LIHU‘E — The deadline for applying for the Kapaia Foundation scholarship is Monday, April 11.
The Kapaia Foundation is offering a $1,000 academic scholarship to a graduating high school senior on Kaua‘i who demonstrates qualities passed on from Hawai‘i’s sugar plantation era laborers of hard work, perseverance and a positive attitude.
Application forms are available through high school senior counselors, from the Kapaia Foundation website, kapaiafoundation.com, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, at scholarsapp.com, or by texting or calling 808-639-3606.
During the time when sugar was king, 600 people lived in Kapaia, many of the villagers working for the Lihu‘e Plantation Co.
The immigrant laborers’ work ethic set the foundation for the success enjoyed by their children, grandchildren and generations thereafter.
The 2021 Kapaia Foundation scholarship recipient was presented to Ryleigh Hernando, who graduated from Kaua‘i High School and is currently majoring in business at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.
The Kapaia Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the rich history of Kapaia Valley.
Source: The Garden Island
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