damien Discounts and third party scholarships
In keeping with the mission of our sponsor, the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Damien Memorial School educates students from all walks of life so they can achieve success in college and careers. Damien also provides financial aid and scholarships to many families through contributions from the school, foundations and generous alumni.
If you are a prospective family who qualifies for one of the below Damien Discounts, please send the indicated proof documents below to firstname.lastname@example.org after submitting your application for admissions.
Damien does not offer athletic scholarships; further, athletics have no bearing on awards of financial aid or school scholarships.
Damien Discounts and financial aid can be combined to reach the $5,100 tuition assistance cap for Middle School or the $6,800 tuition assistance cap for High School.
At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, some changes were made in scholarship amounts. If your student was enrolled prior to that school year, the award amounts are grandfathered in. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
If your student is qualified for one of the Damien discounts listed below, please email the required proof document to firstname.lastname@example.org PRIOR TO April 30, 2020.
With the exception of the alumni scholarship, other "in house" aid may not be combined. Damien's policy is to award families who qualify for multiple scholarships the greatest of the amounts. All Damien discounts and financial aid are applied only to tuition payments, not fees. The sibling and military discounts cannot be combined with each other, but can be combined with financial aid.
Damien Academic Scholarship
New 6th to 9th grade students applying to the school can qualify for a partial academic scholarship based on successful completion of the Damien Entrance Exam. The scholarship amount is based on a scale set by the school president and receipt of this award will be included in your admissions acceptance letter.
Children of Damien alumni receive a $1,000 discount annually per enrolled student. Please email email@example.com and include this information: Alumni name, alumni graduation date, relationship to student, and student name.
If a family has multiple siblings enrolled at Damien, the younger students will receive a discount for 10% of tuition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your proof document: 1040 tax return with all social security numbers redacted OR copies of birth certificates for each student. If you do not want to email this document, please drop off a copy on campus.
Active Duty Military Discount
Damien offers a 25% discount off tuition for current and new students who are dependents of full-time active duty military personnel. To receive this discount, please email email@example.com and submit a redacted copy of your active duty orders that contain a time frame of duty. If your orders are updated during the school year, please submit them to the school.
Third party Scholarships
All external scholarships have their own requirements and support teams as indicated in the links below.
Augustine Educational Foundation Scholarships
The Augustine Educational Foundation offers partial scholarships to qualified students who attend any Catholic school within the Diocese of Honolulu, including Damien. Applicants must apply directly to the foundation and are required to submit financial information, including tax returns and W-2 forms. Click here for more information.
Applications are accepted between January 5 - March 10 annually.
Palama Settlement Scholarship
Palama Settlement offers partial educational scholarships to students who participate in the Palama Settlement Program or live in the Kalihi-Palama-Liliha area and are accepted/enrolled at a private school for 9th grade or higher. Students must demonstrate financial need, have participated in a community service event through Palama Settlement within the last 12 months, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Click here for more information.
The application is typically due in February.
Kamehameha Schools and Bishop Estate offers partial scholarships to students of Hawaiian ancestry who demonstrate financial need and seek to attend a private school in Hawaii other than Kamehameha Schools. Damien is a participating partner in this program, but students must apply directly through Kamehameha Schools and complete an annual renewal process. Click here for more information.
2020-2021 application dates for new Kipona families and renewing families: August 15, 2019 - September 30, 2019