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Thank you for considering St. Theresa School

for the 2024-25 School Year.

Scholarships Available at St. Theresa School:

1. Augustine Educational Foundation Scholarship

2. St. Theresa School Scholarship

3. Kamehameha Schools

  • Kipona

  • Pauahi Keiki Scholars

4. PATCH Hawaii

See below for more information on each and links to websites to find forms 


Augustine Educational Foundation Scholarship:

Founded in 1984, the mission of the Augustine Educational Foundation is to provide tuition assistance to help families with financial needs that count on Hawaii Catholic Schools for their children's education. 

The Augustine Educational Foundation Scholarship is available for students in grades K-8. St. Theresa families who are applying for the Augustine, must submit their application through:

2. create account
3. link "Apply for financial aid"

4. select state, city, school
5. select AEF application

*** if there is any problems with creating a TADS account, please contact the family support line at 1-800-884-8237***

Augustine Educational Foundation application window is December 21 - March 1, 2024. Completed applications, required documents and a $40 application fee are due to FACTS.  Late applications will not be accepted. 

Families who wish to be considered for the STS Tuition Assistance Program must apply for this AEF Scholarship Program. Applicants applying for grades K-12 will be notified via email between April 23-28 if they will be awarded or disqualified during this time period.  We do not notify preschoolers or junior Kindergartners.

Click HERE for the Augustine Application Checklist 2023-24 SY.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Website FAQs Link:

Q: Do I have to make a certain amount of money to apply for a scholarship? No, any family can apply for a scholarship. 

Q: Do I have to be Catholic to apply? No, the Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of religion or race.


All applications must have the signature of a Hawaii Catholic school principal.


For more information, visit the foundation’s website.

STS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP):

The STS TAP is awarded to a family based on financial need as reported in the Augustine Scholarship application. Awards are available to Preschool - 8th grade and are based on the availability of scholarship funds.  


Kamehameha School Scholarships:

The Kamehameha Schools Financial Aid and Scholarship Services (FASS) department is committed to providing financial assistance to students. Financial support is awarded through various Kamehameha programs such as Pauahi Keiki Scholars, Summer School programs, Post-High Scholarships, Kamehameha Schools Preschools, as well as the Kindergarten through grade 12 programs at the Kapālama, Hawai'i, and Maui campuses. All awards are made on an annual basis and are determined through various methods such as need and merit.



Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

If you are applying for a KS financial aid or scholarship award and would like to be considered under this preference policy, you must verify your Hawaiian ancestry through the KS Hoʻoulu Hawaiian Data Center (Data Center) by the program deadline date.

For additional information, please visit Kamehameha website for more details

Kipona and Pauahi Scholarship application window is August 15 - December 1, 2023.


Pauahi Keiki Scholars

For preschool keiki 3 years and older currently attending or planning to attend an eligible Non-Kamehameha Schools preschool. Awards are good for one year, and you must reapply each year.



For new or returning/renewal students attending or planning to attend a Non-Kamehameha Schools private school in Hawaiʻi. Awards are good for one year, and you must reapply each year

PATCH (Preschool Only)

Preschool Open Doors (POD) Financial Aid applications now available from September 1 to October 31, 2023.


Applications can be completed online at

Children who were born between 8/1/2018 and 7/31/2019, are eligible for applying. Completed application to be mailed to:   



560 North Nimitz Highway  

Suite 218  

Honolulu. HI 96817  

Ph: toll free: 1-800-746-5620  

Or Fax: (808) 694-3066  

Or Email:  


If the child is younger and does not qualify for POD this year, this application can be completed and sent to Child Care Connection. They will review the financial aid application for each child to go to preschool or into child care. Please mail your Financial Aid application to:  


Child Care Connection  

4371 Puaole St., Suite F   

Lihue, HI 96766   

Ph: (808) 245-2193   


Or Fax: (808) 245-7620   

Or Email:  


If you have children that are potentially qualified for POD and Child Care Connection financial aid, complete both parts of the application, mark that this is a dual application and mail to the POD office listed above. POD will review your applicatio n for  POD then pass it onto to CCC for their review. One applicatio n for both programs.  





AUG 15 -
DEC 01     

SEP 01-
OCT 31

DEC 21-
MAR 01


Kipona and Pauahi 

Application Window.

PATCH Application


AEF Scholarship Program Application Window

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