Our Programs


HUALĀLAI ‘OHANA FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO OFFER A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL AWARDS, PROGRAMS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS OF HUALĀLAI RESORT AND FOUR SEASONS HUALĀLAI AND THEIR FAMILIES.  WE ARE DELIGHTED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE WHO MAKE HUALĀLAI SO SPECIAL.

Scholarships


Prekindergarten to 12th Grade Scholarships

DOWNLOAD PRESCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION HERE:

PRESCHOOL    

Our mission is to support the educational goals of our eligible employee families and provide financial assistance for private school tuition and higher education.Studies have shown that early childhood education, such as preschool (prekindergarten), can enhance a child’s ability to excel throughout the remainder of their academic years.  We are excited to give our ‘ohana Keiki that additional support to create academic success in their lives.

Program Mission:

To support the educational goals of our eligible employee families and provide financial assistance for private school tuition for grades Prekindergarten through 12th grade.  Scholarship awards are paid directly to the schools to assist families in their efforts to afford private school education for their children.

PRESCHOOL APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND.

K-12 GRADE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN WINTER OF 2017.

Program Overview:

Scholarship award amounts, up to $3,500 per school year, are based on Financial Need (tuition costs, income, the size of household, individual circumstances); and Academic Merit (GPA, and after grade 5, outstanding achievement and community service).  The foundation offers only two awards per family within the scholarship category.  Award payments are made in full prior to the start of the academic year. The awards are paid for tuition costs, official student fees, and textbooks.  The award does not cover after-school care, day care, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, supplies or transportation costs.  Parents/guardians must submit a personal letter outlining the student’s educational goals and/or special needs and a description of financial need.  Applicants will be responsible for any tuition expenses not covered by this award.

Eligible Recipients:

Employee’s children, ages 3-18, legal dependents only. Enrolling preschool students must turn 3 years old by August 1st of the application year in order to qualify. Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.  If the child does not reside with the employee, financial information for the custodial parent will be required.

Students must be enrolled or applied for enrollment in an accredited educational institution or program; see the list of approved preschools.  Proof of enrollment will be required.  Students must meet a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 (C+) at the time of application. Current report cards or transcripts will be required only for grades 1-12.

Higher Education Scholarships

Higher education, in the form of traditional 2-year and 4-year colleges, online degrees and trade schools, is essential to the advancement of our ‘ohana youth and adults.  However, sometimes the financial burden can keep even the brightest student from pursuing their goals.  The foundation is proud to help support the academic dreams of our new high school graduates and continuing adult learners.
Program Mission:

To support the educational goals of our eligible employee families and to provide financial assistance for higher education.  HED scholarship awards are available for eligible recipients enrolled in a degree-earning program (Associates or equivalent, Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate).

HIGHER EDUCATION APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN WINTER OF 2017.

Program Overview:

Scholarship award amounts, up to $4,000 per school year, are based on Financial Need (tuition costs, income, the size of household, individual circumstances); and Academic Merit (GPA, outstanding achievement and community service).   Award payments are made twice per academic year,  for the first semester, then for the second semester.  The awards are paid only for tuition costs, official student fees, and textbooks.  The award does not cover extracurricular activities, housing, supplies or transportation costs.  Students must submit a personal letter outlining his or her educational goals and/or special consideration and a description of financial need.  Applicants will be responsible for any tuition expenses not covered by this award.

Eligible Recipients:

Eligible recipients are employees, their spouses and their legal dependent children up to age 24.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.  If the child does not reside with the employee, financial information for the custodial parent will be required.

Students must be enrolled or applied for enrollment in an accredited educational institution or program. Proof of acceptance will be required.  Students must meet minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.5 (C+) at the time of application and maintain GPA to receive the second semester scholarship payment. Official report cards or transcripts will be required for all applications.  Online grades or copies of transcripts will only be accepted for mid-year GPA check.

DEFINITIONS

Hualālai Community Employee includes employees of Hualālai Investors, LLC or Four Seasons Hualālai; and any Hualālai Resort contractor, which means an employee or independent contractor of another company who provides services to the resort, hotel or resident homeowner for a minimum of 20 hours per week for over one year.

Annual gross income is a total of all forms of gross income, prior to deductions, including pre-tax adjustments or deductions, contributions to retirement accounts or cafeteria plans, i.e., Social Security wages per W-2 form, and also includes any self-employment or rental property income.

Approved preschools are Kamehameha Preschool; Montessori Preschool; University of Nations; Small World Preschool; Creative Day Preschool, Alakai Academy, and Waikoloa Baptist Keikiland.

Request to consider a New Preschool:  If you wish to see additional Preschools included on the approved list, please complete and submit the Request Form to the foundation office.

 

Medical Financial Assistance


Medical Financial Assistance

DOWNLOAD LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS, SURGICAL ASSISTANCE OR DENTAL SURGERY APPLICATION HERE:

 LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS     SURGICAL     DENTAL

Medical Awards for Life-Threatening Illness
Medical awards cover expenses incurred by the employee or immediate family members beyond those covered by medical insurance in cases of serious or life-threatening illness. Typical expenses that the foundation reimburses are airline travel for a family member accompanying the spouse or parent being treated off-island, hotel expenses, medical treatment co-pays, prescription co-pays and a per diem allowance.
Surgical Assistance Award
Oftentimes, an employee or immediate family member requires a surgery to address a non-life-threatening but disabling condition.  If you or a family member needs to have such a surgery, you may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 in assistance to help pay for medical treatment and prescription co-pays as well as travel necessary for the surgery.  Cosmetic surgeries or non-disabling conditions are not eligible.
Dental Surgery Assistance
An employee or immediate family member may require a dental surgery to address an urgent non-life-threatening, but disabling dental condition.  If you or a family member needs to have such a surgery, you may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 in assistance to help pay for dental assistance. 

Laptop Computer Giveaway


Computer Giveaway

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN WINTER OF 2017.

The Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation offers this program to provide eligible employees and their children with access to the latest computer technology.  Recipients of this award will receive a computer bundle including one laptop computer with a standard software package, a basic printer and 1 ream of paper.

Employees of the Hualālai Community including; Hualālai Investors, LLC, Four Seasons Hualālai and Hualālai Resort contractor employees are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:

2017 Application requirements:
  • Employee household has one or more children, between the ages of 9 to 18 years of age

OR

  • Employee/spouse, or dependent child(ren) who is currently enrolled at an accredited higher educational institution or program
Employee must also:

Have a total household income of less than $80,000.00.
Submit a personal letter outlining the special needs or specific reasons the family would benefit from a new laptop computer in their home.

The number of available laptops will be limited.  Every effort will be made to support as many families as possible.  If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the total number of computer bundles available for 2017 a lottery will be held to determine the award recipients.

Academic Merit Award


Academic Merit Award

ACADEMIC MERIT AWARD APPLLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE SUMMER OF 2017.

Program Mission:

This award was established to provide incentive and recognize students who are achieving in the top tier of academic performance.  To reward the hard work and dedication shown in their studies, this cash award is not based on need or tuition cost.  This award is granted based solely on cumulative GPA and paid directly to the student.

Program Overview:

Applicants for this award must be a Higher Education student; incoming Freshmen through college graduation.  The student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited educational institution.  The student must also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Award Structure:

High School Graduate in June 2017- registered for college in the Fall:
Must provide High School transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Must also provide proof of college enrollment (as of August) for an award of $500.00

Student completed 1st year of college in June 2017:
Must provide College transcripts with a GPA of 3.5 (as of June 2017) for an award of $2,500.00

Student completed 2nd year of college in June 2017:
Must provide College transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (as of June 2017) for an award of $2,500.00

Student completed 3rd year of college in June of 2017:
Must provide College transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (as of June 2017) for an award of $2,500.00.

Student graduated college in June of 2017:
Must provide College transcript with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 (as of June 2017) for an award of  $2,500.00.

Eligible Recipients:

Eligible recipients are Hualālai Community employees, their spouses and their legal dependent children up to age 24.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.

Students must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution or program. Students must meet minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3.5 or higher  Official transcripts will be required for all applications.

*No extensions.  Application packet must include all documents; completed application sheet, personal letter, and official transcript.  Incomplete packets, late applications, faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted.

Educational and Tutoring Awards


Educational and Tutoring Awards

DOWNLOAD EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, OFF-ISLAND LEARNING OR TUTORING APPLICATIONS HERE:

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES    OFF-ISLAND LEARNING    TUTORING

Program Mission:

This program supports the educational goals of our eligible employee families and provides financial assistance with tutoring of a child or adult, and/or provides financial support.  To support the educational goals of our eligible employee families and to provide financial assistance with tutoring of a child or adult, and/or to provide financial support for eligible recipients who wish to take strides toward their educational or career advancement; or deepening their cultural studies through coursework.

Focus is on Core skills, including, but not limited to leadership, life management, personal and inter-personal development, foreign languages, intern or specialty classes on college campuses, Curriculum based club programs, pre-college programs and credited study abroad programs and software education are eligible to all employees and family members, regardless of job position.

Program Overview:

Educational Opportunities Award amounts are equal to 50% – 90% of the eligible program applied for; not to exceed $1,000 per recipient per the calendar year.  The Educational Opportunity Award is not necessarily aimed toward an academic degree, but should be relevant to the applicant’s chosen (or aspiring) career path; or toward gaining a greater understanding of Hawaiian culture.

Off-Island Educational Opportunities Award amounts are equal to 50% of the eligible costs applied for; not to exceed $3,000 per recipient per the calendar year.  The Off-Island Learning Award is similar to the Educational Opportunities Award and uses the same criteria for the eligible program, but is designed for programs off-island to support with the added expense of travel related costs.   Limited to three awards per family, per the calendar year.

Tutoring Award amounts are equal to 50% – 90% of the eligible tutoring program applied for; not to exceed $2,000 per recipient per the calendar year.

Eligible Recipients:
Employees, their spouses and legally dependent children up to age 21.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.  If the child does not reside with the employee, financial information for the custodial parent will be required.
Program Restrictions:
The following types of programs/training are not eligible: athletic, religious or spiritual training, or more than one career change per recipient.  The foundation reserves the right to determine the eligibility of all programs.  If you are not sure if your program will qualify, please contact the foundation and an individual review can be done to determine eligibility.  Eligible recipients may apply multiple times throughout the year, but total award amounts are not to exceed the specific program limits within the calendar year.

Honor Roll Award Ceremony


Honor Roll Award Ceremony

HONOR ROLL APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SUMMER OF 2017.

Program Mission:
Our mission is to recognize and reward all outstanding middle and high school students of the Hualālai‘Ohana, in both private and public schools.  To recognize and reward all outstanding middle and high school students of the Hualālai‘Ohana, in both private and public schools and to create a relationship to encourage participation in our Higher Education Scholarship program.
Program Overview:

In June, parents submit an application form, along with a copy of their child(ren)’s grades.  An award ceremony is held in the Four Season’s ballroom and students are invited to bring up to 6 family guests.  Refreshments are provided in a fun, teen-theme atmosphere, where the students are honored and presented with a certificate suitable for framing, along with a cash award of $150.00 (for students in 6th-8th grades) or $250.00 (for students in 9th – 12th grades). In addition, all awardees that attend the ceremony are entered in a drawing for a brand new MacBook laptop or Ipad Mini. 

Eligible Employees:

Hualālai community employees* who have worked on the property for at least 90 days and work a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible.  There is no income restriction for this award category.
Eligible Recipients:
Employee’s child, legal stepchild or legally adopted child enrolled in a public, private, or charter school; in the 6th through 12th grades and; meeting a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the end of the school year.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship. Grandchildren are not eligible unless they have been legally adopted.  Home-school education is not eligible for the Honor Roll Award.

‘Ike Loa Academy


‘Ike Loa Academy

‘IKE LOA ACADEMY APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SUMMER OF 2017.

This program is designed and facilitated by Erlinda Borges

Program Mission:

The purpose of this program is to provide students an opportunity to make good life choices, decisions and skills through a series of activities and assist them in preparing for college and/or a career.

Program Overview:

2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR DATES AND LESSONS

Program Days and Curriculum:     9:00am –  4:00pm

October 09 & 10           Aloha Etiquette
Monday & Tuesday     Lifeplan – A Journey of Choices, Decisions, and Consequences

November 10               College and Career
Friday                           College Applications and Financial Aid

January 15                    College and Career
Monday                         Writing Skills – Cover Letters, Resumes and Personal Statement/ Obtaining Letters of Recommendation

February 19                  Job Applications and the Job Interview

Monday                         Life Skills

March 19                       Entrepreneurship
Monday

March 30                      Financial Literacy
Friday

May 28                          Creating a Personal Board of Directors
Monday                         Celebration

All sessions will have an afternoon activity.   Activities may include tours of resort operations, job shadowing, community service, cultural tours, and excursions.  The program would meet about once a month on scheduled school break days.  All sessions will take place at Hualālai Resort. Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Eligible Recipients:

This program is available to children of Hualālai community employees, which include Hualālai Investors LLC, Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, and Hualālai Resort contractor employees.  Employees may be full-time, part-time or casual but must have passed their 90-day probation period as of the application deadline.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.

Other information

The program is limited to 20 students.  It is recommended that once enrolled into the program, the student attends all sessions.  Because enrollment is limited, a student may not be absent for more than two (2) sessions.  It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to drop off and pick up a child from the Resort.

 

Little Passports


Little Passports- Educational Tools

DOWNLOAD LITTE PASSPORTS APPLICATION HERE: 

LITTLE PASSPORTS

This program was developed by educators and is age specific.  Designed to encourage interest in geography, science, world discoveries and a life-long love of learning. A kit is mailed monthly to each qualified child.

World Edition: Ages 6-8
  • Discover a new country each month, with souvenirs and hands-on activities.
  • Everything you need to get started:  Our signature blue suitcase, your very own passport, Wall-sized world map, A welcome letter from new pen pals Sam & Sofia, Stickers, photo, and activity sheet.
  • Plus access to online games in the Boarding Zone.
  • A new country is featured each month with Letters from Sam & Sofia, Fun souvenirs, Activity sheets, Stickers for your suitcase, passport & map, Photo.
USA Edition: Ages 9-11
  • Learn about two new states each month, with activity-packed State Journals.
  • Everything you need to get started: USA Field Guide, USA Scratch Book, Wall-sized USA Map, A welcome letter from new pen pals Sam & Sofia, Disposable Camera and Photo Scavenger Hunt Project.
  • Two new states are featured each month with 32-page activity-packed State Journal, Stickers, Postcards, Pop-Out Models, Access to more information and activities online.

Work for College Match


2017 Work for College Match Award Application

DOWNLOAD WORK FOR COLLEGE MATCH APPLICATION HERE:

WORK FOR COLLEGE MATCH

This award was established to provide incentive and recognize students who are attending a higher education institution.  This award rewards the hard work and dedication toward their continuing education and is not based on need or tuition cost. This award is paid directly to the student’s college/university to be credited towards students’ tuition, fees, room, and board.

It is available to children of the Hualalai Community, which include Hualalai Investors LLC, Four Seasons Hualalai, and Hualalai Resort contractor employees. Fulltime resort employees who are students are not eligible for this program.

Applicants for this award must be a Higher Education student and must be enrolled full-time in an accredited educational institution. The student must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Even if your ohana has received educational awards in the past, please apply again as this program is independent of the other Foundation educational opportunities and programs.

DEADLINE: 5:00pm Friday, September 22, 2017. No extensions

Application packet must include all documents; completed application sheet, personal letter and official transcript, employer information and proof of earnings. Incomplete packets, late applications, faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted.

Keiki Summer Book Challenge


Keiki Summer Book Challenge

KEIKI SUMMER BOOK CHALLENGE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILALBE IN SPRING OF 2018.

Program Mission:

The Hualālai Ohana Foundation has partnered with Scholastic to provide books and worksheets for the Keiki Summer Book Challenge.  Having access to books over the summer months reinforces good learning habits and is critical to maintaining a child’s achievement level. The Hualālai Ohana Foundation has partnered with Scholastic to provide books and worksheets for the challenge.  The participants will be encouraged to read and maintain skills that would otherwise be lost over the summer.

Program Overview:

Employees may submit an application for their child to receive a grade level appropriate set of five books to be read over the summer.  For each book read and worksheet completed the student will receive an entry for the Grand Prize Drawing.  Parent must sign the program completion form and return to the Hualālai Ohana Foundation office to receive their drawing tickets and be officially entered into the drawing.

Eligible Recipients:

Employee’s legal dependent children between 1st and 8th grade are eligible for the program.  Employees who are not parents of children they are applying for must provide documentation of legal guardianship.  Grandchildren are not eligible unless they have been legally adopted.

LeapFrog Learning Tools


LeapFrog Learning Tools

LEAPFROG LEARNING TOOLS APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN WINTER OF 2017.  (no late applications will be accepted due to order and delivery times).

Each year, the Foundation provides LeapFrog Learning Tools to Hualalai ‘ohana families with Keiki in Preschool through 5th grade.  These amazing educational toys help to get children interested in learning by using fun themes that children enjoy..

For more information about LeapFrog Learning Tools, go to:
www.leapfrogschoolhouse.com