Thomas J. Vincent Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Established in: 2020

Established by: 
Thomas J. Vincent Foundation - This scholarship has been made possible thanks to the generousity of Thomas J. Vincent who has donated $2.25 million dollars toward establishing the scholarship endowment fund.

Purpose:
Thomas J. Vincent Endowed Scholarships gives students access to a private school education at Hanalani Schools which would otherwise be out of their reach, up to 100% scholarship. Awarded to new and incoming 8th grade-11th grade students, this endowed scholarship can be renewed on an annually, upon review. Students must meet the scholarship criteria below to be considered.

Scholarship Criteria
Eligiblity is based on the following criteria:
  • Students must be new to Hanalani Schools and entering 8th through 11th grades.
  • Students are from families who demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must demonstate academic achievement with a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Students who have applied for Hanalani Schools 2020-21 school year.

Application Information

Due date: For the school year 2020-21, students may apply now through July 1, 2020. Please note: Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, if funds are still available.

How to apply:
 
  1. Fill out and submit application form:
    Application can be found here at: www.hanalani.org/TJVF-application and submit the application to our Admissions office.
  2. Create an account and fill out the financial aid information at the Solutions by Student Services website.
  3. Our Admissions office will follow up once all the information is received and will advise on next steps.
Note: You must also apply for Hanalani Schools for the 2020-21 School Year, if you haven't already. Apply today.

Questions?

If you  have any questions, please see our FAQ section below or please feel free to reach out to our Admissions Office at 808-625-0737 extension 456.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 items.

  • What is an Endowed Scholarship?

    An endowed scholarship requires an initial donation (usually $15,000 or more).  When an endowed fund is established, the school does not use the actual donation  to award students with scholarships. Instead, the donation money is invested. The interest (dividends) earned from the invested money is used to fund scholarships.
  • Who is Thomas J. Vincent?

    Thomas J. Vincent is currently serving as the founder and president of the Thomas J. Vincent Foundation. After a successful career in business here in Hawaii and on the mainland, he poured his resources into philanthropic activities. Since 2008, Mr. Vincent has been a director on the board of the Father Ray Foundation, which manages children's homes in Thailand and works with the Vincent Trust in Pattaya to send children on to a private Catholic school and after graduating, on  to universities in Thailand. His latest philanthropic efforts in Hawaii includes working with Hanalani Schools to provide scholarships for high achieving students in need of financial assistance. In addition, the Foundation established an endowment at Hawaii Pacific University Graduate School for Nursing and Business. Mr. Vincent is a member of the MIT Asia Executive Board.
  • Why choose Hanalani?

    Nestled on six beautiful acres in Mililani, Hanalani Schools has nurtured, challenged, and prepared students for success in both college and life for over 65 years. Hanalani seeks to enrich the whole child—mentally, physically, and spiritually—and develop successful leaders by offering high-quality programs powered by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and built on three foundational pillars: core knowledge, critical skills, and Christian character. We believe that these three pillars best equip students to become successful leaders in their future careers, communities, and families.
  • Who is eligible for the scholarship?

    • Students new Hanalani and entering the 8th through 11th grades.
    • Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • Students from families who are in financial need.
    • Students who have submitted an Hanalani Schools enrollment application.
  • How can I apply?

     
    How to apply: 

    1) Fill out and submit application form. Application can be found here at: www.hanalani.org/TJVF-application and submit the application to our Admissions office.

    2) Create an account and fill out the financial aid information at the Solutions by Student Services website.

    3) Our Admissions office will follow up once all the information is received and will advise on next steps.

  • Should I apply if I don't live near Mililani?

    Yes, we do have transportation options from Waianae to Kapolei to Waikele and a few other stops in West and Central Oahu. We would be happy to discuss those transportaion options with you when you apply.
  • Do you accept donations to the Scholarship Endowment?

    Yes, we have already had a few friends of Hanalani donate to this scholarship endowment in addition to Mr. Vincent's initial donation. 

    If you're interested in making a donation, please contact development@hanalani.org for further information.
  • Learn More - Read our press release

     
    To read more about this scholarship, please feel free to read the press release below:


    For Immediate Release

    Hanalani Schools Announces the new Thomas J. Vincent Foundation Endowed Scholarship 

    Awards up to 100% of Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year 

    Mililani, Hawaii— At Hanalani Schools, Mr. Mark Sugimoto, Head of School, announced the initiation of an endowed scholarship now available to new Hanalani students that meet a specific criteria for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 

    “At a time when the community and families need it the most, the Thomas J. Vincent Foundation is opening the door for students to attend Hanalani Schools who could not otherwise afford it.” said Mark Sugimoto. 

    Mark Sugimoto goes on to explain, “We are grateful for the Thomas J. Vincent Foundation for establishing an endowment with $2,250,000. This endowment fund is designed for students who are high achievers in school who desire a private school education. Scholarship awards may be as much as 100% of tuition.” Applications are now being initially accepted for students who will be in grades 8-11 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. 

    Positive Community Impact
    Fanchon Keamo-Young, Alumni ‘88 and social worker said, “In working with youth from low-income families for several years, we know that when given the opportunity with the right guidance and support, our youth can thrive in school and go on to college.” 

    100% Tuition Coverage Hanalani Schools program includes an award-winning National Honor Society, a Varsity Girls State Basketball Championship, 2x International Botball Champions and 100% college acceptance for our seniors. 

    According to Mr. Michael David, Upper School principal, “It is our vision to make our quality programs accessible to all children. Because this endowed scholarship can cover up to 100% tuition for high achieving students with financial need--the first of its kind at Hanalani Schools, we are a step closer to achieving this vision.” 

    Founded in 1955, Hanalani Schools aims to provide a world-class private school education in the heart of Mililani. Hanalani Schools proudly serves the Mililani and Central/West Oahu neighborhoods including Wahiawa, Pearl City, Aiea, Ewa Beach, and Waianae primarily, and as far as the North Shore, Windward and Honolulu. 
    For details on the scholarship including scholarship criteria and availability, please visit the TJVF Endowed Scholarship web page at Hanalani.org/TJVF. 

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    About Thomas J. Vincent Foundation
    Thomas J. Vincent is currently serving as the founder and president of the Thomas J. Vincent Foundation. After a successful career in business here in Hawaii and on the mainland, he poured his resources into philanthropic activities. Since 2008, Mr. Vincent has been a director on the board of the Father Ray Foundation, which manages children's homes in Thailand and works with the Vincent Trust in Pattaya to send children on to a private Catholic school and after graduating, on to universities in Thailand. His latest philanthropic efforts in Hawaii includes working with Hanalani Schools to provide scholarships for high achieving students in need of financial assistance. In addition, the Foundation established an endowment at Hawaii Pacific University Graduate School for Nursing and Business. Mr. Vincent is a member of the MIT Asia Executive Board. 

    About Hanalani Schools Nestled on six beautiful acres in Mililani, Hanalani Schools has nurtured, challenged, and prepared students for success in both college and life for over 65 years. Hanalani seeks to enrich the whole child—mentally, physically, and spiritually—and develop successful leaders by offering high-quality programs powered by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and built on three foundational pillars: core knowledge, critical skills, and Christian character. We believe that these three pillars best equip students to become successful leaders in their future careers, communities, and families. 

    For more information, press only: 
    Lynn Finnegan
    Assistant Head of School | Hanalani Schools 

    Phone: 808.625.0737 ext. 311
    Email: info@hanalani.org 
     


APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Hanalani utilizes the NAIS School and Student Services (SSS) application process to assist us in determining eligibility for scholarships. Please visit the SSS website to begin the application process.

The SSS application process is a 2-Step Process
Step 1: Complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) form
Step 2: Submit additional required documents (1040, W2s, 1099 etc. as applicable). You may use 2018 information in the 2019 fields if your 2019 information is not yet available.

Complete just one PFS, even if you have more than one child applying for TAP. 

For priority consideration, families should submit the application and all requested documents (PFS and additional documents) to SSS by July 1, 2020.

School name:                Hanalani Schools
School's SSS code:       4821
TAP Contact:                 (808) 625-0737 ext. 456
                                       admissions@hanalani.org

For detailed instructions on how to apply online, please review the 2020-21 Payment Plans & Financial Assistance Information booklet.