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Weʻve got your first year covered

Attention Windward O‘ahu public and charter high school graduating seniors from the Class of 2024! Are you looking forward to your college experience and not sure how you will pay for it? We’ve got you covered for the first year, saving you up to $3,930 on tuition. If your financial aid doesn’t cover tuition, we will with a Ho‘olei Scholarship. In addition to this scholarship, Windward CC offers on- and off-campus jobs.

What is the Ho‘olei Scholarship at Windward CC?

Ho‘olei covers the cost of tuition after financial aid awards are applied for the 2024–2025 academic year, which includes up to 15 credits in the fall semester and 15 credits in the spring semester while attending Windward Community College. The Ho‘olei Scholarship is made possible through a grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, who strongly believes in higher education to strengthen individuals and families on the Windward side. 

Participating High Schools:

Castle High School
Hakipu‘u Learning Center
Kahuku High School
Kailua High School
Kalaheo High School
Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau
Olomana School
Waipahu School for Adults


  • Be a Windward O‘ahu public or charter high school 2024 graduate, or received your General Education Development (GED) certificate or diploma in fall ʻ23, spring or summer ʻ24
  • Have a Windward O‘ahu address 
  • Apply to Windward Community College (select Windward as your home campus); and choose your major (liberal arts, Hawaiian studies, veterinary technology, or natural sciences) 
  • Submit the FAFSA application for financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year

Take the first step


Submit the easy Kama‘āina application and donʻt forget to select Windward Community College as your home campus.

Submit the FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

It is important that you submit the application to be eligible for the Ho‘olei Scholarship, which will cover any tuition that isnʻt covered by your financial aid award.

Submit the Ho‘olei Scholarship Application

Submit the 2024-2025 Ho‘olei Application. If you have questions or need assistance please contact


Check your email account for updates or email with any questions you may have.

Ho‘olei Tuition Award 2023–2024

(Note: applications are now closed for this academic year)

For help with financing your college education please contact our Financial Aid Office at 808-235-7449 or at