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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset to award two academic scholarships

By Staff | Apr 9, 2020

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset presented a 2019 Go for the Green $2,500 Scholarship to Evelyn Haase from Molokai High School. Pictured with Evelyn is Ryan Beenken.

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,” she added.

The academic awards also reflect the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s focus on environmental initiatives, a core mission that is realized through sustainability projects such as the installation and maintenance of rescue tubes at West Maui beach parks and its “Go For The Green” Third Saturday Recycling events.

The Third Saturday Recycling events will resume when the COVID-19 stay-at-home decree is lifted.

The application deadline is May 1, 2020. To receive a scholarship application, or to learn more about the award, e-mail Club Secretary Joanne Laird at mamalrd01@gmail.com or call/text her at (808) 757-0981. n

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.

During the COVID-19 stay-at-home decree, the club is meeting virtually via Zoom.

If you would like more information about the club, or to be invited to participate in an upcoming Zoom meeting, contact Past President Mariko Higashi for login information at marikoinmaui@gmail.com.