The mission of the Augustine Educational Foundation (AEF) is to provide tuition scholarships to students in grades K-12 in Hawaii Catholic Schools. In addition, the foundation provides teacher/curriculum development grants to program throughout Hawaii Catholic Schools.
The AEF's PWH Scholars Program, enrolls approximately 50 students in grades 9-12. Students attend one of the four high schools in the program, and enter the program in their freshman year, typically from a public middle school. Students are selected based on financial need, if they would be a first generation college student, moderate to low academic performance and student narrative (what is their story). Each school in the program has a PWH Counselor on-site who support the student through monthly home visits and provide daily academic support. PWH Counselors also provide emotion and mental health support. PWH Scholars enrolled in the Vista program (post-high school preparation program) would utilize College Greenlight.