Prekindergarten to 12th Grade Scholarships

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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.