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Rotary Scholarships Open

HRYF News Release

Scholarships through the Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation (HRYF) are now open for applications. HRYF is a nonprofit charitable corporation founded in 1976. Its main objective is to provide scholarships for Hawaii youth to further their education after high school. The 10 Rotary Clubs in Maui County are now accepting applications for this scholarship award. Each Maui County Rotary club will select a deserving high school student to receive the $5000 scholarship award.

This award is non-transferable and can only be used for the first year of school. Funds are mailed directly to the school of choice and cannot be deterred for future use.

Applications are available at high school counseling offices or by contacting HRYF Maui Trustee Joanne Laird at mamalrd01@gmail.com. Application deadline is Feb. 1.

Last year, Maria Angst, a graduate of Molokai High School, received one of the $5000 HRYF Scholarships. She is now attending the University of San Diego and is majoring in Environmental Engineering.

The HRYF was founded by Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan during his year as Rotary’s District Governor in Hawaii, 1976-77. It was Sully’s desire to assist Hawaii’s high school graduates realize their potential by attending a college or university of their choice here in Hawaii or on the mainland United States. He felt that HRYF could be the vehicle to teach our young people about the advantages of the free enterprise system, the basis of our democracy.

The HRYF Scholarship Foundation is one of the many Youth Service Projects sponsored by the 51 Rotary Clubs in the state of Hawaii. Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local businesses, professional and civic leaders. The clubs’ members meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships and through that they are able to get things done in our community. For more information about this scholarship award, email mamalrd01@gmail.com.

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