Education is the cornerstone of a strong nation. The PWH Educational Foundation was created out of the belief that Catholic education provides added value to our students’ formation.

The mission of the PWH Scholars Program is to enable deserving students the opportunity to receive a Catholic education when it is financially impossible without substantial help. We hope to do this through a partnership with the student, family, school leadership, counselor, and the Augustine Educational Foundation, acting as administrator of grant funds.

Special consideration is made to those students that come from public middle schools that want to have more academic success, but often don’t have the tools to succeed in achieving that goal. It is our hope to provide an opportunity for a faith-based education, offer a supportive and collaborative effort to help the student reach their personal best.

The Augustine Educational Foundation is a proud to work in partnership with the PWH Educational Foundation to provide scholarships for our PWH Scholars at:

  • Damien Memorial School
  • Sacred Hearts Academy
  • Saint Joseph Jr./Sr. High School, Hilo

What initially started with two PWH Scholars at one school has quickly grown to include 49 PWH Scholars for the 2020-2021 school year at three Catholic high schools in Hawaii.

This grant from the PWH Educational Foundation generously provides on-site counselors that help with academic coaching & support so that the PWH Scholar can achieve his/her personal best.

Recipients are awarded full-tuition scholarships starting in ninth grade and are renewable each year until graduation. PWH Scholars are expected to take part in several community service events, attend an annual retreat, agree to home / family visits by the counselor, and be part of a very special community of students that have used this opportunity to not only reach their goals, but to someday give back.

There is no application process to become a PWH Scholar, and any questions regarding this can be directed to the Admissions Director at the schools noted above.

Changing lives one student at a time is the goal of the Augustine Educational Foundation and PWH Educational Foundation partnership.