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Chaminade/Kamehameha Nursing Scholarship

Chaminade Nursing Scholarships for Kamehameha Schools Graduates are awarded to new, first-year nursing majors who have graduated from one of the three Kamehameha campuses. The award amount is 50% of nursing tuition and is awarded each year of the student’s attendance at the Chaminade School of Nursing.  Scholarships are limited to the following amounts:

  • Kapalama Campus: 5 students
  • Maui Campus: 3 students
  • Hawaii Campus: 3 students

Please Note:  Apply to the Chaminade School of Nursing while you are in high school to be eligible for this award. Our nursing program is a four-year, full-time degree program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a Hawaii resident
  • Will graduate from one of the Kamehameha Schools
  • Have applied to and been accepted by the Chaminade School of Nursing
  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25
  • Have an SAT or ACT score of at least:
    • New SAT (Evidence Based Reading and Writing + Math): 1130
    • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 1050
    • ACT Composite: 23

Additional Admission Requirements for the School of Nursing:

  • Have completed one year of high school chemistry (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better
  • Have completed Algebra II (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better
  • Must submit a 1-page personal essay and (minimum) two letters of recommendation

Maintaining Eligibility

If awarded the scholarship, to maintain the scholarship, the student must:

  • Complete 20 hours of community service per academic semester
  • Be charged the maximum tuition for the academic year (i.e., the student takes a full course load)
  • Maintain good academic standing

Award Amount

This award is the value of one-half of the full-time nursing tuition. Awards are credited against the recipient’s tuition charge.

Application Form and Deadline

Applications must be submitted by February 1

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Chaminade University of Honolulu
Office of Admissions
3140 Waialae Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816


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