Scholarship and Internships



“Randy” stood tall among the community and ecumenical leaders who founded the Kualoa-He`eia Ecumenical Youth Project (KEY) in 1968. He encouraged youth and families alike to dream, work, and reach higher while keeping their roots firmly planted in their Ko’olaupoko community. Randy’s civic and social influence extended far beyond the limited formal education he had access to. This grant supports both his dream and that of the KEY Project to expand the skills and capabilities of our community one person at a time. 

Two (2) $500 dollar scholarships awarded annually for UH Community College attendance.

Scholarship awardees may re-new scholarship for an additional three semesters (limit: two years/four semesters) contingent upon maintaining full-time status and a 2.5 (minimum) grade point average per semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Live or work in the Kualoa-He’eia area
  • Legal resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Accepted for admission at any University of Hawaii Community College
  • Enrolled as full-time student
  • Motivated

Preference Given to:

  • Previous participants KEY Project programs
  • First generation individuals to attend college
  • Monetarily disadvantaged students

Annual Deadlines:

Application Available: March 1/October 1

Application Due: April 30/November 30

Notice of Award: May 30/December 30   

Use link below to view the application:               

Randy Kalahiki Scholarship Application 2017-2018

All information submitted to KEY Project during the application process is considered confidential. For more information call KEY Project at 239-5777.


KEY Project offers unpaid internships to candidates interested in gaining non-profit sector experience. Interns are paired with a program or with the administrative team to assist with developing and implementing programmatic or operational services for the community we serve. To be considered you must:

  • Be a student of an accredited college/university, entering their Junior or Senior year.
  • Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or better.
  • Be a team player with strong work ethics, initiative, and motivation.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preference is given to students that were participants in programs at KEY and who reside in the Ko’olaupoko area.

If you meet the minimum qualifications and are interested in applying for an internship, please send a cover letter that explains 1) why you want to intern at KEY Project, 2) what capabilities you offer, 3) what skills you desire to gain, 4) your current student status (i.e. Junior, Senior), major, school, cumulative GPA, and 6) a resume to



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