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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to award academic scholarship

By Staff | Feb 22, 2018

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presented the 2017 Go for the Green Scholarship to Lily Jenkins from Molokai High School. Also pictured (from left) are members of the Scholarship Selection Committee: Katie Zimmerman, Heidi Dollinger and Joanne Laird.

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is awarding one $2,500 academic scholarship to a graduating senior who lives in West Maui or Molokai and attends a Maui or Molokai high school. The student should demonstrate superior academic abilities, involvement in school activities and a winning character profile, and 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 Joanne Laird, Youth Service chair.

“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.”

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.

The scholarship will be provided in two installments. The first, for half of the scholarship amount, will be dispersed to the college when evidence of enrollment is presented to the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.

The remaining half of the scholarship will be paid to the recipient’s college when evidence of successful completion of 12 semester hours is presented to the club.

The application deadline is March 31, 2018. To receive a scholarship application, or to learn more about the award, e-mail Laird at mamalrd01@gmail.com or call (808) 757-0981.

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 Mariko Higashi at marikoinmaui@gmail.com or visit the club’s website at www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org.