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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to award academic scholarships

By Staff | Apr 4, 2019

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presented a 2018 Go for the Green $2,500 Scholarship to Ruby O’Donnell (second from right) from Lahainaluna High School. Ruby is now attending Oregon State University. Also pictured (from left) are Co-president Joanne Laird; Ruby’s father, Steve O’Donnell; and Co-president Mariko Higashi.

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is awarding two $2,500 academic scholarships to two graduating seniors who live in West Maui, Hana or Molokai and attend a Maui or Molokai high school. The students should demonstrate superior academic abilities, involvement in school activities and a winning character profile, and they 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 Erica Gale, Youth Service chair.

“We’re pleased to support the education of two local students who will have the opportunity to continue sustainability efforts on Maui well into the future.”

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

The scholarships will be provided in two installments. The first, for one 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 April 26, 2019. To receive a scholarship application, or to learn more about the award, e-mail Gale at ericaegale@gmail.com or call/text her at (808) 214-2263.

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 Heidi Dollinger at Heidi.LahainaSunset@gmail.com or visit the club’s Facebook page.