Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program

HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program recognizes and awards Hawaii high schools and their students for all-around excellence and their commitment to well-being through achievements in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship. Partnered with the Hawaii High School Athletic Associations (HHSAA), HMSA launched the program during the 2005-06 school year. 

KKHS Kaimana Scholarship Recipients

Kaimana School Winner

2016     2009


HMSA Kaimana Scholarships

For student athletes, the HMSA Kaimana Scholarship rewards those who not only shine in the classroom and the playing field, but also in their communities through volunteer work. Special consideration is given to students who participate in lower-profile sports.

Recipients can use their scholarships to pay for college tuition, books, computers, and room and board. Scholarship use is subject to NCAA rules and regulations for those who are participating in collegiate sports.

Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a Hawaii high school in the current year of deadline.
  • Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Participate in at least one sport recognized by their league during their high school career.
  • Write a brief essay on their high school experience and plans after they graduate.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from school faculty with their application.
  • Submit an official transcript with the GPA verified and signed by an authorized member of the school faculty.

HMSA Kaimana Awards for High Schools

These awards recognize Hawaii high schools for all-around excellence in five categories. Schools compete in their own league and earn points in:

  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Community service
  • Healthy activities
  • Sportsmanship

All public and independent HHSAA high schools statewide are eligible to win HMSA Kaimana Awards. Winners are awarded in each of the state’s five leagues, which is comprised of the: