Police association awards four scholarships
The Maui Police Relief Association awarded $1,000 scholarships each to four graduating seniors during a ceremony June 4 at the Maui Police Department:
• Erica Pilotin, the granddaughter of retired MPD Maj. John Cluney. She was accepted to the University of Arizona and will be pursuing a degree in architecture.
• Mia Becraft, the daughter of MPD Sgt. Lawrence Becraft. She was accepted to the University of Portland and will be pursuing a degree in nursing.
• Micah Imakyure, the son of MPD officer Daniel Imakyure. He was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will be pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering.
• Courtney Winfrey, the daughter of MPD Lt. Jamie Winfrey. She was accepted to Grand Canyon University and will be pursuing a degree in justice studies.
The Maui Police Relief Association is a nonprofit organization established to provide support and financial assistance to current and retired Maui Police Department employees.
Each year, the MPRA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to MPRA family members that are college-bound seniors. Criteria for consideration are that students must be graduating with acceptance into a four-year college, grade-point average, two letters of recommendation, involvement in their school and community as well as a written essay.