Lunalilo Scholars

The King William Charles Lunalilo Scholars Project was launched at Kapi‘olani Community College in the summer of 2012 through the generous support of the Kaneta Foundation and the University of Hawai‘i Foundation. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about what it means to be a Lunalilo Scholar

Mission Statement

To provide opportunities for trans-formative college experiences for students who have not considered higher education as a viable alternative because of financial or other barriers limiting college access. Through scholarship, academic and personal support and community, students will build a foundation for success in the first year of college as measured by student engagement, learning, and achievement.

Program Goal

The Lunalilo Scholars Project will identify the individual needs of each scholar and provide the necessary tools and resources to build a solid foundation in the first year of college.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • feel a sense of place at Kapi‘olani Community College and build a community of scholars that provide academic and personal support.
  • engage with the College by identifying and actively participating in campus services and utilizing campus services.
  • build a foundation in the first year that will contribute to academic, career, and personal success.
  • be able to identify their career or degree pathway at KCC or successfully transfer to another campus or program.


All applications must also have a completed referral form, completed by someone that knows you well and can attest to the challenges you face that make attending college difficult for you. Applications submitted without a referral, will NOT be considered. 

If you need assistance, please contact the coordinator: LaVache Scanlan
(808) 734-9371

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