Hawaii Water opens scholarship application period
WAIKOLOA — Hawaii Water Service Company, a subsidiary of California Water Service Group, is now accepting applications from eligible students in its service areas for the company’s fourth annual college scholarship cycle.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship period is May 1. The scholarships will be awarded this summer.
In total, $60,000 in scholarships for college and vocational-technical education will be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year, with two top scholarship prizes equaling $10,000 each.
Scholarship recipients will be determined by academic achievement, community service and financial need. The scholarship program, which is funded through California Water Service Group’s philanthropic giving program, not ratepayers, will be administered by Scholarship Management Services, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
To be eligible for a scholarship, students or their parents must live in a Hawaii Water service area, plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school, and not already possess a degree or diploma from an accredited two- or four-year college or vocational-technical school.
“At Hawaii Water, we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve and making good things happen. We believe that an investment in students’ education is an investment in the future leadership of our local communities,” said Tony Carrasco, Hawaii Water’s general manager. “I encourage all eligible students in our service areas to consider applying.”
Students interested in learning more about the scholarship program or applying can visit www.hawaiiwaterservice.com/community/scholarship-program.