In the past ‘O Ka‘ū KāKou Awarded Seven Scholarships

‘O Ka‘ū KāKou, a non-profit service organization within the district of Ka’u,  has  awarded a total of $4500 to seven students that met the criteria of the OKK’s scholarship program.   News Release:

Two $1000 scholarships were award to second year college students Tyler Amaral of Na’alehu and Kayla Andrade of Na’alehu.

Five $500 scholarships were awarded to high school graduates; Chazlyn Furerte-Castaneda of Na’alehu, Kamrie Koi of Na’alehu, Toni Beck of Ocean View, Evan Enriques of Pahala  and Siena Okimoto of Na’alehu.

The schools of higher education they plan to attend include; Stanford, University of Hawaii, Briar Cliff and Hilo Community College.


’‘O Ka‘ū KāKou (OKK)  is proud to sponsor educational scholarships for the school year 2018-2019.  Scholarships will be offered to high school or home schooled graduating seniors and to undergraduate college students.

Applicants must reside in the district of Ka’ū, or if attending an out-of-state college, applicant must be claimed as a dependent whose parent or legal guardian’s principal residence remains in the district of Ka’ū.

Instructions, guidelines, and information regarding eligibility, selection criteria, and the application process are detailed on the two-page cover sheets of the Application for Scholarship. Please read and thoroughly complete the application as requested to ensure timely submission for consideration.


Please click here to download the application as a MS Word document.


Deadline is March 1, 2018. Application and all supporting documents must be received by OKK on or before deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

Should you have any questions please contact Babette Morrow at 929-8076 or