Reid J.K. Richards Foundation




The Reid J.K. Richards Foundation was established in 1999, in memory of Reid James Kamakaho'ohie Richards, who passed away following a courageous battle with lymphoma. At the time of his passing Reid was 33 years young and left behind a wife and two young children. The primary objective of the foundation is to provide the support necessary to aid grieving children and young adults who have lost a parent or primary caretaker through death. The loss of a parent or primary caretaker often results in financial hardship that can limit the potential achievements for many young people. To alleviate the financial burden, the Reid J.K. Richards Foundation has established the Kamakaho'ohie Scholarship. The Kamakaho'ohie Scholarship will provide financial support to bereaved individuals up to the age of 25. The purpose of the scholarship is to help these young people in achieving their academic goals through financial assistance. To apply for the Kamakaho'ohie Scholarship the applicant:
  1. Must be no older than 25 years of age.
  2. Must have lost a parent or primary caretaker through death. (Must submit copy of death certificate)
  3. Must submit two (2) supporting letters by anyone (other than the applicant) who is able to provide the nominating committee with a perspective as to why the applicant is deserving of this scholarship.
  4. Must submit the completed application form with all necessary documentation by March 1, 2017.

The Foundation's scholarship nominating committee will determine the number and amount of each scholarship following the March 1, 2017 deadline. The scholarship amounts will be no less than $2,000 and no more than $7,500! We thank you for your interest and if there are any questions please contact us via email at

TO APPLY - fill out this Application Form.  Scan the completed application form, your essay and a copy of the death certificate into one PDF and email to (preferred) or it can to be mailed in.  If mailing in, it must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017. The supporting letters may be sent separately but must be received before the deadline date.