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Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union Doubles Scholarship Funding

March 3, 2019, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 9:24 PM
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The Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union is encouraging high school seniors to apply for their Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program for the 2019 to 2020 school year. Doubling its scholarship funding from last year, the FCU will award $80,000 to 20 Hawaiʻi students planning to attend a fully accredited university, college, or trade/vocational school. Each scholarship recipient will be awarded $4,000. The deadline to apply is March 31.

“Investing in Hawaiʻi’s youth and helping our keiki succeed are a priority for Hawaiʻi State FCU because it sets children on the trajectory for future academic and professional success,” Hawaiʻi State FCU president Andrew Rosen said. “That is why we’re proud to double our scholarship grant funding for the second consecutive year and give students the opportunity to achieve their higher education goals.”

The Lowell Kalapa Scholarship program is open to all Hawaiʻi State FCU members and their dependents. Applicants will be required to submit a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, student aid report, and a list of achievements and community service activities. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on their financial need, academic merit, and extracurricular activities. More information on the scholarship, as well as the application, is available online.

In honor of the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaiʻi and former Hawaiʻi State FCU board member, the Hawaiʻi State FCU has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to Hawaiʻi students.

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