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Moku‘ula Scholarships Now Available to West Maui Students

February 11, 2016, 1:48 PM HST
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Moku'ula. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Moku’ula. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Friends of Moku‘ula and Maui Nei Native Expeditions will be offering two Akoni Akana Po‘okela Scholarships to West Maui residents who will graduate from high school in 2016.

Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to one kane (male) and one wahine (female) student.

High school seniors are encouraged to submit a written statement that describes how they will use the scholarship award to advance their education, whether it be in the pursuit of Hawaiian cultural arts, dance or music, enrolling in courses at a college or university, or enrolling in a vocational school.

Full legal name, contact information and signature by the student should be included. Scholarship requests must be submitted no later than March 28, 2016.

Scholarship requests can be submitted by email to: [email protected] or mail to: 505 Front Street, Suite 221, Lahaina, HI 96761 (Attention: Program Director).

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For more information, call the Friends of Moku‘ula office at 808-661-3659 or visit Mokuula.com/events.

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Akoni Akana was the first executive director of Friends of Moku‘ula. After his death in 2011, a scholarship fund was established by the organization in his honor to perpetuate a vision of sharing Native Hawaiian culture and history, cultivating spiritual practices in a new generation, and encouraging stewardship and a work ethic that will benefit our youth as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

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