STEM . Fine Arts . Leadership

The Royal Merit Scholarship (RMS) program recognizes Hanalani students who demonstrate commitment and diligence in the pursuit of high-level accomplishment and excellence. Royal Merit Scholarships are awarded to students involved in co-curricular activities, and we believe that these activities provide valuable learning venues for developing 21st century and leadership skills. Students may reapply each year for the RMS program.

The RMS Application forms are available below (click the Application Submission button).

The application process for SY 2024-25 will open on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

2024-25 RMS Process

List of 5 items.

  • Application Submission

    Application Process for SY 2024-25

    Royal Merit Scholarship Applicants must submit their RMS Portfolio (required supporting documentation) to the Upper School office by January 9, 2024, and two RMS Reference Report (RMS-02) forms for each category applied. The mentor must submit the RMS Reference Report on behalf of the applicants, by January 12, 2024.
    RMS Portfolio 
    The following documents are needed in your portfolio before submitting it to the Upper School office. You can submit your completed portfolio in two ways. Hand-delivered to the upper school office or send via email to If any documents are missing or incomplete, this may delay your application process.

    Please include the following:
    • RMS Application
    • Resume or Practice Record (see application category that applies)
    • Copy of your most recent report card
    • Essay
    • 2 Reference Reports (submitted by the mentors)

    2024-25 RMS Application Forms
    Rubric/Critique Sheets
  • Interview/Audition

    Following the deadline, respective committee members will schedule interview sessions (STEM and Leadership) or audition sessions (Fine Arts) with the applicants. For Fine Arts auditions, applicants must perform for the proficiency selected on form RMS-01. Auditioners must bring four copies of sheet music for the selected performance piece to the session.  Interviews/Auditions begin at the end of January 2024 - you will be notified following your application submission.
  • Committee Review

    The scholarship committees will meet to review and determine award decisions.
  • Decision Notification

    The office will notify applicants of committee award decisions.
  • Award Luncheon

    An award luncheon will be hosted for RMS recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be current students in grades 6-11 for the 2023-24 school year.    
  • Applicants must participate in Hanalani-sponsored, co-curricular activities, leadership, and/or arts teams.
  • Applicants must submit the application and supporting documents to the Upper School office by January 9, 2024. 
Questions? Contact us!
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