WAILUKU - ILWU Local 142 awarded the Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship of $1,000 per semester to three 2009 graduates of high schools on Maui who are now at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The scholarships are for Hawaii residents who are at the UH's Manoa, Hilo or West Oahu campuses and who are children or grandchildren of ILWU members or retirees.
The recipients and the high schools they graduated from are Summer Petersen, King Kekaulike; Shelby Sim, Maui High; and Erin Yokote, St. Anthony.
The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. Nine students from Maui are attending school with the scholarship.
Harriet Bouslog was a longtime attorney for the ILWU. In 1989, she and her husband, Stephen T. Sawyer, established the scholarship in recognition of her affiliation with the union and its members.
She wanted the ILWU offspring to be able to attend UH, earn a bachelor's degree and become productive members of society with an appreciation for unionism.
She died in 1998; Sawyer passed away 10 years later.
Their attorney, Mark Bernstein, and the ILWU administer the scholarship.