HGEA awards scholarships to 37 members and dependents

The Hawaii Government Employees Association, the state’s largest labor union, recently awarded 37 HGEA Charles R. Kendall and Russell K. Okata Scholarships to HGEA members or their dependents who are attending or plan to attend a college, university or vocational or trade school on a full-time basis. The recipients were selected based on financial need, academic ability, personal letter and recommendations.

The recipients of $1,500 scholarships from Maui, and their schools, are as follows:

* Junna B. Gazmen, University of Portland.

* Leilani H. Kealoha, University of Hawaii-West Oahu.

* Joveline A. Ollero, University of St. Thomas, in Houston.

Throughout the year, the HGEA’s fundraising committee holds events and activities on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island to raise funds for the scholarship and education fund.