Financial Aid & Scholarships

Parker School offers financial aid and scholarships to nearly 50% of its students each year (the national average is about 20%). The majority of these financial awards are funded each year by generous donors who attend our annual auction gala, provide direct individual scholarships, or contribute to our financial aid endowment.

With a donation to our financial aid program, you are giving the gift of education to a curious and ambitious child who otherwise could not afford to experience our school and its nurturing program. Thank you for exploring these giving options.



Each year, Parker School hosts Kahiau, our annual auction gala benefiting financial aid. This elegant evening at the Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a plated dinner and live auction, and finally a dance-fueled after party. All profits from this event support our financial aid program, providing 33% of the funds awarded each year.

Whether you attend the gala, sponsor a table for you and your guests, or donate to bolster the success of the event, Kahiau is a great way to support our financial aid program. 

Donor Scholarships

Direct scholarships are another way to give the gift of a Parker School education. Parker offers several scholarships each year, and these scholarships create opportunities by helping bridge the need-gap for talented students from diverse economic backgrounds. Below are examples of scholarships currently or recently offered at Parker School. Click a scholarship to view information about the award and its criteria:

The Simperman Scholarship of Academic Excellence >
The Mana ‘Olana Scholarship >
The Irma Packard Norman Scholarship >
The Mie Kim Najita Award >
The Lori Ann K. Kim O.D. Scholarship >
The Ibby Jenkins Memorial Scholarship >

FiNANCIAL Aid Endowment

Parker School’s financial aid endowment was first established in 1994 and accounts for 5% of the financial aid funds awarded  each year.  Donations to the endowment are permanently restricted, meaning the original contribution is to be held in perpetuity and only the income from the fund may be distributed as scholarships annually (according the fund’s investment policy statement).


Please contact the Advancement Office if you would like to learn more about Kahiau, establishing a scholarship at Parker School, or contributing to the school’s financial aid endowment.