2016 — Nicholas Niimi will be going to University of Washington in Engineering.


Photo – Mikala Enfield. August 12, 2016.

Photo – Mikala Enfield. August 12, 2016.

Hui Mālama Pono o Lāna‘i Scholarships Awarded

2016 — Kehaulani Esteban will be attending University of Hawai‘i in Hilo majoring in Hawaiian Studies.

2015 — Kalikar de-Brum who attended school in California taking up Marine Science.

A few of the Lāna‘i ‘Ohana and Hui Mālama Pono o Lāna‘i members at Kānepu‘u. March 27, 2014. Photo by Kepā Maly. 

The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center will make annual announcements of the scholarship application periods, and applicants will be asked to submit a formal request for support. Applications may be made in writing between April 1st through May 8th, to the Hui Mālama Pono o Lāna‘i Scholarship Fund in care of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center at P.O. Box 631500 ● Lāna‘i City, Hawai‘i ● 96763, or via email to  kepa@lanaichc.org.  An instruction packet will be provided to applicants. Successful applicants will be notified that application has been received, and if there are any further questions. Final notice of award disposition will be forwarded to applicants within two weeks of the close of the application period.


On July 21, 2014, the board of Hui Mālama Pono o Lāna‘i took action to bequeath its financial assets to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘i CHC) to be used to support stewardship of the Kānepu‘u Dryland Forest; and to start an Annual Book Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be for Lāna‘i students on an education path relating to a degree in Hawaiian natural and/or cultural resource management. The scholarship is meant to assist Lāna‘i students become the future stewards of Lāna‘i’s legacy resources.