To read more about this scholarship, please feel free to read the press release below:
**Update: Starting school year 2024-25, we have opened up the scholarship eligibility to entering 3rd through 12th grade.**
News Release for the 2020-21 School Year
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.
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.