WCA awards $28,000 in college scholarships

The Wailea Community Association awarded scholarships totaling $28,000 to 10 Maui County seniors at a recent reception held in their honor at Tommy Bahama Restaurant in the Shops at Wailea.

For the 17th year, WCA’s Community Relations Committee reviewed numerous applications for its annual scholarship program, which offers Maui County’s high school seniors an opportunity for financial assistance with their college education.

Applicants undergo an extensive application process, which includes academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, school-related awards, community service and a personal statement of their educational plans, career and personal goals.

“We are always impressed by the students and their families,” said Bud Pikrone, WCA general manager, “so we like to celebrate the family as well as the student. They all work together so well to provide this opportunity that will one day benefit the student, their family and the Maui community. We are humbled to help them achieve their goal.”

Students accepting 2018 Wailea Community Association scholarship awards are: Alexis Matias, Lahainaluna High School, attending University of Hawaii at Manoa; Caele Manley, Molokai High School, attending Wheaton College; Francis Bui, Lahainaluna High School, attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Jaymar Quedding, Maui High School, attending Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; John Supnet, Lahainaluna High School, attending University of Hawaii Maui College; Jun Kai, Seabury Hall, attending Whitman College; Lady Elaydo, Lanai High School, attending Kapiolani Community College; Lily Katz, Baldwin High School, attending George Washington University; Lino Yoshikawa, Maui High School, attending University of Hawaii at Hilo; and Paula Maroto, Molokai High School, attending Grand Canyon University.

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