HONOLULU - Six Maui residents pursuing degrees in health care received between $750 and $2,000 from the AlohaCare Believes in Me Scholarship program.
The scholarship winners, who are attending the University of Hawaii Maui College and the University of Hawaii-Manoa, their majors and schools, follow:
* Hope A. Beam, nursing, University of Hawaii Maui College.
* Joy D. Brann, master's degree in public health, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
* Robin Christoph, nursing, University of Hawaii Maui College.
* Amy D. Finch, nursing, University of Hawaii Maui College.
* Ashlee Ann A. Sylva, nursing, University of Hawaii Maui College.
* Anne H. Yoshizawa, second-year medical student, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Scholarships were awarded to Hawaii residents admitted to campuses in the UH system and with a financial need. To help address the health care shortage in rural areas, preference was given to students from the Neighbor Islands.
AlohaCare currently is accepting applications for the 2012-13 academic year. The deadline to apply is March 1. To apply for the AlohaCare Believes In Me scholarships, go to the website www.hawaii.edu/finaid/scholarships/system/index.html.
For questions and more information on the scholarship, call (808) 956-6625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.