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Windward Students Can Apply Now For Rotary Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Windward Oahu has scholarship applications available now for yearly college awards of $3,000 a year, for a total of $12,000 over four years, provided the awardee maintains a “suitable” grade-point average.

Through its nonprofit Windward Rotary Endowment Fund, the club has awarded $119,940 to deserving area residents since 1997, plus $134,000 via Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation.


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Angelica Crimmins

“We are very proud that we have been able to give worthy Windward students more than a quarter of a million dollars in financial aid,” stated president

Murray Visser. Candidates must have graduated from a Windward high school or be a resident of the area, and not related to a club member, he noted.

Residence area is from H-3 to Makapuu lighthouse.

Current club scholars are listed below.

• Nadia Busekrus, a Kailua resident and Sacred Hearts Academy graduate, is the newest WREF scholar. She is studying nursing at George Mason University in Fairfax. Va.

• Kevin Kahuena, a former Kailua High student body president, is a sophomore studying business administration at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

• Britny Ching, a Sacred Hearts graduate, is now a junior at UH Manoa studying architecture and Hawaiian Studies as a UH Regents Scholar.

• Angelica Crimmins, a Kalaheo High graduate, is in her fourth year at Southern Oregon University studying journalism and English.

College counselors at all Oahu high schools have the application forms, which also are accessible at hawaiirotaryyouthfoundation.org. Completed forms should reach scholarship chairman Dr. Martin Oishi by Jan. 31, 2015. They can be mailed to him at 30 Aulike St. #204, Kailua, HI 96734.