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Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program

The Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP) is a collaboration between ALU LIKE, Inc. & Kamehameha Schools Kaiāulu. This competitive program provides summer school funding assistance to qualified students currently in grades K – 12. 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 (www.hais.org), excluding Kamehameha Schools & private universities.

Summer School
Assistance Program
Summer 2024

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Applications available starting April 1, 2024
Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis | Deadline to apply is June 8, 2024
Apply early to improve your chance of acceptance

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Students MUST be currently in grades K through 12
  • Applications must show proof of financial eligibility.
  • 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. Student’s birth certificate (REQUIRED for every applicant)
    If student’s birth certificate doesn’t indicate Hawaiian ancestry, also provide ONE of the following:
    • Kamehameha Schools Ho‘oulu Hawaiian Data Center Certification or Letter
    • Birth certificate of a parent showing Hawaiian ancestry
    • OHA Registration Card
  2. If necessary: Foster, Guardianship, Power of Attorney (POA), or Court Documents (See FAQ #13)
  3. Student’s Report Card (2nd or 3rd Quarter) (For grades 6-12 ONLY)
  4. Income Verification
    All students need to submit ONE of the following documents to verify household income:
    • Verification of Public Assistance (TANF and SNAP/Food Stamps) WITH Household listing
    • Most recent Federal Tax Return
    • Verification of Foster Care through certificates or letters
    • Verification of Section 8 Housing

Information for Summer School Directors and Personnel ONLY
File Name Download Links*
  2024 NHSSAP Introduction Letter and Instructions PDF
  2024 NHSSAP Poster PDF
  2024 NHSSAP Invoice Form & Grade/Attendance Forms Excel 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.

Funding made possible by the gracious contributions of Kamehameha Schools Kaiaulu

Native Hawaiian Summer School Assistance Program (NHSSAP)
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-6700 | Email: NHSSAP@alulike.org