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Montage Hotels & Resorts to Award College Scholarships

October 13, 2015, 11:09 AM HST
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Photo Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay.

Photo Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay.

Montage Hotels & Resorts will award scholarships to young humanitarians to fulfill their higher education goals during the third annual Montage Memory Makers contest.

The luxury hotel company is seeking community leaders between the ages of 13 and 17 years old who are
making the world a better place.

Winning entries will be based on ongoing community service or volunteering efforts, achievements that have made a meaningful impact in their community or beyond, and how their community service inspires others.

Individuals who meet the contest requirements are encouraged to to upload a 300-word essay (mandatory) online along with additional material detailing how they inspire and provide service to their communities.

Entrieswill be accepted through Nov. 9, 2015. Winners will be formally announced Jan. 4, 2016.

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“Our company is committed to inspiring younger generations to nurture creativity, promote generosity and encourage community service,” said Montage Hotels & Resorts Founder and CEO Alan J. Fuerstman. “The Montage Memory Makers contest was developed to recognize exceptional young humanitarians who make giving back a part of their everyday lives.”

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Ten finalists will be selected by Montage Hotels & Resorts after Nov. 9.

The final five winners will be chosen by a panel of judges:

  • Alan Fuerstman, founder & CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts
  • Bill Shore, founder & CEO of Share our Strength
  • Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org
  • Darell Hammond, founder & CEO of KaBOOM!
  • Ellen Asmodeo-Giglio, executive vice president and publisher of AFAR Magazine

Each winner will be awarded $10,000 to their accredited college or university. Additionally, they will receive a two-night stay at one of the Montage properties in the continental US, including Montage Beverly Hills; Montage Laguna Beach; Montage Deer Valley; and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort.

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Each winner will also receive one 30-minute mentor session via phone with a guest judges, and a feature in the spring 2016 issue of Montage Magazine.

For more information on the Montage Memory Makers contest including rules and guidelines and to enter, go online.

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