The Makana Aloha Foundation recently funded the largest scholarship gift at University of Hawaii Maui College. The $10,000 scholarship will go to a full-time student pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in the Culinary Arts program at UH Maui College. The award will cover four semesters of tuition and fees, and will be awarded all at one time.
“The Makana Aloha Foundation wanted to make an immediate and profound impact in the life of a culinary student,” said Jami Burks, president of the Makana Aloha Foundation. “We decided to establish this two-year scholarship so that a talented culinary student can focus on school and successfully graduate without financial concerns. We are humbled to be able to provide the support students need to achieve their goals and dreams.”
Many students receive funding for their first year of school but not the subsequent ones, creating barriers to on-time graduation, according to UH Maui College Chancellor Lui Hokoana. “We are most grateful to the Makana Aloha Foundation for its generous and thoughtful support,” Hokoana said. “This scholarship will make a big difference in the life of the scholarship recipient.”
To find out how you can support the students and programs at UH Maui College, please contact Cordy MacLaughlin at [email protected] or 808-984-3471. You can also make a gift online at Uhfoundation.org/givetouhmc.
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