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Augustine Educational Foundation

  • Augustine Educational Foundation
  • 6301 Pali Highway
  • Kaneohe, HI 96734

Program Description

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 60 students in grades 9th-12th. Scholars are selected at the end of 8th grade, typically from a public middle school, and begin the program in the summer of their freshman year, and attend one of our four partner Catholic high schools. Scholars are selected based on financial need, first generation college student, academic performance (moderate to low performing academic performance in middle school), and student narrative (what is their story). Each partner high school has a school-site PWH Counselor who provides daily emotional, mental and academic support to our Scholars; and does monthly home visits. PWH Scholars enrolled in the PWH Scholars Vista Program (post-high school preparation program) will utilize College Greenlight.

Success Stories

We are a relatively new program and have just graduated our first class of seven Scholars in 2017 and one Scholar in 2016. Our of the eight graduates, seven are attending four-year universities/colleges.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 3%
  • White: 3%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 89%
  • African American: 5%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 3000
  • Middle School: 2250
  • Elementary School: 3750
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Menlo College (1)
  • Montana State University (2)
  • Saint Martin's University (1)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (1)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (1)
  • Western New Mexico University (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 88%