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2013 Scholarships March 11, 2013Credit Union Accepting Scholarship Applications
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors on the Island of Hawai`i.
The credit union will award $12,500 in scholarships to 2013 high school seniors headed on to an institution of higher learning. The five scholarships - each in the amount of $2,500 – are named after a volunteer who made important contributions to Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union.
Four of the scholarships – Peter Hirata Scholarship, Albert Akana Scholarship, Katsumasa Tomita Scholarship and Frank Ishii Scholarship – are scholarshipsawarded to students based on need, academic achievement, career goals, and extracurricular activities. The John Y. Iwane scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior that meets all the criteria mentioned above with plans to enter an agriculture-related field of study. The Credit Union has offered scholarships to students in their communities for more than 25 years.
Any graduating high school senior attending a high school on the Island of Hawai`i is eligible to apply. Each applicant must plan to attend a two- or four-year institute of higher learning.
Interested high school seniors may fill out an application online at the Credit Union’s website,or may obtain one through their high school’s counseling office, at any Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union branch or Student Credit Unions at Kealakehe, Konawaena and Kohala high schools. Applications must be received by April 8, 2013 to be considered.