Hawaiian Studies Scholarship Available - Kaanapali Resort
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Hawaiian Studies Scholarship Available

Na Mele O Maui, in partnership with its sponsors, will award scholarships to Maui County High School seniors who will be entering college in the fall of 2008. There is one $1,000 scholarship award available for the fall of 2008.

The scholarships will be granted on a one-time basis with funding being sent directly to the college of the recipient.

The following pages will assist you in verifying the requirements and completing the application.  Guidelines and applications can also be downloaded by copying and pasting this url into your browser:  kaanapaliresort.com/namele

Send completed applications to:

Na Mele O Maui
c/o Kauhane Communications
55 N. Church Street, Suite 4
Wailuku, HI  96793

Applications must be post marked by August 29, 2008.  Hand delivered applications must be dropped off at the above address no later than 4 p.m. on August 29, 2008.

Please contact Peter Daniels at 808-349-3301 if you have any questions.

Scholarship Guidelines

PURPOSE:  To provide financial assistance to students pursuing a college education in Hawaiian Studies in Hawaii.  This includes art, music, dance, culture and language of Hawaii.

ELIGIBILITY:  All applicants must be currently enrolled as a high school senior in Maui County.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing Hawaiian Studies/Pacific Island Studies or other majors with an emphasis on Hawaiian culture at a College or University within the State of Hawaii.

AWARDS:  This scholarship award will be granted on an individual basis with the award payment going directly to the college on behalf of the student.  The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to review and revise the criteria for selection of scholarship applicants on an annual basis.  The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to re-evaluate the monetary amount of any scholarship should an award recipient’s status change, including, but not limited to: place of education, full-time status, or non-completion of the academic year.

APPLICATION:  Applicants must submit the following by August 29, 2008 in order to be considered:

A completed application form – typewritten (applications may be downloaded at kaanapaliresort.com/namele) or handwritten (neatly printed).

  • High school transcript.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation.  Not more than six (6) months old from date of the application. The letter must be from an adult community member not related to the applicant that he or she has known for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Personal Essay:  A typewritten one-page essay, signed and dated by applicant.  The applicant should address his/her reasons for choosing Hawaiian studies as a higher education focus.  Include why the Na Mele O Maui Scholarship is important in this endeavor.  Also include what role his/her family and community has made in this educational decision OR how this Hawaiian studies education will assist his/her family and community.
  • One (1) 4” x 6” recent photograph of the applicant (head and shoulders only).  Photo will not be returned.  Print applicant’s name and school on the back of photo.

SELECTION:  The Scholarship committee will also base its selection on the following criteria:

Involvement in Hawaiian culture and community.

Acceptance as a full-time student (12 credits or more per semester) in an institution of higher education in Hawaii.

Possible personal interview.


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