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Maui County students encouraged to apply for Realtors Association of Maui scholarships

By Staff | Feb 7, 2019

Last year’s Realtors Association of Maui Presidential Scholarship winners are honored. The RAM fund has awarded $620,000 in scholarhsips since 1989.

KAHULUI – The Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) is now accepting applications for its Presidential Scholarship. Since its inception in 1989, RAM’s Presidential Scholarship Fund has awarded $620,000 in academic scholarships to college-bound high school seniors throughout Maui County, as well as past scholarship recipients.

Every year, RAM offers scholarships to eligible recipients; funds for the scholarship program are raised through events like RAM’s Installation Luncheon, the Realtors Presidential Scholarship Golf Event, RAM’s Big Deal fundraiser and the “RAM’s Got Talent” show at the Historic Iao Theater.

“Our members are very proud to support our community by fundraising to further the education of Maui’s youth,” said 2018-19 RAM President Gina Duncan. “Reviewing the applications and seeing the drive and dedication of these young adults is always humbling. We love to hear their success stories as they move forward in life and in their careers.”

To be eligible for the scholarship award, students must be a high school senior or a former recipient of the scholarship (from the previous three years), and they must be in the process of applying or reapplying to an accredited college, university or trade school. Applicants must also be full-time Maui County residents who are currently attending or have previously attended a public or private high school in Maui County; however, students attending private high schools off island will be considered residents of Maui County if they are living off island for the specific purpose of attending that private high school. Current GED participants are also encouraged to apply for the scholarship award.

Applicants are evaluated based on a number of criteria, including financial need, scholastic achievement, career goals, school activities and community activities.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 scholarship is Thursday, Feb. 28, and all mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Feb. 26.

For more information, or to download a scholarship application, visit www.ramaui.com/scholarship, stop by RAM’s main office at 441 Ala Makani Place in Kahului or contact your respective high school guidance counselor. To learn more about RAM’s Presidential Scholarship Fund, call Leeann Poaipuni at 270-4628 or e-mail leeann@ramaui.com.