Aloha and welcome to the Wai`ale`ale Project website!

The Wai'ale'ale Project is a special program funded by generous donors and community foundations. This program gives eligible Kaua'i and Ni'ihau residents an opportunity to take classes at Kaua'i Community College for "free."

The Wai'ale'ale Project offers scholarships and academic support to participants who would like to take a few classes, or complete an entire academic program to receive Certificates and Associate Degrees. If you have been reluctant to take college classes due to financial constraints, this program may be for you. 

Fall 2019 Applications CLOSED
as of April 1, 2019

How do I Apply? 
To apply, submit an application by March 31, 2019 for enrollment in the Fall 2019 session.  Applications can be found on the Sidebar. 

Do I need to have somebody submit a referral form to support my application?
To establish your eligibility for the program, it is highly recommended that you have a referral form completed and submitted by somebody who can attest to your eligibility and attends a Wai'ale'ale Affiliate Training. Examples of people who might do this are counselors, advisors, teachers, employers, trainers, coaches, etc.  Please note that all referrals must be submitted by by March 31, 2019

How can I become a Wai'ale'ale Affiliate?
Affiliates who have received orientation training on the goals and eligibility requirements of the Wai’ale’ale Project may write referrals on behalf of applicants to the program. The strength of referral is a primary consideration during the application review process. Affiliates should demonstrate in their referral that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements using specific examples and information where possible. If your organization would like to become a referring affiliate, you must attend a mandatory training session  with 2019-20 requirements and priorities from 2pm to 3:30pm on one of the following dates: February 5, February 14, March 5, and March 14 in the One Stop Center (OSC) Room 204.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 245-0105 or We look forward to speaking with you!

Wai'ale'ale Project

3-1901 Kaumuali`i Hwy.
Lihue, HI 96766