PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Two next-generation leaders from Papakōlea will receive scholarships totaling $2,000 at the Fourth Annual Papakōlea Pā‘ina today. Education has been a top priority of the Papakōlea community, dating back to the opening of their first pre-school in 1942.  Through support from all Pā‘ina artists, Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, the Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC), Possibility Place for Christian Fellowship & Ministry, and philanthropists in community, the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program was established in 2017.  Since then, 12 scholarships have been disbursed to our next generation leaders of Papakōlea.   Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!

The first Somerset Kalama Makaneole Health Scholarship was given to Kawaiokapualeilehua Kāneakua-Rauschenburgout at the Papakolea Pa'ina, August 2019.  $5,250 was disbursed to the 2018-2019 Papakolea Community Scholarship Recipients. Other recipients were Kaimiloa Ah Mook Sang, Noah Au, Shastyn-Thor Kekahuna, and Ulalia Solatorio by Kula no na Po'e Hawaii, Papakolea Community Development Corporation and other private donors.