Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP)

The Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP) is a collaboration between ALU LIKE, Inc. & Kamehameha Schools. This competitive program provides summer school funding assistance to qualified students entering grades 1st - 12th during the 2016-2017 school year. Scholarships are available for students attending Summer School at both D.O.E. and private* schools statewide excluding all Kamehameha Schools Campuses.

*Members of the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools (, excluding Kamehameha Schools & private universities.

Applications Are Now Available For Download!

DOWNLOAD: 2016 NHSSAP Application Packet
DOWNLOAD: NHSSAP Program PowerPoint  |  NHSSAP Program PDF

Completed applications should be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program
2969 Māpunapuna Place, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hand delivered applications must be submitted during normal business hours
Mailed applications with inadequate postage will be returned to sender
E-mail or fax applications will not be accepted

Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-1305 | Email:


Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Students MUST be entering grades 1st through 12th in the 2016-2017 school year
  • Applications must show proof of financial eligibility.
    Family Size 2016 Total Income Not to Exceed
    1 $ 18,662.00
    2 $ 30,571.00
    3 $ 41,974.00
    4 $ 51,810.00
    5 $ 61,140.00
    6 $ 71,508.00
    7 $ 81,876.00
    8 $ 92,244.00
    9 $ 102,610.00
    10 $ 112,980.00
    11 $ 123,348.00
    12+ ADD $ 10,368.00 FOR EACH
  • Awards are made on a first come, first served basis
  • Preference is given to students of Hawaiian ancestry
  • Only complete applications with all required documents will be considered for funding
  • Documentation of student attendance & grades will be required

Required Documents

  1. Completed 2016 Application Form
  2. Completed 2016 Supplemental Evaluation Questions
  3. Copy* of student's birth certificate (REQUIRED for every applicant)
  4. If student's birth certificate doesn't indicate Hawaiian ancestry, also provide ONE of the following:
    • Copy* of Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center Certification or Letter
    • Copy* of birth certificate of parent showing Hawaiian ancestry
    • Copy* of OHA Registration Card
  5. Copy* of ONE of the following documents to verify income:
    • Verification of public assistance (TANF and SNAP/Food Stamps) WITH Household listing
    • Verification of student's participation in the USDA Free & Reduced-Priced Meals Program
      (copy of letter from school acknowledging acceptance in program)
    • Most recent federal tax return
    • Verification of Foster Care through certificates or letters
    • Verification of Section 8 Housing
  6. Copy* of student's 2nd Quarter Report Card (FOR GRADES 6-12 ONLY)
  7. Completed & signed 2016 Consent to Release Information Form

*Copies ONLY - No Originals. Submitted documents become the property of ALU LIKE, Inc.

Applications & more Information also available:

  • At your D.O.E. or select private school office
  • At any ALU LIKE, Inc. Office listed below
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Main Office
Airport Financial Center
2969 Māpunapuna Place, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96819
Tel.: 808 535-6700
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Leeward
89-137 Nānākuli Avenue
Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i 96792
Tel.: 808 668-0555
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Molokai
Kulana ‘Oiwi Multi Service Center
Maunaloa Hwy., Kalama‘ula Bldg. D
Kaunakakai, Hawai‘i 96748
Tel.: 808 553-5393
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Hilo
32 Kino‘ole Street, Suite 102
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720
Tel.: 808 961-2625
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Kaua‘i
2970 Kele Street, Suite 116
Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i 96766
Tel.: 808 245-8545
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Maui
737 Lower Main Street, Suite B-2
Wailuku, Hawai‘i 96793
Tel.: 808 242-9774
ALU LIKE, Inc. - Hāna
Hāna Community Center Rm D6
Hāna Maui, Hawai‘i 96713
Tel.: 808 248-7286

To assure your application has been submitted in a timely manner, participants MUST MAIL or HAND DELIVER completed applications to the Main Office on O‘ahu. Other ALU LIKE, Inc. offices will not be responsible for reviewing, collecting or mailing applications.

Information for Summer School Directors, Assistants and School Personnel - ONLY

File Name Download Links*
2016 NHSSAP Introduction Letter and Instructions   PDF
2016 NHSSAP Poster   PDF
2016 NHSSAP Invoice Form & Grade/Attendance Forms Excel PDF
2016 NHSSAP Instructions (If clearification is needed) PowerPoint PDF
*Right mouse click the link and select "Save Target As." Follow prompts to save the file to your location, taking care to recognize where you saved the file.