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Deadline nearing for Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation scholarships

By Staff | Jan 22, 2015

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) scholarships application process is underway, and the final deadline for Hawaii high school seniors is Saturday, Jan. 31.

Approximately $245,000 in scholarship grants will be awarded in April 2015, with scholarships of $5,000 awarded to 45 students and two students receiving one $10,000 Maurice J. Sullivan Scholar Award and one $10,000 Joanna Lau Sullivan Award.

All statewide interested high school seniors, as well as any homeschooled senior student, can apply for a HRYF college scholarship award. There are three ways to obtain application forms. All interested seniors can contact their high school college counselor, contact one of the Hawaii Rotary Clubs or visit www.rotaryd5000.org. Look under “Site Pages,” then HRYF and “Application Packet” to download an application.

For additional information, contact Aloha Makekau at the HRYF office at (808) 735-1073.

The Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation, founded by Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan in 1976, provides support with scholarship grants that assist Hawaii’s high school seniors in achieving their goal of attending college.

Since 1976, 1,562 scholarship grants with a total value of $5,611,313 have been awarded to Hawaii high school seniors on all major islands.