contributed to the Kamehameha Schools music program, with a strong preference for students with choral music talent considering pursuing a major in music with an emphasis in choral direction. Dorothy Gillett was her class valedictorian and attended the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, then transferred and graduated from Ohio State University, earning a B.S. in Education. Returning to Kamehameha, she assisted Harold Turney in the formation of the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club and became its director. As a teacher and choral director, Mr. Turney was a stickler and taskmaster. During his tenure, he collaborated successfully with Mrs. Gillett and Mr. Walter Tullis on countless mele; arranging them and leading the Kamehameha students into a golden age of music.



   

Awardees

Chock, Angela Chock, Angela
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for the support and specifically appreciate these scholarships because music is my main passion. These will help pay the remainder of my tuition as well as books and supplies so I’m able to attend a good school like BYU Provo without worrying about costs. I can focus on having new college experiences, and developing my talents, skills and career path. Again, thank you so much for your support!
Kwak, Kylie Kwak, Kylie
Thank you for your generosity which will help pay for my education at California Lutheran University, where I will be double majoring in global studies and music, learning about worldwide issues, different cultures, and performing and writing music. I hope to join the University Honors Program, the Hawai‘i Club, choir, theatre, and study abroad in Asia. I also plan on starting a community service club connecting students with elders suffering from loneliness as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, mahalo!

Henry Laumaewa & Clara Kapeka Kanamu
The scholarship was established by Douglas Kainalu Mack in honor of his grandparents, Henry Laumaewa and Clara Kapeka Kanamu. The endowment endeavors to support scholars in reaching their fullest academic potential by making a quality education more accessible. Students shall aspire to become lifelong learners by developing a desire for discovery and knowledge while fostering a curious mind. They shall realize an increased awareness and providence of and cultural pride in their heritage, while instilling them with the kuleana to themselves and the community to be good stewards in order to preserve and perpetuate their gracious Hawaiian culture.


   

Awardees

Spencer, Sidney Spencer, Sidney
Mahalo for the donors of this scholarship! I want to be an electrician and be able to give my future kids a shot at an even better life. Easier said than done but I look forward to the challenge. With your support I’m able to further my education to a level that I was not thinking of being at a couple months ago. It honestly means a lot to have your support. Mahalo for believing in me.

Henry Lee
Established by the friends and family of Henry Lee, this scholarship fund is a tribute to Mr. Henry "Papa" Lee, KS 1946, longtime coach and mentor to the Kapālama Track and Field program. His coaching spanned 50 years to students involved in track and field, football, and basketball offering them not only sports training, but life skills as well. Many alumni, coaches, friends and ‘ohana honored Coach Lee's many years of unyielding dedication to the young men and women of Hawai‘i that he coached and tutored in both sports and in life. The hui feels that he exemplifies the very essence of the giving Princess Pauahi had established in her last will and testament. The purpose of this scholarship is to support Kapālama male seniors who actively participate in the athletics program as a track runner and demonstrate performance as a leader.


   

Awardees

Kanno, Kala‘i Kanno, Kala‘i
Mahalo donors of the Henry Lee Scholarship. The fact that I was selected shows that you believe in my potential, and I won’t let it go to waste. I hope that I can give back in some way in the future. With your support, I will be attending UH Mānoa during the fall to pursue my dreams of being a psychologist. Mahalo for your support!

Herbert Kealoha Keppeler
Mr. Keppeler served the Bishop Estate as a civil engineer following his graduation from the University of Hawai‘i. In 1962, Mr. Keppeler became a trustee of Kamehameha Schools where he served until 1971. A memorial scholarship was established and supports a senior who will major in engineering at the University of Hawai‘i.


   

Awardees

Paiste, Malulani Paiste, Malulani
Mahalo donors for the immense amount of support and love that allows me to begin this new chapter with excitement, hopefulness, and drive. This opportunity will help me excel in my future endeavors at UH Mānoa, which include majoring in biological engineering, starting a nonprofit to help the homeless community of Hawai‘i, and continuing to compete in pageants. I truly hope I can meet all of you in person one day. Mahalo nui loa!

Jared Alvarez
Established by the Sylva ‘ohana in 2013 in loving memory of son, grandson, and brother, Jared Keanu Sylva Alvarez, KSM 2011. During his time at Kamehameha Schools Maui, Jared was known by many as a beloved friend and teammate. The Jared Keanu Sylva Alvarez Named Endowment Scholarship supports student athletes from the KS Maui campus in their post-high educational pursuits.


   

Awardees

Arashiro-Mamuad, Taylor Arashiro-Mamuad, Taylor
A very big mahalo to the Sylva ‘ohana. Thanks to your generosity, I am a step closer to fulfilling my dream of being the first college graduate in my ‘ohana. I plan on attending Adams State University and look forward to being on the football field again playing for them. I also hope to be recruited by Colorado Mesa and to finish college majoring in mechanical engineering. I will work hard to pass all my classes with flying colors, using your scholarship as motivation.

Established by Georgia J. Meyer in loving memory of her husband, John A. Meyer, KS 1951, this scholarship supports students who demonstrate interest in the following field(s) of study: athletics or engineering (reflecting John's interests), and business or finance (reflecting Georgia's interests).

   

Awardees

Ikalani, Amber Ikalani, Amber
To the donors of the John A. and Georgia J. Meyer Scholarship, I am so thankful for this incredible opportunity. I plan to double major in engineering and business and look forward to new relationships, experiences, and growing as a person. By the end of my first year in college, I hope to learn more about energy systems and how I can improve them to make Hawai‘i a better place. Again, mahalo nui loa!
Inciong, Makoa Inciong, Makoa
Mahalo donors! I am incredibly grateful for your generosity that enables me to attend my dream school of Caltech. I intend to major in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace in order to one day work as an engineer at NASA. I’m also blessed to be able to join Caltech’s Division III track team. I will strive to be an excellent representative of Hawai‘i and Kamehameha Schools, and continue my pursuit of knowledge.
Keone, Kia‘i Keone, Kia‘i
It means a lot to me to win this award which will help my family and I. You had so many different options, and decided to invest in the future of Hawai‘i, and that means a lot to me. I will be studying sports management and playing college football at Colorado Mesa University. This award will help me to reach my goals and gives me encouragement to give back to the community.
Nascimento, Haily Nascimento, Haily
There are not enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation. Even though I have left Kamehameha, a part of Pauahi and amazing people like you have provided me with the stability to further my education. I will be attending the University of Hawai‘i for a degree in hospitality/tourism management and sustainable development, through which I hope to provide a better system in the tourism industry. I also plan to contribute to the perpetuation of hula, ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, and mele. Mahalo piha iā ‘oukou no ko ‘oukou kāko‘o nunui!
Trujillo, Cade Trujillo, Cade
I am sincerely grateful for your generosity. It has been my life-long dream to attend and play for a school on the mainland. With this scholarship my dream has finally come true as this will allow me to study business and finance and play men’s volleyball at Sacred Heart University. Mahalo again for the opportunity to further my academic and athletic career, reach my fullest potential, and grow as a person of Hawaiian descent.

David Johnny Pineapple Ka‘ōnohi
This award memorializes David Ka‘ōnohi who attended the Kamehameha Schools during the 1920s from grade 6 to 9 when he opted to return to attend Kaua‘i High School. Mr. Ka‘ōnohi was a founding father of the Hawai'i State Society of Washington D.C. and a popular Hawaiian entertainer on the east coast performing under the stage name of "Johnny Pineapple." He went on to attend the Julliard School of Music and was featured on the Phil Baker show sponsored by Dole Pineapple Company who insisted he use the name "Johnny Pineapple". This award recognizes an outstanding senior who intends to perpetuate the Hawaiian language and culture by pursuing Hawaiian Studies and Language at a local university.


   

Hailama Farden
This award was initiated by then graduating Kamehameha Schools' senior, Hailama V. Farden, KS 1989. As a talented Hawaiian language student, kumu, and resourceful individual, Hailama promoted the understanding and correct usage of ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i. During his senior year, he prepared and broadcasted a daily, one-minute Hawaiian language lesson as part of the schools' "Morning Announcement". After graduating, Hailama and members of his ‘ohana continue to fund this award annually. Hailama currently serves as Regional Director for Kamehameha Schools. This scholarship supports a student majoring in ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i who actively uses ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i in everyday life and participates in Hawaiian language activities.


   

Awardees

Awong, Jax Awong, Jax
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I will be studying Aeronautical Maintenance Technology at Honolulu Community College. I enjoy working with my hands and believe that a trade seems to be the best route for me. With your support, I hope to make my family proud, become a positive contributor to my ‘ohana, and a good example to other young Hawaiians as Pauahi wanted for her pua o Kamehameha to be.

Kahu Maria & Kahu Wendell Davis
Inspired by the makana of education he received from Ke Ali‘i Pauahi, and a desire to perpetuate "Aloha Ke Akua", Kahu Wendell B.K. Davis, KS 1971, established this scholarship to honor his wife, Kahu Maria K.K. Davis, and leave a legacy to generations to come by offering them the opportunity to learn and receive a distinctive education. This scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who have participated on deputation teams from all three KS campuses.


   

Awardees

Morales, Siera Morales, Siera
Mahalo donors of the Theodore Richards Scholarship, KSH Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship, and the Kahu Wendell B.K. Davis and Mama Kahu Maria K.K. Davis Aloha Ke Akua Scholarship for your generosity. Your gift will help me decrease my financial deficit as I attend college this fall. My future plans include going to a university and receiving my degree in music education. Thank you!

Established by the Kamehameha Schools Association of Kaua‘i to support Kapālama high school seniors residing on Kaua‘i with demonstrated commitment to their field of study, impact within the Hawaiian community, and community service activities. Funds for this scholarship were the result of both past and present Kaua‘i parents of Kapālama students' fundraising efforts throughout the year.

   

Awardees

Ayau, Logan Ayau, Logan

Brun, Makaniomāhealani Brun, Makaniomāhealani
Mahalo nui loa for this scholarship! I am forever thankful and full of gratitude to receive this award. These funds will support me in continuing my education at a higher level! With your support, I will have a jumpstart to my next step in education. I am looking forward to starting my own business on my home island, Kaua‘i.
Buhk, Makena Buhk, Makena
Mahalo donors of the KSAK Scholarship. This generous award is much appreciated and will help my family greatly and be used for tuition, books, and school fees as I attend college in Arizona in the fall. I am looking forward to continuing my education in hopes of giving back to Hawai‘i and Kamehameha schools. Pauahi has done so much for me and I hope I can make her proud.
Carvalho, Mason Carvalho, Mason
Mahalo nui loa donors of the Douglas K.K. Chung Memorial Scholarship and Kamehameha Schools Association of Kaua‘i Scholarship. With these funds, I will be majoring in biology with an emphasis in pre-med at Grand Canyon University. I plan to become a certified chiropractor and look forward to helping patients with back and body issues. You have invested in my future and I couldn’t say mahalo enough!
Doo, Mason Doo, Mason
Mahalo donors of the Kamehameha Schools Association of Kaua‘i Scholarship for your investment towards my future. This will help pay for my tuition and take away some of the financial stress. I plan on attending Northern Arizona University and majoring in biology and marine biology. I am looking forward to experiencing life outside of Hawai’i and pursuing a career that will one day benefit the members of my lāhui.
Nishimoto, Taylor Nishimoto, Taylor
Attending the University of Washington has been a dream of mine since I was younger and with this scholarship, I’m able to take another step closer to that reality, and will ensure that I make the most out of it while studying sociology. After graduating, I would like to move back to Hawai‘i to dedicate my life and work to giving back to my lāhui. Mahalo nui again, I’m truly grateful.
Pa, Keliko Pa, Keliko
Mahalo donors! I will be using this to pay for my coursework at Kaua‘i Community College and hope to become a fireman. This will not only help me pay for college, but to want to try harder to succeed. I’m very thankful for all you have done for me and hope to learn a lot this year. This will help me be able to provide for my family and the community I live in!
Pavao, Jeslie Pavao, Jeslie
Mahalo for this honor! This will be of tremendous help to my family and I in my education journey and turn my dreams into reality. I will be attending Texas Christian University to study speech communication sciences and disorders with the hopes of becoming a speech pathologist. I hope to maintain a strong connection with Hawai‘i regardless of the distance and am looking forward to giving back to my community when I return home.
Perry, Alexandra Perry, Alexandra
I can’t thank you enough for blessing me with these awards and having faith in me. I am BEYOND excited to attend Darmouth College, and plan to major in linguistics and to meet amazing students from all across the world, sharing my perspectives and passions as a Native Hawaiian and learning those of my peers. I then hope to attend medical school and eventually become a doctor here in Hawai‘i!
Tapucol, Deven Tapucol, Deven
I am so appreciative and grateful for the opportunity you are giving me. I am attending Metropolitan State University of Denver to pursue a degree in biology because I have a passion for conservation through aloha ‘āina. I didn’t know how my family and I were going to be able to pay for my education, but your support will help to ensure that I can pursue my dreams without hesitation.

In 1987, during Kamehameha Schools' Centennial Year, the Class of 1957 celebrated their 30th reunion and created this scholarship. Successful fundraising projects and personal contributions allowed the class to establish a significant endowed fund. This award recognizes a senior boy and girl with outstanding scholarship, character, and extracurricular activities.

   

Awardees

Ka‘auwai, Ridge Ka‘auwai, Ridge
Mahalo donors of Kamehameha Schools Class of 1957! I am grateful to be selected as your donor recipient. I will use it to offset my tuition at Clemson University’s Business School. My goals include graduating with business management and returning to attend law school at UH to become a corporate attorney. I am also looking forward to getting involved in clubs and student government, and perhaps one day, even being elected as Class President!
Stokes, Kaci Stokes, Kaci
I am beyond thankful for your generosity. I plan to attend UH Mānoa and will be able to complete college with little to no student debt, which is incredibly freeing as I can focus on my career instead of on paying back student loans. I hope to excel in all my classes and find opportunities to get involved at my college/community and to one day give back to the youth as you have so generously done for me!

This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Class of 1997 to support students continuing their educational journey. This is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated a high level of volunteer work and service to the community.

   

Awardees

Moniz, Taylor Moniz, Taylor
Mahalo donors of the KS Class of 1997 and Mary Atherton Richards Scholarships. Thank you for your generosity. Because of you, I am able to attend my dream school and travel to Ireland to attend college through the Columbia Dual BA Program with Trinity College Dublin. I hope to do more research this year towards the fight against cancer and be able to spread the passion for my culture internationally.

Through years of fundraising at Hoʻolauleʻa and other projects, the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Parent Teacher Organization (KSHPTO) gave of their time, energy, and aloha to raise funds to establish this scholarship for graduating seniors of the KS Hawai‘i campus who are residents of Hawai‘i island and who have demonstrated academic excellence.

   

Awardees

Abellera, Elysa Abellera, Elysa
Mahalo donors! I am extremely thankful for your generosity which will go towards my education at the University of Portland to pursue a career as a pediatric surgeon. I look forward to giving back to my community and helping those in need. In this first year, I hope to achieve a better understanding in the fields of biology and psychology. With your support, I’m able to accomplish my life aspirations.
Ah Chong, Dillon Ah Chong, Dillon
Thank you so much for selecting me as one of this year’s KSHPTO scholarship recipients. This will definitely help me attend the University of New Mexico this coming fall and I’m looking forward to continue playing golf. Mahalo for making college more affordable so I can pursue my future endeavors.
Akau, Ocean Akau, Ocean
Mahalo donors! My family and I are extremely grateful for your generosity and the opportunities this scholarship will afford me. I plan to attend Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, major in kinesiology and be a part of the inaugural women’s water polo team. I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a physical therapist for individuals with autism and other disabilities and give back to the community that has raised me.
Araki, Kanani Araki, Kanani
There are no words to describe how grateful I am. These funds will not only help pay for my education, but will help me focus even harder knowing there are people that believe in me enough to invest into my future aspirations. I plan to go to Grand Canyon University to study psychology, and am looking forward to the new adventures to come and the things I’m going to learn that will shape my future.
Calicdan, Xander Calicdan, Xander
I appreciate the generosity that you have offered us as Hawaiians and I will be sure to use this gift wisely. This will help me to attend my dream school, Yale, studying biology. I am looking forward to pursuing a career in medicine to serve my community and to provide much needed healthcare for the people in Hawai‘i, and this scholarship is a huge contribution towards that goal. Mahalo!!
Cavaco, Candace Cavaco, Candace
Mahalo nui loa donors! I’m so very thankful for your generosity that will help pay for my education. I will be majoring in engineering at Grand Canyon University. These funds will help me immensely with some much-needed financial assistance. I hope to build new relationships and make the most of the learning environment, and prepare myself for the next chapter in life. Mahalo again for your generous support.
Chow, Justin Chow, Justin
I am so thankful for your generosity. I plan on attending the University of Puget Sound pursuing a kinesiology degree, after which, I would like to attend physical therapy school in hopes of becoming either a physical therapist or an athletic trainer. During my first year of college, I hope to maintain good standings in terms of grades, develop my passions, and have fun.
Cordeiro, Ryenne Cordeiro, Ryenne
Thank you so much for your generosity and consideration. These funds will be used to further my education in the field of creative writing at Oregon State University, and will contribute to my goal of becoming an author. This first year at college, I am hoping to make new connections and learn more about myself, and explore beyond my comfort zone. I am very excited to see what life has in store for me!
Correia, Bethany Correia, Bethany
Thank you so much for your generosity and consideration. These funds will be used to further my education in the field of creative writing at Oregon State University, and will contribute to my goal of becoming an author. This first year at college, I am hoping to make new connections and learn more about myself, and explore beyond my comfort zone. I am very excited to see what life has in store for me!
Dameg, Ewalea Dameg, Ewalea
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I hope to major in psychology and sociology with the intent to go into criminal law. I want to be able to give people who feel as though they don’t have a voice the opportunity to be heard and I believe that being a lawyer will give me the opportunity to do that. Mahalo for the opportunity to follow my dreams, establish career skills, and take that knowledge back to benefit Hawai‘i.
Dangaran, Raynn Dangaran, Raynn
Thank you so much for your contribution in getting me to college and on my way to a better future! With your support, I can attend college at OSU and hopefully get my degree in psychology, and then law. This wouldn’t be possible without your help, and I am truly grateful!
Faust, Dayanee Faust, Dayanee
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO Scholarship and Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship! I am so grateful for your generosity that is helping to lift some of the financial stress and burden off my ohana’s shoulders. I am planning on studying earth sciences at Colorado State University. My dream for college was to move off the islands and explore the world beyond Hawai‘i, and you are a big part of making that happen.
Hironaga, Christian Hironaga, Christian
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO. Thank you for your generosity and support. I will be able to use this money to attend college worrying less about paying for things, whether it be books or tuition fees. I hope to adapt to college life in a new state and school while setting a good example as an alumnus of Kamehameha Schools. Mahalo again and thank you for your support.
Malani, Brock Malani, Brock
I am extremely grateful for your generosity so I can attend the US Air Force Academy, serve this country as an officer in the military, and work to create positive change in our communities. These scholarship funds will be used to pay for my college tuition, where I will be working hard to build a strong foundation to improve my study habits so that I give myself the best chance to succeed in college.
Martin, Angela Martin, Angela
Mahalo donors of the Liko Lehua and KSHPTO Scholarships. Your generosity and consideration of high school students like me who want to go to college allows us to be able to follow our dreams without needing to worry as much about fees and debt. I’m looking forward to going to the mainland for college to get my master’s degree in nursing, experience new opportunities, and meet new people.
Martines, Makakoa Martines, Makakoa
Mahalo nui to the donors of the KSHPTO Scholarship. Thank you for seeing something in me and helping cut the costs of a college degree in environmental science. I hope to become a DLNR agent or work in forestry or agriculture, which I believe will help our lāhui in sustainability. I hope to start the year off great and gain a good foundation for the remainder of my college years.
Morales, Siera Morales, Siera
Mahalo donors of the Theodore Richards Scholarship, KSH Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship, and the Kahu Wendell B.K. Davis and Mama Kahu Maria K.K. Davis Aloha Ke Akua Scholarship for your generosity. Your gift will help me decrease my financial deficit as I attend college this fall. My future plans include going to a university and receiving my degree in music education. Thank you!
Namohala, Misha Namohala, Misha
I am truly thankful for this opportunity, as you’re supporting me on my journey through my college career. I plan on majoring in nursing or biology. I would like to either become a pediatrician or a pediatric travel nurse. Because of you, I’m able to support our community as I embark on my path within the medical field. Mahalo once again for this award!
Pacheco, Osiana Pacheco, Osiana
Thank you for the support which will go towards my college tuition, room, and reduce my financial stress. I truly appreciate your generosity. I hope to become a travel nurse and go to many places around the world to help different communities and expand my point of view by experiencing many different cultures. I will always be thankful for your contribution to my education.
Pakele, Janelle Chloe Pakele, Janelle Chloe
Mahalo donors! I’m very thankful for your scholarship that will help me go to college so my parents won’t have to pay as much. I would also like to thank you for helping me and believing in me. My future plans are to go to college and get a bachelor’s degree in any science or health-related major. I also plan to pursue my dreams of going to medical school.
Perry, Keli‘inowelo Perry, Keli‘inowelo
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO, Pai‘ea Kāne, and Pauahi Scholars Scholarships for the support of my academic and future endeavors. I am looking forward to college so that I may become a teacher myself. I would love to be able to come back to Kamehameha at some point to teach history.
Perry, Sophia Perry, Sophia
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO Scholarship for investing in my future! These funds will finance a portion of my education at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where I will be studying media communications to become a journalist. I hope to spend the next four years learning all I can about using media to promote collaboration and problem solving. Mahalo!
Rosehill, Dylan Rosehill, Dylan
Mahalo donors for choosing me to be your scholarship recipient. With your award, I will be able to attend Pacific University in Oregon with less financial stress. I plan on studying biology with the hopes of entering a career in the medical field. I’d like to return home and help our community. I will do my best to make sure your scholarship is a worthy investment in my future. Mahalo!
Tadeo-Etrata, Caley Tadeo-Etrata, Caley
I am so thankful for your support. With these scholarships I will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo where I will study biology, and plan on pursuing a career in the medical field. All my life, I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world and look forward to saving lives and achieving my dream of making the world a better place.

Established by the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Association of Teachers and Parents, this recognizes graduating high school seniors from Kapālama who demonstrate well the motto, "Hoʻihi Aku, Hoʻihi Mai", the giving and receiving of respect through participation in the annual Kapālama campus Hoʻolauleʻa.

   

Awardees

Amina, Jireh Amina, Jireh

Tauala, Kekuawela Tauala, Kekuawela
Mahalo donors! I have enrolled at UH Mānoa and plan to major in pre-social work with a minor in library science or Hawaiian studies. I enjoy interacting and spending time with the kūpuna in my community and in my ‘ohana so I hope to focus on gerontology and to contribute to the lāhui in my specialty area by engaging in activities that support aloha ‘āina and ‘ohana.

Established by Lee Enterprises in 1978, the KGMB-TV Scholarship serves to enable Native Hawaiians to improve their ability to enter the broadcast industry and pursue a career in communications. In 1990, the KHON-TV Scholarship fund was established offering financial support to a graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in broadcast television. Together, these funds have afforded a means for students to attain their communications goals.

   

Awardees

Kapua‘ala, Hezekiah Kapua‘ala, Hezekiah
Mahalo! This was a complete surprise, so I am very happy to receive these scholarships. My family and I are in a tough spot because of the pandemic, so any money that I receive will help pay for tuition and other fees. I plan on attending UH Mānoa and am very excited to be starting in a new environment. In my first year, I hope to become a straight-A student.
Tomaszek, Tahina Tomaszek, Tahina
Mahalo donors of the KGMB/KHON Video Production Scholarship. I am so thankful for your generosity. With your support, I’m able to reduce some of the financial responsibilities that I have attending university. In my first year of college I hope to set new goals and grow as an individual both academically and socially, developing the knowledge I need to have a successful career. Mahalo!

Lee Ann DeLima
This scholarship was established by the Kamehameha Schools Maui graduating classes since 2006 and combined with the KS Maui VIP Chair fund to honor former Po‘o Kula Lee Ann DeLima, KS 1977, to support the educational pursuits of a graduating KS Maui senior.


   

Awardees

Bachiller, Pearl Bachiller, Pearl
Mahalo donors for your generous aid in helping me pursue my dream. I will be attending UH Mānoa, delving into the fascinating field of biology and be able to challenge myself and learn more about STEM programs and different fields in biology to gain a better understanding of what specific field I want to study. Mahalo for your aid. I could not be more appreciative.
Dudoit-Caban, Sheldon Alama Dudoit-Caban, Sheldon Alama
Mahalo donors of the Lee Ann Delima Scholarship. I plan on attending Central Washington University studying construction management. I know that college will definitely push me to my limits, but I am ready to take it on. I am grateful for your generosity because without your support I would not be able live out my dream of going to college. Thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart.

Lee Thomas
Established by the friends of Lee Thomas to honor his legacy and passion for the Pacific Islands and journalism, this supports students with a similar preference for Pacific Island studies, journalism, or communications. As a dedicated former KS Kapālama high school kumu, track coach, dorm advisor, and KS retiree with 55 years of service, Mr. Thomas' legacy spans decades. His love of the theater, Shakespeare, Polynesia, the Pacific Islands, and literature is evident, and he continues to share his passion with haumāna to encourage exploration in this field of study.


   

Awardees

Lyman, Haley Lyman, Haley
Mahalo donors for the Lee Thomas Pacific Island Scholarship! I plan on attending Whitworth University for college and will also be playing softball there. I am so very thankful to be awarded this scholarship and will definitely be using it to further educate myself and represent my home, Hawai‘i, as an active leader and proud Hawaiian!

Lena Kaulumau Machado
Best known as the ‘Songbird’ of Hawaiian music, Lena Machado was one of the most popular entertainers in the history of Hawaiian music. Established by Mrs. Machado's hānai daughter, Pi‘olani Motta, and the Ladies Kaulumau, who were students and fellow performers of Mrs. Machado's hula group. Lena Kaulumau Wai‘ale‘ale was born in Pāuoa, O‘ahu on October 16, 1903 into a rapidly changing Hawai‘i — one in which the population was still adjusting to the newness of having become a territory of the United States. Her musical career started with imitating kūpuna in the form of oli and playing her makeshift ‘ukulele with rubber bands and roof shakes. Her professional experiences ranged from touring the U.S. with Hawaiian musicians and dancers, starting her own musical group with her husband Luciano K. Machado, and later singing with her longtime idol, Lizzie ‘Alohikea and the Royal Hawaiian Band. She lived an extraordinary life and left a legacy of music for us to enjoy. Aunty Lena lives on through her well-known and poignant compositions such as ‘Pōhai Kealoha’, ‘Ho‘onanea’, ‘Ei Nei’, ‘Kamalani o Keaukaha’, and ‘Alohi No’. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving and talented senior who has exhibited aptitudes and skills in the area of music composition.


   

Awardees

Chock, Angela Chock, Angela
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for the support and specifically appreciate these scholarships because music is my main passion. These will help pay the remainder of my tuition as well as books and supplies so I’m able to attend a good school like BYU Provo without worrying about costs. I can focus on having new college experiences, and developing my talents, skills and career path. Again, thank you so much for your support!

Mary Atherton Richards
Mary Atherton Richards was the wife of Theodore Richards who served as a KS School for Boys teacher in 1889 and principal from 1893 to 1898. Through the estate of Mr. Atherton Richards, their son, this scholarship was established to memorialize her. Mrs. Richards' commitment to helping those less fortunate than she is evident in the many organizations and social service groups which she established in the community. Born into a missionary family that hosted many travelers through Hawai‘i to China, Japan, and the Micronesian islands, Mary Atherton was raised with a sense of service with particular interest in civic and cultural causes. Recipients reflect Mrs. Richards' emphasis on scholarship, citizenship, and community service.


   

Awardees

Abellera, Elysa Abellera, Elysa
Mahalo donors! I am extremely thankful for your generosity which will go towards my education at the University of Portland to pursue a career as a pediatric surgeon. I look forward to giving back to my community and helping those in need. In this first year, I hope to achieve a better understanding in the fields of biology and psychology. With your support, I’m able to accomplish my life aspirations.
Akau, Ocean Akau, Ocean
Mahalo donors! My family and I are extremely grateful for your generosity and the opportunities this scholarship will afford me. I plan to attend Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, major in kinesiology and be a part of the inaugural women’s water polo team. I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a physical therapist for individuals with autism and other disabilities and give back to the community that has raised me.
Amoy, Mahina Amoy, Mahina
I would like to extend a deep mahalo to the donors for your incredible generosity. With your support, I’m able to attend my dream college. Dartmouth not only has an excellent community, but also offers a top-notch economics and entrepreneurship program. I aim to pursue my vision of founding a business that empowers youth to take advantage of disagreement and turn a difference of opinions into beneficial solutions for issues in Hawai‘i and beyond.
Bachiller, Pearl Bachiller, Pearl
Mahalo donors for your generous aid in helping me pursue my dream. I will be attending UH Mānoa, delving into the fascinating field of biology and be able to challenge myself and learn more about STEM programs and different fields in biology to gain a better understanding of what specific field I want to study. Mahalo for your aid. I could not be more appreciative.
Calicdan, Tylee Calicdan, Tylee
Mahalo to the donors of the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship! Thanks to you, I am able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and I am looking forward to one day serving many countries, communities, and the Hawaiian community as a nurse. I am more than grateful for your generosity!
Cavaco, Candace Cavaco, Candace
Mahalo nui loa donors! I’m so very thankful for your generosity that will help pay for my education. I will be majoring in engineering at Grand Canyon University. These funds will help me immensely with some much-needed financial assistance. I hope to build new relationships and make the most of the learning environment, and prepare myself for the next chapter in life. Mahalo again for your generous support.
Correia, Bethany Correia, Bethany
Thank you so much for your generosity and consideration. These funds will be used to further my education in the field of creative writing at Oregon State University, and will contribute to my goal of becoming an author. This first year at college, I am hoping to make new connections and learn more about myself, and explore beyond my comfort zone. I am very excited to see what life has in store for me!
Dagupion, Savannah Rose Dagupion, Savannah Rose
Thank you so much for your generous gift! My future plans include attending Arizona State University. I hope to attain a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication to help benefit our lāhui through credible and transparent reporting, and to provide timely and accurate news to our local community. I also hope to express my passion for print work, layout, and design, so working for a magazine company like Vogue, in the future, would be a dream.
Dameg, Ewalea Dameg, Ewalea
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I hope to major in psychology and sociology with the intent to go into criminal law. I want to be able to give people who feel as though they don’t have a voice the opportunity to be heard and I believe that being a lawyer will give me the opportunity to do that. Mahalo for the opportunity to follow my dreams, establish career skills, and take that knowledge back to benefit Hawai‘i.
Dangaran, Raynn Dangaran, Raynn
Thank you so much for your contribution in getting me to college and on my way to a better future! With your support, I can attend college at OSU and hopefully get my degree in psychology, and then law. This wouldn’t be possible without your help, and I am truly grateful!
Delos Santos, Leah Delos Santos, Leah
Thank you so much for your generous gift towards furthering my education. Especially during an unprecedented time like this, your support means more than you will ever know. I hope to start my journey in pre-law at UH Mānoa, studying political science and sociology with the ultimate goal of giving back to my Native Hawaiian community. With your help, I feel confident in these endeavors. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Duarte, Caitlyn Duarte, Caitlyn
Mahalo for your generous donation to support not only myself but also my family in funding my college education. I am beyond thankful for this opportunity that will aid me in my future endeavors at Grand Canyon University. I hope to achieve my overall goal of getting into the nursing program through attaining a 4.0 in my first year of college. Thank you for choosing to support my dreams!
Faust, Dayanee Faust, Dayanee
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO Scholarship and Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship! I am so grateful for your generosity that is helping to lift some of the financial stress and burden off my ohana’s shoulders. I am planning on studying earth sciences at Colorado State University. My dream for college was to move off the islands and explore the world beyond Hawai‘i, and you are a big part of making that happen.
Haumea-Thronas, Jordynn Haumea-Thronas, Jordynn
Mahalo donors of the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship for your generous donation. With this scholarship, I will purchase textbooks and school supplies and will be able to pursue my post-secondary education at California Polytechnic. I plan on receiving a bachelor’s in environmental management and protection and pursuing a career in environmental law. Mahalo nui for helping me attend my dream school!
Kalama, Lauren Kalama, Lauren
Mahalo donors of the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship! I am incredibly humbled to have received this scholarship which will truly help me to achieve my goals in college at Chapman University. I will be majoring in communications and hopefully film production and broadcast journalism in the pursuit of a career in creative media. I am so excited for this new chapter of my life and want to mahalo you for supporting me on this journey.
Kaomea, Mahina Kaomea, Mahina
Mahalo nui to the donors of the Mary Atherton Richards, Pauahi Scholars, and De Witt Wallace Scholarships. I am thankful for your thoughtfulness in uplifting generations of young kānaka students like myself. With the support of your generous scholarship funds, I’ll be attending Stanford University, where I will study indigenous education and environmental science with the hope of one day starting a community-based, food-sovereignty, and sustainability school in my ‘āina of Ko‘olaupoko. Mahalo!
Kay, Aleah Kay, Aleah
Mahalo nui loa for allowing me this opportunity to pursue my college aspirations of a masters in secondary education and fund my career goals. With your support, I look forward to achieving my dream of returning to Kamehameha Schools and becoming an English teacher and theater director.
Kehano, Mila Kehano, Mila
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for your generosity and kindness. With your support, I’m able to pursue a college education at Portland State University in environmental engineering. As a young Hawaiian leader, I strive for kūlia in all that I do. I am here to serve the lāhui, honor my kūpuna, and create a better future for the keiki o ka ‘āina.
Macalintal, Abigail Macalintal, Abigail
Mahalo donors of the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship!. With your support, I’m able to continue my education journey at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in mechanical engineering and hope to achieve a deeper understanding of myself as a Native Hawaiian in pursuit of making a difference in this world. Mahalo nui loa for your kindness and generosity!
Monden, Tess Monden, Tess
With this support and generous contribution, I look forward to attending my first year of college at Portland State University where I plan to learn as much as possible pursuing higher education. Mahalo donors of the Frank and Ruth Midkiff Scholarship and the Mary Atherton Richards Scholarship!
Moniz, Taylor Moniz, Taylor
Mahalo donors of the KS Class of 1997 and Mary Atherton Richards Scholarships. Thank you for your generosity. Because of you, I am able to attend my dream school and travel to Ireland to attend college through the Columbia Dual BA Program with Trinity College Dublin. I hope to do more research this year towards the fight against cancer and be able to spread the passion for my culture internationally.
Mossman, Malina Mossman, Malina
Your generosity lessens the burden on my parents, as well as myself. I plan to pursue my college education at Utah Valley University, where I will be majoring in business marketing. This funding offers me the opportunity to further my education to achieve my future goals and learn in an entirely new environment, pursue my education career, and pave my own path to help equip my lāhui when I return to Hawai‘i.
Nascimento, Haily Nascimento, Haily
There are not enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation. Even though I have left Kamehameha, a part of Pauahi and amazing people like you have provided me with the stability to further my education. I will be attending the University of Hawai‘i for a degree in hospitality/tourism management and sustainable development, through which I hope to provide a better system in the tourism industry. I also plan to contribute to the perpetuation of hula, ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, and mele. Mahalo piha iā ‘oukou no ko ‘oukou kāko‘o nunui!
Nitta, Nalea Nitta, Nalea
I am so thankful for this scholarship. While college was always in my plans, paying for it worried me. Your scholarship will help me with fees, books, tuition, and so much more as I start my college career attending Brigham Young University, Utah. I hope to pass all of my classes, challenge myself, and make the most of what you have given to me. Mahalo nui loa!
Paiste, Malulani Paiste, Malulani
Mahalo donors for the immense amount of support and love that allows me to begin this new chapter with excitement, hopefulness, and drive. This opportunity will help me excel in my future endeavors at UH Mānoa, which include majoring in biological engineering, starting a nonprofit to help the homeless community of Hawai‘i, and continuing to compete in pageants. I truly hope I can meet all of you in person one day. Mahalo nui loa!
Perry, Alexandra Perry, Alexandra
I can’t thank you enough for blessing me with these awards and having faith in me. I am BEYOND excited to attend Darmouth College, and plan to major in linguistics and to meet amazing students from all across the world, sharing my perspectives and passions as a Native Hawaiian and learning those of my peers. I then hope to attend medical school and eventually become a doctor here in Hawai‘i!
Stokes, Kaci Stokes, Kaci
I am beyond thankful for your generosity. I plan to attend UH Mānoa and will be able to complete college with little to no student debt, which is incredibly freeing as I can focus on my career instead of on paying back student loans. I hope to excel in all my classes and find opportunities to get involved at my college/community and to one day give back to the youth as you have so generously done for me!
Stupplebeen, Sofia Stupplebeen, Sofia
I am so grateful to have received this financial support. I am attending Seattle University to earn a bachelor’s in marketing. I hope to create a marketing agency which I want to bring back to Hawai‘i to support local businesses. I appreciate all the work that goes into creating such scholarships and will use it to do good in the world, show what it means to be a Kamehameha Schools student, and a part of Pauahi’s legacy.
Tadeo-Etrata, Caley Tadeo-Etrata, Caley
I am so thankful for your support. With these scholarships I will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo where I will study biology, and plan on pursuing a career in the medical field. All my life, I always knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world and look forward to saving lives and achieving my dream of making the world a better place.
Ventura, Bailey Ventura, Bailey
Mahalo donors! I am so thankful for your generosity allowing me to further my education in the fields of elementary education and psychology at Colorado Christian University. I am looking forward to everything about college because CCU is an amazing school and exactly what I was looking for. Once again, thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

The McClellan Family
Established in 2020 by William Henry Kekoa McClellan, KS 2002, and Nicole Makana McClellan, KS 2003, the McClellan Family Scholarship recognizes the importance of advancement through speech and is awarded to a graduating senior of the Kamehameha Schools with preference given to the president, officers and members in good standing of the KS Kapālama Speech and Debate Team.


   

Awardees

Amoy, Mahina Amoy, Mahina
I would like to extend a deep mahalo to the donors for your incredible generosity. With your support, I’m able to attend my dream college. Dartmouth not only has an excellent community, but also offers a top-notch economics and entrepreneurship program. I aim to pursue my vision of founding a business that empowers youth to take advantage of disagreement and turn a difference of opinions into beneficial solutions for issues in Hawai‘i and beyond.

Michael Mikey Miyake
This scholarship was established by Ida F. Miyake and Martha Chang, family of Michael "Mikey" Miyake, who was part of the Kapālama ‘ohana for many years. Affectionately known to many on campus as "Uncle Mikey", he spent much of his time with the athletics, band, and performing arts departments, and encouraged all students to strive for the best. He spent countless hours volunteering his services with the Kapālama campus band, crafting band helmet lamps, creating mock-up models of marching band formations, reinventing the band traveling wardrobe boxes and simply being a friend to all band members and staff. This scholarship is to support students who participate and have interest in organized athletics or performing arts.


   

Awardees

Bonilla, Danielle Ann Bonilla, Danielle Ann
Mahalo donors of the Michael and quot;Mikeyand quot; Miyake Scholarship. With your generosity, I will be able to use this money to relieve some of the financial burden off my family and attend Vanderbilt University. I would like to major in neuroscience with the ultimate goal of becoming a cardiologist. I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning things that I’m passionate about. Mahalo nui!
Lovell, Serena Lovell, Serena
I am so grateful for your generosity. I will be attending Chapman University, majoring in elementary education and playing on the women’s soccer team. I am looking forward to that the most, as well as being in a different place, experiencing other cultures and exposing others to my culture. I hope to return to Kamehameha to become a kumu to mold the next generation. You’re helping me achieve this goal, mahalo!

Originally established to fund three separate scholarships, the funds have been consolidated to create the Pai‘ea Kane/Wahine Scholarship which offers awards annually to two outstanding scholar athletes who are graduating seniors. Awardees are selected based on a combination of grade point averages and lettered sport participation.

   

Awardees

Pacheco, Osiana Pacheco, Osiana
Thank you for the support which will go towards my college tuition, room, and reduce my financial stress. I truly appreciate your generosity. I hope to become a travel nurse and go to many places around the world to help different communities and expand my point of view by experiencing many different cultures. I will always be thankful for your contribution to my education.
Perry, Keli‘inowelo Perry, Keli‘inowelo
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO, Pai‘ea Kāne, and Pauahi Scholars Scholarships for the support of my academic and future endeavors. I am looking forward to college so that I may become a teacher myself. I would love to be able to come back to Kamehameha at some point to teach history.

Each year, the prestigious Pauahi Scholarships (Pauahi Scholars and Pauahi Scholars Liko Lehua), named in honor of our founder, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, are awarded by the Foundation to deserving Kamehameha Schools graduating seniors who have excelled academically and have also displayed outstanding personal qualities in leadership, outstanding character, and community service.

   

Awardees

Amian, Keana Amian, Keana

Calicdan, Xander Calicdan, Xander
I appreciate the generosity that you have offered us as Hawaiians and I will be sure to use this gift wisely. This will help me to attend my dream school, Yale, studying biology. I am looking forward to pursuing a career in medicine to serve my community and to provide much needed healthcare for the people in Hawai‘i, and this scholarship is a huge contribution towards that goal. Mahalo!!
Cavaco, Candace Cavaco, Candace
Mahalo nui loa donors! I’m so very thankful for your generosity that will help pay for my education. I will be majoring in engineering at Grand Canyon University. These funds will help me immensely with some much-needed financial assistance. I hope to build new relationships and make the most of the learning environment, and prepare myself for the next chapter in life. Mahalo again for your generous support.
Dagupion, Savannah Rose Dagupion, Savannah Rose
Thank you so much for your generous gift! My future plans include attending Arizona State University. I hope to attain a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication to help benefit our lāhui through credible and transparent reporting, and to provide timely and accurate news to our local community. I also hope to express my passion for print work, layout, and design, so working for a magazine company like Vogue, in the future, would be a dream.
Hanson, Karl Hanson, Karl

Kaina, Skye Kaina, Skye
Mahalo donors of the Pauahi Scholars award. I am very grateful for this award which has a huge impact on us. I will be able to attend Chapman University in California to further my education. In college I will take advantage of the courses and internships offered, and find a career I am passionate about.
Kaluhikaua, Teani Kaluhikaua, Teani
I hope to study film and gain more experience and connections to get a head start in a digital media career. I am looking forward to going through the college experience at Grand Canyon University, meeting new friends, trying new things, and making memories. Mahalo nui donors of the Pauahi Scholars Scholarship for your generosity! This fund will help relieve the financial burden of attending college and bring me one step closer towards graduating debt-free.
Kaomea, Mahina Kaomea, Mahina
Mahalo nui to the donors of the Mary Atherton Richards, Pauahi Scholars, and De Witt Wallace Scholarships. I am thankful for your thoughtfulness in uplifting generations of young kānaka students like myself. With the support of your generous scholarship funds, I’ll be attending Stanford University, where I will study indigenous education and environmental science with the hope of one day starting a community-based, food-sovereignty, and sustainability school in my ‘āina of Ko‘olaupoko. Mahalo!
Kapua‘ala, Hezekiah Kapua‘ala, Hezekiah
Mahalo! This was a complete surprise, so I am very happy to receive these scholarships. My family and I are in a tough spot because of the pandemic, so any money that I receive will help pay for tuition and other fees. I plan on attending UH Mānoa and am very excited to be starting in a new environment. In my first year, I hope to become a straight-A student.
Martin, Angela Martin, Angela
Mahalo donors of the Liko Lehua and KSHPTO Scholarships. Your generosity and consideration of high school students like me who want to go to college allows us to be able to follow our dreams without needing to worry as much about fees and debt. I’m looking forward to going to the mainland for college to get my master’s degree in nursing, experience new opportunities, and meet new people.
Masuko, Carlos Masuko, Carlos
Mahalo nui loa donors! I plan to attend Pacific University in Oregon where I will be majoring in biology and pre-med. I look forward to also competing on the cross country and track teams there. In the future I plan on coming back to Hawai‘i and becoming a general practitioner to the underserved areas of Hawai‘i Island. This award is a huge financial help and words cannot express how grateful I am.
Pacheco, Osiana Pacheco, Osiana
Thank you for the support which will go towards my college tuition, room, and reduce my financial stress. I truly appreciate your generosity. I hope to become a travel nurse and go to many places around the world to help different communities and expand my point of view by experiencing many different cultures. I will always be thankful for your contribution to my education.
Perry, Keli‘inowelo Perry, Keli‘inowelo
Mahalo donors of the KSHPTO, Pai‘ea Kāne, and Pauahi Scholars Scholarships for the support of my academic and future endeavors. I am looking forward to college so that I may become a teacher myself. I would love to be able to come back to Kamehameha at some point to teach history.
Rodrigues, Brynn Rodrigues, Brynn
I would like to begin by saying that I am extremely thankful. Your generosity will benefit my family and me by contributing to my college expenses. My future plans are to attend Western Oregon University, earn a BSN and eventually become a RN. I am most looking forward to being in a new environment that will expose me to new people and experiences to help me grow as a student and an individual. Thank you for believing in me!
Stupplebeen, Sofia Stupplebeen, Sofia
I am so grateful to have received this financial support. I am attending Seattle University to earn a bachelor’s in marketing. I hope to create a marketing agency which I want to bring back to Hawai‘i to support local businesses. I appreciate all the work that goes into creating such scholarships and will use it to do good in the world, show what it means to be a Kamehameha Schools student, and a part of Pauahi’s legacy.
Tuitele, Teija Tuitele, Teija
Aloha donors of the Pauahi Scholars Scholarship! I wanted to sincerely say mahalo nui loa for your kōkua in my learning journey. I want to do something that I truly love. I plan on being an open major student and exploring different realms of study and find which one I want to pursue. With your support, I’m able to follow my educational dreams.
Viella, Connor Viella, Connor

Watanabe, Nainoa Watanabe, Nainoa
Mahalo donors, your generosity has made such a difference in my life not only because of the help with my tuition but also because of the support and confidence that you have entrusted with me through this scholarship. Mahalo for being willing to invest in my college education in business and finance. In the long term, I hope to complete my MBA, return to Hawai‘i to serve as a leader for the next generation, be part of the local businesses, and make a real change.
Worth, Joshua Worth, Joshua
I am so thankful for your generosity because I will be able to further my education at a wonderful university. I plan to use the scholarship to help me with my tuition at Princeton University. I am looking forward to coming back to Hawai‘i to share what I learn and take care of my communities. With your support, I am provided with an abundance of resources and opportunities that will help me further my education.

Luryier Pop Diamond
Named in honor of our longtime Kapālama campus photographer, Luryier "Pop" Diamond, whose career at Kamehameha Schools spanned more than five decades. Pop started on campus through a freelance assignment, managed the photography club, and within a few years, was teaching photo classes. Pop's fondest memories were of shooting school events, as evidenced by the extensive photo archives that document decades of life on campus through the book "Images of Aloha". This scholarship recognizes an outstanding Kapālama senior student who is pursuing a post-high education in the visual arts field, with preference to a student pursuing a career in photography.


   

Awardees

Wong-Mcgee, Kaya Wong-Mcgee, Kaya
Mahalo donors of the Pop Diamond scholarship, I just want to thank you for believing in me. I was so amazed that I got a scholarship for my portfolio, it really gives me the confidence that not only my friends and family like my photos but other people around the world. I want to be a professional photographer, go to school for business, and start a family. Thank you, I truly appreciate your support.

Richard Lyman, Jr.
As a trustee of the Kamehameha Schools for 30 years, "Papa" Lyman emphasized the importance of perpetuating Hawaiian values, culture, and language. An agriculturalist, state senator and Bishop Estate trustee, Richard Ka‘ilihiwa "Papa" Lyman was born in Hilo. With a degree in agriculture from the University of Hawai'i, he became a member of the 1950 Constitutional Convention and served as a senator for the Territory of Hawai'i and the State of Hawai'i from 1958 to 1962. This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding honors students and leaders with preference to a scholar of history, political science, or government.


   

Awardees

Hayashida, Tyler Hayashida, Tyler
Mahalo donors, there are no words to explain the gratefulness I feel. Because of you, I am able to pursue a degree in political science and minor in another social science at UH Hilo. I plan to also take part in their amazing study abroad program to Japan and return to work in government land management so that I can make sure that Native Hawaiian land is used properly to perpetuate Hawaiian Culture.

Stan & Besse Fortuna
The Stanley & Besse Fortuna Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of the parents of Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus' founding headmaster, Dr. Stanley Fortuna, Jr. This scholarship celebrates the commitment and sacrifices made by Dr. Fortuna's parents, neither of whom were even able to go to high school, to further the education of their children. Inspired by his move to Hawai‘i and exposure to acts of aloha bestowed by parents and kūpuna upon their children, Dr. Fortuna has perpetuated the values of family and perseverance through this award.


   

Awardees

Akau, Ocean Akau, Ocean
Mahalo donors! My family and I are extremely grateful for your generosity and the opportunities this scholarship will afford me. I plan to attend Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, major in kinesiology and be a part of the inaugural women’s water polo team. I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a physical therapist for individuals with autism and other disabilities and give back to the community that has raised me.

Presented by a Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i campus family, the Tauati ‘Ohana Scholarship, which focuses on family values, community, and school service, recognizes two students whose values, character, and spirit have been reflected in their moral choices and the respect they have shown others (students, teachers, and staff alike) in all aspects of school life.

   

Awardees

Dameg, Ewalea Dameg, Ewalea
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I hope to major in psychology and sociology with the intent to go into criminal law. I want to be able to give people who feel as though they don’t have a voice the opportunity to be heard and I believe that being a lawyer will give me the opportunity to do that. Mahalo for the opportunity to follow my dreams, establish career skills, and take that knowledge back to benefit Hawai‘i.
Malani, Brock Malani, Brock
I am extremely grateful for your generosity so I can attend the US Air Force Academy, serve this country as an officer in the military, and work to create positive change in our communities. These scholarship funds will be used to pay for my college tuition, where I will be working hard to build a strong foundation to improve my study habits so that I give myself the best chance to succeed in college.

Tayler Nanea Pangan-Fergerstrom
Tayler Nanea Pangan-Fergerstrom, KSK 2011, spent 6 years at Kamehameha as a boarding student from 2005 to 2011. Tayler blossomed here on "the hill" getting in touch with her creative side, finding her inner athlete, and creating unforgettable bonds with her dorm sisters. This scholarship was established in her memory for a senior member of the "Border Nation" — a forever family in which Tayler was so proud to be a part of.


   

Awardees

Cerezo, Savannah Cerezo, Savannah
Mahalo donors of the Tayler Nanea Pangan-Fergerstrom Memorial Scholarship. I am thankful for your generosity because I now know that all my hard work these past six years has paid off. With your support, I’m able to attend the Northern Arizona University and major in visual communications with an emphasis in graphic design and a minor in photography. I am looking forward to where my education will take me.

Tennyson Keolalani Tom
The Tom ‘ohana established this award in loving memory of their son Tennyson, KS 1995, an honors graduate who excelled in academics, athletics, leadership, and music. During his time at Kamehameha, Tennyson participated and excelled in a wide range of sports programs; among them swimming, water polo, wrestling, and football. Tennyson attended the Air Force Academy and graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego in 1999. This award recognizes a student who has displayed outstanding academic and extracurricular excellence during their tenure at Kamehameha.


   

Awardees

Chang, Alana Chang, Alana
Mahalo donors! I am so very thankful for your generosity towards nā pua a Pauahi. With your support, I will be pursing my undergraduate requirements to attend pharmacy school during this upcoming school year. I hope to graduate college with a PharmD and work in a specialized pharmacy, hopefully oncology or heart-disease related, to help out our people with their most prominent ailments. With your support, I’m able to pursue my higher education without overburdening my family.
Wagner, Kainani Wagner, Kainani
I truly appreciate your support on my journey to continue my education. It helps my family and me so much more than you could ever imagine. I hope to get an associate’s in liberal arts and Hawaiian studies, then transfer to UH and get my bachelor’s in English and master’s in library science so I can become a university librarian. With your support, I’m able to get one step closer to fulfilling my dreams!

Theodore Richards
Mr. Theodore Richards was a music teacher at Kamehameha Schools and served as principal of the Boys' School from 1893 to 1898. In 1889 he, along with Principal William Oleson, created the school song, "Sons of Hawai‘i". His musical interests included compiling and editing song books, and he was known to organize choral competitions among the churches of Honolulu. His son, Mr. Atherton Richards, who served as a trustee of Kamehameha Schools for 22 years, established this award which recognizes outstanding senior scholars with superior academic achievements.


   

Awardees

Kwak, Kylie Kwak, Kylie
Thank you for your generosity which will help pay for my education at California Lutheran University, where I will be double majoring in global studies and music, learning about worldwide issues, different cultures, and performing and writing music. I hope to join the University Honors Program, the Hawai‘i Club, choir, theatre, and study abroad in Asia. I also plan on starting a community service club connecting students with elders suffering from loneliness as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, mahalo!
Morales, Siera Morales, Siera
Mahalo donors of the Theodore Richards Scholarship, KSH Parent Teacher Organization Scholarship, and the Kahu Wendell B.K. Davis and Mama Kahu Maria K.K. Davis Aloha Ke Akua Scholarship for your generosity. Your gift will help me decrease my financial deficit as I attend college this fall. My future plans include going to a university and receiving my degree in music education. Thank you!

Theodore Vierra
Mr. Theodore Vierra, KS 1919, studied at Cogswell Polytechnical College in San Francisco and received his degree from the Harvard University School of Architecture. He later returned to Hawai‘i in 1935 and won various awards for his architectural designs. Here on the Kapālama campus, his design work is seen in Pākī Hall, the Pauahi Building, the old ‘Akahi Dining Hall now renamed Kekūanao‘a, and Keawe Gym. This award, established in 1963, is given to students majoring in a technical area such as engineering, architecture, or computer science at a mainland college.


   

Awardees

Parker, Joshua Parker, Joshua
Mahalo donors of the DeWitt Wallace and Theodore Vierra Scholarships! Your generosity will allow me to attend my dream university. I’m looking forward to taking full advantage of everything Harvard University has to offer. My dream is to invent something incredible in the field of clean energy and found a socially responsible tech company in Hawai‘i. With your support, I’m able to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and entrepreneurship.

Established from the Trust of Mrs. Ula Baker Sheecha, this scholarship serves to support talented individuals pursuing a career as an artist, with strong preference to those pursuing a major in the visual arts with an emphasis in the two-dimensional areas of drawing, painting, or graphic design.

   

Awardees

Dougher, Kiponaonalani Dougher, Kiponaonalani
Thank you for providing me with this scholarship. This will help my family and I financially. By you giving me this scholarship, it taught me that hard work does pay off. Once again, thank you so much.
Yamaguchi, Kalākea Yamaguchi, Kalākea
Mahalo donors, it is truly an honor to receive these awards. I will be studying design at the University of San Francisco and look to set my sights on the fashion design industry. As an artist, this award means a lot because it proves to me that others believe in who I am and are willing to support me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for your generosity.

Virginia Aulani Rowan Chung
Established in 1993 by Mrs. Cynthia DeRosier of Klamath Falls, Oregon, this scholarship memorializes Mrs. DeRosier's mother, Mrs. Virginia Aulani Rowan Chung, KS 1929. Mrs. Chung taught at Bingham Track Kindergarten and Grade School for many years before enrolling at Colorado State College. She was proud of her Hawaiian heritage, the education she received at Kamehameha Schools, and of the lifelong friendships which began there. The award recognizes a bright and creative senior girl who has persevered and has been successful in a demanding college preparatory curriculum and plans on entering a field considered non-traditional for women in Mrs. Chung's time.


   

Awardees

Bajo, Cheyenne Bajo, Cheyenne
Mahalo donors for your generosity. I will attend New York University, one of the best nursing institutions in the nation, and concentrate on nursing, entrepreneurship, political science, and creative writing. I plan on coming back to Hawai‘i to work as an endocrinology nurse practitioner to aid the community of underprivileged keiki who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Mahalo nui for the aloha you pass on each year to better the lāhui.

Waipa ‘O Kalani Nishimura
A devoted son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson, and classmate; Waipa ‘O Kalani Nishimura, KS 2001, was a proud graduate who excelled in the football and baseball programs and made the most of his time here at Kamehameha. This scholarship supports a senior boy and girl who has good character, citizenship, and participated in school sports such as varsity, junior varsity, and intramurals.


   

Awardees

Hulihee, Haylee Hulihee, Haylee
Mahalo donors of the Waipa Nishimura Memorial Scholarship, I am extremely grateful to you for giving me the chance to expand my knowledge at the University of San Diego. The scholarship funds will be used toward pursuing a degree in behavioral neuroscience. With your support, I’m able to have the opportunity to make an impact on society in which children with mental disabilities are accepted and treated fairly.
Yamaguchi, Kalākea Yamaguchi, Kalākea
Mahalo donors, it is truly an honor to receive these awards. I will be studying design at the University of San Francisco and look to set my sights on the fashion design industry. As an artist, this award means a lot because it proves to me that others believe in who I am and are willing to support me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for your generosity.

Wallace & Barbara Ka’awaloa
The late Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Wallace Ka‘awaloa, KS 1946, and his wife, Barbara, believed in education and lifelong learning. Their two daughters Isabella Wood, KS 1972, and Lieutenant Colonel Lytle Ka’awaloa Takemoto, KS 1974, U.S. Army (Ret.), with son-in-law, Colonel Glenn Takemoto, established this endowment to perpetuate education for Hawaiian children. This scholarships honors the Ka‘awaloa legacy and encourages giving back to the Wai‘anae community from which they hailed. The awards are reserved for the highest-ranking senior male and female from the Wai‘anae district that are of high moral character.


   

Awardees

Loscalzo, Jakob Loscalzo, Jakob
Mahalo donors of the Wallace and Barbara Ka‘awaloa Scholarship for your generosity. I am extremely honored to have been chosen for this award which will bring me closer to my goal of becoming an occupational therapist. I hope I can use what I learn to make a difference in people’s lives, the same way that you have made a difference in mine. Mahalo again for assisting me in my first pursuit of a college degree.
Nu‘uhiwa, Joy Nu‘uhiwa, Joy
Mahalo donors of the Dorothy Martin Scholarship for investing in a future for girls and to the donors of the Wallace and Barbara Ka‘awaloa Scholarship for taking a chance on kids from Wai‘anae. I’m very grateful for your desire to give back to our community so I’m honored to be the recipient this year! This will go towards the tuition at UCLA where I hope to major in history and minor in environmental sustainability. I then aim to work as a museum curator, a profession I’ve admired forever!

Zillah Young
Former Kamehameha High School choral director, Zillah Young, KS 1963, strived for excellence from herself as well as from her students she coached and taught over the years. Excelling in the music arena, she auditioned and was one of twenty-three students accepted into the prestigious Merola Opera Program in 1970. She went on to become a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus and returned home to Hawai‘i where she served as chorus director of the Honolulu Opera Theatre. She has left a lasting impression on those that were touched by her strict yet nurturing teachings. This fund supports a student who will be majoring in the music field.


   

Awardees

Chock, Angela Chock, Angela
Mahalo donors! I am extremely grateful for the support and specifically appreciate these scholarships because music is my main passion. These will help pay the remainder of my tuition as well as books and supplies so I’m able to attend a good school like BYU Provo without worrying about costs. I can focus on having new college experiences, and developing my talents, skills and career path. Again, thank you so much for your support!