Celebrating mele

Mele perpetuates our culture, influences generations and commemorates our history.


The power of mele does more than celebrate our culture — it empowers our people. Through mele, we tell our stories, educate our keiki, and preserve the proud history of our lāhui. Our bright haumāna are the ‘ōiwi leaders of tomorrow, and their songs will carry on for generations with your support. A scholarship can change everything for one student, a whole ‘ohana, an entire community and beyond. Your support through a music scholarship will uplift young ‘ōiwi leaders — haumāna like Troy, featured in the video above — and raise the lāhui for generations.

Each of the below scholarships listed were established by donors who value the importance of mele and included music as a requirement of their scholarship criteria. As nā pua ho‘oheno a Pauahi, we share her vision to change the lives of our haumāna and uplift the lāhui through education. Your support can change everything.


As the fundraising arm of Kamehameha Schools, Pauahi Foundation ensures 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes to your designation. No administrative fees are incurred by the donor. All operating expenses incurred by the Pauahi Foundation are funded by KS. Program donations are expended through KS Office of Advancement.