Big island scholarships are here!
Keaukaha General Store and Hawaii Rise Foundation are happy to announce they are accepting applications for their high school senior scholarships! As high school seniors graduate and move forward in the next chapter of their lives, it is just as important for them to reflect on where they come from.
Students will be asked to answer essay questions as part of their application process. These essays encourage the students to look at issues in their communities and consider ways of helping to one day give back and improve where they come from.
Building a scholarship tradition
For the sixth year, Keaukaha General Store is offering the Holomua Scholarship to high school seniors. The “Holomua Scholarship”, encourages students to “holomua,” or “improve, progress and move forward”.
Hawaii Rise Foundation will offer for the fourth year, the “Rachel Leilani Gangwes Scholarship”.
Rachel was born with Trisomy 18 syndrome (Edwards Syndrome), a disorder of human chromosomes which occurs in approximately 1 in 7,000 live-born infants. Despite having a life expectancy of 1 year of age, Rachel thrived and lived for 19 years. This scholarship is donated by the Gangwes ‘Ohana in memory of their beloved daughter and sister, Rachel.
Offered for the second time this year is the “Ho’opuakea Scholarship” created by Kealani & Napua Canda. “Ho’opuakea” means “full of light/to shine” and this scholarship hopes to encourage students to discover what makes them shine and how they can use their light to make the world a better and brighter place.
Hawaii scholarship details
We are also happy to offer again this year the “Aloha Will Save The World” Scholarship, donated by Aloha Will Save The World Creator and Big Island Firefighter/Paramedic, Bronson Kobayashi.
The requirements for all scholarships are:
- – Must be a resident of the Big Island.
- – Must be a high school senior.
- – Enrolled in an undergraduate program or enrolling for the upcoming semester.
- – No minimum GPA is required.
Applications must be turned in no later than July 1, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Winners will be announced and the scholarships will be disbursed to the enrolled university.
For more information, call Breeani Sumera-Lee at 808 969 1169 ext. 3 or email to [email protected]