The majority of our financial aid is strictly need-based. However, the following scholarships have been established, either by donors to HPA or through community programs, that involve academic merit or other special considerations. All of these scholarships require a supplemental application process in addition to our regular financial aid process through the Parent and School and Student Services (SSS).

HPA Scholarships

The HPA Faculty Big Island Scholarship Fund
Upper School

Established in 2001 by Bill Davis, a former HPA faculty member who wanted to make the HPA experience more accessible for Big Island students. Mr. Davis’ generous gift and scholarship vision continues to be funded by caring individuals, and significantly helps Hawai’i Island students attend HPA. It is the only scholarship that is administered exclusively by teaching faculty. Particular consideration is placed upon applicants who possess outstanding quality of character, strive for academic excellence, and/or who are engaged in artistic, athletic, or service-oriented pursuits.

Big Island Scholarship form

 


 

The Ho‘omau I Ka Po‘okela (Continuing With Excellence) Scholarship
Middle and Upper Schools

Established in 2012, the Ho‘omau I Ka Po‘okela (Continuing With Excellence) Scholarship is available for returning HPA students entering grades six or nine and new students entering grades six through eleven. Recipients will exhibit strong academic potential as demonstrated by the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) results. This scholarship is a merit award (which means families are not required to demonstrate financial need). Scholarship recipients will receive 50 percent of the day tuition or 75 percent of the boarding tuition. In addition, qualifying students who demonstrate financial need will receive an additional need-based financial aid award.

Special application form

 


 

The Ho‘omau Ka Naʻauao (Continuing With Knowledge) Scholarship
Middle and Upper Schools

Established in 2014, the Ho‘omau Ka Naʻauao (Continuing With Knowledge) Scholarship is available for returning HPA students entering grades six or nine and new students entering grades six through eleven. Recipients will exhibit strong academic potential as demonstrated by the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) results. This scholarship is a merit award (which means families are not required to demonstrate financial need). Scholarship recipients will receive 25 percent of the day tuition or 50 percent of the boarding tuition. In addition, qualifying students who demonstrate financial need will receive an additional need-based financial aid award.

Special application form

 


 

The Kūlia Scholarship
Upper School

This endowed fund supports Upper School students who seek the opportunity to excel in a unique secondary school environment. The goal of the Kūlia Scholarship is to recognize students who demonstrate strength and leadership in academics, community involvement/service, and extracurricular activities at their current school. To be eligible for Kūlia Scholarship consideration, financial need must first be demonstrated. Kūlia Scholarships are awarded in various amounts depending on the strength of each applicant as viewed by the Kūlia Scholarship Committee.

Special application form

Community Resources

Kūki‘o Community Fund Employee Scholarship
All Schools

Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA) is excited to partner with Kūki‘o Community Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to provide student scholarships. The intent of this scholarship is to support HPA students (newly accepted or currently attending) who have financial need and are dependents of active status employees of Kūki‘o Golf and Beach Club, Inc., Kūki‘o Community Association, Inc., or Kūki‘o Staffing Services, LLC. This opportunity is open to all grade levels. Please email financialaid@hpa.edu to express interest and establish eligibility.

 


 

Kipona Scholarship School Collaborator
Eligible grades change each year, check Kamehameha website

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy is a Kipona Scholarship school collaborator. The Kipona Scholarship, offered by Kamehameha Schools, is a competitive, need-based scholarship for students applying to eligible private schools in Hawai‘i. If a student is accepted to HPA and is a recipient of a Kipona Scholarship, the Kipona Scholarship funds will be applied to the tuition balance after the HPA financial aid award has been applied. The Kipona Scholarship is an additional award and does not replace HPA financial aid. More information is available with Kamehameha Schools.