Ho'omau Foundation's scholarship program supports Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) attending college and are active in the NHPI community, through mentorship and networking opportunities. Through our support for both academic success and the perpetuation of culture, we will help recipients succeed in their endeavors while maintaining and growing their cultural ties and identity. We aim to support their transition to college, nurture their cultural identity, and ensure they, along with more NHPIs, have opportunities and representation in prestigious fields.
We are excited to announce that we are awarding ten scholarships for the school year 2023/2024! We are renewing scholarships for seven returning students and awarding three to new recipients. In total, we've awarded thirty-four scholarships in four academic years.
Our Recipients are receiving the Kamery Lee Jr. Scholarship for demonstrating dedication to perpetuate the NHPI culture, entrepreneurship, perseverance, and aloha.
Kahoku is a Freshman at Pacific University, in Oregon majoring in Social Work. Kahoku testified for house bill 3144, to bring more awareness to Pacific Islander students in Oregon who are underrepresented, allowing Pacific Islander students to rise. She’s a certified peer specialist and a member of MŌHALA Youth Council and a volunteer at Ka ‘Aha Lahui O ‘Olekona Hawaiian Civic Club of Oregon and SW Washington.
Carly Rose Raquino
Kyla Rae Paglinawan-done