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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to award academic scholarship

By Staff | May 26, 2016

Napili Kai Foundation held its 50th Anniversary Show last week Tuesday evening. At the conclusion of the show, this year’s scholarships were presented, followed by cake and desserts for everyone. State Rep. Angus McKelvey (above) of Lahaina was among the guests who attended the event. PHOTOS BY LOUISE ROCKETT.

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is awarding one $2,500 academic scholarship to a graduating senior who lives in West Maui, Lanai or Molokai and attends a high school in Maui County.

The student should demonstrate superior academic abilities, involvement in school activities and a winning character profile, and he or she must be pursuing a field of study that will benefit the environment.

The scholarship highlights the club’s commitment to support the educational goals of local youth.

“Knowledge is power, and we are thrilled to help a senior student reach his or her educational goals,” said Nancy Montoya, Youth Service chair.

The academic award also reflects the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s focus on environmental initiatives, a core mission that is realized through sustainability projects and its “Go Green” Third Saturday Recycling event held monthly at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

“We’re excited to expand our ‘Go Green’ programs with the launch of this new sustainability scholarship,” said Sandy Schneider, president.

“We’re pleased to support the education of a local student who will have the opportunity to continue sustainability efforts on Maui well into the future,” she said.

The scholarship will be provided in two installments. The first, for one half of the scholarship amount, will be dispersed upon proof of enrollment in the college of choice. The second installment will be presented upon proof of enrollment in the second semester at the same college.

The application deadline is May 31, 2016 with interviews tentatively scheduled for June 4, 2016. The interviews for Lanai and Molokai applicants, who are not required to be physically present for those sessions, will take place via phone or video conference.

To receive a scholarship application or learn more about the award, e-mail Montoya at nmontoya@hawaiirr.com or call (808) 250-5073.

Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders. Clubs hold regular meetings, where members are able to form friendships and participate in activities that serve their communities.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, contact President Schneider at sandy.schneider@vistana.com or visit the club’s website at www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org.