Scholarships to be awarded at dance

The Maui Puerto Rican Association will award $3,900 in scholarship grants to five scholars of Puerto Rican descent during its annual scholarship dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Hale Nanea in Kahului.

Wally Rital y Los Kauaianos from Kauai will be the featured band. Tickets are $15 per person and may be obtained by calling 283-3010.

Ashley Wendt will receive a $1,000 scholarship. In August, Wendt will enter her second year at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where she is majoring in animal sciences and pursuing a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Wendt is the daughter of Dina Abreu of Kula.

Kayla Tactay will receive an $800 scholarship. Tactay will attend UH-Manoa to pursue a degree leading to a doctorate in dentistry. She is the daughter of Stephanie Parilla of Kahului.

Kayla Aina will receive a $700 scholarship. She will pursue a bachelor’s degree in media and music at Southwestern AG University in Waxahachie, Texas. She is the daughter of Adrian and Taryn Aina of Wailuku.

Chenoa Feliciano is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing and hopes to become a neonatal nurse. She will receive $700 to help with the cost of studies at UH-Maui College. She is the daughter of Cassandra Feliciano of Pukalani.

Kailee Tabaco will receive a $700 award to help with her studies at the University of Portland, where she will seek a bachelor’s degree in science. She is the daughter of Erwin and Kairi Tabaco of Pukalani.

The Maui Puerto Rican Association began awarding scholarship grants in 1982. The association has awarded $102,350 to Maui scholars.